Customized, Tailored or Bespoke Executive Development Programs
There is a growing trend for exec-ed users to develop partnerships with business schools and EDCs to help create and 'own' the management development support they commission and to create custom management programs.
The strength of custom, tailored, or bespoke management programs is that they can focus on a specific user's organizational development, business culture change, long term strategy implementation and leadership support. Essentially custom programs are tailored to fit clients' needs and may include a number of learning types and delivery methods. Leading providers of custom programs include: Cranfield, De Baak, Duke CE, HEC, Rotterdam School of Management, and Schulich.
This sophisticated form of management education indicates a maturing of the sector and a valuable strengthening of the ties between industry and academia. But when is it appropriate? - what's involved? - and who does it well? can be a mystery to potential users.
The IEDP database profiles leading institutions providing high level custom programs, highlighting their expertise through case studies, articles and in-depth descriptions of their capabilities and experience with an emphasis on the appropriateness of custom solutions vis à vis open enrollment.
The IEDP profiles of custom program providers include information on:
Methodology: needs assessment, analysis and program design, program delivery.
Benefits: developing and retaining talent pool and apprenticeship systems, creating and implementing strategy, accelerating management innovation, targeting major issues with rapid intervention, accessing top academic experience.
Outcomes: measuring results, creating ongoing partnerships.
Specializations: subject areas: finance, marketing, engineering, etc; sectors and regions: automotive, Middle East, pharmaceuticals, etc; special and expertise: technology transfer, corporate governance, etc.
Clients and case studies
IEDP has full details on over 1000 executive development programs offered by the world's leading executive education providers on our unique searchable and FREE database. Search for your ideal executive education custom solution by keyword, subject/topic, location, dates, price or any combination of these to identify appropriate solutions for your organisation's needs.