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Navy Executive Development Program


LI: Leading Innovation

The five-day Leading Innovation (LI) seminar is designed to provide Navy leaders with both the skill set and the mindset to understand the critical nature of innovation as it relates to organizational success in the Navy. The program focuses on building and sustaining an innovative organization that produces measurable results now and in the future. The LI course delves into best practices of innovation through case studies, small- team exercises, interactive class discussions and in targeted interactions with companies and speakers from the Silicon Valley. Participants will be challenged to broaden their thinking process through exposure to new ideas and thoughtful examination of their own roles as "leaders of innovation" in the Navy. Read more...

NSLS: Navy Senior Leader Seminar

The Navy Senior Leader Seminar (NSLS) provides senior officers (O6/O5) and senior civilians (GS-15) with an intensive nine-day executive education program that introduces the latest "best practices" in strategic planning, goal setting, strategic communication, effects-based thinking, risk management, financial management, and innovation. The program provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead effectively in complex organizations. Learning is enhanced by the use of case studies, small-team exercises, practical applications, seminar-style discussions, peer learning, and faculty presentations. Read more...

SCW: Strategic Communication Workshop

The Strategic Communication Workshop (SCW) is a hands-on, results-oriented workshop that assists commands in the development and implementation of strategic communication plans and processes. Teams should bring their command's strategic plan and/or a command initiative that might benefit from a communication component. Naval Postgraduate School faculty use the latest research and lessons learned from industry and DoD to generate discussion. Each team is assigned a professional facilitator who will serve as a guide and provide feedback. Teams will be asked to conduct in-depth stakeholder analyses, assess communication risk as it relates tho you organization's goals, and develop communication metrics to track desired effects. Take-aways include an analysis of your command's communication capabilities and a roadmap for strengthening communication as it relates to the successful achievement of your organization's strategic initiatives. Read more...

SPEAR: Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment & Risk

The Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk (SPEAR) Workshop provides a guided process to support Commanders and their executive teams to develop mission-critical strategic plans, execute those plans effectively, maximize Navy resources, and accurately assess the impact of their plans. Command teams have substantial time during this 3.5 day workshop to shape their specific planning initiatives with the help of professional facilitators and the expertise of Naval Postgraduate School faculty, who know best-practices and have proven practical experience working with numerous Navy commands, major corporations and other government organizations. Read more...

SPEAR II: Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment & Risk Progress Workshop

The Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk (SPEAR II) Progress Workshop is designed as a follow-up to the SPEAR to help commands continue to advance their strategic plans. The agenda includes (1) a half day review of the SPEAR strategic framework to identify where commands need to focus their efforts and provide advice for progress, (2) 1.5 days for command team working sessions guided by NPS CEE facilitators to assist commands in the progress of their strategies, and (3) a review by NPS faculty and facilitators of the command team's revised and improved strategic plan. Read more...

 

TS: Tailored Support

The Tailored Support (TS) Course is designed to help Navy flag officers ensure a seamless transition to a new command or senior staff positions resulting in improved organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Participants learn strategies and techniques that can help ensure success with the "on boarding" (first 90 days) process and avoid common "derailers." The components of a comprehensive transition plan are provided as a framework for use by participants as they develop their own plans. The customized, one-on-one course comprises coursework specifically tailored for the individual flag officer's upcoming assignment. Read more...