UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Open Enrollment Programs

General Business Management

Executive Development Institute
The Executive Development Institute provides participants with an intensive learning experience blending the basics of advanced business with the most recent topics in innovation and strategy. This five day program will give mid level managers the essential tools, focus and knowledge to become strategic business leaders and build a diverse network with other participants.

Change Management
In this three day program, you will learn how to make informed decisions on organizational change strategy and walk away with the analytical and communicative skills necessary for effective change management.

Sales Management
In this three day Sales Management program, you will gain insight into how to effectively manage your organization’s sales force and optimize your sales management efforts.

Strategic Planning and Business Decision Making
This three day program has been designed to equip executives with the advanced strategic planning and business decision making skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders in today’s dynamic business world.

Leadership and Effectiveness

Leadership Effectiveness Workshop
Over the course of this three day leadership program, you will learn about your own leadership style and maximize your strengths as a leader. In addition, you will be involved in leadership training and activities that will strengthen the leadership qualities essential to being a great leader, both on a professional and personal level.

Intentional Leadership
This two day leadership program will help executives identify and break out of routines and behaviors that may have been effective in the past but are now limiting their personal leadership performance.  You will learn how to lead intentionally by being more focused, deliberate and proactive in your everyday actions.

Resilient Leadership
This three day leadership program is designed to help business professionals become more agile and resilient - offering tools and techniques to overcome stress, avoid burnout, and lead more effectively in the "new normal".  Attending this program will help you to lead with confidence in the face of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

Effective Mentoring Program
This leadership program is designed to provide mid-level and senior leaders with the skills they need to be effective mentors.  The three day program will cover the benefits of being a mentor, understanding the mentee, effective communication techniques, and how to overcome common mentoring challenges.

Women in Business: Transitioning to Leadership
During this women’s leadership program, you will enhance your ability to make the transition from managing a team to leading a team. Professional women will learn practical skills to strengthen their impact as leaders and will explore the power of networking and self-marketing.

Project Leadership: Build a Best-in-Class Project Team
During this three day project leadership training seminar, you will learn how to address the challenges faced in leading projects that standard project management skills cannot solve. 

Business Communications

Negotiation Skills for Effective Managers
In this two day negotiation strategies program, you will uncover your strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator. You will learn effective negotiation tactics, participate in leadership training, and practice important negotiation techniques with others to enhance your skills and become more effective in your daily interactions.

Enhanced Business Communication through Storytelling
In this business communications program, you will practice how to use the storytelling technique to help communicate business narratives to various audiences.  Specifically, you will learn a formula for telling stories that will help you effectively organize and communicate abstract concepts, share best practices and key initiatives, and motivate your workforce. 

Developing Leadership Presence
In this leadership program, you will explore and refine your leadership presence so that you can lead more effectively in your organization.  Participants will develop strategies for presenting information in a motivating manner, practice confidence-building techniques, and identify and rehearse 'best practices' for cultivating confident body language and vocal quality.  You will learn to successfully communicate abstract concepts, share best practices and key initiatives, and motivate your workforce.

Human Capital Management

Business and Human Resources: Leading HR and Your Organization
into the Future

Over the course of five days, you will develop the key knowledge and skills that will make you a successful, strategic business partner and highly effective with the other leaders in your organization.  This leadership training program for HR professionals has been approved for 28.75 (Specified - Business Management and Strategy) recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Talent Management Institute
The Talent Management Institute is a four day leadership program developed to help human resource, talent management and leadership development professionals improve their talent management skills and capabilities. This program is taught by three  highly experienced and accomplished Talent Management Practitioners who focus on the art of execution drawing upon their own professional experiences.  This leadership training program for HR professionals has been approved for 21 (General) recertification hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Financial Management

Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers
Over the course of this three day financial education program, you will learn how to interpret and analyze financial reports and gauge financial impact across departments to better understand an organization’s financial position. By the end of the seminar, you will be able to analyze financial and managerial accounting statements and annual reports and understand how financial terms such as liquidity and goodwill are realized.

Operations Management

Big Data and Business Analytics
During this three day program, you will gain a solid understanding of the tools of the trade, will become data literate, and will learn a framework for implementing a Big Data strategy within your organization.

Strategy and Innovation

Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment
In this three day strategic innovation seminar, you will learn about various forms of strategic business innovation and its ability to positively impact organizations on many levels. Learn how cultural change is required to make innovation a business necessity and how you can infuse strategic innovation into your business planning to drive a greater, more sustainable result.

Leading Social Media Strategy

This two day leadership program explores both the promise and potential pitfalls of social media as a channel for organizational communication and decision making. You will gain exposure to the theories driving social media and digital communication and examine current trends and best practices of businesses utilizing social media successfully.

Corporate Sustainability

Becoming Green: Effective Sustainability Strategies for You and Your Organization
In this three day corporate sustainability leadership program, learn how to minimize environmental impact, extract value from the increasing prevalence of “green” products and services, and improve your stakeholder relationships inside and outside of your firm. Position yourself and your organization to navigate risks and pursue rewards with sustainable business practices.

Programs for Government and Industry

Depot & Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP)
DAELP integrates leadership development and management concepts with multiple delivery methods (traditional classroom teaching in residence, online learning, business study tours, and corporate residencies) to provide an exceptional learning experience.

LOGTECH Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology
LOGTECH offers two in-residence executive education programs.  Both provide an experience that includes instruction by thought leaders from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, other leading universities, and the private sector. The LOGTECH executive education programs are designed for DoD, industry, and technology leaders in logistics and supply chain management to develop and improve their knowledge, decision-making processes, collaborative skills, and networking capabilities.  The two courses are interrelated yet are distinct in their levels of instruction, discussion, and application.

  • Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology
    This four day program focuses on strategic considerations from the senior executive perspective and is designed for Flag level military officers, Senior Executive Service (SES) civilians, and CEO/Senior Vice President-level corporate executives.
  • Advanced Program in Logistics and Technology
    This five day program is organized around LOGTECH core logistics objectives and is specially designed for E-9 and O-4 to O-6 military officers, GS 13-15 DoD civilians, and private sector participants at the program and regional director levels.