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Online Q&A about the facts and fictions of organizational growth February 10


Update: This event is now sold out. Learn about our next Talk with an Expert event »

There are numerous mantras and “best practices” about organizations floating around out there – but how many of them are true? This two-part event is your opportunity to separate the fact from the fiction and explore your questions about organizational growth with our featured expert, Edward Hess, an executive-turned-academic who researches the challenges of growth and building enduring organizations.

When you register for Talk with an Expert: Smart Growth you’ll receive an online video of Professor Hess discussing common misconceptions about growth, different types of growth organizations can choose to pursue and the components that enable continual improvement or “smart” growth within an organization. You’ll then get to spend an entire hour exploring your questions about what “smart” growth means for your organization during a live video-conference with Professor Hess February 10, 1-2 PM EST. (more…)

 

Q&A with expert on building sustainable organizations

Edward HessEdward Hess is an executive-turned-academic who researches the challenges of growth and building enduring organizations. He serves on the faculty of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he teaches MBA and Executive Education courses on the management of smaller enterprises, growth, innovation and strategy. He has authored eight books, over 40 articles and over 40 cases dealing with growth systems, managing growth and growth strategies. Talk with an Expert: Smart Growth is your opportunity to explore your questions about the types of growth that make sense for your organization directly with Professor Hess.

Join Professor Edward Hess February 10, 1-2 PM EST to explore your questions about “smart” growth – the types of continual improvements that enable organizations to change and grow in the long-term. In advance of the live discussion, we’ll provide you with a video of Professor Hess which will help frame the conversation. In the video, Professor Hess will discuss the risks of organization growth, the different types of “smart” growth and incorporating organizational learning and “smart” growth into your organizational processes. We encourage you to gather a few of your colleagues to join you and share in the discussion about how to apply these concepts to your organization.

Participation in this event is strictly limited to 12 logins to ensure the highest levels of engagement with Professor Hess. Tuition for registrations received by January 21 will be discounted to $75. If there are still spaces remaining, registrations received beginning January 22 will return to the standard $95 tuition.

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Bigger isn’t always better

Traditional forms of growth can pose many challenges to organizations – from increasing fixed costs to altering the culture of your organization. So what can you do to continually improve your organization and impact even if not your organization’s size? Edward Hess, an expert on sustaining high-performance organizations, has some suggestions. In our next Talk with an Expert event, he will answer your questions about “smart” growth and opportunities for improvement that will contribute to your organization’s long-term sustainability.

Join Professor Hess and NAS for Talk with an Expert: Smart Growth February 10, 1-2 PM EST. Prior the live session, your team will be provided with a video in which Professor Hess discusses the pitfalls of traditional forms of growth and strategies for continually improving organizations so you can spend the entire hour exploring your questions. You can even gather a team to watch the video and prepare questions about what “smart” growth means for your organization and how it relates to your strategy.

Participation for this Q&A session will be strictly limited to 12 logins to ensure the highest level of engagement. Tuition for teams who register before January 21 is $75, a $20 discount from the standard tuition.

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Talk with an Expert Early Registration Discount

Our next online Q&A session is about the types of growth that make sense for your organization and situation. Learn about the risks of traditional growth and explore your questions about “smart” growth with a leading expert on high performance organizations, innovation and strategy, Edward Hess. Join us February 10, 1-2PM EST for Talk with an Expert: Smart Growth. For registrations received through January 21 the tuition will be discounted to $75.

Professor Hess serves on the faculty of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia where he researches the challenges of managing company growth and building enduring organizations. Your team will receive a video of Professor Hess discussing the risks organizations face when they grow, different types of “smart” growth and how organizations can learn and grow sustainably. You’ll use the video as a launching point for the live discussion, so Professor Hess can spend the full hour exploring questions from you and your colleagues.

Participation in this event is strictly limited to 12 teams. Tuition will return to the full price of $95 after January 21, if there are still spaces available.

Register now »