Executive Education Partnership Program

Executive Education Partnership Program


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1.866.678.3933 or 405.744.5208
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July 24 – 28, 2017

Location: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City

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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 24

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)

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)

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 25

Being a Self Aware Leader EI 360 Dr. Alexis Washington, 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 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 26

Building Powerful Communications Skills Dr. Lupe Davis, OU

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

Financial Acumen Dr. William Megginson, 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.

  • Business Insight: Business Acumen
  • Financial Acumen: Total Work Systems
  • Strategic Mindset: Strategic Agility

Business Simulation 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 27

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. Richard Gajan, OU

In this increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace, businesses must continuously innovate to stay ahead of the competition. This session focuses on teaching Lean Launch principles that GE and other large corporations have adopted to leap ahead of their competitors. Whether you are trying to improve internal processes, or introduce a new product or a new service, using an iterative process of Customer Discovery focused on the customer’s Value Proposition greatly increases you likelihood of success. Learning to think and behave like a startup company means a focus on innovation towards customer satisfaction driven by customer demand.

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

Keynote Speaker Pattye Moore, Director, ONEOK, ONE Gas, Quik Trip, Red Robin (Board Chair)

Business Simulation 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 28

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

Raj BasuRaj Basu, Vice President of Student Affairs, OSU-Tulsa, and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, OSU

Bret Bradley, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Michael F. Price College of Business, OU

Michael R. BuckleyMichael R. Buckley, JC Penney Company Chair of Business Leadership, Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology, Michael F. Price College of Business, OU

Goutam ChakrabortyGoutam Chakraborty, Ralph A. and Peggy A. Brenneman Professorship and Professor of Marketing, Spears School of Business, OSU

Lupe DavidsonLupe Davidson, Assistant Professor of Business Communication, C0-Director for Center for Social Justice, Affiliate Faculty for Women’s and Gender Studies, Michael F. Price College of Business, OU

Richard GajanRichard Gajan, Thoma Family Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business, OSU

William MegginsonWilliam Megginson, George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Co-Director of Center of Financial Studies, OU

Daniel OstasDaniel Ostas, Professor of Legal Studies and James G. Harlow, Jr. Chair in Business Ethics, Michael F. Price College of Business, OU

Andrew UrichAndrew Urich, Associate Professor of Management and Eastin Center Chair and Director for Talent Development, in the Eastin Center, Spears School of Business

Alexis WashingtonAlexis Washington, Assistant Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, 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: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City (Map)
  • 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 2, 2017.
    Register Online or Mail Printable Registration.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing from the sponsoring organization.
  • Hotel: Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center, call 405-239-3900 and mention “The Executive Education Partnership Program with OSU and OU.”
  • 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, 2017.