International Management & Leadership

International Management & Leadership

10 July 2017 - 27 July 2017

In cooperation with IBS - Saõ Paulo (Brazil)

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  • ObjectivesOpen or Close
    The new competitive environment calls for a new brand of Leaders, equipped with the strengthened and innovative skills needed for being successful players in a global arena.
    This intensive program in Italy aims to give participants the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and to master specific competences in business negotiations and intercultural management in an international environment. At the same time, participants will directly get in contact with and have a practical insight into the Italian socio-economic environment, where a wealth of clusters and districts of SMEs have gained worldwide reputation through diffuse entrepreneurship, internationalization and technological innovation.
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  • MethodologyOpen or Close
    The didactic methodology used for the course will be of an active type, oriented to an effective involvement of participants and aiming to develop their creativity and decision making capacities. It will extensively take advantage, in particular, of the use of case studies, works and discussions in small teams and of role playing activities.
    Continuous reference will be made to real life situations. 
    The methodological approach will also feature the importance of the participants’ experience and contribution.

    The program is scheduled in class lessons for almost half of the time and in project works and company visits for the remaining time. 
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  • Company visitsOpen or Close
    A number of guided visits to outstanding local companies will complement the training.
    During the visits, particular attention will be paid to learning with practical experience, from different points of view, what is taught in the room lessons.
    Participants will have the opportunity to meet officials, managers or owners and to know what services are being provided by the different companies, what and in which way they are producing, the problems they have to face with, the eventual adopted solutions, etc.
    The selection of the companies for the visits will be finalised before the start of the courses according to company availability and students profile. 
    Additionally the program features a study trip to Genevea, organized by IBS - SP, to visit WTO headquarters.
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  • FacultyOpen or Close
    A team composed of University professors, professional trainers and company managers (all of them experienced in management training and skilled in English language) will be in charge of the training activities. Therefore, “academic” knowledge and “on the field” knowledge will be linked to produce a mix of rigorous theoretical managerial basis and expert performance.
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  • Program Open or Close
    1st week: Strategic Leadership (Monday-Thursday)
    Classical and Contemporary Views of Leadership; leadership versus management; sharing power and confidence. Company Visits and Project work.
    2nd week: Business Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    (Monday- Thursday)
    Negotiation techniques and strategies; environmental analysis and approach methods; Mediator's role in conflict resolution. Role Game. Company Visits and Project work.
    3rd week: Intercultural Management (Monday-Wednesday)
    Globalization and the new business arena; international mergers & acquisitions and its impacts over employees; intercultural management foundations. Company Visits and Project work. Graduation Ceremony.


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  • LocationOpen or Close
    Lectures will be held at Fondazione CUOA’s headquarters in the Villa Valmarana Morosini, a magnificent 18th-century building located in Altavilla Vicentina, in the outskirts of the city of Vicenza (50 Km West of Venice and 50 Km East of Verona).
    The villa was designed by architect Francesco Muttoni (Palladian school) and is equipped with all the necessary facilities to carry out its cultural and academic activities: a 250-seat conference room for meetings and conventions, classrooms, study rooms, computer labs and a library. 
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  • AccomodationOpen or Close
    Participants are free to choose and book their accommodation according to their preferences.
    Suggested accommodation are Hotel Valmarana Morosini and Best Western Hotel Tre Torri  .
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  • Participation fees and application processOpen or Close
    For information about participation fees, discount policies, scholarship availability and application process please click “Learn More” and fill in the form.
    Requests for information will be processed by IBS – SP, except those submitted by students resident of Italy which will be processed directly by Fondazione CUOA.
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