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Oklahoma State University
Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Executive Education Partnership Program

Please check back for more information on 26th Executive Education Partnership Program on July 27-21, 2020.
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July 22 – 26, 2019


Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, 865 Research
Parkway, 3rd floor, Oklahoma City

Online Registration or Printable Registration

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.

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Who Should Attend

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

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


Our past participants talk about the Executive Education Partnership Program.

Please see program agenda for details.

Monday, July 22

Dr. Lee Manzer, OSU

Dr. Bret Bradley, OU

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, OSU

Tuesday, July 23

Dr. Alexis Smith Washington, OSU

Dr. Dan Ostas, OU

Wednesday, July 24

Dr. Michael Buckley, OU

Dr. Lupe Davidson, OU

Dr. Bret Bradley, OU

Thursday, July 25

Dr. Ken Eastman, OSU

Dr. Andrew Urich, OSU

Keynote Speaker - Executive Panel Briefing and Q&A Session:
William Schlittler, Dolese
Tony Shinn, Bank of America
Melinda Stinnett, Stinnett & Associates

Friday, July 26

Dr. Raj Basu, OSU

Program Participants

Business Simulation Industry Reports

Dr. Lee Manzer OSU

Summary of Program

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

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

Lupe 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

Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Endowed Chair for Excellence in Business Administration and Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence, Department of Management

L. Lee Manzer, Emirates Professor of Marketing, Spears School of Business, OSU

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

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

Alexis Smith 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
  • Ditch Witch
  • Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, FAA
  • OGE Energy Corp.
  • ONE Gas
  • ONEOK, Inc.
  • Phillips 66
  • Tinker Air Force Base
  • Location: Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, 865 Research Parkway, 3rd Floor, Oklahoma City
  • Price: The fee for tuition, food, and materials is $4,850 per applicant. Please make checks payable to Oklahoma State University. Application deadline is June 14, 2019.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing from the sponsoring organization.
  • Hotel: There is a group block at the Sheraton Downtown OKC. For reservations you may call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the Executive Education Partnership Program. Cutoff for accepting reservations is June 28, 2019. Rooms are $95 per night plus tax.
  • 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 405-744-5208 or, by June 14, 2019.