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Executive Case Series (ECS) - Fall 2020

Program Overview

The Executive Case Series (ECS) is a virtual Learn & Network community for executive professionals led by Subject-Matter Experts (SME) to facilitate solution-based discussions that address challenges C-suite leaders and executives face today. 

This monthly event will present case studies with the following Fall 2020 topics:

  • September: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace  
  • October: Leadership in Turbulent Times 
  • November: Digital Transformation‎ and the Future of Work 

Through small group discussions, maximum 20 participants per session will have an opportunity to provide collective input on leadership related issues presented by the Subject-Matter Expert (SME).

Date & Time

Session 1: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace  

September 22, 2020 6:00 - 8:00pm (EST)

Session 2: Leadership in Turbulent Times 

October 6, 2020 6:00 - 8:00pm (EST)

Session 3: Digital Transformation‎ and the Future of Work 

November 5, 2020 6:00 - 8:00pm (EST)

Student Registration Form

All interested participants must fill out this form. Those who are selected to participate will receive a confirmation email. Registration will be closed when we reach the maximum 20 registrants per session. 

Program Goals

  1. Executive learning community & capacity building
  2. Exclusive networking event for executive leaders
  3. Apply learning that bridges the scholar to the practitioner

Student & Alumni Participant Requirements

  1. Must be a SPS student/alum
  2. Minimum of 7 years of leadership experience
  3. Review case prior to the discussion
  4. Fully engage in conversation by active listening, asking questions, providing input and feedback, and presenting solutions 

Event Format 

  • Introduction: 6 - 6:10pm 
  • Case Overview: 6:10 - 6:15pm
  • Small Group Breakout: 6:15 - 6:35pm
  • Small Group Report-out: 6:35 - 7:25pm (5 min/group presentation + 5 min Q&A)
  • Subject-Matter Expert (SME) Synthesis & Analysis: 7:25 - 7:40 pm
  • Zoom poll: 7:40 - 7:45pm
  • Resources and wrap up: 7:45 - 7:50 pm

Grounding & Community Norms 

  • Be present and be on time
  • Be genuine with each other about ideas, challenges, and solutions
  • Share the floor! Allow others to speak if you’ve already spoken, and speak up if you tend to be an observer
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect
  • Take responsibility for your own learning and contribute to collective insights

Profiles of Subject-Matter-Experts (SME)

SME presenters will be announced prior to the ECS event.