In our conversations with clients, we are hearing that there is a refreshed priority being placed on learning and development. Leaders are ready to embrace future developments and ensure their teams are poised to take on new and exciting challenges.
Working with senior leaders in almost every facet of our community and across western Canada grants us tremendous insight into the pressures and opportunities facing, for example, government, health, manufacturing, banking, oil and gas, and municipalities, and thus gives us valuable intelligence with respect to building educational programs that address present and future considerations.
Our clients, even through the recession, understood the necessity of continued investment in their teams, and trusted Executive Education with their people resources. Through innovative approaches to learning and development we were able to demonstrate that a continued and refocused investment in their people would ensure better organizational positioning once economic challenges stabilized. Now that our clients are starting to encounter much welcomed indicators that the next few years will be ones of fresh economic growth.
I would suggest they expect to see significant returns on these investments in their people that they have made during these past few years. We are confident that the education our program participants gain from Executive Education at the Alberta School of Business provides the collective and individual skills needed to make the most of the potential and real projects emerging in the west over the next few years.
I encourage you to explore our programming options and to find the learning opportunities that resonate with you. Working together, we will influence the growth and innovation of our new economy while reinforcing the principle that lifelong learning is fundamental to our personal and collective success.
University of Alberta School of Business