Price vs value: is it all about the money in executive education?

By Cranfield School of Management

There is a saying that goes: “you get what you pay for”. I’ve been known to mutter it to myself on occasion, normally when quietly reproaching myself for not investing more cash in a particular area of my life to secure a better product or level of service. On the occasions those words leave my mouth, I’m certain that if I had paid more money at the outset, that particular product wouldn’t have broken or stopped working, or I’d have received a more professional level of customer service in...

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"It gave me the space to stop and think"

By Cranfield School of Management

In September 2018, we ran our first ever People Strategy Workshop. This three-day residential course is aimed at HR leaders and general managers, and aims to equip them with the knowledge and tools to create an effective people strategy for their business.

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"You think you are very good - well it's not true"

By David Deegan

 

Sometimes when we enter a development programme we assume it will be something of “just a refresher” for us. We have worked in partnership with Atos over the past four years, delivering a well-respected Programme Manager Masterclass, and we created a short video about the Masterclass. In it, you will hear one of the participants, Sowmithiran, say “You think you are very good – that is why you have been selected for this programme. Well it’s not true!”

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"Everybody's got a plan until you get punched in the nose"

By David Deegan

 

Planning is hugely important, and so many courses teach people how to plan for crucial conversations. We have worked in partnership with Atos over the past 4 years, delivering a well-respected Programme Manager Masterclass, and we created a short video about the Masterclass. In it, you will hear one of the participants, Lee, say “Mohammed Ali said ‘Everybody’s got a plan until you get punched on the nose”.

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Never stop learning: how continuous development can change your world

By Cranfield School of Management

Being in the business of providing learning and development courses, it isn’t really surprising that, here at Cranfield Executive Development, we believe that you should never stop learning.

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Why professional development should be in your New Year's resolutions

By Cranfield School of Management

Henry Ford is credited as once saying: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Now, we’re not suggesting that ongoing training and development is some kind of elixir for youth, but it is true that you should never stop learning: professional development should be an ongoing process throughout your career. In this blog, we look at why you might want to put it in your New Year’s resolutions for 2019. 

Professional development can help...

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