2014 Schedule, Curriculum & Instructors*


March 11-14 / April 9-11 / May 7-9
DATE/TIME CLASS INSTRUCTOR
SESSION 1 - MARCH
March 11
3:00 - 6:00p Ice Breaker & Team Formation Dr. William Jeffries
March 12
8:00 - 10:00a Innovation & the Market/Product Strategy: Where will the next big winner come from? Dr. On Amir
10:15 - 12noon Innovation & the Market/Product Strategy: Building & exploiting competitive advantages in technology Dr. On Amir
1:00 - 3:00p Managing Change: Harnessing disruptive impulses Dr. Jerry Jellison
3:15 - 5:30p Managing Change: Opportunities for operational process improvements Dr. Jerry Jellison
March 13
8:15 - 12noon Assessing the Customer Value Proposition: Why they should want to buy your product/service Dr. On Amir
1:00 - 3:00p Mastering Market Dynamics: Analyzing segmentation & positioning decisions on products/service designs Dr. On Amir
3:15 - 5:30p Mastering Market Dynamics: Exploiting the company's brand for global penetration Dr. On Amir
March 14
8:15 - 10:00a Technology & Markets: Growth & Renewal through Science & Technology Commercialization: A Strategic Framework Dr. Vish Krishnan
10:15 - 12noon Technology & Markets: Growth & Renewal through Science & Technology Commercialization: A Strategic Framework Dr. Vish Krishnan
1:00 - 3:00p Technology & Markets: Discovering Innovation Opportunities Dr. Vish Krishnan
3:15 - 5:30p Technology & Markets: Discovering Innovation Opportunities Dr. Vish Krishnan
SESSION 2 - APRIL
April 9
8:15 - 10:00a Strategy Fulfillment: The role of research & engineering to drive the company forward  Dr. Dave Newton
10:15 - 12noon Building Internal Strategic Relationships: Building & exploiting competitive advantages in technology Dr. Dave Newton
1:00 - 5:30p Establishing a Culture of Innovation: Unleashing the creative power of the research/design team Dr. Jerry Jellison
April 10
8:15 - 12noon Customer Interactions in the Information Age: Using new paradigms for customer interactions Dr. Kevin Zhu
1:00 - 3:00p UCSD Campus tour  
1:00 - 3:00p Utilizing Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming time & location barriers Joanie Connell
3:15 - 5:30p Utilizing Effective Virtual Teams: The 24 hour engineering timeclock Joanie Connell
April 11
8:15 - 10:00a Communicating in the Workplace: Developing an effective & efficient conversational style Dr. Ernie Mendes
10:15 - 12noon Communicating in the Workplace: Guidelines for handling difficult conversations Dr. Ernie Mendes
1:00 - 3:00p Advance Project Management: Business model definition & development; Elevator Pitches Dr. Vish Krishnan
3:15 - 5:30p Advance Project Management: Executing plans & mitigating risks through portfolio manangement Dr. Vish Krishnan
SESSION 3 - MAY
May 7
8:15 - 10:00a Financial Analysis: Designing the operational dashboard for closed loop control Dr. Ross Valkanov
10:15 - 12noon Financial Analysis: Impact of risk on investment decision making Dr. Ross Valkanov
1:00 - 3:00p Financial Impacts of Managerial Options: Budgeting & cost accounting Dr. Ross Valkanov
3:15 - 5:30p Management Decision Making: Time Value of Money & ROI Considerations Dr. Ross Valkanov
May 8
8:15 - 10:00a Demystifying Accounting: The ins & outs of transaction flows & financial statements David Ravetch
10:15 - 12noon Demystifying Accounting: Financials David Ravetch
1:00 - 5:30p Building Team Leadership Skills: What it means to be in charge Dr. Ernie Mendes
May 9
8:15 - 12noon Advance Project Management: Developing on-time & on-budget execution Dr. Vish Krishnan
1:00 - 3:00p Advance Project Management: Integration with Supply Chain & Channels for Maimal Benefit Dr. Vish Krishnan
3:15 - 5:30p Business Challenge Presentations Dr. Vish Krishnan
*schedule, curriculum & instructors subject to change