Executive Education

Executive Education

Custom Programs

Help Create the Change You Want to See

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites you to expand the knowledge and leadership capacity within your organization to address today’s business challenges and make the most of tomorrow’s opportunities.  St. Thomas has a proven reputation for designing and delivering customized educational solutions that help organizations improve their performance, results and success. 

Dawn Bazarko Watch a video showing what participants in the Leadership Excellence Program for US Bank have to say about the experience of collaborating with UST on this custom program.
Dawn Bazarko Click here to view a video of Dawn Bazarko, Senior Vice President of the Center for Nursing Advancement at UnitedHealth Group, talk about the custom program development process at UST.
James Williams View a video of James Williams, Vice President of Human Resources at Polaris, talk about how Polaris formed a partnership with UST Executive Education to design a customized Next Generation Leadership Program that is preparing first time leaders at Polaris to transition from the individual contributor role to a leadership role within the company.

Through Custom UST Executive Education services, a uniquely tailored learning experience can be designed for your employees. It can be delivered at St. Thomas for an exceptional university learning experience or brought to your location.

Each of our customized programs:

  • Offer both rigor and relevance
  • Provide instructors who combine research, scholarship and practice
  • Utilize adult-learning principles to maximize participants’ learning
  • Deliver customized, flexible formats to best fit your schedule demands
  • Exceed our client’s expectations in every aspect of their St. Thomas experience.

To learn how UST can partner with your company for its custom education needs, contact one of our Directors, Executive and Professional Development:

Marlin Meendering
marlinm@stthomas.edu
1-651-962-4614
1-800-328-6819 ext. 2-4614
Margie Siegel
msiegel@stthomas.edu
1-651-962-4291
1-800-328-6819 ext. 2-4291

Phase 1: NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Through our comprehensive discussions with key organizational leaders, your business and learning objectives are clarified to ensure that the resulting custom learning program is targeted and effective.

Phase 2: DESIGN
Utilizing the expertise of UST faculty and staff, a rigorous, flexible and relevant curriculum is developed to fit your business environment and maximize “applied knowledge” for direct performance improvement.

Phase 3: DELIVERY
Our instructors employ proven adult-learning principles that produce optimal educational outcomes.  A dedicated program manager provides exceptional logistical support so that all of your needs and expectations are met.

Phase 4: EVALUATION
Because we value agility, participants’ learning and classroom experience is regularly measured against your learning objectives allowing us to make needed modifications that ensure excellence and quality.