Executive Development Blog

Putting the "Fun" in Fundraising, One Pie at a Time

Posted by Kip Kelly on Nov 3, 2015 11:28:00 AM

unc chili cook offIf you've attended one of the leadership development programs here at UNC Executive Development, you know that we take our work very seriously.  You also know that we like to have fun, because if we're not having a good time, chances are good that you're not having a good time either.  We've been ranked among the best in the world for our faculty, program design, new skills and learning...but what you don't see in our rankings is the team behind the scenes.unc executive development pie toss 

I think we have one of the best teams in the business, and it is events like the latest SECC fund raising effort that make me proud to be a part of this team.  We've had a bake sale, a chili cook off, a penny drive and now a pie throw raffle.  It is great to see everyone involved, supporting the team, and supporting some worthwhile causes.unc bake sale

If you haven't attended one of our leadership development programs then I encourage you to explore the program portfolio on our website to find the program that is right for you. You can experience one of the best business schools in the world - with the best team in the business.

Hope to see you. 

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Topics: executive development, UNC, Kenan-Flagler, leadership development

UNC Ranked Among Top 10 in the World by Financial Times

Posted by UNC Executive Development on May 18, 2015 2:42:20 PM

Custom executive education programs at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School are among the very best in the world, according to a new Financial Times ranking.download-3

The Financial Times ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 9 in the world and No. 3 in the United States for its customized leadership development and business education programs.

“We are dedicated to the partnerships we develop with companies to help them solve business challenges and develop the knowledge, skills and experience they need,” said Susan Cates, president of UNC Executive Development. “To receive this positive feedback from the clients we serve is truly gratifying and inspires us as we continue to collaborate with them to develop their future business leaders.”

UNC Kenan-Flagler also ranked highly in several individual categories, including:

    •          No. 1 for value for money
    •          No. 2 for faculty
    •          No. 3 for aims achieved
    •          No. 3 for new skills and learning
    •          No. 4 for program design
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Topics: executive development, leadership, UNC, Kenan-Flagler, executive education, leadership development

ideas@work Volume 6 - UNC's Journal for Talent Management Professionals

Posted by Susan Cates on Mar 18, 2014 1:17:00 PM

UNC Talent Management Journal ideas@work

I’m very pleased to present the latest edition of ideas@work, a journal we have developed specifically for business leaders who are interested in issues related to talent development.

The latest edition of ideas@work features five new white papers, including “Powering Your Bottom Line Through Employee Engagement” which discusses the importance of employee engagement and provides tips to help you drive engagement in your organization. Another white paper, “Identifying High-Potential Talent in the Workplace,” includes findings from the 2013 UNC Leadership Survey. Over 1,300 talent development professionals participated in the study which explores best practices in talent identification. A third paper looks at the intersection of personal branding and employment branding with recommendations to help you and your organization navigate the ever-changing world of social media, while another examines how developing emotional intelligence can drive leadership performance. Finally, in “Making Change Work,” we discuss why many change initiatives fail, and we provide suggestions to help you avoid these pitfalls. 

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Topics: executive development, leadership, UNC, Kenan-Flagler, talent management, talent development

Leadership Development Challenges for Gen Y

Posted by Kip Kelly on Sep 10, 2013 9:34:00 AM

A new research study from EY reveals a significant increase in Generation Y moving into management over the past 5 years.  87% of Gen Y managers moved into the role between 2008 and 2013, and dramatic increase over the previous 5 years. The increase is somewhat predictable as Gen Y (age 18-32) gains the knowledge and experience needed to fill the widening talent gap as Baby Boomers move into retirement.  However, the research reveals a number of challenges and opportunities for this generation of managers.

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Topics: EY research, leadership, Gen Y, UNC, Kenan-Flagler, executive education