<h3>Tulsa Business Forum/ Executive Management Briefings : 2014-2015 Speakers </h3>  David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times and Commentator, NPR & PBS Newshour | Tulsa : Nov. 4, 14 | OKC : Nov. 5, 14<br /> Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman | OKC – March 11, 2015 | Tulsa – March 12, 2015<br /> Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer | Tulsa / OKC – April 7, 2015<h3>Energy Midstream and Marketing 2015</h3>Tom Seng, Asst. Prof of Energy Business, Tulsa’s School of Energy Economics; Randy Brown, Partner, Tremont House Enterprises; Betty Simkins, Prof of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business; Deniese Palmer-Huggins, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology at the Univ. of Texas; John Polonchek, Head, Dept. of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business<h3>BEST Leaders</h3>Critical Thinking Innovative Decision-Making: Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever- Changing Business Environment: Wed, April 22, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Evidence-Based Management: Wed, June 10, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.<h3>Management & Professional Development Seminars</h3> Professional Business Email Writing and Etiquette | 9 am – Noon | Feb. 18, 2015 | OKC<br />Editing and Proofreading | 1 pm – 4 pm | Feb. 18, 2015 | OKC<h3>Management & Professional Development Seminars</h3> Hacking Back I: Data Security for Employees | Feb. 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC<br /> Hacking Back II: Data Management for Managers | March 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC<h3>24th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference</h3>March 4, 2015 | Tulsa<h3>9th Annual Energy Conference</h3>Tulsa: Wed., May 6, 2015<br />Oklahoma City: Thurs., May 7, 2015<h3>Travel Learn Program</h3>Greece : September 3-13, 2015

Tulsa Business Forum/ Executive Management Briefings : 2014-2015 Speakers

David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times and Commentator, NPR & PBS Newshour | Tulsa : Nov. 4, 14 | OKC : Nov. 5, 14
Moira Forbes, President & Publisher, ForbesWoman | OKC – March 11, 2015 | Tulsa – March 12, 2015
Steve Wozniak, Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer | Tulsa / OKC – April 7, 2015

Energy Midstream and Marketing 2015

Tom Seng, Asst. Prof of Energy Business, Tulsa’s School of Energy Economics; Randy Brown, Partner, Tremont House Enterprises; Betty Simkins, Prof of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business; Deniese Palmer-Huggins, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Economic Geology at the Univ. of Texas; John Polonchek, Head, Dept. of Finance, OSU Spears School of Business

BEST Leaders

Critical Thinking Innovative Decision-Making: Wed, Feb 4, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever- Changing Business Environment: Wed, April 22, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Evidence-Based Management: Wed, June 10, 2015, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Management & Professional Development Seminars

Professional Business Email Writing and Etiquette | 9 am – Noon | Feb. 18, 2015 | OKC
Editing and Proofreading | 1 pm – 4 pm | Feb. 18, 2015 | OKC

Management & Professional Development Seminars

Hacking Back I: Data Security for Employees | Feb. 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC
Hacking Back II: Data Management for Managers | March 25, 2015 | 9 AM – 12 PM | OKC

24th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference

March 4, 2015 | Tulsa

9th Annual Energy Conference

Tulsa: Wed., May 6, 2015
Oklahoma City: Thurs., May 7, 2015

Travel Learn Program

Greece : September 3-13, 2015
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Presented by 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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Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Critical Thinking & Innovative Decision-Making Presenter: Andrew Urich Participants will be encouraged to challenge the status quo and question conventional wisdom. The goal is to help participants become conscious of their thought processes and give them tools and ideas to improve how they think.
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February 9-13, 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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February 9-13, 2015 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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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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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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Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This seminar will equip employees with specific actions to prevent computer security threats. Participants will leave the program with easy to use tools and practices to keep themselves and their companies safe from hackers and other data security threats.
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Hyatt Regency Hotel | Tulsa, Oklahoma
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President & Publisher, ForbesWoman Forbes has interviewed power players in-depth on determining how to best lead a team and business through radical change, empowering growth, and tools required to move to the next level.
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President and Publisher, ForbesWoman Forbes has interviewed power players in-depth on determining how to best lead a team and business through radical change, empowering growth, and tools required to move to the next level.
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Presented by Marc Tower | This seminar will help participants to improve employee productivity by increasing the efficiency of current resources, providing better customer service and encouraging employee engagement in the office. Participants will be able to develop and successfully execute business process improvement projects, learn how to measure the results of their work, and learn how to monitor and adjust new processes.
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Presenter: Dr. Jim Burkman This data management program teaches managers how to be aware of and evaluate computer security threats. Participants will learn the language of security professionals, specific threat categories, and effective defense strategies.
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Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.
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Chief Scientist, Fusion-io and Co-Founder, Apple Computer Wozniak is an American computer scientist best known as one of the founders of Apple and the inventor of the Apple II computer, and recently competed on ABCs Dancing with the Stars.
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The Oklahoma State Spears School of Business is pleased to invite faculty members and Ph.D. students to join our Management Scholars Professional Development Workshop. This event will offer professional development workshops and provide networking opportunities for scholars studying Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship or Strategy. We encourage Ph.D. students to submit papers and posters and urge faculty members to join us in this fun and scholarly academic meeting.
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Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Strategic IQ: Prepare and Respond to the Ever-Changing Business Environment Presenter: Tracy Suter, Ph.D. Strategic IQ addresses the strategy itself, formal and informal organizational structures, and the human capacity of individuals and groups within the firm through various examples and case studies.
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Offered by the Department of Finance and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
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Developing the Strategic Middle Manager: The First Step Toward Organizational Renewal | Presented by James Pappas, Ph.D. | This seminar is designed to discuss new roles and opportunities of middle managers within complex organizations and recast their focus toward involvement and performance. Participants will be shown how to utilize behaviors to influence upper management decisions, champion new ideas, help implement deliberate strategies, and add value to their organization. A detailed explanation of how managers can utilize social connections and trust toward renewal will be explored.
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Business Engagement Series for Thought Leaders (BEST Leaders)- Evidenced-Based Management Presenter: Matt Bowler, Ph.D. To become better decision-makers, we need to think critically, identify the best available information and hold our subjective biases in check. In this session, we will examine the perils of decision-making and work on techniques for more objective and rational decisions.
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Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D. | A key to strong, performance-oriented teams is building strong interpersonal relationships prior to the formation of teams. Special attention will be given to the various challenges teams face in moving toward high performance and ways that teams can successfully navigate these obstacles. This seminar will make use of experiential exercises to demonstrate important team principles.
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Offered by the Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University
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Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D. | This seminar will help participants improve and sharpen the skills to help facilitate more successful negotiations. Participants will develop the ability to improve their negotiation strategy and execution based on an understanding of persuasion, critical thinking, and effective planning. Participants will also learn to identify factors that significantly impact negotiation outcomes through a series of discussions and group exercises.
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Presented by Lee Manzer, Ph.D. | This seminar will focus on accountability in your organization to increase productivity. This session investigates how cultures are specifically created within organizations and how to recognize creation variables.
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