OSU Management Development Consortium in Tulsa

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 Tulsa in cooperation with Matrix Service Company. 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.

Previous 2014-15 Seminars

March 26, 2014

Strengthening Employee Performance

9 a.m. – noon. / Presented by Kenneth Eastman, Ph.D.

 Ken Eastman, Ph.D.

Ken Eastman, Ph.D.

The effective leader knows how to motivate followers with quantitative and qualitative rewards. When thinking of rewards one often only thinks of monetary compensation, but recognition can be a very effective motivational tool. In this session rewards and several approaches to motivation will be discussed including goal setting, reinforcement theory, and equity.

From Traditionals To Millennials: Leading Generations At Work

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Kenneth Eastman, Ph.D.

Ever wonder how new hires could be so impatient or how your boss could never have heard of “IM-ing?” The answer largely is that, for the first time, four generations are converging in the workplace. Examine how the different life experiences of Traditionals, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials create challenges in communicating and collaborating. You will also consider ways to bridge the generational divide and explore how to communicate and establish a multi-generation working environment, including key strategies to managing these employees.

$350 per person for entire day

June 25, 2014

Creating and Developing High Performance Teams: Appreciating Diversity

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

Raj Basu, Ph.D.

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. We will make use of experiential exercises to demonstrate important team principles.

$350 per person for entire day

September 25, 2014

The Power of Influence

9 a.m. – noon / Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D.

 Andrew Urich, J.D.

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 individuals within your organization. This program focuses on the science and practice of persuasive communication skills as applies to your need to “get your point across” or “get things done” while maintaining positive relationships. 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.

Critical Thinking: Leading Innovation & Value Creation

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / Presented by Andrew Urich, J.D.

Both organizations and individuals profit from the ability to create value. High-value individuals have the ability to solve problems, make good decisions, and to create profitable ideas. This program focuses on the vital role that mindset and thinking play in the development of these skills. For the purpose of this program, critical thinking refers to thinking that is disciplined, objective purpose driven and goal directed. With a practical emphasis, the definition is further defined to “using your brain to create value for you and your organization.” The program also includes an application for fighting bureaucracy and unleashing your creative and innovative spirit. Participants will be encouraged to challenge the status quo and question conventional wisdom.

$350 per person for entire day

December 9, 2014

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

9 a.m. – noon / Presented by Debra Nelson, Ph.D.

Participants must register in this session by October 28, 2014 to complete assessment prior to program.

Debra Nelson, Ph.D.

Debra Nelson, Ph.D.

Nearly 300 company sponsored studies have demonstrated that the secret to excellent performance at work is emotional intelligence (EI). In this session participants will learn a validated framework for emotional intelligence and will assess their own level of EI using the Emotional Competence Inventory, a 360-degree evaluation. Through a series of exercises, participants will build a personal vision and make a plan to increase their EI in order to achieve that vision and move toward excellent performance.

$695 per person


All sessions will be held at the Matrix Service Company in the Drillers Training Room – 1st floor.
5100 E. Skelly Drive, Ste. 700, Tulsa, 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