Clients work with Cass Executive Education for many different reasons, to develop leadership skills in order to achieve strategic change or to introduce employees to the latest financial techniques.
We can develop programmes that run over a number of years and across different global locations. Alternatively, you may require a one-off, shorter programme to develop knowledge and skills for highly targeted groups or for a specific business unit.
One popular teaching method is that of business simulations. This encourages networking and teamwork, with delegates working in competing teams to apply key aspects of what they have learnt. Examples of simulations we have run for clients include:
- Central Banking simulation - delegates take on the role of the Monetary Policy Committee and set and assess the impact of different interest rates
- Mergers and Acquisitions simulation - delegates act as target, white knight, raider or financial buyer to gain insights on M&A strategy and tactics
- FX Dealing Room simulation - delegates build a deeper understanding of what drives foreign exchange markets by acting as dealers over a 'trading day'.
Some of the other teaching methods we regularly deploy include:
- Project work
- Scenario planning
- Experience-based learning, including drama and art
- Remote learning, and e-learning techniques
- One-to-one coaching
- Mentoring and follow-up sessions
- Case studies based on real-life challenges in your business.
Relevance is key
We believe that all learning should be relevant to real world, professional situations. It is by far the best way to engage delegates. And because many of our faculty team have significant commercial experience to back their teaching and research, we are able to instil this relevance across the programme content. Involving leaders and sponsors from clients also adds immediate relevance.
The perfect location
Cass Business School is located at Bunhill Row, just minutes from the City of London, the world's most important financial centre. This has enabled us to establish strong links with many City institutions and the people who shape markets and lead new trends, making us an intellectual hub for the City of London.
We draw on our wide network of industry heads and leading practitioners to enrich our executive programmes with up-to-date perspectives and experiences.
State-of-the-art training facilities
Cass Executive Education provides an advanced teaching environment appropriate to senior groups of business executives. Our Executive Education suite includes two large teaching rooms with capacity of up to 40 delegates, and five breakout rooms for group work assignments. We can also provide catering and support services as required by each programme.
Each room in the suite is equipped with a high standard of the necessary audio visual and computer equipment. We also utilise lecture theatres and seminar rooms located elsewhere in the Cass Business School Bunhill Row site.
Evaluating return on investment in Executive Education
Investment in education has to be justified by results, improved profits, more highly motivated people or better performance.
Our team works with you from the planning stage to define what 'success will look like', and how and when to evaluate your return on investment.
Case studies of programmes we have delivered for clients give some examples of how evaluation works in practice. Some of the techniques we use are:
- Satisfaction sheets
- Questionnaires before, during and after programmes (testing both behavioural and intellectual development)
- Integrating evaluation with a client's appraisal and performance management system
- 360° feedback
- Staff surveys
- Follow-up interviews.
- Tests of skills or knowledge.