Executive education has impact when it is useful, active, and applied at work.
Executive education is useful when it provides tools, examples, and practical ideas that participants can use in their work. Content must be up-to-date and focus on the challenges that participants face.
Active learning strategies engage participants and motivate them to learn. In executive education, challenging case studies, videos showing the emotional side of managerial work, experiential exercises, case examples, discussion and debate, action learning projects, study trips, and interaction among participants engage and motivate them to learn.
Being applied at work is the ultimate measure of a successful learning program. To ensure that participants use what they learn, each program should include application exercises throughout, so that participants begin planning early to apply their learning when they return to work. In addition, each program should conclude with reflection, action planning, and peer coaching to help participants implement their plans.
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