March 21, 2017

Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs

Executive Education Programs Designed to Fulfill Training Needs
Unlu presents his program for non-financial professionals
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education offers four certificate programs this spring and four Power Lunches in May and June. Led by College of Business Administration faculty members, the programs are designed to help professionals fulfill their training needs with a short time commitment.
“As business professionals advance in their careers, they need additional skills to deal with their new challenges. The commonality across all of our programs is a highly interactive and practical learning environment. Certificate program participants find our learning environment engaging and directly relevant to their daily tasks,” said Dr. Emre Unlu, executive director of executive education.

Certificate Programs:
Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals
March 29-31, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, 1800 Wilderness Woods Place, Lincoln, Nebraska
This three-day certificate program enables you to improve your understanding of key finance and accounting concepts and their business implications, learn to analyze financial statements for strategic decision-making and understand finance and accounting best practices.
Leadership Excellence 
May 10-12, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln
This engaging three-day program equips managers in leadership positions, or those seeking greater leadership roles, with key skills and tools to effectively lead and manage in today’s environment. Participants will learn adaptive leadership tools, how to use positive leadership and psychological capital to develop strong teams, and the importance of stakeholder buy-in for creating change.
Power Lunches:
The Power Lunches are 90-minute sessionson key business challenges. Cost for each is $60 and includes lunch and parking. To register, visit
“These Executive Education Power Lunches provide a glimpse of how learning occurs in our programs on a variety of topics. In the upcoming series, our topics are innovation, managing diversity, talent management and positive leadership,” Unlu said.
Innovation: The Key to Your Organization’s Survival
Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy Street, Omaha, Nebraska

Companies are faced with continuous pressure to be innovative. They must also innovate in a variety of areas: product development, customer service, marketing and employee engagement. However, the necessary components to driving innovation are also counter intuitive to organizations that have been able to scale successfully. The mechanisms to drive consistency and scalability often conflict with processes needed to foster innovation. Dr. Samuel Nelson,director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management, will discuss how organizations can strive to find the right balance between these two competing pressures.
Navigating the Complexity of Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln
Are you looking for ways to enhance organizational effectiveness in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) domain? Do you wonder why D&I outcomes may not fully reach personal and organizational expectations? Dr. Gwendolyn Combs, associate professor of management and diversity and inclusion scholar, will discuss the obvious and hidden complexities of difference in the workplace when considering these questions. Participants will consider perspectives that can re-direct organizational thinking regarding D&I implementation and sustainability strategies. This presentation furthers understanding of this dynamic environment and provides an innovative framework for obtaining more effective D&I outcomes.
Reaching for the Stars: Talent Management of Pivotal Human Capital
Wednesday, May 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln
Identifying, cultivating and retaining talent to fill roles that differentially contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage are key to a firm’s success. Dr. Jenna Pieper, assistant professor of management, will lead you through a model of talent management regarding high-potentials and high-performers in today’s dynamic environment. Learn strategies that will have a positive impact on critical individual and organizational level outcomes.
The Power of Positive Leadership
Wednesday, June 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy Street, Omaha
Dr. Fred Luthans, professor emeritus, will help you discover and develop the Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) within so you can lead more effectively. Learn to enhance your well-being, the well-being of those you work with and ignite your positive leadership skills. You will gain an understanding of positive psychology and psychological capital (PsyCap) as well as why and how it can be used to improve attitudes, behavior and performance of employees.
Discounts are available for full-length certificate programs for alumni, veterans, non-profits and other groups and can be found on the website or by calling 402-472-4333. To register or learn more about the programs, visit: