OSU Management Development Consortium in Oklahoma City

Hosted by Chesapeake Energy

These management 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.


April 22
The Energy Value Chain

April 22, 2014 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

The seminar is to provide business professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the oil and gas industry with a focus on how value is added in the energy value chain. The energy value chain involves the process of linking specific functions from input to output (i.e., from upstream, midstream, through downstream) to enhance the economic value of the business throughout the value chain. As a result, you will gain an understanding of how each segment of the energy firm’s activities add value along the energy value chain. This will also help you better understand their own role in the value chain and how it relates to others in your company and to the industry.

$350 per person


July 15-16
Energy Finance and Economic Analysis

July 15-16, 2014 / 9 a.m. –4 p.m. each day / Presented by Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

You will learn about the energy industry and be better prepared to understand and handle decision-making using leading tools and techniques. You will gain a working vocabulary of industry related concepts and terminology. The content will be based on lectures and case studies and will prepare you for interaction with financial professionals in the energy industry. You will analyze several case studies about actual companies operating in the energy industry. Case studies are unusual in that for some situations, there may be no fixed right or wrong answers. An answer can be justified based on sound assumptions and factual information can be viewed as correct and a right answer that is not justified can be incorrect.

$650 per person for both days


Sept. 9
Finding and Using Your Strengths To Be A Better Leader

Sept. 9, 2014 / 9 a.m. –4 p.m. / Presented by Kenneth Eastman, Ph.D.

Kenneth Eastman, Ph.D.

Kenneth Eastman, Ph.D.

This session will explore how you can become more productive and effective by leveraging your talents. Content will involve how being purpose-centered, internally directed, other-focused, and externally open can achieve greater outcomes for yourself and others. After this session, participants will have a greater understanding of their strengths, how to better use their strengths at work, and how to “lift” your performance with others. This session includes the StrengthsFinder assessment for each participant.

$365 per person


Nov. 12
Enhancing Employee Motivation Through Coaching

Nov. 12, 2014 / 9 a.m. –4 p.m. / Presented by Raj Basu, Ph.D.

Raj Basu, Ph.D.

Raj Basu, Ph.D.

This seminar is designed to help you make the transition to first-line management. As organizations empower employees in great numbers, managers will need to focus more on coaching skills rather than controlling and directing. Leaders can learn how to enhance these skills in this session.

$350 per person


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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