Master's in Executive Leadership Alumnae Solve the Conundrum "Prioritizing When It's All a Priority"

Friday, July 5, 2019TOPICS: Conferences and WorkshopsAlumni

USD alumnae, Jana De Anda and Mary Randall, teach prioritization workshop at USDUSD alumnae, Jana De Anda and Mary Randall, help workshop attendees master prioritization.
begin quoteThe strategy shared in this workshop is a culmination of what we have learned through our work with a variety of organizations, as well as our learning through the MSEL program at USD.

Master’s in Executive Leadership (MSEL) alumnae and Excelerate Management Consulting President and Senior Manager, Jana De Anda and Mary Randall, returned to USD to share their expertise and experience in a workshop titled “Prioritizing When It’s All a Priority.” This workshop is part of the Alumni Lifelong Learning series hosted by the USD School of Business to support the professional development of our alumni and local San Diego community.  

In the workshop, participants put De Anda and Randalls' prioritization strategy to the test by completing a case study about a struggling technology company with various opportunities at hand to improve the company’s revenue stream, market presence, and company culture. Their strategy entailed creating a comprehensive list of projects and then weighing those projects against a company’s value drivers, or goals. 

“It was great to be presented with such a logical method to prioritizing tasks. I was impressed by just how valuable the workshop was and am excited to start applying this tactic in my own life,” shared Gabrielle Horta, marketing and data analytics coordinator at the USD School of Business. 

Rather than helping businesses figure out their business strategy, De Anda and Randall offer their services at Excelerate to implement corporate strategy and put tasks into action. This process all starts with prioritization, which Randall and De Anda accomplish by applying the method taught at their workshop. 

“It was wonderful to return to our alma mater to give back to our USD community. The MSEL program taught me a great deal about how to prioritize the people, work, and events in my life in a way that allows me to do the things I’m passionate about while also staying true to my values. The strategy shared in this workshop is a culmination of what we have learned through our work with a variety of organizations, as well as our learning through the MSEL program. I’m proud to share this approach with companies to help them tackle the critical projects that will allow them to achieve their mission and strategy,” said Randall.

This workshop is just one of many lifelong learning opportunities here at the USD School of Business. Check out our event calendar for upcoming workshops and more.

Contact:

Renata Ramirez
renataramirez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4658