SCTE Pitches Leadership Program At Dartmouth's B-School

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As part of its efforts to move higher up the food chain, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is producing a weeklong executive-development program next spring at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business aimed at the cable industry's future senior technology managers.

Priced at $9,970, the SCTE Leadership Institute with Tuck at Dartmouth will feature sessions on business and leadership skills. The program is scheduled for the week of April 26-30, 2011, at the college's Hanover, N.H., campus.

"When I came on board, the professional development content we had was focused -- legitimately so -- on the front-end folks, the field installers," SCTE president and CEO Mark Dzuban said. "What was missing was content for the folks who were turning into senior-level managers in their organizations."

The sessions, taught by Tuck faculty, are to include "Connecting Strategic Vision to Implementation," "Why Smart Executives Fail" and "Understanding and Executing for Value Creation in Broadband Services."

In addition, SCTE plans to bring in senior execs from the industry for one-on-one discussions. The organization hasn't announced those but SCTE officials noted that Time Warner Cable chairman, president and CEO Glenn Britt is a Tuck alumnus.

About 40 attendees will be able to participate in the program, SCTE said. The $9,970 price tag includes the sessions, accommodations, meals and course materials -- and, presumably, free Internet access. SCTE said there is a possibility that applicants will be able to get some funding for the Tuck program through the SCTE Foundation.

Dzuban, who expects to attend the event in April, said SCTE anticipates executives from MSOs as well as technology suppliers to participate.

"We have a lot of folks coming up who are in position to replace C-level folks in the next three to five years," he said. "These are people who are basically on the track to develop as senior leadership."

SCTE is now accepting applications for the program at www.scte.org. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2011.

The Tuck School of Business -- regularly ranked among the top 10 global MBA programs by publications including The Wall Street Journal and The Economist -- was founded in 1900.

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