The Business Leadership Program
Guest speakers from industry leaders bring real-world perspective to the discussion. Students learn through instruction, independent research, assignments and team projects. Students are held to high business standard, but she'll also have a lot of fun. At the end of the week session she will have created and presented a comprehensive business presentation, worthy of any entrepreneur.
The Business Leadership Camp allow students to gain a contextual understanding of business by participating in actual business deals with top level executives. Our program exposes our girls to business in a fun, competitive environment and adds relevance to their education by helping them understand why academic preparation is important.
Students attend a one-week intensive summer camp. She will spend the week engaged in business transactions and working in teams. During the week, the student teams assume the leadership of their assigned corporation by acting as the executive management committee and begin their due diligence by researching their company.
Each team is taught by local executives who serve as their business consultants. They help the youth understand complex business transactions and provide guidance on the proper techniques to use in negotiating and closing a deal. Volunteer executives range from various business backgrounds. Senior-level executives serve as judges and speakers. The competition concludes with the students negotiating and presenting the best deal to a panel of senior-level executives.
We seek ambitious students with a desire to excel in all aspects of their lives with a penetration in business.
Learn the four main characteristics of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs identify market needs and structure their businesses.
Follow the money from sources of initial funding for a start-up to understand how capital moves. Acquire an understanding of the language of finance and the fundamentals of how financial markets function. Learn about pricing and interest rates.
GAME THEORY AND NEGOTIATIONS
Get familiar with how the ideas and techniques of game theory are related to bargaining, conflict, and negotiation. Explore and become comfortable with the process and practice of negotiation.
MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS
Open your mind up to how organizational design, strategy, culture leadership, compensation, decision-making structures, and other human resource characteristics influence organizational performance. Put this knowledge to use in developing your business plan.
PUBLIC SPEAKING/PRESENTATION SKILLS
Learn the skills needed to be a polished and competent communicator. Practice using body language and gestures while speaking. Learn the art of persuasive speaking, and even how to take charge of your fears.
TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP
Understand different business leadership styles and recognize the qualities of an effective leader. Analyze and explore her own leadership style. Experience the rewards and challenges of working in a team.
Learn the purpose and process of marketing and the role market research plays in analyzing what customers need and want. Perform a SWOT analysis and examine how the right marketing mix creates competitive advantage. Critically think through the marketing strategies for products at different stages in the product lifecycle.
Learn how to prepare financial reports that inform investors, creditors and tax authorities about a company's performance. Understand income statements, balance sheets, financial planning concepts, and finance strategies.
Just as companies create brands, individuals do as well. When we see different company brands we immediately think of what we know about them, what their image conveys. A clothing company may want their image to be that for the successful business person, the cool kid, or worn by athletes. Food companies may want their brand to be known for their excellent taste, quality, or freshness. Brands are built on what people know, see and hear. A personal brand is what others think of when they see you based on their perception of you. The way we interact with people, the way we carry ourselves and our social media presence are all a part of what we teach our girls.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Learn about global economics and why money and ideas move faster today than at any time before. What is ethical behavior in business and why you should care about it?