Elizabeth (Ellie) Weldon, PhD
- I have fifteen years of experience designing and delivering executive education programs for business schools around the world.
- I make executive education interesting and useful by employing a wide variety of active learning strategies and focusing on practical solutions to the problems that managers face.
- I am a good partner. I listen, I do things on time, and I collaborate with other faculty when it is required. In short, I will do what it takes to make the engagement a success.
- I like to customize my material to address the particular challenges that your clients face. If I can’t deliver what your client wants, I don’t take the job.
- My areas of expertise are in demand. I specialize in collaborative leadership, leading with a global perspective, strategy execution, leading high engagement teams, aligning people with business strategy, and leading change. Corporate clients often ask for these fundamental leadership skills.
- I can modify each module to suit young managers, experienced middle managers, or senior leaders.
- In addition to being an expert in leadership and management, I am an expert in executive education. You can find other content experts, but you will be hard-pressed to find content experts who can also deliver executive education with impact.
- I stay up-to-date in my areas of expertise by learning from the managers in my executive education courses and managers in my consulting work. I also read publications offering practical ideas, models and research, such as McKinsey Quarterly and Harvard Business Review, and I stay up-to-date on the business news. As a result, your clients get cutting edge content.
- Participants in my sessions go back to work energized andmore confident and with lasting relationships. To accomplish this, I make sure that the content is useful, I use active learning strategies, I encourage interaction among participants, and I include application exercises, action planning, and peer coaching to help participants apply their learning when they get back to work.
- I use learning activities, tools, and techniques grounded in my own experience at some of the world’s best business schools and my own extensive research into the drivers of successful executive education. You can read my research reports here.
- My global experience has taught me how to work with managers from different cultures; how to work with multicultural groups and multinational firms; and how to modify my executive programs to suit managers in different parts of the world.
- I believe that executive education should help managers do their jobs better. Keeping this simple idea in mind helps me deliver executive education with impact.
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