Executive Education  
According to the October, 2002 issue of Training magazine, US corporations spend $7 billion a year on executive education. Yet, many executives cannot articulate how they or their company truly benefited from a program.

While at Wharton Dr. Seitchik discovered that over 90% of exec ed participants never talked to anyone in their company before attending about why they were taking the program or had a conversation after the program to discuss what they learned or how to apply it. If participants have no clear goals and no one is responsible for making sure what is learned is applied at work, no wonder it is difficult to identify the benefits of a program.

As a result, our model of executive education makes sure that not only are the learning goals of the program clear to everyone, but that there is meaningful involvement and support by company management as well as on-the-job follow-up once participants return to their jobs.

To ensure maximum impact Michael works with clients to:

1. Define success based on linking program both the business outcomes and the learning objectives clients want.
2. Customize the program based on:
  Assessments of the company’s and participants’ unique needs
  Exploring what does and does not work in the company’s culture
  Selecting faculty from our world-wide network that includes leading consultants from business schools such as Wharton, IMD, and the China Europe International Business School
  A thorough understanding of the company and industry
  The client’s time and budget constraints
  Achieving the client’s business objectives for the program
3. Select the right mix of learning methodologies including:
  Face-to-face workshops
  Virtual webinars and forums, podcasts and on-line learning
  Computer simulations
4. Design follow-up activities to insure new skills and behaviors are executed back at work including:
    Action learning projects
    Individual or team development plans
    Meetings between participants and their bosses

Dr. Seitchik draws on his experience of designing customized executive education programs for over 200 leading companies in over 20 years at The Wharton School and at RHR International to ensure a totally customized approach based on the unique needs of a company.

Using a powerful, innovative and effective approach to designing programs has won Dr. Seitchik recognition by numerous leading journals including:

The New York Times recognized one of his programs as a leading program for preparing senior executives for the CEO or COO position.
His program, Managing with Ambiguous Authority, was cited by BusinessWeek as one of the three most innovative executive education programs in the world.

World-Wide Network of Exec Ed Faculty
Michael has built a growing network of over 150 faculty from leading business schools and consulting firms throughout the world to bring clients the best thinking in a wide variety of disciplines. He uses faculty from leading schools including:

Wharton IMD
Northwestern China Europe International Business School
London Business School    

He also uses leading consultants such as Ram Charan, widely recognized as one of the leading management consultants in the world. Ram has authored or co-authored many bestselling books including Execution (co-written with Larry Bossidy). Michael has used Ram in many of his workshops to teach high potential executives what it takes to be a successful CEO.

Michael is not limited to any particular school or firm, so he brings clients an independent perspective that allows us to match a client’s unique needs, culture and budget with the right faculty.

Making the Whole More Than the Sum of the Parts

Today, it is widely recognized that Vijay (VG) Govindarajan from Dartmouth is one of the best thinkers when it comes to innovation and strategy. Jeff Immelt the CEO of GE hired VG to help revamp GE’s approach to innovation. Michael has used VG to help high potential executives to think more innovatively about creating the future of their company.

Others may say that Rita McGrath from Columbia University is one of the best thinkers when it comes to creating an innovative organization. Bill Gates featured her ideas about innovation at the 2005 Microsoft CEO Summit. Michael has used her to get senior executives to understand how to execute the changes needed to take their company to the next level.

But, it isn’t just about getting the best minds.

Powerful programs are the result of combining and linking these leading practitioners so their ideas form a coherent and practical roadmap. Ideas need to build upon each other and they need to be tied together. Each part of the agenda needs to have a reason for being there.

Dr. Seitchik’s experience as an executive gives him an eye for what is practical and usable. His years of experience with a wide variety of the best minds give him insights into how their ideas and models connect. By linking the work of all of these subject matter experts, he is able to create programs that help executives connect the dots.

He designs programs that change the way executives think and act.
Dr. Seitchik's clients have
included companies like:
  Anheuser Busch-InBev
  Best Buy

His work on exec ed has also
been recognized by :

  The Wall Street Journal
  The Financial Times
  USA Today