Diverse Perspectives Add Depth to Key Program Takeaways
Sean Hauze, Director, Instructional Services, San Diego State University. "These programs have provided proven methodologies for making sound decisions."
Diverse Cohort Offers New Perspectives on Approaching Business Strategy
Osmond Koksal, Director of Continuous Improvement, Innovant. "I really enjoyed the challenge of completing the group assignments at a fast pace, on the spot. It really felt like I was in an actual strategy room with my peers, huddling over a real world problem."
Program Manager builds skills in strategic thinking and plan execution
Irfan Taj, Program Manager Cloud Integration, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. "I really enjoyed being with a group of intellectuals who have so much experience in different fields and different industries. It was really stimulating to get all the participants interacting with each other."
Entrepreneur advances his business and himself through micro-credentialing
James Fletcher, Managing Director, Alta Pete Consulting. "Micro-credentialing—like [the Certificate of Leadership Excellence in Innovation for Senior Leaders]—is a great way to gain access to leading edge knowledge and information. Given how quickly the world is changing, you really do need a way to stay ahead."
Management consultant stays ahead of the curve with innovative thinking
Adam Hawk, Executive Coach, Leadership & Management Consultant, Resources for Leading. "...I use the models and frameworks I learned, every single one of them, nearly every day to help leaders and teams take their thinking to a more advanced level for themselves and for their organization."
Masters student ready to defend thesis after Communications Strategies program
Lizbeth Sanchez Arce, student, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. "Jill [Slye] shared invaluable tips that have helped me to reduce my anxiety and negative self-talk around my presentations while conveying a message that encourages others to affect change through empowering presentations."
University program administrator applies business strategy to the world of higher education
Eugene Moore PhD MBA, Interim Assistant Director for TRIO McNair Scholars Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. "Areen [Shabari] was incredibly thoughtful in how she approached the program. She was phenomenal in her ability to bring out the best in participants from a wide range of different industries."
Program manager gains a new toolkit for her team and new confidence in herself
Julie Rhoades, Program Manager for LatinX Program Strategy, Blue Shield of California. " This program … really made clear the difference between a theoretical analysis and one grounded in real-life experience. … Now I feel much more comfortable applying these tools and actually putting them into practice."
Account Executive brings design thinking into the sales cycle
Michael Mao, Account Executive, Salesforce. "Design thinking really helps me guide potential customers as they think through and respond to their unique business challenges in more innovative ways."
Innovation Team Director finds right mix of theory and application to inspire creativity
Mary C. Wells, Ph.D., Vertex Pharmaceuticals. "The Harvard PDP Creative Thinking provided me with the skills and confidence to more effectively foster a creative climate, harness individual and team ability for breakthrough thinking, and craft my own innovative ideas and solutions."