Steve Graham is a self-described “lifelong learner.” His experience as a human resource, marketing and talent development professional and career coach gives him a unique perspective into executive education.
He recognizes that companies and employees alike are looking for options to expand their skill sets and resumes. His belief in learning and in executive development led him to complete two of UNC Executive Development’s online programs – Developing Your Leadership Style and Leading & Embracing Organizational Change. He explained why he opted for our digital experience.
“I think one of the biggest factors is the convenience of it,” he says. “I also think the price point is really in a great place. I see a lot of value in that, from what you’re getting. A lot of my millennials and even now Generation Z career coaching clients are really interested in ‘grab and go’ educational or growth opportunities, but not grabbing for the sake of it, but a quality grab.”
Graham considers UNC’s online programs a “quality grab.” With access to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School faculty, as well as a state-of-the-art format to deliver program material, he could retain the knowledge and intends to enroll in additional programs in the coming months.
“I’m getting tenured faculty or people that are on senior track. I’m getting the actual team and faculty who are well-published and researched. I actually feel like I’m sitting in a classroom, or we’re having one-on-one discussion. I believe in the quality of the faculty, which goes to the brand of the School.”
“I’ve really enjoyed the quality and the format as to how it’s navigated on the LMS,” he continues. “It’s very easy to navigate. I like the fact that there are interactive pieces because that keeps me engaged.”
If you’re considering a UNC online program, Graham says these programs deliver content that you don’t mind coming back to again and again.
“It’s like a great book that you can’t put down,” he says. “You’ll read a chapter, think you’re going to put it away until like Thursday, but then you go back to it. It’s an experience that will stay with you long after you’re done.”
Learn more about UNC Executive Development’s online programs.