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Bentley Leadership Breakfast Series

The Bentley Leadership Breakfast series is a wonderful opportunity for the local business community to engage in lively discussions on pressing topics impacting today's business leaders. Each 90 minute session will feature an informative presentation by one of Bentley's top business faculty members, engaging questions and answer sessions, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the area. So join us for breakfast and leave with a new perspective, idea or business connection!

Sessions fit easily into your budget at just $20 per seat, or $80 for 5 seats. Come and experience a glimpse of what Bentley's Executive Education has to offer!

 

Unconscious Bias: Yours, Mine & Ours

Date: September 25th, 2018
Professor Donna Blancero
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC
Cost: $20 per seat, 5 seats for $80

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As business leaders, we strive each day to make the best decisions based upon the most complete information we can attain. However, each of us harbor unrecognized biases, which effectively serve as blind spots, influencing the options we consider and the decisions we make. In this engaging discussion, Bentley’s Dean of the McCallum Graduate School, Donna Blancero, will present research that helps to explain why all of us hold some unconscious biases, and what strategies we can employ to minimize their impact.



Financial Markets: The crash of 2008 - today's economy
Date: October 30, 2018
Professor Alan Hoffman
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC
Cost: $20 per seat, 5 seats for $80

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Understanding the workings of the economy entails understanding the levers that impact the financial markets. For this breakfast discussion, Professor Alan Hoffman will begin by detailing the causes and impact of the 2008 financial crisis. He will then delve into the state of the current economy and how the crisis of 2008 relates to our current situation and impacts of economic policy.

 



The Customer Journey is the New Marketing Landscape
Date: Tuesday December 4, 2018
Professor Ian Cross
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC
Cost: $20 per seat, $80 for 5 seats

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How to create customer journey maps to connect your customers with your employees and business goals

Professor Ian Cross , Director Center for Marketing Technology will discuss how customer journey maps are vital to understand how companies can provide more value for customers and improve operations. We will look at 5 key areas:

  1. How to focus your organization to understand the customers' point of view 
  2. Why its important to map customer experience with customers goals
  3. Where do you connect with your customer and what are the gaps between touchpoints
  4. What should you measure that is actionable and with purpose
  5. How to visualize data that resonates across your organization


Leading Change and Supporting Engagement during Uncertainty
Date: January 30, 2019
Professor Marcus Stewart
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC
Cost: $20 per seat, 5 seats for $80

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Effective adaption, as opposed to mere survival, in the face of organizational change and complexity requires developing new ways of thinking and operating. In this installment of our Bentley Leadership Breakfast series, Professor Marcus Stewart will consider leader learning as a key mechanism in successful change efforts, and important obstacles to such learning. This interactive session will then turn to the dynamics between leaders and followers that can neutralize leader effectiveness, and how leaders can support follower engagement (effort, time on task) during times of uncertainty.  



Topic: Creating Virtual Teams
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Professor Gary David
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC

In today’s global economy, knowledge workers have to collaborate on a daily basis with colleagues around the world. A new challenge for organizations is in developing the skills, capacities, and attitudes that will make working across cultures and time zones successful.  Unlike traditional cross-cultural training, where the focus is cultural differences and what not to do, this session centers on how relationships are built in virtual spaces, and how using “everyday ethnography” provides the skills to achieve global collaboration



Judging Others: Improving Communication through Personal Perception
Date: Tuesday April 23, 2019
Professor Danielle Hartigan
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: LaCava 325ABC
Cost: $20 per seat, 5 seats for $80

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Making judgments and predictions of others’ emotions, attitudes, and intentions from verbal and nonverbal cues is essential to effective communication. Social psychologists call the ability to recognize and accurately interpret another person’s verbal and nonverbal behaviors- person perception. In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assess their own ability to accurately judge others using standardized tests of person perception. Participants will then engage in an interactive and evidence-based person perception training program. The session will end with an opportunity to reflect on their own ability and the value of person perception in their professional interactions.