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Client Examples

Below are just some examples of how Penn State Executive Programs collaborates with organizations to design and implement custom learning initiatives.

Managed Service Provider

Leadership and Strategy

Penn State Executive Programs designed a benchmark program for executive and senior leaders to create market focus, innovation, and profitable growth. The program provided perspectives for leaders to identify, analyze, and pursue strategic opportunities and to spotlight market and product development, enhance customer satisfaction, and improve organizational systems.

Office Products and Services Retailer

Leadership and Strategy

Penn State Executive Programs partnered with a retailer to build the strategic leadership capabilities of supply chain vice presidents, directors, and senior managers to tackle strategic initiatives, establish a collaborative environment that speeds innovation, and support continuous process improvement. In recognition of this initiative, we earned a 2011 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships. Download the profile to learn more.

Financial Service Provider

Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation

Penn State Executive Programs partnered with a merchant financial services company to accelerate the growth of a new business model. The focus of the engagement was to prepare leaders to succeed in the context of the competitive business environment by building common language and frameworks and new behaviors required to distinguish the organization, develop collaborative client solutions and drive profitable growth using consumer analytics as a competitive differentiator.

Non-Profit Organization

Managerial Effectiveness and Strategic Leadership

Penn State Executive Programs has been working with one of the world's largest non-profits since 2005 to ensure consistent and effective organizational leadership now and into the future. We collaborated with the client in creating a comprehensive development pipeline program that provides talented high-potentials with the competencies and skills to assume positions of greater responsibility. The results have been many, including greater employee retention and promotions of program participants into senior positions. In 2014, we received Chief Learning Officer's  Gold Award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships for this work. Download the profile to learn more

Petro-Chemical Industry

Supply Chain Leadership and Innovation

Penn State Executive Programs earned its fourth Gold Award from Chief Learning Officer in 2015 for its academic partnership with one of the world's largest and most successful petrochemical manufacturers. Established to boost in-house development programs and accelerate career development, the initiative began with a performance assessment of the supply chain organization. This  led to the creation and implementation of an organization-wide learning architecture built around an Applied Learning model that uses cross-functional projects and coaching to help teams to realize significant business improvement opportunities. To date projects and learning efforts have taken place in the US, Asia, and Europe. Download the profile to learn more.  


U.S. Military

Supply Chain Management

Penn State Executive Programs has enhanced the effectiveness of leaders operating in joint environments by sharing industry best practices and exploring emerging challenges. The program focused on the integration of inventory management, transportation and distribution, order management, and maintenance to increase effective management strategies. Download the profile to learn more.