According to the Security Industry Survey of Risks and Professional Competencies, cybersecurity, crime, mobile technology, natural disasters, and globalization were ranked as the top five risks most likely to affect an enterprise over the next five years. In addition, a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers finds that security breaches now outpace the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the growth in the number of mobile phones.
With so many new threats confronting organizations, corporations are challenged with where to focus their security dollars, and how to best protect their employees and their organization’s networks and data from harm. But with companies facing competing budget priorities, how do you communicate the security story for your firm so leaders fully understand the costs and benefits as well as the risks of not having a comprehensive strategy?
In this six-day leadership program, security officers join their peers at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus for a unique learning engagement. The program will enhance their business acumen and effectiveness as leaders in key areas of strategy, negotiation, critical thinking, and managing change. Wharton Executive Education and ASIS International, the leading organization for security professionals worldwide, co-developed the custom curriculum to ensure it meets the learning needs of today’s senior security leaders.
Wharton faculty, led by Professor of Management Michael Useem, an expert in corporate change and leadership, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you broaden your perspective on how to communicate the importance of having a robust security program.
The program offers a strategic toolbox to put these business skills to immediate practice, while exploring your own leadership and communication strengths.
Session topics include:
- Building a Learning Community
- Strategic Persuasion: Managing Across Organizational Boundaries
- Trends in the Global Changing Environment
- Financial Measures of Performance
- Customers as Assets
- Critical Thinking and Decision Making
- Leadership and Decision Making in the Gettysburg Battle
- Leadership and History
- Leading and Managing Change
Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies, both in the classroom and in smaller work groups, this program will enable chief security officers to create effective security strategies in a fast-changing, global environment.
Overall, you will learn how to:
- Enhance your strategic thinking skills outside traditional areas such as accounting and finance
- Bolster your leadership skills to better communicate with non-financial colleagues
- Be a better decision-maker who can assess disparate data from many areas of your company and help the CEO, board, and other leaders create a long-term path forward