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OSU Leadership Development Certificate Series in OKC
HOSTED BY CHESAPEAKE ENERGY
Practical and relevant experts deliver timely and powerful seminars to business professionals and innovators
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.
Who Should Attend
This series is designed for business professionals and innovators.
Profitable Relationships: Overcoming Fear and Building Confidence
Andrew Urich, J.D.
Everyone agrees that people with excellent interpersonal skills rise to the top in their organizations and careers. This program will help you undertake the process of cultivating your people skills so that you can get ahead and go further in your career.
- How to overcome your fear and build confidence
- The essence of networking
The Manager as the Conflict Resolver
Raj Basu, Ph.D.
As a manager it can be difficult to know the best way to reduce conflict in your team. This program discusses how to cultivate your personal and organizational power to effectively manage conflict.
- Your sources of personal and organizational power
- How to effectively use different types of power depending on the conflict situation
Six Keys to Empowering Employees to Take Ownership
Toby Joplin, Ph.D.
When management and employees have vastly different goals it can lead to stress and conflict for the employees and management. This program will help managers and supervisors align the interests of the employees with the goals of the organization.
- How to teach employees to think like owners
- How to motivate employees to better assist the organization reach its goals
Communication in Collaborative Groups
Durand Crosby, Ph.D.
By pooling together different backgrounds, education, and experience, teams have the potential to solve a variety of problems better than a single person. However, they often fail to reach the optimal solution. This program simulates the challenges employees face when they are part of a cross-functional team through a hands-on scenario.
- How to develop effective processes to improve team communication
- How to increase group decision making performance
Leading with Fairness
Lindsey Greco, Ph.D.
When employees perceive they are being treated unfairly by leaders, they are likely to respond in ways that are unfavorable for the leader and organization. This program discusses what is important to employees in terms of fairness and how leaders can lead with fairness.
- The four types of fairness that are important to employees and why
- How to lead with fairness at all times to improve employee performance and satisfaction
Increasing Productivity through Accountability
Lee Manzer, Ph.D.
Entitlement is a severe threat to productivity and individual initiative. This program explores what can be done to reduce entitlement and increase accountability in your organization.
- How entitlement cultures are created in an organization
- How to stem the growth of entitlement
Leading an Energetic Culture
Lee Manzer, Ph.D.
This program helps organizations create a more interesting, productive and playful workplace. By utilizing the ideas of FISH! it brings the concept of organizational culture to a practical level.
- The importance of “being there”
- How to consciously choose your attitude every day
Raj Basu, Ph.D., is the Vice-President for Student Affairs for Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Associate Professor of Management in the Spears School of Business. Dr. Basu researches and teaches in the areas of leadership, employee performance, team building, and change management. He also speaks nationally and internationally to firms in the aerospace, energy, financial services, technology, manufacturing, government, and non-profit sectors. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Basu received his MBA from Duke University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Durand Crosby, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and is the chief of staff and chief operating officer with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He has published articles and given presentations on numerous topics including employee engagement, professional ethics, customer service, and creativity and innovation.
Lindsey Greco, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. She specializes in various aspects of human resource management including organizational training and development, leadership and fair workplace practices, negative employee behavior, compensation and benefits, and research methodology. Dr. Greco received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Toby Joplin, CPA, Ph.D., is the director of executive doctoral programs and clinical assistant professor in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He is the former vice president and chief financial officer at R L Hudson & Company. Dr. Joplin has helped many organizations on a variety of management topics including strategic planning.
Lee Manzer, Ph.D., is a professor of marketing in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has several years of practical experience as a chemist, sales representative and marketing research assistant for Dow Chemical Company. Dr. Manzer is a national recognized expert on service implementation. In addition, he has presented hundreds of seminars on topics such as attitude change, accountability and creating a service culture for a variety of national organizations and associations.
Andrew L. Urich, J.D., is an interesting and enthusiastic communicator who helps people get what they want. He is an Associate Professor o f Management and director of student development, Eastin Center for Talent Development in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he served as a member of the Executive MBA faculty of Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from 2004 until 2012. He is the recipient of university and regional Faculty Outreach Excellence Awards as well as Outstanding Teacher Awards.
- Program format
Series of seven sessions.
Those attending all 7 sessions will receive a Leadership Development Certificate. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion for CEU credit for each completed program.
All sessions will be held at Chesapeake Energy, 6100 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Map)
Please see the program brochure for price.
Critical Thinking: Leading Innovation and Value Creation
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”. Participants will be encouraged to challenge the status quo and question conventional wisdom. In doing so, they will question core beliefs and world view and entertain the notion that we may never “have it all figured out”. In short, the goal is to help participants become conscious of their thought processes and to give them tools and ideas to improve the way they think.
Feb. 22, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
Accessing and Engaging Employees
Bryan Edwards, Ph.D.
This framework is based upon ‘High Involvement Leadership’. HIL focuses on communication, participation, and empowerment. It does so by examining four attributes of the workplace: (a) power; (b) information; (c) rewards; and (d) knowledge. These four attributes work together, and all four are needed to claim that the workforce is truly engaged. High involvement leadership is a very effective platform for guiding discussion and keeping individuals focused on the primary issues within their particular workplace. It also provides a mechanism for long-term improvement because it opens up channels of communication between employees and all levels of management.
May 23, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
Good to Great: What’s a Leader to Do?
Ken Eastman, Ph.D.
Leadership: The stuff of legends and a legion of popular books. With so much being written on the topic, it is hard for us to know what works and what doesn’t. One common complaint readers have of such literature is that these books always make leadership sound so easy and simple. Unfortunately, people interested in leading others find that the task is much more complex than it appears to be. We are partly to blame, as we often go from book to book looking for the quick solution to our problems. In this session, we will explore the Good to Great principles and how you can begin to move your organizations from good to great. After all, being great does not take much more effort than being good, and who doesn’t want to make their organization great?
Aug. 29, 2017
9 am – 4 pm
Put Your Team and Company First: An Employees Guide to Advancement and Success
Raj Basu, Ph.D.
This highly engaging and informative session is peppered with stories and anecdotes. It underscores that success and advancement in organizations is largely a function of purposefully engaging in good citizenship behaviors, being good team players, understanding what is important to our bosses, and helping co-workers. While individual performance matters, real superstars focus on others just not themselves.
November 28, 2017
9 am – 12 pm
Enhancing Employee Motivation through Coaching
Raj Basu, Ph.D.
This session is designed to help employees make the transition to first-line management. As organizations empower employees in greater numbers, managers need to focus more on coaching skills rather than on controlling and directing. Dr. Basu will discuss how leaders can enhance their skills in dealing with employee problems and opportunities.
November 28, 2017
1 pm – 4 pm