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July marked a milestone in Executive Education for INCAE Business School. From the 15th to the 19th of this month, our campus in Costa Rica hosted the second module of the Senior Executive Program in Global Health Innovation Management (SEP GHIM), an international program taught in countries of America, Europe and Africa, and in partnership with world-renowned institutions such as ISGlobal, the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH), IESE Business School and Strathmore Business School.
For a week, the participants in this exclusive program, sponsored by EIT Health, strengthened their entrepreneurship and innovation capacities in the health sector, through inspiring conferences, networking activities and on-site visits to primary health centers in Alajuela.
"The SEP GHIM constitutes one more initiative of the Portfolio of Programs that INCAE has developed in recent years, under the commitment to contribute to the strengthening of the health sector, promoting innovation and better administrative management," said Andrea Prado, INCAE professor.
The "Management of Innovation in Global Health" gathered in Costa Rica more than 20 participants from countries such as India, Germany, Spain, Tajikistan, Colombia and France. The next module will take place next September in Nairobi (Kenya) and, finally, the fourth module will take place in October in Barcelona (Spain).
This was also an intense and productive month for our part-time executive master's degrees. From July 8 to 13, the students of the new Executive Master in Marketing & Digital Transformation received in Costa Rica the second module of the program, in which professors Luciano Ciravegna and Sergio Restrepo taught the topics "Managing Brands in the Digital Economy" y "Marketing Execution"respectively.
During the following week, Costa Rica received the students from Executive Master in Business Analytics 2020, who lived the first part of module 3, and the Executive MBA 2020-I group who also began the first part of the third module of the master's degree, in which they delved into topics such as Operations Management and Marketing.
On July 15, in Panama, the students of the Executive Master in Operations and Technology 2019 They started the last module of the master's degree. For 7 days they delved into topics such as Operations Management and Information Technologies.
From July 21 to 27, students from EMBA 2019 II they lived in Costa Rica the module 9 of the master's degree, in which they learned about Desing Thinking and Management Control; while those of Executive Master in Finance They received the last module of the program and were one step away from officially joining the Inca family.
During the first two weeks of the month, 52 participants of 15 nationalities met at the Walter Kissling Gam campus, in Costa Rica, to experience the final module of our Senior Management Program.
This time, INCAE's most traditional executive program brought together the editions of the PAG Dominican Republic, Peru and Costa Rica -whose first module took place weeks ago- and concluded on Thursday, July 11, with a graduation ceremony presided over by the Academic Director Esteban Brenes.
From July 1 to 6, program participants Advanced Leadership They learned to successfully handle periods of change, crisis, or conflict. Under the direction of Prof. Guillermo Cardoza, they lived in Costa Rica for six intense days that allowed them to gain in-depth knowledge of their skills through exercises, individual assessments, practical case studies, and business simulations.
For its part, on July 19 a new edition of the Senior Management Program for HR, which provided its 25 participants with the tools and senior management perspectives necessary to make them a fundamental piece of growth within their organizations.
As a closing of the program, on Saturday 20 it was held in Costa Rica a day of updating and networking with former participants of the program, in which professors Francisco Loscos and José María Gasalla analyzed the paradigms of organizations in the face of technological changes and digital innovation.
This was also a month of celebration, as our Certification in Executive Coaching He reached his Tenth Generation. Led by Master Certified Coaches Patricia Cauqui and Alfonso Medina, 49 participants from different countries improved their influence and leadership skills thanks to a program accredited by the International Coach Federation.
During July, Costa Rica was also the headquarters of the programs Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Diploma in Business Administration for Lawyers, Finance for Non-Financiers y High Impact Communication, in which dozens of participants expanded their knowledge and obtained cutting-edge tools to face their professional challenges.