"The Institute for Leadership and Business Growth"
“The Institute for Leadership and Business Growth” is designed to enable participants to study the essentials of business management and develop new skills and strategies to grow their businesses. This educational opportunity is available exclusively to members in good standing of the Association of Rug Care Specialists, National Wood Flooring Association, North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors and the World Floor Covering Association. Participants must be business owners, senior managers or managers being groomed to lead a business in some capacity.
The customized learning program will balance traditional classroom work with online courses, reducing the amount of time participants spend away from their businesses. Faculty will include professors from Penn’s Wharton School, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading business schools and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Organizational Dynamics Program, among other Penn faculty and practitioners.
Participants will reside on the Penn campus January 14-16, 2013, immersed in courses such as:
Following these in-class learning opportunities, participants will engage in online learning over a several week period. The customized online learning platform allows participants to join from any location using a web interface. It will offer real time classroom lectures, discussions with faculty and peers and storage of all course work. Participants will be required to spend 3 hours or more per week taking advantage of learning opportunities in topics such as:
Participants will return to the Penn campus for a final two days of focused in-classroom learning April 22nd and 23rd, 2013.
On the final day, there will be a celebratory dinner during which participants who have successfully completed the coursework will receive certificates from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tuition for the educational program will be $7,800 per participant. It will include five days of in-class instruction on the University of Pennsylvania campus; several weeks of on-line learning; coaching during execution of team projects; the opening and closing dinners and lunches during on-campus sessions.