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Directing Innovation

4-Day In-Person Executive Training

March 2021


Early Bird rate $9,675 USD; $9,975 after 12/15/20
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sweeIn partnership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Directing Innovation provides participants the tools and strategies to help senior exeecutives thrive as leaders in today’s increasingly complex STEM fields. Download the brochure.

Key Takeaways

By the end of this course participants will be equipped to:

  • Generate extraordinary outcomes using strategic decision-making techniques. 
  • Team succession planning.
  • Foster a sense of purpose and productivity in themselves and among their teams.
  • Implement self-care techniques for personal health and resilience.

Ongoing Benefits

All participants in the Directing Innovation Program receive access to post-program networking and learning opportunities.

Experience level
15+ years

Sets business direction and has experience driving innovation and leading teams.

Program Contact

Meredith Courtney  email:   phone: +1-413-585-2586

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants through a combination of lecture, case study and small group work on the following topics:

    Strategic Decision Making 
    Manage the tension between long- and short-term decision-making priorities and adapt to changing organizational needs.

    Leading With Purpose
    Support yourself and your team in finding a greater sense of purpose and mindfulness, prioritizing activities that matter most, and staying focused. 

    Leadership That Achieves the Extraordinary
    Incorporate approaches to expand strategic leadership skills in order to articulate purpose; work effectively in a climate of uncertainty; and use creativity for better outcomes.

    Life and Health
    Learn the lifestyle factors that can negatively and positively impact physical and emotional health, and identify strategies for reducing fatigue, improving sleep and increasing emotional well-being.

  • Who Attends

    Directing Innovation a professional development program for senior women executives in STEM who have a significant impact on setting the business direction of their organizations. Participants typically have experience managing cost centers, generating revenue, driving innovation, and leading global, cross-functional teams.

    Sample Participant Titles

    • Senior Vice President

    • Vice President

    • Senior Director

    • Managing Director

    • General Manager

    A Network for Life

    Women who attend a Smith executive education program build a network of true peers, other seasoned leaders who support them as they lead their companies in the midst of rapid change and an increasingly complex global economy. 

    Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education for women draws its world-class faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. These instructors bring real-world experience and academic leadership in their fields and offer highly dynamic classroom experiences that include group work, hands-on activities and dynamic lectures.

  • Accommodations

    • Location: 
      221 N Rampart Blvd
      Las Vegas, Nevada 89145 USA 
    • All participants are hosted at the hotel
    • Breakfast, lunch, and most dinners are provided on site, with ample breaks throughout each day
    • Program ends Thursday evening, and price includes hotel stay through Friday morning, to allow for flexible travel arrangements.
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