We can help your professors build their executive education skills, using teaching tips, worksheets and guidelines derived from research into successful executive education practices.
- an assessment of faculty capabilities using interviews and an on-line survey
- individual coaching
- skill development workshops
- facilitated action learning projects, and
- a set of self-directed learning activities that let your professors coach themselves and manage their own skill development.
We can help you answer these questions.
- Who is ready now?
- Who can be developed?
- What are the barriers to faculty participation?
- What support does your faculty need to succeed?
We can help your professors build their executive education skills.
We can help your faculty develop a clear understanding of how executives learn and help them build their classroom skills.
By Elizabeth Weldon, BizEd web exclusive, July/Aug 2016 In this article, Dr. Weldon explains how professors can build their executive teaching skills. What does it take to help business professors build the skills they need to deliver effective executive education programs? Here are a few guidelines to consider. Read the article.
Help your professors build their Exec Ed skills
By Elizabeth Weldon, BizEd web exclusive, July/Aug 2016
In this article, Dr. Weldon explains how professors can build their executive teaching skills.
What does it take to help business professors build the skills they need to deliver effective executive education programs? Here are a few guidelines to consider. Read the article.
Learning From the Best
Help your professors build their executive education skills
Elizabeth Weldon, PhD
You probably encourage your executive education professors to watch others teach… this is a good thing. Observing successful professors can help them build design and delivery skills and to hone their technique .
However, your professors may not be learning as much as they could. Research suggests that learning is maximized when observers know what to watch for, reflect on what they see, and make plans to use what they learn.
Here are a few pointers to help your professors get the most from observing others:
1. Encourage them to focus on the key elements of a successful session. For example, ask them to pay special attention to the opening and the closing of the session and to notice times when participants seemed to be engaged and when they were not.
2. Ask them to evaluate the number of different activities used and how time was allocated to these different activities.
3. Ask them to reflect on what they learned and to make plans to use it when they design and deliver their own sessions.
I’ve developed an observation guide that your professors can use to learn more from observing others. If you’d like to have a copy, click on the button below.
 I interviewed eleven highly successful executive education professors to find out how they built their own executive education skills. All said that they learned from watching others and then encouraged other professors to do the same. For a complete copy of this research, go to www.uniconexed.org and click on research.