LOCAL EDUCATION PROGRAM MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN LIVES ***
Contact: Mitchell Levy
Innovative SJSU Silicon Valley Executive Business Program Provides
Executives with the Skills to Effectively Lead, Manage and Grow their
CUPERTINO, CA. - March 15, 2005
The Silicon Valley Executive Business Program was created for busy
professionals who want to enhance or update their business skills in
order to grow their business or advance their careers. The program has
helped engineers, technologists entrepreneurs, small business owners
and business professionals 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. Here is some feedback from past attendees:
"The SVEBP offers a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned
industry professionals in a very interactive environment. Each session
offers a different insight on the interworkings and interrelationships
at the executive level by the executives themselves. You can ask the
probing questions and receive frank answers on the successes and failures
that the executives have faced over the last few years. Through these
sessions one begins to truly understand how effective teams operate
at the executive level. As I reflect upon my own organization, I now
have a better appreciation for the executive activity that happens
outside my scope of vision while at the same time it has prepared
me to step into the executive role."
Dennis Martin, Sr. Director of Manufacturing Operations, Ditech
"The SVEBP faculty is impressive, knowledgeable and consists
of C-level leaders from their respective fields, rather than university
lecturers. The content is current and tied back to real-world scenarios
rather than textbook theory. I was able to apply many of the techniques
immediately in my daily work. The group project provided a great challenge
- we prepared a business plan and pitch to real VC's for a real company
seeking venture funding. The experience was both fun and immensely
Ian Simmonds, VP Custom Solutions, InsureWorx Inc.
"My fellow student's experience and contributions were invaluable.
The knowledge and tools were a tremendous asset to my Startup Company.
I personally gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in a few short
months! It was a crash course MBA! I submitted my Startup for a case
study and it was chosen. The plan and information gave my company
hours and hours of objective consulting that would have cost the company
a small fortune!"
Dana Schroeder- Director of Sales and Partner at FreeHand Systems
Come to the executive briefing on either March 24 or April 14 from
6-8pm where Program Director Mitchell Levy will discuss the program
as well as the economic trends for 2005 from his latest book "Happy
About Knowing What to Expect in 2005".
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 Summer Session begins May
13, 2005. Visit http://SiliconValleyPACE.com
for more info, or call Mitchell Levy at 408-257-3000 to explore whether
the program is right for you. Visit http://profdev.sjsu.edu
for more information on San José State University Professional
Development or call Debbie Cortez at 408-519-1275 for registration-related