OSU Houston Management Development Consortium
Presenter: Bryan Edwards, Ph.D.
Confrontations comprise the very foundations of accountability, and when they are handled poorly, they result in failed promises, missed expectations, lack of accountability, and bad behavior. Learn how to effectively manage confrontation and make rapid and substantial improvements in individual, team, and organizational results. This seminar teaches a straightforward step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency and reducing resentment. Each person knows someone who has violated expectations, broken promises, or performed poorly. Indeed, most organizational failures, team disasters, and family discord are the natural result of chronic problems people have either failed to confront or confronted poorly. Built upon years of managerial research, this seminar in crucial confrontations directly addresses gaps between expectations and performance with a model that ensures individual and team effectiveness. You will learn how to approach confrontations in a different and more encouraging way. You will learn to hold someone accountable face-to-face by making a clear and direct connection between action and consequences. Additionally, you will learn to master performance discussions, motivate without using power and move to action.
June 2-7, 2013
A hands-on exploration program
The Oklahoma State University Information Systems Technology Exploration Academy (ISyTE) is an action-packed, hands-on program designed for high school students interested in the vital intersection of business and technology. This six-day program will allow you to learn from industry leaders and current MIS students and faculty about information system practice and career possibilities.
June 20-21, 2013
The Gretl Conference is enjoyable and rewarding for Gretl users at all levels and from all disciplines. This year's program will consist of presentations by users, invited speakers (including James MacKinnon), and Gretl developers. In addition, the program will include the "wishes and grumbles" development session, in which users have an opportunity to share their comments and suggestions directly with the primary developers of Gretl.
June 26-27, 2013
Every business must constantly improve their processes to be successful. This seminar covers the basics of Business Process Improvement including: terminology, identifying and selecting projects, planning, management and execution, analysis and measurement. This session includes practical exercises and examples that can apply to any type of business, large or small. Participants may enroll in the first day of Improving your Business Processes or both days which includes the Project Management session.
July 22-26, 2013
Are you wondering what you can do to help develop top management in your organization? You are invited to send leaders from your company to attend this one-week executive development program.
July 29-August 2, 2013
Improve your knowledge and skills and broaden your perspective in your role as a leader. In cooperation with the State of Oklahoma Office of Human Capital Management, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma
OSU Houston Management Development Consortium
Presenter: Matthew Bowler, Ph.D.
At various times, management in organizations perceive a need for a change. This program addresses what drives change, as well as how to create a sense of urgency, alignment, and support among management groups. In addition, participants will learn how to create a network for change by establishing a system that solicits involvement and ownership of key stakeholders. This will be accomplished by using a mix of break-out sessions, interactive lectures, simulations and case studies to teach participants how to lead your organization to successful adapt to changes in business environments. This program is designed for executives, managers and leaders from all organizations at all stages and sizes with various backgrounds. Participants will build on peers' knowledge to leave the program with the best possible skills for addressing challenges. Individuals involved in change initiatives, or who are preparing for them, will gain frameworks to help make the change process more effective.
OSU Houston Management Development Consortium--Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
Presenter: Debra L. Nelson, Ph.D.
Nearly three hundred different company sponsored studies have demonstrated that the secret to excellent performance at work is emotional intelligence (EI). In this session, participants will learn a validated framework for emotional intelligence, and will assess their own level of EI using the Emotional Competence Inventory, a 360-degree evaluation. Through a series of exercises, participants will build a personal vision and make a plan to increase their El in order to achieve that vision and move toward excellent performance.
October 2-4, 2013
The OSU Energy Midstream and Marketing program will focus on 1) natural gas 2) crude oil and 3) NGL midstream and other topics as related to business and is targeted to those new in the industry or midstream and marketing area. The program will address what it takes to get oil and gas to market, potential obstacles, supply, and other market factors. Instructors for this session will feature Oklahoma State University faculty as well as speakers from the energy industry.