Case Studies

Interested in more details on the success of our Custom Programs? Take a look at just a few of the educational custom solutions built and delivered by Vanderbilt Executive Development Institute in partnership with our valued clients.


Preparing high-potential employees for leadership

Nissan’s North American headquarters relocated from Los Angeles to Franklin, Tennessee, in 2006. Nissan executives were pleased to discover a top-notch university and business school in their new backyard and immediately began exploring ways in which they could work with Vanderbilt. Read more >

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Strengthening skills to sell into the health care space

With health care revenue growth projected to outpace overall technology sales, Cisco wished to expand its presence and enhance its reputation in this complex “vertical.” Read more >

Louisiana Pacific

Building a brand in the Latin American market

With strong success in the Chilean market, Louisiana Pacific began considering further ways to expand its presence in South America. With sights set on Brazil, LP was aware that growth in the region depended upon a deeper understanding of the country’s cultural nuances to successfully navigate the commercial markets. Read more >

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Tackling specific management challenges with focused workshops

Challenged with supplementing their already robust internal development effort, the management team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, chose Vanderbilt to provide continued professional development for alumni of their proprietary Leadership Development Series. Read more >

Video Gaming Technologies

Gaining a competitive edge with “outside the box” thinking

Video Gaming Technologies (VGT) is one of the leading manufacturers of games for Class II and emerging gaming markets. A 550-employee company with a presence in three states including Tennessee, it is continually challenged to find new and innovative ways to provide consumers with a gaming experience that is deemed “irresistible.” Read more >


Driving Innovation by Precedent (and Practice)

Chubb, like other companies in the insurance industry, recognized the need for innovation. But how to go about it? How to go beyond imposing solutions from the top down to create a culture of change within the organization? Read More >