Executive Education
Leadership in a Post-COVID World

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Effective leadership is crucial in bringing about long-lasting positive change in the world.

The global pandemic disrupted our workplace norms to leave many leaders wondering how to motivate and lead a workforce with new expectations about work life balance and meaningful work. 

As organizations determine new ways of working – remote, in-person, hybrid - leaders have a unique opportunity to reshape work cultures to address new challenges and create more effective work environments.

Through this two-day program, leaders will be equipped with evidence-based frameworks and tools to inspire and motivate their workforces while maximizing team productivity and cohesion. Participants will learn effective talent management practices, such as staffing, onboarding, performance management, and talent development, to lead their organizations towards success. 

In addition to practical skills, the program will also encourage participants to contemplate their own leadership styles and potential legacies as leaders. By the end of the program, leaders will have a higher understanding of the complexities of today's workplace and be better equipped to lead in this new environment.

Program Details

Program dates


Coming Soon!

Registration Deadline

May 2, 2024

Delivery MethodTwo full days, on campus

$1,950 per participant 

Promotions and Available Discounts

  • Discounts are available for Ohio State University employees, OSUWMC employees, Veterans, employees from non-profit organizations and organizations who send three or more employees.  For more information about discounts please contact Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu.
Prospective Participant ProfileThis unique curriculum offers invaluable advice on leading and influencing others in the workplace. Executives and managers of all experience levels will benefit from its interactive sessions that provide useful frameworks for mastering leadership skills. 

Through focused effort, introspection, self-analysis, interactive discussion and small group breakouts that our faculty experts will guide you through, you will learn how to adjust your leadership style to optimize your team’s productivity and satisfaction.
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Course Takeaways

  • Open/Close At the conclusion of the program you will be able to...
    • Implement effective talent management practices, such as staffing, onboarding, performance management, and talent development
    • Utilize evidence-based frameworks to inspire and motivate your team while maximizing productivity and cohesion
    • Better lead a team to achieve a high level of success, including high-performance teams
    • Better understand how your past has influenced and shaped you as a leader
    • Consider your values and motivations and their impact on your leadership style and decision-making ability
    • Authentically lead others in a way that is natural and right for you, and compelling and inspirational for those around you
    • Develop your own personal leadership legacy statement that is your core purpose as a human being

What You Will EarnExample certificate of completion

Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. You may proudly display this certificate in your office or home to showcase your accomplishment. You may also add this certificate to the licenses and certifications section of your LinkedIn profile. This will allow you to showcase your newly acquired experience to your network and stand out in your field.

We also value your commitment to learning, and as a token of appreciation, we offer a 10% discount on future topic-based programs you wish to pursue through Executive Education at Fisher College of Business. We believe that learning is a lifelong journey, and we are proud to be a part of yours.

  • Value for Individual
    • Learn tools and frameworks to help you maximize your effectiveness in leading high-performing teams and driving change
    • Explore your personal narrative so that you may lead more authentically and ultimately more effectively
    • Learn how to recognize when your leadership is falling short and how to respond
    • Understand the value of authenticity and one’s own life story to learn how they impact leadership style and excellence
    • Use your awareness of your life story, values and motivations to help develop your own leadership legacy statement – your core purpose as a human being and as a leader
  • Value for Company
    • Your organization’s leaders will better understand the challenges and rewards of new workplace norms and how to lead most effectively regardless if their teams work remotely, in-person or a combination of both
    • Recruitment and on-boarding can be tricky these days, as potential talent has very different expectations for workplace culture and work/life balance
    • Learn optimal approaches that will make these processes more reflective of your corporate culture
    • Learn the importance of corporate vision and mission for your new workforce and how to connect employees to work that is meaningful to their values
    • Change is inevitable and happening at light-speed. Participants will learn techniques to manage change within their teams to keep people motivated and connected to your organization

Our Faculty

  • Open/Close Larry Inks, Clinical Professor of Management and Human Resources

    Larry Inks HeadshotLarry Inks, PhD is Clinical Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level classes in the areas of talent management, organization change and project management, organizational behavior and human resource management, staffing, and statistics and research methods.  He is actively involved in executive education programs and initiatives offered through the Fisher College of Business as well as external consulting and speaking. 

    Prior to joining the faculty at the Fisher College, Dr. Inks had a very successful career in talent management leadership roles at PepsiCo, AlliedSignal/ Honeywell, and Cardinal Health.  Most recently, Dr. Inks was Vice President of Talent Management for Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio from 2001-2005.  His areas of responsibility (among others) included culture management, employee engagement, human resource planning/talent review, leadership development, performance management systems and organization change.  Prior to Cardinal Health, Dr. Inks worked with AlliedSignal as head of Organization and Leadership Development for their Polymers business.  He also worked for a number of years with PepsiCo in both talent management and human resource generalist roles.  In addition, he served on the faculty of the Management Department of the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University, teaching in areas of organization development, organization behavior, human resource management and business decision making and analysis.

    Dr. Inks has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Purdue University.  He has received a number of teaching and service awards while at The Ohio State University, including the Fisher Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Daniel Westerbeck Pace Setters Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, the Daniel Westerbeck Pace Setters Award for Graduate Teaching Excellence, the Bostic-Georges Pace Setter Award for Faculty Service, and Fisher’s awards for Graduate Teaching Excellence in Management and Human Resources.  He is a three-time recipient of recognition by members of the Sphinx/Mortar Board Senior Class honor society for the faculty/staff member having the greatest impact on the student’s educational experience while at OSU, and in 2015 received Ohio State University’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching (the University’s highest recognition for teaching excellence).

  • Open/Close Cancellation/ Transfer Policy

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu with the name of the program, followed by “cancellation” or “transfer” in the subject line.

    • Cancellations must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a full refund.
    • Cancellations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a 50% refund.
    • Any cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program will forfeit the registration fee.
    • If you for any reason are unable to attend the program, please consider sending someone in your place. Participants can transfer their registration to someone else within their organization at no charge up to 24 hours before the first day of the program.

Contact Us

Jennie McAndrew
Education Program Senior Specialist, Executive Education