Open Programs

At TCU Neeley Executive Education, we believe values and purpose frame individual leadership and enable organizational success. We create immersive learning experiences where you are able to expand your business perspectives and improve your ability to lead adaptively and think creatively to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The program goal: to enhance and expand the skills base of today's economic development professionals. A unique program sponsored by four leading universities–The University of Alabama, Clemson, TCU and Southern Mississippi–all working together to deliver the most dynamic, hands-on training program for economic developers.

We are all dealing with unprecedented levels of change, complexity and uncertainty, both on the job and in our lives at large. Our continued success depends on our ability to stay focused, agile, engaged, and confident that we can overcome the challenges that come our way – in a word, to be resilient. And we need resilience both as individuals and as leaders.

In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business world, every leader – and really, every employee – is responsible for managing the bottom line and driving success. To do that well, you have to clearly understand financial information, how it’s used for organization decision making, and how it can enable your work and results.

Storytelling is a powerful tool for creating connections, communicating an inspiring idea, and creating a compelling vision of the future. Exceptional leaders use stories to convey deeper meaning, reinforce key priorities and establish stronger engagement with co-workers, customers and other key constituents. 

For every leader, the ability to convey a message clearly and effectively through stories can also be critical to solving organizational issues, persuading important stakeholders, or presenting a new idea to C-Suite leaders. A compelling story is memorable, relevant, deeply engaging and well told. Through powerful storytelling leaders can gain buy-in, convey their key messages and obtain support from key stakeholders while transforming organizations.

The volume and importance of business data and analytics are growing at an exponential rate. Today, more organizations are taking advantage of client based software applications with data science methodologies to predict “what may happen” and be prepared for “what might be a good course of action to take,” based on mining business data.

This program will help you better understand how to leverage data analytics to make decisions and enable business success. Additionally, you will gain a basic understanding of three popularly applied approaches to data analysis.

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the need to stay relevant is stronger than ever. In this program, you’ll discover strategies to deal with the uncertainty, complexity and increasing competition in the marketplace, while developing skills to lead and think creatively to achieve your goals.

Critical Thinking is the ability to clearly understand your challenges, ask the right questions, have awareness of your own paradigms, and avoid thinking traps. Critical Thinking skills allow you to draw the correct conclusions quicker and more efficiently while avoiding costly mistakes that can impact the bottom line.

Your organization may face challenges frequently, but a real crisis infrequently. Yet, it's the latter that may threaten an organization's reputation and viability if the crisis is mishandled or worsened by poor communication. In this session, crisis communication expert, Dr. Jacque Lambiase, will walk through the most critical ways you can tune up your organization's crisis communications strategy and your won leadership abilities.

In a fast-changing world that can also be complex, ambiguous and disruptive, emotional intelligence may be more important than ever. EI is a crucial capability that allows leaders to deeply connect to their teams and organizations, and is one of the fundamental capabilities integral to resilience, learning agility and innovation.

It’s imperative for organizations and leaders to remain agile and adaptive in a complex, ever-changing world. The most successful leaders possess a set of capabilities that are at once familiar yet more important than they have ever been: Creative Thinking, Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Courage, Strategic Thinking and Communication & Influence.

In this program, you’ll discover approaches for deepening your own self-awareness, improving your ability to communicate, and enhancing your capability to project authenticity and stronger “leadership presence” to lead even more effectively in your organization.

This one-day program will showcase how to use statistical metrics to improve talent decisions, enhance talent and ultimately business value through utilizing people analytics. This course will also explore how to use data to combat beliefs, biases, and stereotypes when choosing the right employees for your work environment.

You’ve gained the fundamental knowledge of key financial concepts and basic accounting principles and you are ready to utilize this financial understanding to measure performance and make pivotal decisions within your organization. This program is the next step in utilizing the skills acquired from the TCU Neeley Executive Education Finance for Non-Financial Professionals program or building on an existing financial analysis background.

It’s imperative for organizations and leaders to remain agile and adaptive in a complex, ever-changing world. The most successful leaders possess a set of capabilities that are at once familiar yet more important than they have ever been: Creative Thinking, Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Courage, Strategic Thinking and Communication & Influence.