OSU Leadership Certificate Program/OKC Consortium

Hosted by Chesapeake Energy

These leadership development programs are offered by Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business faculty. The seminars are designed to prepare, motivate, and build business leaders. These programs are “open-enrollment” programs offered in Oklahoma City in cooperation with Chesapeake Energy. We invite you to register and join us for these sessions. The format of the seminars includes discussion, assessments and/or case studies so concepts are put into practice during sessions and participants return to the workplace better able to implement the information presented.


The Power of Influence

 Andrew Urich, J.D.

Andrew Urich, J.D.
Associate professor
Department of Management

January 26, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D.

Profitable relationships are the key to any successful enterprise. This program will help you develop the skills necessary to establish and maintain a productive working relationship with both outside clients and among individuals within your organization. This program focuses on the science and practice of persuasive communication skills as it applies to your need to “get your point across” or “get things done” while maintaining positive relationships.

This seminar relies on lecture, discussion and exercises for practical application of the concepts. Getting people to say “yes” is the backbone of any influence opportunity. This program brings influence research to the real world and introduces a system for planning and executing influence opportunities. The approach focuses on four key factors that increase the likelihood of building consensus in your position.

Consideration of these factors before any opportunity arises to influence others allows you to: (1) learn to break the barriers that often block your message; (2) craft a clearer message that will lead others to respond in a positive manner; (3) reach agreements on your terms: (4) develop the skills necessary to be an effective and well -received messengers; and (5) learn to avoid conflicts and confrontations.

$350 per person

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Business Process Improvement and Project Management

Marc Tower

Marc Tower
Adjunct instructor
Department of Management

March 19, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Marc Tower

The objective of this seminar is to provide participants with the basic tools to improve their businesses in meaningful ways. The result is lower costs, less errors, more efficient use of resources, better customer service and more engaged employees from applying these concepts to their business processes. 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 will be able to develop and successfully execute Business Process Improvement projects. You will learn basic project management and process mapping, including techniques and tools. You will also learn how to measure the results of work and how to monitor and adjust new processes. This seminar is presented by the OSU Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development.

$350 per person

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Developing the Strategic Middle Manager: The First Step Toward Organizational Renewal

James Pappas, Ph.D.

James Pappas, Ph.D.
Associate professor
Department of Management

May 14, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by James Pappas, Ph.D.

In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, firms have moved away from the traditional goals of centralization and control and moved toward an emphasis on innovation and customer responsiveness. New developments in the business community (i.e., offshoring, outsourcing), suggest that this trend will be a mainstay for years to come. Though the requirements for long-term competitiveness are evolving, the role of middle managers within complex organizations has not kept pace. This seminar is designed to discuss new roles and opportunities of middle managers within complex organizations and re-cast their focus toward involvement and performance as critical participants in the strategy-making process. By doing so, middle managers 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. You also will explore how firms can harness new ideas from the middle of the organization to renew their core capabilities. A detailed explanation of how managers can utilize social connections and trust toward renewal will be explored. This seminar is appropriate for traditional middle managers as well as mid-level employees who have connections with both supervisors and subordinates.

$350 per person

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Creating and Developing High Performance Teams

Raj Basu, Ph.D.

Raj Basu, Ph.D.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
OSU-Tulsa

July 9, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / 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. Both management and team members share responsibility for moving a team toward high- performance, and we will focus on both of these roles throughout the seminar. In addition to material delivery, we will make use of experiential exercises to demonstrate important team principles. This seminar is sponsored by the Department of Management and the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

$350 per person

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Tune Up Your Negotiation and Persuasion Skills

 Andrew Urich, J.D.

Andrew Urich, J.D.
Associate professor
Department of Management

September 10, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D.

Better negotiations lead to higher profits. Human interaction and persuasion are among the most important skills affecting your success in business today. These skills are particularly vital during formal and informal negotiations. This seminar will help you improve and sharpen their skills to help facilitate more successful negotiations. You will develop the ability to improve your 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.

This seminar combines research and actual case studies to facilitate significant and permanent improvements in your negotiation skills.

$350 per person

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Increasing Productivity through Accountability

Lee Manzer, Ph.D.

Lee Manzer, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Marketing

November 12, 2015 / 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Presented by Lee Manzer, Ph.D.

Entitlement is a severe threat to productivity and individual initiative. Instead, focusing on accountability in your organization will increase productivity. This session investigates how such cultures are specifically created within organizations, how to recognize such creation variables, and what may be done to stem the growth of entitlement.

$200 per person

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  • Those attending all 6 sessions will receive a Leadership Developement Certificate.
  • Participants will also receive a certificate of completion for CEU credit for each completed program.

Register All 6 Seminars

All sessions will be held at Chesapeake Energy

6100 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK

For more information contact:

Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University / Stillwater, OK 74075
1.866.678.3933 or 405.744.5208
cepd@okstate.edu

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