Learn­ing for change

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What is ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion? 1 2

De­liv­ery Pur­pose and depth

This refers to aca­demic pro­grammes at grad­u­ate-level busi­ness schools world­wide for ex­ec­u­tives, busi­ness lead­ers and func­tional man­agers. These pro­grammes gen­er­ally do not award cred­its or de­grees, but are still in­cred­i­bly use­ful in the busi­ness world

This is the year that the sci­ence of de­liv­erol­ogy will start to take root. Peo­ple are tired of prom­ises, eva­sions and ex­cuses. Be­cause peo­ple make up so­ci­ety, busi­ness and gov­ern­ment, the zeit­geist is “make it hap­pen and make it bet­ter”. This means ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion will fo­cus more on un­der­stand­ing sys­tems, causes and re­al­ity. It will scru­ti­nise and de­velop the art of mak­ing de­ci­sions that get re­sults, and it will fo­cus on out­comes.

As we search for greater mean­ing through work, we need to be­come more in­no­va­tive, more en­gaged and more con­scious so that we can in­vent bet­ter so­lu­tions. In this cre­ative era, this means more of our selves and our be­ings must show up at work. As a re­sult, ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion will re­spond with more re­flec­tion and clar­ity on the mean­ing of work, and a more ex­plicit view of work as a sec­u­lar con­tri­bu­tion to a spir­i­tual life.

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Blended learn­ing

As we ex­per­i­ment in blended lives and tech­nol­ogy en­abled – and too of­ten tech­nol­ogy dis­abled – liv­ing, so we evolve our un­der­stand­ing of what can be learnt where, how and via which medium. Learn­ing will hap­pen in new ways, in new places and in new con­structs that cre­ate a rich ex­pe­ri­ence of mul­ti­level and lay­ered learn­ing, rather than be­ing seated pre­dom­i­nantly in work­shop rooms and lec­ture the­atres.

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New con­fig­u­ra­tions

As the bound­aries of what we call ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion are called into ques­tion, and our cat­e­gories col­lapse and blur, pos­si­bil­i­ties for new con­fig­u­ra­tions and part­ners will emerge. What are busi­ness sci­ence and busi­ness art? Where is the or­gan­i­sa­tion and, in­deed, where and what is work now? This brings sen­sa­tional new pos­si­bil­i­ties for learn­ing that is hu­man and open; that is in­tel­li­gent and not merely in­tel­lec­tual.

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Cre­ative acu­men

Where once the need for busi­ness acu­men, share­holder value and prof­its drove pro­duc­tiv­ity, the new busi­ness mod­els de­pend equally on cre­ative acu­men. This blend is what will in­creas­ingly pre­oc­cupy the gifted teach­ers in the ex­ec­u­tive ed­u­ca­tion space. We need bet­ter value, bet­ter so­lu­tions, and new thoughts and ac­tions to cre­ate suc­cess.

Source: https://ex­eced.econ­o­mist.com/

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