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University of Edinburgh Business School Masterclasses in April and May

Posted: 9th April 2015

The University of Edinburgh Business School  is providing industry delegates with the opportunity to join a number of 2 day Masterclasses in April and May: 

Leading Strategic Change – 21/22 April 2015

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, nothing stands still for long. For leaders, the challenge is to understand how to navigate the latest developments and lead strategic change in response.  But the processes which lead to effective transformation are often still ill-understood, and more than 70% of planed organisational change fails.  Drawing on real-world experiences and practical exercises grounded in the latest theoretical advances, this two-day programme will equip leaders with the skills required to understand why change is needed and how to deliver it, effectively and sustainably.

The masterclass is delivered by Professor John Amis, Chair in Strategic Management and Organisation, University of Edinburgh Business School

Who should attend? Members of private, public, and non-profit organisations who are interested in learning more about how to lead change in their organisations and/or groups.

Cost £895.  Tea and Coffee breaks and lunch on both days is provided as well as all course materials, and a formal dinner at the end of day 1.  There is a 20% discount for University of Edinburgh Alumni and staff – please contact: executive@business-school.ed.ac.uk for more details.

Booking Deadline – 14th April 2015 9am  To find out more and to register please click here

Numbers, Governance and Leadership – 7/8 May 2015

Numerical calculations have come to set our view of the world. These practices shape the way businesses report on their activity, influence structures of governance and drive the way organisations define strategies and leadership.  But in the drive to develop tools and regulations to rationalise the world around us, have we devalued the role of reflexion and judgement?  This masterclass will equip participants with a critical understanding of the function and use of financial data, beyond basic compliance, to make complex judgements on the risks and opportunities facing their organisations.  Using an interdisciplinary approach based on concrete business examples, it will deliver new insights on the role of the finance function in organisations and develop participants ability to improve corporate governance and make informed leadership decisions.

Who should attend? Senior managers and Directors, including CFOs and CIOs, within both the private and public sector, who design and operate reporting and information systems, and wish to return judgement into their decision making. Also, executives involved in managing large projects and change management programmes, as well as those in charge of the finance function and governance within their organisation.

Cost £895.  Tea and Coffee breaks and lunch on both days is provided as well as all course materials, and a formal dinner at the end of day 1. There is a 20% discount for University of Edinburgh Alumni and staff – please contact: executive@business-school.ed.ac.uk for more details.

Booking Deadline – 30th April 2015 9am To find out more and to register please click here

If you have any queries about the masterclasses then please contact:  executive@business-school.ed.ac.uk  or to see other Executive Education activities available at the University of Edinburgh Business School, please click here (http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/executive)

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