CEO Workshops

Executive Education Programs

CEO educational programs are based on groundbreaking research that contributes innovative and relevant knowledge to the field of organizational effectiveness. Workshops offered yearly include:

Strategic Organization Design Workshop

The ability to design organizations that are efficient enough to drive performance and flexible enough to sustain advantage is a fundamental capability in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. Dynamic strategies call for new organizational forms that pose complex new design challenges at all levels and in all sub-systems of the organization. 

This workshop focuses on the design challenges of an increasingly digital economy where work, change and design issues are merging.

Learn more and register: Strategic Organization Design Workshop

Upcoming Program:
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
March 4 – 7, 2025

Strategic Organization Design Activation Workshop

In this highly interactive, practical workshop, participants will learn how to apply and leverage activation-related frameworks in addition to the frameworks and tools learned in the Strategic Organization Design workshop.  Real life case studies will be used to highlight applications.

Note: This workshop is open to individuals who have already attended the Strategic Organization Design Workshop

Learn more and register: Strategic Organization Design Activation

Upcoming Program:
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
June 11-13, 2024

Strategic Organization Design Application

Continuing upon the learnings and work completed in the Strategic Organization Design and Activation workshops, participants learn from faculty consultation through one-on-one coaching while working through a real design challenge within their organization. Participants are required to attend virtual coaching sessions with faculty, prepare a detailed design case, and present, via online webinar, among peers of the strategic organization design community.

Note: This application experience is only open to individuals who have already attended both the Strategic Organization Design and Strategic Organization Design Activation Workshops. After completing both workshops and participating in the Strategic Organizational Design Application experience, participants will gain an organization design certification.

Learn more and register:  Strategic Organization Design Application

Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are playing an increasingly valuable role in organizations as they directly address the growing social needs of businesses which leads to higher employee satisfaction. By creating affinity groups around identity, interest, or other shared traits, companies actively encourage deeper involvement by the workforce, which has not only a positive impact on culture, but also strategy and performance. 

We can all take action today to include everyone in growing our people and organizations.

Participants learn from faculty, experts in the field, and peers. The formal and informal learning leads to on-going improvement in the ways ERGs impact their businesses.

Strategic ERG Leadership Summit:
July 16-17, 2024 | Minneapolis-Saint Paul

People Analytics and Change Masterclass

The field of People Analytics is at a crossroads. The number of tools and sophisticated applications keeps increasing, more and more organizations are building dedicated analytics groups, everyone in HR knows the importance of data and analysis when making talent decisions … yet organizations still struggle to put analytics at the center of human capital decision making and organizational change.

This masterclass provides tools and frameworks to overcome the current challenges facing People Analytics. 

2024 dates to be announced

Fluid Talent and Technology

This virtual workshop is designed for HR leaders, HRBPs, and COE members focused on accelerating the transition to the future of work and more-fluid operating models. Designed intentionally with leading faculty across six modules, the workshop addresses the cutting-edge challenges of a fluid talent approach, seamlessly integrating talent and technology, succession planning in a VUCA world, leadership in the new world of work, and the role of HR in facilitating the future of work.

Fluid Talent and Technology: The “Secret Sauce” to Building Organizational Capability
May 9, 11, 17, 23, 31 & June 5, 2023 (Six sessions)


Optimizing Capability to Drive Business Performance

Optimizing Capability to Drive Business Performance provides solutions to diagnosing the barriers to improved organizational performance with analytics, systems diagnostics and design thinking.
Specific applications to digital work transformation and digital product transformation will be featured.

Upcoming Program:
Mondelēz Global International Headquarters, Chicago, IL
November 7-9, 2023