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Executive Leadership Master

DRIVING NEED

Today’s corporations, institutions, and government agencies need to make significant improvements in their value proposition and business economics. Above all, this aim requires strong leadership at all levels of the organization. Given the best tools and methods in the world, all is for naught without solid leadership. With the continuous flow of ever changing market conditions, Business Excellence Leaders must now have the ability to improvise and adapt to the circumstances at hand. No longer can the world afford the classical cookie-cutter approach to business process excellence. We now need leaders that can successfully integrate into viable and sustainable programs that deliver immediate results.
–Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D.
To improve means we must be able to predict and prevent, not detect and react.
–Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D.

PROGRAM INSPIRATION

Dr. Mikel Harry

Co-Creator and Chief Architect of Six Sigma National Best Selling Author Industry Thought Leader

Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many of today's notable publications as the Co-Creator of Six Sigma and the world's leading authority within this field. His book entitled Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations has been on the best seller list of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and Amazon.com. Dr. Harry was a consultant to many of the world’s top CEOs, such as Jack Welch, former CEO and Chairman of General Electric Corporation. Dr. Harry was a featured guest on popular television programs, such as the premier NBC show Power Lunch. He is often quoted in newspapers like USA Today and interviewed by the media, such as The Economic Times. In addition, Dr. Harry has received many distinguished awards in recognition of his contributions to industry and society.

We then brought in Mikel Harry, a former Motorola manager who was running the Six Sigma Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. … I canceled our usual golf outing—a symbolic gesture if there ever was one—so that 170 of us could listen to Harry talk about his program … Harry’s presentation succeeded in capturing our imagination. I sensed [Six Sigma] was a lot more than statistics for engineers … At Six Sigma’s core is an idea that can turn a company inside out, focusing the organization outward on the customer.

Jack Welch (Former CEO, General Electric)

Mikel Harry's innovation of the Breakthrough Strategy has taken quality into America's boardrooms.

Gregory Watson (Former President, American Society for Quality)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Executive Leadership Master is designed to provide current executives knowledge, skills, and field experiences needed to develop, expand, and sustain an integrated Business Excellence Program.

The aim of this initiative is to make substantial improvements in the core processes of a business enterprise that will strengthen and extend the total business value proposition.

The Executive Leadership Master will provide you with the human and technical skills that are essential to design and launch a highly successful Business Excellence Program. You will also learn the knowledge and skills that are needed to sustain the gains over time.

The Executive Leadership Master is 8 weeks (40 days) in total duration. The program is comprised of three elements: 1) Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training (20 days) which was developed and is taught posthumously by Dr. Mikel J. Harry; 2) A live classroom component with evening conversation that will challenge your thinking (5 days); and 3) a field experience (15 days) where you will apply and embed your newly learned knowledge and skills.

ADMISSION PROCESS

ROLES & EXPECTATIONS

PROGRAM AGENDA

PROGRAM KEYNOTE

Pathfinder and Policy Maker Instructor

Don Linsenmann

Corporate Champion DuPont (Retired)

Developed DuPont Six Sigma from a concept to arguably the most impactful corporate initiative the Company has experienced in recent history. Applied organizational change leadership skills to create a global network of Six Sigma Champions representing every business, region, and function within the Company. Led the strategy and governance for the goal setting and delivery of financial benefits in excess of $10 billion, through a project by project methodology. Participated in and led the training of over 30000 employees to build a culture of improvement.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

 

Sandra Harry

Executive Master Black Belt, EMBB

Sandra is a forward-thinking, corporate Executive with 20+ years of proven experience in large-scale, national, and international companies. She is a former CFO with an EMBA and an Executive Master Black Belt, one of an exclusive group trained and mentored by the late Dr. Mikel J. Harry, in Lean Six Sigma which fortifies her masteries in strategic resource management, business optimization, and profitability.

INSTRUCTORS

Cathy Lawson, Ph.D.

Executive Master Black Belt, EMBB0002
Chief Knowledge Officer, The Great Discovery

Lead Instructor
Project Management Coach

Professional Trainer, Author, Coach and Consultant

Started career in Motorola and was one of Mikel Harry’s first certified Six Sigma Black Belts. Later was one of the first Executive Master Black Belts trained by Dr. Harry

Received MBB certifications from Arizona State University, Motorola, and Medtronic

PhD in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University

Reggie Crenshaw

Deployment Leader and MBB CACG and SSMI-US

Business Analyst Instructor

Reggie Crenshaw has been a leader in the business and nonprofit communities for almost 25 years. Reggie graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Global MBA from Vanderbilt University. Reggie served and rose to the rank of a Captain in the United States Army until his honorable discharge in 1996. Reggie then began his career in organizational systems and processes, starting with General Electric Capital Corporation and eventually moving to Ford Credit, Bank of America, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), and ServiceMaster. Since 2011, he has been Principal at Crenshaw and Associates Consulting Group.

Steven Bonacorsi

President of the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma, Owner of the Lean Six Sigma Group, Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Business Analyst Instructor

Professional Trainer and Coach in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, Deployment Planning, Agile Development, Change Management, Strategy,, and Leadership.

Develops Leaders, builds deep technical expertise, drives project results, fosters team interaction and customer collaboration. A thought leader, Innovator, and results focused.

Delivered transformational leadership in 29 Fortune 100 Companies, 50 Fortune 500 companies, and over 200 Fortune 1000 companies, both Federal and local State governments, and executive consultant in the top 4 Consultancies.

Led hundreds of projects with over $3B in Direct Savings.

Julie M. Smith, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-Founder Performance Ally

Execution Ally Instructor

Julie's hallmark is her astonishing ability to help leaders achieve "mission impossible." She is a world-class expert in applying behavior science to achieve unprecedented results in global companies. As co-founder of Alula, one of the world’s largest behavior-based strategy execution firms, Julie and her colleagues pioneered the most powerful and practical organizational behavior-change approach available today, as evaluated by multiple independent benchmark studies. Hundreds of client case studies prove that this approach leads to superior strategy execution and dramatic performance improvement.

Alan Leduc

Executive Master Black Belt EMBB0001 SSMI-US Global Director

Instructor Project Management Coach

I like to say, “Mikel was my teacher, my mentor, my research partner and my friend. I had the honor and privilege of working with Mikel for more than 15 years.

Mikel considered me the foremost expert on MindPro and allowed me to write the simulated case study that is included in MindPro and allowed me to make the last two updates to MindPro.

Mikel and I were not always in 100% agreement which meant our challenges of each other led to better work and allowed me to understand Mikel at a level that most will never understand. It is a relationship I will always cherish.

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