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Increase your earning potential and build better teams with the following short courses offered through the Transportation & Supply Chain Institute (TSCI).  These courses are designed to enhance your industry knowledge, develop your leadership skills, and help you effectively solve problems in the workplace.

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  • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting: Course Description and Schedule

    Learn or refresh yourself with a survey in the Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting.  An understanding of accounting is essential for today's managers and even the basic skills in finance and accounting can improve hireability and increase your chances for promotion and advancement.

    This 3-day virtual seminar course will provide an overview of finance and accounting.  Topics will include the language of Finance and Accounting; essential calculations; the fundamental nature of debits and credits; and how to read and interpret a financial statement.

    Meet your Instructor

    Jared Stedl

    Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting is taught virtually by Adjunct Faculty, Jared Stedl.  Jared is the Regional Vice President of Van Truckload South at Schneider.  He is a transportation professional with 25+ years of experience in a wide variety of responsibilities. He spent ten years as an adjunct Finance professor for Concordia College and has a dedication to sharing how Finance and Accounting can be used to improve business.  Jared also teaches Financial and Managerial Accounting in the Executive Master's in Transportation Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain program at TSCI. Jared has an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, MBA from UW Oshkosh, and a Master of Science in Transportation Management from TSCI at University of Denver.

    Introduction email with virtual link will be sent one week before course begins.

    • Schedule: August 30, 31, Sept 1st
    • Course Fee: $250.00
    • Registration Deadline: September 1st
    • Course Fees are non-refundable
  • EQ for Managers: Course Description and Schedule

    For organizations to succeed, employees need to feel supported, protected, and enabled by meaningful work within a motivated team.  To maximize the potential in terms of performance and productivity, much depends on the emotional intelligence, or EQ, of managers. The statistical data is clear; for leaders to maximize performance of their teams they need to demonstrate genuine and personal engagement. 

    This 3-day seminar course will give people leaders proven methods for creating a workplace environment that emphasizes authenticity, empathy, communication bridging and other techniques to maximize a team’s potential.

    Meet your Instructor

    Dr. Kelly Kinnebrew Headshot

    Dr. Kelly Kinnebrew is an organizational psychologist and founder of Minerva, an AI startup in conversation analytics and coaching. With 30 years of experience in leadership and team development, her career includes roles with Center for Creative Leadership, Oracle Consulting, Forum Corporation, PwC, KPMG, Accenture, and Dartmouth Health.

    In addition to leading Minerva, Kelly is one of two US faculty and executive coaches for Macquarie Group and is active in state AI legislation. Her expertise includes cross-border organizational design, managing Gen Z, clinical disorders in leadership, and cognitive technology. She has worked across manufacturing, financial services, tech, healthcare, pharma, energy, oil and gas, the US military, and many others. She has served as a grant-awarder for the US National Science Foundation and is a published expert, speaker, and podcast guest.

    Kelly holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology with an organizational focus from the University of Denver, a Master's in Psychology, and a BA in Business Administration and Marketing. She lives in Boulder, CO.

    E-book and introduction email with virtual link will be sent one week before course begins.

    • Schedule: July 12, 13, 14
    • Course Fee: $250
    • Registration Deadline: July 1st
    • Course Fees are non-refundable

     

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  • The Art of Scientific Thinking: Course Description and Schedule

    In this evolving and complex world, the scientific method of problem solving has become a key ingredient to the success of organizations. However, there is much confusion to which scientific method to choose.

    This virtual, one-week micro course will explore both ends of the spectrum for the scientific method of problem solving from an ordered and predictable Linear Systems approach to a non-linear and unpredictable Complex, or chaotic, Systems approach. 

    The course will take a dive into linear scientific method approaches (PDCA-A3 thinking-DMAIC) for students to learn how to tackle complicated and simple business problems with these techniques. In this course, you will learn how to quantify a business problem and set up a project team to solve it. 

    • Schedule: TBD Mountain Time
    • Course Fee: $250.00
    • Registration Deadline: TBD
    • Course Fees are non-refundable
  • Data for Business: Driving Business Decisions with Data in the Logistics Industry

    Data for Business - Driving Business Decisions with Data in the Logistics Industry

    Dates: July 26, 27, 28

    Course Overview

    In today's rapidly evolving supply chain landscape, data has emerged as a critical driver of innovation, efficiency, and strategic decision-making. Mastering data-driven decision-making is essential for staying ahead of the curve. 

    This short course offers a practical approach to understanding how business leaders should harness the power of data in the digital age. Throughout the course, participants will embark on a comprehensive journey into the world of data and analytics in the logistics industry, exploring its transformative potential in optimizing supply chain operations, driving innovation, and achieving strategic business objectives.

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand data’s role within logistics and transportation industry
    2. Business value of data
    3. Types of data and their impact on the data lifecycle
    4. Understand how data is leveraged for analytics, including AI and Gen AI
    5. Common data challenges and how to overcome them
    6. Vision regarding business leaders’ role to foster a data-driven culture within their teams and organization
    7. Immediate areas of focus for a data action plan, including responsible use of data for AI

    Course Faculty

    Ioana Mazare, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Mazare Quote on Achieving Transformative Change

    Ioana Mazare is an innovative executive leader with nearly two decades of distinguished experience in the logistics industry, specializing in leveraging data, analytics, and technology to drive transformative business outcomes. As the Vice President of Enterprise Data Strategy at UPS, Ioana spearheaded the creation of the company’s inaugural global enterprise data strategy, laying the foundation for a digital and data-driven culture across the organization. Under her leadership, UPS initiated an enterprise-wide program aligning business objectives with technological advancements, significantly enhancing operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction.

    Ioana's extensive background encompasses leadership roles at notable logistics and transportation companies, including TTX Company and Roadie, where she played a crucial role in guiding strategic decisions and fostering substantial organizational growth. Her efforts have consistently focused on integrating technologies, processes and people to position UPS for AI and generative AI implementation, thereby positioning the company at the forefront of innovation in the logistics sector.

    In addition to her executive career, Ioana is a faculty member in the Executive Master’s Program at the Transportation and Supply Chain Institute at the University of Denver (TSCI). Her passion for education is evident in her years of teaching at institutions such as Western Michigan University, University of Utah, Weber State University, and Mercer University, where she has influenced the next generation of leaders in economics and technology.

    Ioana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Western Michigan University and was recently honored as one of the Data Leaders 100 – The Leading Influencers in North America 2023 by the CDO Magazine.

  • Data Ethics: Introduction to Data Ethics for Business in the Logistics Industry

    Data Ethics - Introduction to Data Ethics for Business in the Logistics Industry

    Dates: August 23, 24, 25

    Course Overview

    The permeation of AI and generative AI use are changing the business model and highlight the growing importance of data-driven decision making. The proliferation of information, data sources and data sharing are bringing into focus the need for better data management and a culture for corporate responsibility for data use in the development of algorithmic business decisions.

    The objective of this course is to introduce data ethics in the workplace, the impact of individual ethical choices on data and analytics decisions within an organization, and the role business leadership in creating an ethical workplace that enhances companies' reputation and their corporate citizenship in the digital age. 

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Understand ethics in the workplace and the role that everyone, not only data scientists, plays in the ethical use of data
    • Describe ethics along the data and analytics lifecycle
    • Use real use cases to understand how ethics can impact business decisions
    • Learn tools for business leaders to create and promote an ethical data and analytics practice in the workplace

     Course Faculty

    Ioana Mazare, Ph.D.

    Headshot of Dr. Ioana Mazare

     

    Dr. Mazare Quote on Achieving Transformative Change

    Ioana Mazare is an innovative executive leader with nearly two decades of distinguished experience in the logistics industry, specializing in leveraging data, analytics, and technology to drive transformative business outcomes. As the Vice President of Enterprise Data Strategy at UPS, Ioana spearheaded the creation of the company’s inaugural global enterprise data strategy, laying the foundation for a digital and data-driven culture across the organization. Under her leadership, UPS initiated an enterprise-wide program aligning business objectives with technological advancements, significantly enhancing operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction.

    Ioana's extensive background encompasses leadership roles at notable logistics and transportation companies, including TTX Company and Roadie, where she played a crucial role in guiding strategic decisions and fostering substantial organizational growth. Her efforts have consistently focused on integrating technologies, processes and people to position UPS for AI and generative AI implementation, thereby positioning the company at the forefront of innovation in the logistics sector.

    In addition to her executive career, Ioana is a faculty member in the Executive Master’s Program at the Transportation and Supply Chain Institute at the University of Denver (TSCI). Her passion for education is evident in her years of teaching at institutions such as Western Michigan University, University of Utah, Weber State University, and Mercer University, where she has influenced the next generation of leaders in economics and technology.

    Ioana holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Western Michigan University and was recently honored as one of the Data Leaders 100 – The Leading Influencers in North America 2023 by the CDO Magazine.

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