Innovative Program Provides Executives with the Skills to Effectively
Lead, Manage and Grow a Business
December 16, 2003 (San Francisco)Ninth House, Inc., the leader
in online leadership development, today announced that the Silicon Valley
Executive Business Program at San José State Universitys
Professional Development has selected Ninth Houses online courses
and simulations to give its students the skills they need to provide
effective leadership to their organizations.
The Silicon Valley Executive Business Program was created for busy
professionals who want to enhance or update their business skills in
order to advance their careers as they move into business management
positions; engineers, technologists and scientists who have advanced
in corporations without prior business school experience and want help
to manage and grow their business; and entrepreneurs and small business
owners who want a first-hand look at how CEOs and CXO-level staff navigate
the intricacies of an ever-changing and dynamic global business environment.
In addition to learning from C-level executives at successful Silicon
Valley companies in the classroom, students take six self-paced courses
on the Ninth House® Network on topics such as leadership, change
management, and innovative thinking. Enrolled students can use Ninth
House Instant Advice® modules for just-in-time answers to management
questions and other Ninth House Network courses any time during the
program and for up to 12 months after enrollment.
The Program is already getting rave reviews from students. "In
this fast-paced business environment, getting practical education delivered
with real projects for immediate use is an opportunity I couldn't pass
up, said Mukesh Kumar, chief technology officer, Alonis Networks
Inc. A truly added benefit was the Ninth House courses that
allow me to learn some of the key fundamental leadership elements online
at my pace."
Many of our students are technical experts who have not had
the opportunity to learn the leadership skills essential to every senior
manager, said Robert Greenleaf, custom programs and services
manager at San José State University Professional Development.
We needed to supplement their education without increasing
classroom time or impacting their busy work schedules. I have evaluated
many online training vendors, and in my mind, with its rich curriculum
and entertaining, informative courses, Ninth House is the best you can
The Silicon Valley Executive Business Program has created
a dynamic, practical curriculum to help busy managers and professionals
take their careers to the next level, said Jeff Snipes, Ninth
House CEO and founder. The programs inclusion of Ninth
House courses gives students the leadership and interpersonal skills
they need to translate their new business knowledge into success.
About the Silicon Valley Executive Business Program
The Silicon Valley Executive Business Program is a unique program
exploring business from the perspective of the CEO and the CEO's staff.
The key highlights are the in classroom courses taught by high-level
working professionals and the online Ninth House® courses incorporating
Tom Peters, Ken Blanchard and others. The Spring Session begins February
6, 2004. Visit http://SiliconValleyPACE.com
for more info, or call Mitchell Levy at 408-257-3000 for content-related
questions. Visit http://profdev.sjsu.edu
for more information on San José State University Professional
Development or call Bob Greenleaf at 408-519-1291 for program and registration
About Ninth House
Ninth House helps organizations drive behavioral change across the
enterprise by providing the most effective and engaging online leader
development training available today, and was recently recognized by
Forbes Magazine as the #1best of the web in the category
of executive education. Ninth House courses, eSeries® simulations
and Instant Advice® modules combine engaging and interactive delivery
with the teachings of the world's foremost business thinkers like Ken
Blanchard, Tom Peters and Peter Senge. With usage rates that are 50%
higher and course completion rates that are 300% higher than typical
online learning rates, as well as a blended design that accelerates
traditional classroom training, Ninth House has become the premier leadership
development choice of leading organizations like British Telecommunications,
Wachovia Corporation, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, JP Morgan Chase,
the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Justice, and Sara Lee.
Ninth House is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information,
please visit the Ninth House website at: www.ninthhouse.com,
or call: 415-277-8200.
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