Drucker Unpacked, a New Management Training System From the Most Trusted Name in the Field, is Released

The Drucker Institute, WildWorks Group and The Center for Great Management have released Drucker Unpacked, a new management training system from the most trusted name in the field.

Using Drucker Unpacked’s two-phased approach, organizations can build their manager’s core capabilities, as well as give them the means to take on some of today’s toughest business challenges. Both phases—which are mutually reinforcing—are delivered through engaging, self-facilitated one- to three-hour sessions that are unlike traditional training programs.

With Drucker Unpacked’s proprietary process and materials, participants actually drive the learning themselves, sharing their personal experiences and creating their own “aha’s.”

The upshot: Drucker Unpacked not only gives managers and their teams the opportunity to master Peter Drucker’s core principles, it also provides the tools to turn them into action.

To order Drucker Unpacked “Business in Action” kits—which allow managers to work with their teams to tackle specific business issues, including innovation and better understanding the customer—please visitwww.DruckerUnpacked.com. Each kit, which includes everything you need to conduct a Drucker Unpacked session for up to 15 people, costs $399.

To learn more about “The Drucker Management Path”—a fully integrated, 15-part curriculum that teaches managers how to be more effective and how to lead, all for just $1,500 per manager—contact Ryan Forsthoff at ryan@greatmanager.com.

Born in Vienna on November 19, 1909, Peter Drucker had a profound impact on how people around the world organize themselves in the realms of business, government and civil society.

Drucker`s 39 books, along with his countless scholarly and popular articles, predicted many of the major developments of the late 20th century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power; the decisive importance of marketing and innovation; and the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning. In 1959, Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker,” and he spent the rest of his life examining an age in which an unprecedented number of people use their brains more than their backs.

Drucker`s first major work, The End of Economic Man, was published in 1939. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about the world around him—and a deep desire to make that world a better place—Drucker continued to write long after most others would have put away their pens. The result was a ceaseless procession of landmarks and classics: Concept of the Corporation in 1946, The Practice of Management in 1954, The Effective Executive in 1967, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices in 1973, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 1985, Post-Capitalist Society in 1993, Management Challenges for the 21st Century in 1999.

Drucker, who had taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Bennington College, and New York University, spent the last 30-plus years of his career on the faculty at Claremont Graduate University. In 2001, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation`s highest civilian honor. He died in November 2005, just shy of his 96th birthday.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.

The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies: volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker’s teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.

In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker’s papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker’s writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker’s decades of leading-edge thinking, including through an engaging, do-it-yourself workshop-in-a-box called “Drucker Unpacked”; applies Drucker’s work to current events (through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through a social media tool called Drucker Apps); and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.

The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito
Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of leaders and managers to do good while they do well.

WildWorks, based in Dallas, has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and leading social-sector organizations. It provides products and services that help create “results-based conversations.”

The firm’s custom collaborative sessions enable clients to tackle complex issues, identify mission-critical opportunities and rapidly build organizational alignment and action.

Wildworks’s “tool kit approach” provides organizations with the training and methods necessary to conduct their own collaborative meetings. This allows any group to unleash the same collaborative power experienced in the custom sessions.

The aim of The Center for Great Management is to transform merely good managers into great ones by connecting them with leading thinkers and experts, cutting-edge research findings and powerful tools of the trade.

Through customized educational services and products—virtual seminars, white papers, research, and training—CGM helps managers to sharpen their leadership talents, see the future before rivals do, solve their thorniest problems and discover which management techniques work—and which don’t.

CGM serves managers in a diverse array of sectors—including corporate, government, and not-for-profit. It educates novice managers as well as seasoned leaders transitioning into new roles. And it develops managers from every organizational function, whether it’s human resources, IT, marketing, customer service, finance or sales.

CGM clients include Pfizer, Xerox, Kraft, Macy’s and Apple.