<h3>Professional Development Seminars in Oklahoma City</h3><b>February 10</b> Professional Business Email Writing and Etiquette | Editing and Proofreading<br /><b>March 24</b> Changing Roles: Understanding Power and Leadership<br /><b>April 20</b> Mentoring, Enhancing Employee Performance and Coaching <b>May 25</b> Time Management | Decision Making<h3>Executive Management Briefings</h3>Ann Compton, Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent (1973-2014)<br />Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (’10-’14) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (’05-’14)<h3>Tulsa Business Forums</h3>Ann Compton, Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent (1973-2014)<br />Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (’10-’14) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (’05-’14)<h3>BIG DATA Analytics Conference</h3>February 23, 2016<br />Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa<h3>BEST Leaders – Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders in Tulsa</h3><b>March 8, 2016</b> Project Management and Process Improvement by Marc Tower | <b>April 14, 2016</b> Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance by Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D. | <b>May 19, 2016</b> Managing Employees Virtually by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | <b>June 15, 2016</b> Encouraging Employees to Think Like Owners by Toby Joplin, Ph.D.<h3>25th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference</h3>Wednesday, March 9, 2016<br />Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma<h3>Cyber Security Conference</h3>April 5, 2016 <br />Oklahoma City, COX Convention Center<h3>BEST Leaders – Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders in Oklahoma City</h3><b>May 3, 2016</b> The Power of Influence by Andy Urich, J.D. | <b>June 1, 2016</b> Increasing Productivity through Accountability by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. and From Traditionals to Millenials: Leading Generations at Work by Ken Eastman, Ph.D. | <b>July 19, 2016</b> Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance by Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D.<h3>10th Annual Energy Conference</h3>Tulsa: Tuesday, May 10, 2016<br/>Oklahoma City: Wednesday, May 11, 2016<h3>2016 Spears School of Business Golf Classic</h3>Friday, August 5, 2016<br />Karsten Creek<br />Stillwater, OK<h3>What is the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development?</h3>Watch this video.<h3>Executive Education Partnership Program</h3>July 25-29, 2016<br />Oklahoma State University

Professional Development Seminars in Oklahoma City

February 10 Professional Business Email Writing and Etiquette | Editing and Proofreading
March 24 Changing Roles: Understanding Power and Leadership
April 20 Mentoring, Enhancing Employee Performance and Coaching May 25 Time Management | Decision Making

Executive Management Briefings

Ann Compton, Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent (1973-2014)
Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (’10-’14) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (’05-’14)

Tulsa Business Forums

Ann Compton, Legendary ABC News’ White House Correspondent (1973-2014)
Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (’10-’14) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (’05-’14)

BIG DATA Analytics Conference

February 23, 2016
Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa

BEST Leaders – Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders in Tulsa

March 8, 2016 Project Management and Process Improvement by Marc Tower | April 14, 2016 Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance by Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D. | May 19, 2016 Managing Employees Virtually by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | June 15, 2016 Encouraging Employees to Think Like Owners by Toby Joplin, Ph.D.

25th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cyber Security Conference

April 5, 2016
Oklahoma City, COX Convention Center

BEST Leaders – Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders in Oklahoma City

May 3, 2016 The Power of Influence by Andy Urich, J.D. | June 1, 2016 Increasing Productivity through Accountability by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. and From Traditionals to Millenials: Leading Generations at Work by Ken Eastman, Ph.D. | July 19, 2016 Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance by Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D.

10th Annual Energy Conference

Tulsa: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Oklahoma City: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

2016 Spears School of Business Golf Classic

Friday, August 5, 2016
Karsten Creek
Stillwater, OK

What is the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development?

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Executive Education Partnership Program

July 25-29, 2016
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Professional Business Email Writing & Etiquette (OKC) 9:30am - 12:30pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin This seminar will teach participants how to write emails that maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Participants will leave the program understanding the importance of organization, consistency, and punctuation in order to achieve clarity and accuracy in email messages.

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Webinar: Winning the Battle and Losing the War: Retaliation in the Workplace 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The legal webinar series will be presented in a series of four sessions presented by Griffin Pivateau, J.D. Human nature creates a tendency to retaliate against those who accuse them of wrongdoing. The law, however, prohibits employers from punishing employees for exercising rights assured to them.

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Editing and Proofreading (OKC) 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin Learn the importance of correctness and professionalism in business writing and be guided through proofreading strategies for improved business communications. Learn proofreading strategies, understand grammatical rules, and develop a consistent writing style.

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Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

February 22-26, 2015 The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is an educational program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial, and leadership abilities. The Institute provides the required educational points for receiving the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) or the Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) designation; however, anyone is welcome to attend. The Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute is accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada (APT US&C).

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Oklahoma Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Academy

Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK

February 22-26, 2016 The Oklahoma Master Municipal Clerks Academy is an advanced educational program designed to develop technical skills and administrative, financial, and leadership abilities. The Academy provides the required educational points for receiving the prestigious Master Municipal Clerk Certification (MMC); however, anyone is welcome to attend. The Oklahoma Master Municipal Clerks Academy is accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

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Big Data Analytics Conference

Tulsa

Offered by the the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. This conference will explore the management and strategic impact big data can have on a company or organization. This cross-industry conference brings speakers from industries throughout the region to share their experience of maximizing the use of big data. Those attending the conference will learn about leading practices in using analytics in energy, financial services, healthcare, medical services, and retail. Speakers and participants will explore various issues such as data capture, data management, data analysis and the strategic use of information for decision-making that drives success in business/organizations.

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Tulsa Business Forums presents Ann Compton 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa

Legendary ABC News' White House Correspondent (1973-2014)

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Executive Management Briefing presents Ann Compton 12:00pm - 1:30pm

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City

Legendary ABC New's White House Correspondent (1973-2014)

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Webinar: Bullying and Beyond: Workplace Conflict 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The legal webinar series will be presented in a series of four sessions presented by Griffin Pivateau, J.D. Commit your company to providing a workplace free of bullying. Most employers have sexual harassment policies, but do not have one addressing bullying in the workplace. The proactive employer will realize that creating a means of addressing bullying must be a priority. In this webinar, we discuss workplace bullying, address the potential legal claims that it can generate, and outline a proposed risk management plan.

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Innovative Thinking (OKC) 9:00am - 12:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Tracy Suter, Ph.D. | Successful leaders have the ability to make good decisions, sound judgments, introduce new ideas, solve problems and maintain mutually beneficial relationships. This session focuses on the vital role that mindset and thinking play in the development of these skills.

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Building Effective Attitudes in the Workplace (OKC) 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. | The impact of attitudes on any work environment can be significant. Among the topics discussed in this seminar are how attitudes are formed, how they are organized, how they are changed, and how they affect one's self-image. By having a better understanding of attitudes, you can become happier and more productive in the workplace.

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BEST Leaders--Project Management and Process Improvement (TULSA) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Project Management and Process Improvement Presenter: Marc Tower This seminar will provide you with the tools to improve your businesses in meaningful ways.

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25th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference 8:30am - 3:30pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Tulsa, OK

Hyatt Regency Hotel | Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Supervisory Program: Part I - Changing Roles: Understanding Power and Leadership (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Matt Bowler, Ph.D. The first part of the supervisory program will help employees make the transition to first-line management. This session will help new managers to better understand and develop sources of power. Participants will explore their own individual leadership style while developing effective actions for influencing others. Upon completion of this session, professionals will be able to identify the rolls, skills, and expectations of managers.

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Leadership by Question (TUL) 9:00am - 12:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Presenter: Dr. Matt Bowler Leadership is more effective when leaders ask thoughtfully-crafted, strategically-positioned and well-timed questions. These types of questions engage people, show that you value people, get people to develop their own creative solutions, and create a learning environment. In this program, participants will learn to engage followers and be a more effective leader by learning about and practicing the art of leading using questions.

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Effective Attitudes in the Workplace (TUL) 1:00pm - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Presenter: Dr. Lee Manzer The impact of attitudes on any work environment can be significant. Among the topics discussed in this seminar are how attitudes are formed, how they are organized, how they are changed, and how they affect one's self-image. By having a better understanding of attitudes, you can become happier and more productive in the workplace.

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6th Alliance for Sport Business Meeting & Conference

Oklahoma City

March 31-April 1, 2016 Hosted by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

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Cyber Security Conference 8:30am - 4:30pm

Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City

Cox Convention Center | Oklahoma City | With the increasing risk and sophistication of cyber attacks, there is a continuous need to adapt your business strategy to protect sensitive business and personal information. This inaugural Cyber Security Conference brings national and international experts to the state and is sponsored by the Management Science and Information Systems Department and the Center for Executive and Professional Development, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University.

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Executive Management Briefing presents Gen. Keith Alexander 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Civic Center, Oklahoma City

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (2010-2014) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief Central Security Service (2005-2014)

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Tulsa Business Forums presents Gen. Keith Alexander 10:00am - 11:30am

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (2010-2014) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief Central Security Service (2005-2014)

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Webinar: Defensive Drafting of Employee Handbooks: Best Practices 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The legal webinar series will be presented in a series of four sessions presented by Griffin Pivateau, J.D. In an employment lawsuit, inevitably the plaintiff's lawyer will first request the employee handbook. Anything in the handbook can and will be used against the employer. To reduce the odds of conflict, employers must give careful consideration to the employee handbook and its contents. This webinar will contain suggestions for handbook provisions that will be useful not just in the workplace, but in the courtroom.

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BEST Leaders--Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance (TULSA) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance Presenter: Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D. Analytics is not IT. Analytics is not statistics. Analytics is not Mathematics. Analytics incorporates concepts and tools from all the above to help you make better decisions.

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8:30am - 4:30pm

OSU Student Union

The 2016 conference will include the following speakers: Professor Dan Collins | Tippie College of Business | University of Iowa Professor Joel Owens | College of Business Administration | University of Nebraska Professor Terry Shevlin | Michael G. Foster School of Business | University of Washington Professor Jonathan Shipman | The Sam M. Walton College of Business | University of Arkansas Professor Brad Blaylock | Spears School of Business | Oklahoma State University

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Networking and Building Profitable Relationships: The Primary Drivers of Success (TUL) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Presenter: Andrew Urich, J.D. The ability to be comfortable and confident in business settings and to make a memorable impression is an acquired skill. This vital skill will help you go farther in your career and also help your organization succeed by the profitable relationships you will create with current and potential clients. Participants will learn how to cultivate interpersonal skills, find opportunities for success, the essence of networking and much more.

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Supervisory Program: Part II - Mentoring, Enhancing Employee Performance and Coaching (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Raj Basu, Ph.D. The second part of the supervisory program will help professionals to understand ways to enhance their management skills through coaching and mentoring. Participants will experience different techniques to motivate employees while understanding the importance of mentoring in the workplace. Supervisors will explore the effects of coaching at all levels of the organization and ways to enhance employee performance through exercises and case studies.

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SAS Analytics Day (by Invitation Only) 8:30am - 4:00pm

Click Hall, ConocoPhillips Alumni Center

From 2004, OSU has partnered with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, to offer very successful datamining and business analytics certificate programs. A primary goal of this conference is to link OSU's data mining and business analytics certificate programs and students who are trained in analytics using SAS with members of the local and regional business community. SAS Analytics Day will introduce our certificate programs to businesses and allow students and businesses to begin building their professional network.

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BEST Leaders--The Power of Influence (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Oklahoma City

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- The Power of Influence Presenter: Andrew Urich, J.D. This seminar will help participants develop the skills necessary to establish and maintain productive working relationships through lecture, discussion, and exercises for practical application of the concepts.

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BEST Leaders--Managing Employees Virtually (TULSA) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Managing Employees Virtually Presenter: Raj Basu, Ph.D. This highly interactive and engaging seminar explores the challenges of managing employees who are geographically dispersed.

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Time Management (OKC) 9:00am - 12:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Mac McCrory

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May 25 Decision Making (OKC) More Info arrow
Decision Making (OKC) 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Oklahoma City

Presenter: Mac McCrory

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BEST Leaders--From Traditionals to Millenials/Increasing Productivity through Accountability (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Oklahoma City

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- - From Traditionals to Millenials: Leading Generations at Work / Presenter: Ken Eastman, Ph.D. - Increasing Productivity through Accountability / Presenter: Lee Manzer, Ph.D.

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Emotional Intelligence (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Lex Smith, 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. Through a series of exercises, participants will build a personal vision and make a plan to increase their EI in order to achieve that vision and move toward excellent performance.

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Information Systems Technology Exploration (ISyTE)

OSU Campus

June 5-10, 2015 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.

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Words at Work: Business Writing for Success (TUL) 9:00am - 12:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin This seminar will teach you the skills and techniques of communicating information clearly, concisely and conscientiously. In addition to good writing, you will also learn persuasive, effective writing techniques that will create an impact through your selection of words and style.

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Editing and Proofreading (TUL) 1:00pm - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Presenter: Ms. Kim McCrackin Learn the importance of correctness and professionalism in business writing and be guided through proofreading strategies for improved business communications. Learn proofreading strategies, understand grammatical rules, and develop a consistent writing style.

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BEST Leaders--Encouraging Employees to Think Like Owners (TULSA) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Tulsa

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Encouraging Employees to Think Like Owners Presenter: Toby Joplin, Ph.D. In this program, you will develop a better understanding of why employees and managers/owners may have different goals and priorities, how to better align the interests of the employees with the goals of the organization, and how to attract the right employees and motivate them to better assist the organization reach its goals.

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BEST Leaders - Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

OSU-Oklahoma City

Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Understanding Business Analytics to Improve Company Performance Presenter: Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D. Analytics is not IT. Analytics is not Statistics. Analytics is not Mathematics. Analytics incorporates concepts and tools from all of the above to help you make better decisions with data. This one-day hands-on workshop using state-of-the art analytics software that is visually rich and has an easy to use interface (point-and-click) will break the myth that you have to be an IT or math/stat. person to use and appreciate analytics to improve company performance.

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Executive Education Partnership Program

OSU-Stillwater

July 25-29, 2016 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.

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Spears School of Business Golf Classic

Karsten Creek

3rd Annual OSU Spears School of Business golf scramble at Karsten Creek | Net proceeds from this year's event will go to the general scholarship fund for use by Spears School of Business students. Come join us for a great fun outing and bring your friends! Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Creating and Developing High Performance Teams (OKC) 9:00am - 12:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | High-performance teams don't just happen. They are carefully built and well managed, and this is not always a smooth process. A key to strong, performance-oriented, teams is building strong interpersonal relationships prior to the formation of teams. This seminar covers issues across the life span of teams, from deciding when to use them, to understanding their stages of development, to moving them toward high performance. Special attention will be given to the various challenges teams face in moving toward high performance (conflict, turning individuals into team players, motivation problems, team decision-making problems, etc.) and ways that teams can successfully navigate these obstacles.

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Lessons from Mount Everest: A Manager's Guide to Agile Decision-Making in a High Stakes Environment (OKC) 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | This seminar uses lessons from a tragic expedition to Mt. Everest to study decision-making in high-stakes, dynamic environments. This highly interactive seminar provides a framework for 1) understanding behaviors that lead to poor decision-making; 2) distinguishing between less and more relevant information; and 3) diagnosing and preventing serious failures.

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Networking and Building Profitable Relationships (OKC) 9:00am - 4:00pm

Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City

Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D. | Everyone agrees that individuals with excellent interpersonal skills rise to the top in their organizations and careers--but how much effort does the typical professional expend developing this vital skill set? In hiring, promotions and selling (whether it's products, services or ideas) it almost always comes down to the ability to connect with and relate to others. There is no question that the ability to be comfortable and confident in business settings and to make a memorable impression is an acquired skill. This intense program will help you undertake the process of cultivating your people skills so that you can get ahead and go farther in your career.

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