MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Business Process Design for Strategic Management

Course starts in 6 days (Still accepting late registrations)

Course information

Registration Closes:
21 November 2017
Course Starts:
27 November 2017
Length:
6 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
5 - 7 hours per week, entirely online
Price:
USD $2,300Options Available
University:
MIT Sloan School of Management
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
21 November 2017
Course Starts:
27 November 2017
Length:
6 weeks, excluding orientation
Effort:
5 - 7 hours per week, entirely online
Price:
University:
MIT Sloan School of Management
Language:
English

Introduction

Based on the highly-rated course hosted over two days at the MIT Sloan School of Management, this 6-week online program broadens access to the knowledge of industry thought leaders such as Nelson Repenning and Donald Kieffer, who integrated decades of industry practice and academic investigation to create Dynamic Work Design.

Unplanned events happen in all businesses - from communication breakdowns and the rise and fall of costs, to tighter turnaround times and employee disengagement.

Use these pain points to lead improvement strategies and innovation in your organization with this online program, presented by one of the world’s leading business schools—MIT Sloan School of Management.

You’ll become confident in your ability to implement the principles of Dynamic Work Design in order to solve organizational issues and design effective improvement strategies you can implement in your unique context.

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What will set you apart

Earn an MIT Sloan certificate of completion in this online program and be empowered to: 

  • Understand the principles and approaches that drive improvement and apply them in all areas of your company
  • Develop inquiry and evidence-based problem-solving skills for yourself and your organization
  • Ensure business targets and improvement activities are tightly linked at every level
  • Experience the benefit of increased employee engagement as a result of well-designed work
  • Inspire the move from “controlling” to “enabling” in your management style

Course curriculum

Use pain points to improve and innovate in your business using Dynamic Work Design as you follow your learning path through the following modules:

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 An Introduction to Dynamic Work Design 
  • Module 2 The Four Principles of Dynamic Work Design
  • Module 3 The Problem Statement
  • Module 4 Structured Problem Solving
  • Module 5 Designing Work for People
  • Module 6 Visual Management

Bring business improvement strategies to life

This MIT Sloan online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you navigate the principles of Dynamic Work Design, visual management techniques, and structured problem solving with like-minded leaders from across the globe in this online program from MIT Sloan Executive Education.

 


Your Faculty Directors

The design of this online program is guided by MIT Sloan faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

 

NELSON REPENNING

Associate Dean of Leadership and Special Projects

Nelson P. Repenning is the Associate Dean of Leadership and Special Projects, and the School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Nelson’s early work focused on understanding the inability of organizations to leverage well-established tools and practices. His research has been recognized with several awards, including best paper recognition from both the California Management Review and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Today, Nelson focuses on developing the theory and practice of Dynamic Work Design and Dynamic Management Systems, and is a partner at ShiftGear Work Design where he serves as its Chief Social Scientist.

DONALD KIEFFER

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

Donald Kieffer works globally with a focus on knowledge, creative, and executive work. He spent 15 years at Harley-Davidson where he led the Twin Cam 88 engine project and became Vice President of Manufacturing Excellence, responsible for both engine manufacturing and improvement across the company.

He was also Senior Vice President of Operations for a multinational corporation, responsible for 5,000 people globally in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, quality, and logistics. Kieffer has been Managing Partner at his consulting company, ShiftGear Work Design, since 2007.


Industry Experts

 

SHEILA DODGE

Senior Director of Operations and Development for the Genomics Platform at the Broad Institute in Boston, Massachusetts

TIM DE SMET

Director of Operations and Development at the Broad Institute in Boston, Massachusetts

DR TODD ASTOR

Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program

Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading business schools, and use it as proof that you've got what it takes to set yourself apart.

This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in-person. Find full details here.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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