MTP develops virtual Business Learning Programmes for managers from world-class companies such as Shell and Unilever and are now offering HR and Learning professionals the opportunity to experience programmes through taster sessions via our Business Education Network.
The network has two key objectives;
- to increase your ability and confidence when discussing broader business issues
- to experience learning with MTP in a virtual classroom environment using Cisco WebEx
Delivered online by an experienced facilitator; all you need is a telephone, a PC and Internet access.
There is no cost for participants.
Leadership for Business - Monday 18th September, 3pm - 5pm BST
Finance for Business - Tuesday 19th September, 9.30am - 11.30am BST
Strategy for Business - Friday 22nd September, 9.30am - 11.30am BST
Leadership for Business – Monday 18th September, 3pm – 5pm BST
Authenticity is a term that is heard a lot in Business Education circles.
Since Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones of London Business School asked the question, and published their book, “Why should anyone be led by you?” business leaders try to be authentic. But what does that mean and how can you do it?
Herminia Ibarra of INSEAD has written about the authenticity paradox. She argues that a “rigidly authentic sense of self” can stop us from becoming better leaders.
We will explore these areas and then move to consider the concept of authenticity when applied to an organisation rather than a leader. The more recent book by Goffee and Jones “Why should anyone work here?” considers the concept from an organisational perspective.
Finance for Business – Tuesday 19th September, 9.30am – 11.30am BST
This session is designed to help managers increase their understanding of some of the core concepts of Business Finance.
We will consider how business performance be measured, and the strengths and weaknesses of different measures. The links between different business strategies and financial outcomes will be explored.
The returns of different business will be compared and some possible causes discussed.
Strategy for Business – Friday 22nd September, 9.30am – 11.30am BST
This session is designed to help managers increase their understanding of some of the core concepts of Business Strategy.
Many writers on Business Strategy take examples of successful companies and explain how they have achieved their success only to see them fail a short period of time afterwards. The test of a robust approach to Strategy is that the lessons are still applicable in a number of years.
We will include the analysis of Michael Porter which seems to be as valid today as when it was originally published in the 1980s and the Profit Impact of Market Strategy project (PIMS), a quantitative approach still highly regarded which began in 1972.
We will also consider more recent developments including Blue Ocean Strategy, which is very timely as the new book Blue Ocean Shift by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne is due to be published the day before the class.