Executive Education Partnership Program

Executive Education Partnership Program

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For more information:
1.866.678.3933 or 405.744.5208
cepd@okstate.edu

July 25 – 29, 2016

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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.

The Executive Education Partnership is a customized, executive education program developed with input from the organizations participating as partners. This business/academic partnership allows bridges to be built between the educational and business communities. The program is presented by outstanding faculty, all of whom are widely acknowledged as experts in their respective fields. Senior faculty from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma –serve as on-site “hosts”– assure continuity and provide extra opportunities for one-on-one consultation with participants.

The Benefits

The Executive Education Partnership Program offers the following benefits:

  • An educational experience designed to improve the way you think and make decisions
  • An opportunity for you to exchange ideas and learn new skills in an interactive setting
  • A pooling of resources from OSU and OU to deliver a top-quality program and an advisory board to ensure relevance and quality

Testimonials

Our past paticipants talk about the Executive Education Partnership Program.

Please see program agenda for details.

Monday, July 25

Building a Coaching Culture Dr. Lee Manzer, OSU

Many organizations recognize the value of mentoring and coaching. These tasks are given to specific individuals within the organization. Some organizations, however, are considering the creation of an organizational environment where all employees willingly accept personal responsibility for maintaining the organization’s vision—in other words, they wish to create a “coaching culture.” This session addresses a culture where executive, manager, and peer coaching is commonly accepted.

  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Relations/Skills)
  • Communicates Effectively (Communication Skills, Oral Communication)

Business Simulation Introduction Dr. Goutam Chakraborty OSU

Decision making and teamwork are essential leadership skills. The simulation will broaden your understanding of target market selection and positioning of brands in that market, value creation in product design, cash flow planning, profitability analysis, and strategic planning and management. The overall experience will stimulate you to consider the effects of your decisions on the organization, to collaborate with openness to develop new products and redesign the company, and to strategically use data to make better system-wide decisions. A spirit of team dynamics, competition and integration of concepts learned are skills you can take back with you and apply immediately to your organizational setting.

  • Manages ambiguity (Deal w/ Ambiguity)
  • Manages complexity (Problem Solving)
  • Decision quality (Decisiveness)
  • Financial acumen (Financial Management)
  • Drives results (Drive for Results)
  • Self-development (Entrepreneurship)
  • Drives vision and purpose (Vision)
  • Plans and aligns (Priority Setting)
  • Nimble Learning
  • Being Resilient
  • Resourcefulness
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Business Insight
  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Conflict

Tuesday, July 26

Being a Self Aware Leader EI 360 Dr. Alexis Smith, OSU

Emotional Intelligence (the ability to effectively identify and engage emotion) and Self-Awareness (the ability to accurately perceive ourselves and our impact on others) have become two of the hottest topics in executive development. Emotional intelligence (EI) and self-awareness (SA) are indicators of highly effective leaders. This presentation is devoted to enhancing participants’ self-awareness through the lenses of Emotional Intelligence (EQ360). Next, we will describe how EI facilitates relationship-development, decision-making and stress-management. Participants are guided through reflective and competency-building discussion and exercises.

  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Relations)
  • Self-development (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Builds Effective Teams (Skills/Building Relationships)
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (Self-Awareness)
  • Instills Trust (Building Trust)
  • Communicates Effectively (Communication)

Business Ethics Dr. Dan Ostas, OU

This session provides an opportunity to discuss ethical issues that arise in organizational settings by employing a series of interactive case studies. Best practices for corporate compliance programs are examined. The session also surveys the regulatory environment and proposes techniques for managing ethical and legal issues to better meet organizational goals.

  • Ensures accountability (Credibility)
  • Collaborates (Fairness)
  • Courage
  • Balance Stakeholders
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness
  • Instills Trust (Integrity/Honesty)

Business Simulation Introduction Dr. Goutam Chakraborty OSU

Decision making and teamwork are essential leadership skills. The simulation will broaden your understanding of target market selection and positioning of brands in that market, value creation in product design, cash flow planning, profitability analysis, and strategic planning and management. The overall experience will stimulate you to consider the effects of your decisions on the organization, to collaborate with openness to develop new products and redesign the company, and to strategically use data to make better system-wide decisions. A spirit of team dynamics, competition and integration of concepts learned are skills you can take back with you and apply immediately to your organizational setting.

  • Manages ambiguity (Deal w/ Ambiguity)
  • Manages complexity (Problem Solving)
  • Decision quality (Decisiveness)
  • Financial acumen (Financial Management)
  • Drives results (Drive for Results)
  • Self-development (Entrepreneurship)
  • Drives vision and purpose (Vision)
  • Plans and aligns (Priority Setting)
  • Nimble Learning
  • Being Resilient
  • Resourcefulness
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Business Insight
  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Conflict

Wednesday, July 27

Negotiations Dr. Bret Bradley, OU

The evidence is clear – top performers have strong negotiation skills. However, the evidence is also clear that great negotiators are made, not born. In this session we will discuss the fundamentals of negotiating such as preferred negotiating styles, our goals, the other party’s underlying needs and interests, and the use of leverage. The session will also consist of a simulation to allow attendees to put into practice the skills discussed.

  • Decision Quality (Decision Making)
  • Organizational Savvy (Political Savvy)
  • Persuades (Influencing/Negotiating, Negotiating)
  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Relations/Skills)
  • Collaborates (Partnering/Collaborations)
  • Self-Development (Personal Skills)

Using Business Analytics Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, OSU

In this session you will learn how companies in a variety of industries such as insurance, retail, hospitality and healthcare use business analytics to make smarter decisions and get better results. You also will see several demonstrations of predictive models and text mining using state-of-the-art analytics software (SAS Enterprise Miner).

  • Global Perspective (External Awareness)
  • Strategic Mindset (Strategic Agility/Skills/Thinking)
  • Tech Savvy (Technology Management)
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Manages Complexity

Building Powerful Communication Skills Dr. Lupe Davidson, OU

Communication comes to the forefront of organizations when it breaks down, usually with a pledge for more effective communication as the solution to an organizational failure. However, a reactive approach to communication practices ignores the potential for superior organizational communication to be a source for added value in high performing companies. This session will share research on the communication practices of high performing organizations with attention to the ways small changes in internal and external communication can save time, build relationships, cement loyalties, and add organizational value.

  • Communicates Effectively (Communication Skills, Oral Communication)
  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Relations/Skills)

Creating Sustainable Customer Relationships Dr. Jeffrey Wallman, UT-Arlington

This session will help you build relationships by listening to your customers and assist you with clients by formally managing the relationships. You will learn how to make smart deals by weighing the pros and cons and create winning strategies with customers.

  • Customer Focus (Customer Focus/Service)
  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Relations/Skills)
  • Builds Networks

Business Simulation Introduction Dr. Goutam Chakraborty OSU

Decision making and teamwork are essential leadership skills. The simulation will broaden your understanding of target market selection and positioning of brands in that market, value creation in product design, cash flow planning, profitability analysis, and strategic planning and management. The overall experience will stimulate you to consider the effects of your decisions on the organization, to collaborate with openness to develop new products and redesign the company, and to strategically use data to make better system-wide decisions. A spirit of team dynamics, competition and integration of concepts learned are skills you can take back with you and apply immediately to your organizational setting.

  • Manages ambiguity (Deal w/ Ambiguity)
  • Manages complexity (Problem Solving)
  • Decision quality (Decisiveness)
  • Financial acumen (Financial Management)
  • Drives results (Drive for Results)
  • Self-development (Entrepreneurship)
  • Drives vision and purpose (Vision)
  • Plans and aligns (Priority Setting)
  • Nimble Learning
  • Being Resilient
  • Resourcefulness
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Business Insight
  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Conflict

Thursday, July 28

Using Evaluations and Motivational Skills to Create a High Performance Work Environment Dr. Michael Buckley, OU

It is really quite amazing. Individuals come to work motivated to perform and we always seem to do whatever we can to wring that motivation out of them. We do this by implementing practices which are less than optimal in capitalizing on that motivation. In order to remedy this issue, we must first understand how this happens, what we might do to avoid this problem, and those strategies which will enable us to capitalize on that motivation individuals bring to work. Performance evaluation will be used as an illustration of how we can motivate individuals to become the best contributors possible.

  • Drives Engagement (Motivating Others)
  • Drives Vision and Purpose (Motivating Others)
  • Communicates Effectively (Communication)
  • Drives Results

The Essence of Leadership: Strategies for Influencing Others Dr. Andrew Urich, OSU

Profitable relationships are the key to any successful enterprise. This session will help you develop the skills necessary to establish and maintain a productive working relationship with both outside clients and individuals withing your organization.

  • Persuades
  • Drives Engagement
  • Drives Vision and Purpose
  • Situational/Adaptability

Innovative Thinking Dr. Tracy Suter, OSU

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. You will be encouraged to question conventional wisdom, seemingly standard approaches, and the notion that there is only one “right” way to handle the challenges before us. In short, the goal is to help you become conscious of your thought processes and to give you tools and ideas to improve the way you think – to empower you to create more value for your organization.

  • Cultivates Innovation (Innovation Management)
  • Values Differences
  • Optimizes Work Processes

Keynote Speaker TBA

Business Simulation Introduction Dr. Goutam Chakraborty OSU

Decision making and teamwork are essential leadership skills. The simulation will broaden your understanding of target market selection and positioning of brands in that market, value creation in product design, cash flow planning, profitability analysis, and strategic planning and management. The overall experience will stimulate you to consider the effects of your decisions on the organization, to collaborate with openness to develop new products and redesign the company, and to strategically use data to make better system-wide decisions. A spirit of team dynamics, competition and integration of concepts learned are skills you can take back with you and apply immediately to your organizational setting.

  • Manages ambiguity (Deal w/ Ambiguity)
  • Manages complexity (Problem Solving)
  • Decision quality (Decisiveness)
  • Financial acumen (Financial Management)
  • Drives results (Drive for Results)
  • Self-development (Entrepreneurship)
  • Drives vision and purpose (Vision)
  • Plans and aligns (Priority Setting)
  • Nimble Learning
  • Being Resilient
  • Resourcefulness
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Business Insight
  • Action Oriented
  • Manages Conflict

Friday, July 29

Executive’s Guide to Mentoring Dr. Raj Basu, OSU

Your employee’s productivity is most directly impacted by your ability to mentor him or her. This session will focus on your ability to influence others during discussions, informal negotiations and personal interactions. Learn to break through the barriers that often block your message. You will develop the power necessary to be an effective and well-received messenger, learn to avoid conflicts and confrontations and use bargaining power to your advantage. These goals are achieved by identifying important factors that impact your ability to persuade and connect with others around you.

  • Interpersonal Savvy (Interpersonal Skills)
  • Organizational Savvy (Comfort Around Higher Management, Political Savvy)
  • Persuades (Influencing/Negotiating, Negotiating)
  • Self-Development (Personal Skills)
  • Develops Talent

Business Simulation Industry Reports Program Participants

Summary of Program Dr. Lee Manzer OSU

American Fidelity Group
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
AT&T, Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CITGO Petroleum Corporation
ConocoPhillips
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, FAA
OGE Energy Corp.
ONE Gas
ONEOK, Inc.
Phillips 66 Company
The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
Tinker Air Force Base

The program will be most beneficial for executive and upper-level managers like you who have at least 5 years of management and supervisory experience and who are assuming greater responsibilities. It will be particularly helpful as you confront the challenges of managing multifunctional resources in project implementations and work toward improving your overall leadership effectiveness in strategy execution.

What You Will Learn

The curriculum of the Executive Education Partnership Program is designed to equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to lead in today’s rapidly changing business environment. This program will help you with the following:

  1. Broaden your perspective of your role as a manager
  2. Build an understanding of the changing structure of your organization to make it more competitive
  3. Increase your understanding of the special functions and responsibilities of business in society
  4. Improve your analytical and decision-making skills at a strategic level
  5. Increase your ability to work effectively through team building
  • Location: ConocoPhillips Alumni Center (Map) at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Price: The fee for tuition, food, and materials is $4,750 per applicant. Please make checks payable to Oklahoma State University. Application deadline is June 3, 2016.
    Register Online or Mail Printable Registration.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing from the sponsoring organization.
  • Hotel: Atherton Hotel at Oklahoma State University. Due to the Atherton being under construction at this time, please contact Kelle Scott for reservations at 1-866-678-3933 or direct line 405-744-8679 or email cepd@okstate.edu. The Atherton will be reopened by June 2016.
  • Accommodations: Please indicate if you will need any special food, services, assistance, or accommodations to participate in the program by contacting OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or cepd@okstate.edu, by June 3, 2016.