Senior Leadership Program @ Cambridge

September 12th - 24th, 2021

Program Overview

UVU Executive Education is pleased to announce our inaugural Senior Leadership Program @ Cambridge: Driving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Held jointly at Cambridge and UVU, this is an exclusive, two-week program for an elite class of executives.

Where You Will Be

“Silicon Fen” of Cambridge, England
“Silicon Slopes” of Utah, USA

What You Will Do

Black-tie dinners with elite dignitaries and C-suite executives, punting on the River Cam, and outdoor leadership activities in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

What You Will Gain

Map your entrepreneurial ecosystem, grow your network, and discover the strategies, skills, and resources necessary to lead in a global economy.

 

Application

UVU Executive Education will review and evaluate the experience, goals, and qualifications of each applicant in order to determine a final list of highly qualified and diverse participants. Space in the program is limited to 15 participants, and applications are processed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance after which full payment must be received in order to confirm the applicant’s status as a program participant.

Application Process

  1. Download and complete the application:
    Download Application
  2. Email completed application and resume/CV to:
    Shawn Neider
    ShawnN@uvu.edu
    (801) 863-8043

Mar 1
2021

Application Deadline

$25K
USD

Program Cost

Accepted participants will be notified of their acceptance

no later than March 31st, 2021

Accelerate
Your Growth

Discover global trends and opportunities for expansion and acquisition.

Advance
Your Leadership Skills

Learn from eminent faculty and C-level executives to strengthen your leadership abilities.

Drive
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Build a network of global leaders, innovators, and peers.

Who Should Attend

Senior Corporate Executives

Senior Government Officials

Senior Non-Profit Professionals

Leading Entrepreneurs

Top Venture Capitalists

Driving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Effective entrepreneurial ecosystems foster collaboration and successful partnerships between business, industry, government, social enterprises, and venture capital organizations. Driving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems is focused on helping leaders understand, create, and cultivate global, entrepreneurial networks in order to develop:

  • Knowledge of Trends & Growth Opportunities
  • Localized Relationships & Resources
  • Sustainable, Cost-Effective Competitiveness
  • Leadership Confidence & Credibility

A key to driving entrepreneurship is mapping and quantifying the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Participants will explore ecosystem maps for some of the hottest economies in the world, including Silicon Fen (Cambridge, England) and Silicon Slopes (Utah, USA). They will learn about the methodologies used to assess a given entrepreneurial environment, as well as the strategies used to identify and address the opportunities and challenges within that ecosystem. Using this framework, participants will create a personal entrepreneurial ecosystem map and develop a strategic action plan to take advantage of adaptation, innovation, disruption, and accelerated international expansion opportunities for their own organizations.

Program Details

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Taught by internationally recognized faculty and C-suite executives, our Senior Leadership Program will combine classroom instruction with practical applications, site visits, exclusive presentations, and networking opportunities. Because the program is limited to 15 participants, you’ll have the unique opportunity to dialogue in-depth with an elite group of leaders from diverse fields and disciplines.

Note: The program will be delivered in the English language.

Program Costs

The program fee is $25,000 USD per participant and includes all instruction, learning components & materials, as well as accommodations, meals, refreshments, and event/site entry fees. Airfare from Cambridge to Utah is also included, as is all local transportation during program days, including to and from hotel and event/site visits.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own passport, visa, medical & travel insurance, as well as transportation arrangement and costs to Cambridge and from Utah. Outside of lodging and meals, participants must cover their own incidentals and miscellaneous living expenses. UVU does not provide scholarships or financial aid for this program.

Program Application

UVU Executive Education will review and evaluate the experience, goals, and qualifications of each applicant in order to determine a final list of highly qualified and diverse participants. Space in the program is limited to 15 participants, and applications are processed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance after which full payment must be received in order to confirm the applicant’s status as a program participant. You are invited to apply to the program. Please provide information about yourself, your organization, your qualifications, and your objectives in participating in the program, and please upload a current résumé or CV.

* Program dates, details and costs are based on information current at the time of printing/publishing. While material changes are not anticipated, program dates, accommodations, itinerary, faculty, site visits and other activities are subject to change based on availability, rates, and/or circumstances beyond UVU’s reasonable control.

Week 1 Silicon Fen

Sun, Sep 12th – Sat, Sep 18th, 2021

The region surrounding Cambridge known as “Silicon Fen” owes its success to a cross-pollination of ideas between academia, government, and more than 3,500 high-tech businesses. This ecosystem of innovation has propelled Silicon Fen into being one of the most influential technology centers in Europe.

Silicon Fen. . .

  • is Europe’s largest and most important Tech Center.
  • includes 4,700+ tech companies linked to Cambridge University.
  • accounts for combined annual revenues of $46 billion and employed over 230,000 workers.
  • attracts 24% of Europe’s total annual venture capital investment.

Within the hallowed halls of Cambridge University, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty, researchers, and respected leaders of business & government. Inspired by the culture of Silicon Fen, week one will focus on mapping ecosystems, developing global partnerships, strategic innovation & disruption, and leading effectively in dynamic political and economic landscapes.

You'll experience:

  • Traditional Cambridge “punting” (guided river tours) on the River Cam.
  • Black-tie, High Table dinners with select members of the House of Lords.
  • Discover exciting ventures at legendary Cambridge Science Park.

Week 2 Silicon Slopes

Sun, Sep 19th – Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

In the beautiful Wasatch Mountains of Utah, you’ll find one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, commonly called “Silicon Slopes.” Exemplary collaborations between business, government, and industry have fostered a vibrant tech community and a veritable hotbed of over 6,500 entrepreneurial ventures.

Silicon Slopes. . .

  • includes 6,500+ tech companies and startups, including multiple Unicorns ($1+ billion valuation).
  • accounts for $29.9 billion in annual gross domestic product and 302,000+ employees.
  • attracts $14+ billion in annual venture capital investment.

Hosted by Utah Valley University in nearby Park City, week two will explore the factors critical to success in a rapidly changing market. Learning topics include ecosystem development, inclusion & diversity, capital attraction & creation, advanced communications, financial & learning technologies, and execution excellence.

You’ll experience:

  • Exciting outdoor leadership and teambuilding activities.
  • Learning from the leaders of Utah’s “unicorn” successes.
  • Tours of prominent VC accelerators and incubators.

Learning Outcomes

Guided by the program’s theme, Driving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, this two-week intensive offers a curriculum focused on honing your leadership capabilities. Learning objectives will be:

  • Leading in an ever-changing market
  • Leading with the support of global partnerships
  • Leading by improving your ability to execute

Leadership through change, partnership, and execution is creating the fastest growing economies in the world. Understanding and mastering these principles is integral to sustainable success in the dynamic economic and political landscapes of today.

Leadership Through Change

Reverberations from the worst financial crisis in the last 80 years continue to reshape markets and economies around the world. The globalization of markets, rapid economic and technological changes, and the interdependency of political and financial systems creates both opportunity and risk for intrepid entrepreneurs. In order to lead in the face of such uncertainty, bold and new ways of thinking are required. Successful leaders not only understand and anticipate the fundamental drivers of change, but become drivers of change themselves.

Leadership Through Partnership

The relentless march of technology, access to global markets, and an abundance of capital have led to lower entry barriers and increasing competition in every industry. The value of incumbency is declining in favor of speed, innovation, and disruption. Only the fittest will survive and only the best will thrive—but no organization can do so all on its own. Strong leaders will be the catalyst of an ecosystem made up of agile, entrepreneurial partners, bound together by self-interest, complementary investment, and shared learning. These local clusters of business, industry, government, and social impact organizations can constitute a collective mindset, empowered to not only find new opportunities, but create them too.

Leadership Through Execution

While there are many styles of leadership, successful leadership only has one end: results. Experiential learning, personal coaching, and peer review will help you examine your personal governing and management style. You will improve your ability to execute by identifying specific skills, strategies, techniques, and methodologies that inspire greater commitment, accountability, diversity & inclusion, innovation, collaboration, and conflict resolution.

Faculty

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez

President of Utah Valley University

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez was appointed the seventh president of Utah Valley University in 2018 and is the institution’s first female president. Tuminez brings to UVU a broad and rich experience in academia, philanthropy, technology, and business. Born in a farming village in the Philippine province of Iloilo, Tuminez moved with her parents and six siblings to the slums of Iloilo City when she was two years old, her parents seeking better educational opportunities for their children.

Her pursuit of education eventually took her to the United States, to Brigham Young University where she graduated summa cum laude in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian literature. She earned a master’s degree from Harvard University in Soviet Studies (1988) and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in political science (1996).

Before assuming her current position, President Tuminez was a world leader in the fields of technology and political science, most recently serving as an executive at Microsoft, where she led corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia. Tuminez is also the former vice dean of research and assistant dean of executive education at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, the premier school of public policy in Asia. She and her husband, Jeffrey S. Tolk, have three children. In her spare time, she enjoys running, dancing, and martial arts.

Dr. Ryan Schill

Dr. Ryan Schill

Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Ryan Schill is a Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business. Recognized as one of the top professors of entrepreneurship in the world, Professor Schill earned his Ph.D. in Business, Behavioral Economics, and his MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organization, both from Cambridge University. Schill has taught at several prestigious universities, including Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Middlebury College, INCAE Business School, and the Yale School of Management, among others.

Professor Schill helped coordinate Harvard's MBA Entrepreneurship Boot Camp and led the creation of Harvard’s highly ranked Latin American Executive Education and MBA programs. He served as the Morales Carazo endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and as the Director of the Latin American Center for Entrepreneurs at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica & Nicaragua. He has built leading entrepreneurship centers around the world, including Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands. Schill has also established the world’s largest scholarship for Latin American Women Entrepreneurs and was elected President of a Latin American University.

Ranked among the “Top 40 Under 40” in his industry, Schill has completed dozens of teaching cases for Harvard Business School, has authored two books on entrepreneurship in emerging economies, and is an expert on entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Learning Methodology

Empowered by UVU’s mission to Include, Engage, and Achieve, we provide participants in our program access to eminent faculty, instructors, experts, and other notable VIPs, each of whom has been carefully selected based on their diverse and extensive backgrounds. Taught by internationally recognized faculty and senior executives, the program will combine classroom instruction with practical applications, site visits, exclusive presentations, and networking opportunities.

Because the program is limited to 15 participants, you’ll have the unique opportunity to dialogue in-depth with an elite group of leaders from diverse fields and disciplines; this makes for an experience of unrivaled quality, relevance, intensity, and challenge. Over the course of the two-week program, participants will refine their analytic skills, gain new approaches to management, strengthen their understanding of leadership, and grow their network. Most importantly, participants will be guided in mapping out the ecosystem (both its opportunities and challenges) specific to their organization.