In the Executive Development Program (EDP), you will experience a variety of teaching strategies with opportunities for both individual and group involvement. Lectures are interactive and allow you to relate the material to your own experience. Case studies, role-playing, small group work and other highly participative teaching techniques encourage your active involvement:
- A dynamic classroom makes thought-provoking lectures pertinent to your current issues and challenges. Explore new learning through discussions with faculty members and your peers.
- Case analysis and discussion of business problems focus on application in real-world businesses.
- Company presentations give you an opportunity to develop your communication skills while you describe your function and organization to the group. You will learn about diverse industries and business units from other experienced professionals in the class.
- Optional study groups help you understand material outside your areas of expertise and provide networking opportunities.
- Dinner discussions on Monday class nights allow you to share work experiences and explore the best practices in your industry with your classmates.
- Individual reading and study strengthen your ability to process information as well as benefit from case studies and lectures.
- EDP instructional class website (Blackboard) helps you stay in touch with faculty and colleagues between class sessions.
- Residential sessions kick off and end the program with an intensive three to four day learning experience at an off-campus location. Get to know your classmates at a Northwest executive retreat center. See the calendar for a sample of focused residential topics.