The program was tailored to exactly what we identified as a key need. The Smith School was very flexible and customer-focused, as opposed to a very rigid program that comes out of the box and is performed the same way for everybody.
Mark T. Savoff
Executive Vice President, Operations, Entergy
The Smith School was very responsive. The professors who came to the Middle East to train our local faculty went above and beyond what one could do in a normal day. I was so impressed with the speed and quality with which they responded to our program’s needs.
Jasmine Nahhas di Florio
Vice President, Education for Employment Foundation
One of the greatest benefits of our relationship with Smith is that our participants are not only exposed to world-class faculty, but also faculty who understand the unique environment of our organization. The commitment they demonstrate in learning about the goals of our organization makes the educational environment much richer.
Mary J. Pietanza, MBA, SPHR
Manager, Learning Alliances, SAIC
Understanding and Implementing Strategy
This global telecommunications company had rolled out its growth strategy to all employees, but senior executives realized that mid-level managers were not able to absorb and adapt the strategy into day-to-day responsibilities and activities. They were unsuccessful at working together beyond their immediate teams and ineffective at internal negotiations. Smith worked with the firm to develop an educational program that gave key employees a real understanding of company strategy and, most importantly, the knowledge and skills to implement strategy with confidence. [ Read more ]
Identifying and Developing Leaders for the Future
Senior leaders at an international food company expressed the need to identify and develop future leaders, including general managers, function heads and company officers. They sought to enhance their executive bench strength in a more deliberate fashion. [ Read more ]