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Oklahoma State University
Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

OSU Leadership Development Certificate Series in OKC

HOSTED BY CHESAPEAKE ENERGY
January - November 2019

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.

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For more information:

405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu 

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2019 Speakers

Raj Basu

Raj Basu, Ph.D., is associate professor of management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. 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.

Abbey Davis

Abbey Davis is currently the director of the Eastin Center for Career Readiness and an adjunct management instructor in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Before joining OSU, Abbey worked as a fulltime corporate HR professional specializing in the areas of talent development, organizational development, performance management and compensation. She has supported internal business clients with these specializations in both energy and manufacturing industries. Abbey received her bachelor’s degree in human resources and MBA from OSU. In 2016, Abbey was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni for the Spears School of Business. Outside of the Eastin Center and teaching, Abbey also stays connected with students through the Spears mentoring program and serving on the OSU MBA Advisory Board.

Kyle Eastham

Kyle Eastham is a lecturer in the School of Entrepreneurship at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has more than 20 years of experience in state government. Kyle has spoken to groups all over the U.S. including the United States Navy, Social Security Administration and at various national conferences. He has masters’ degrees in entrepreneurship and public administration.

Les Smith Washington

Lex Smith Washington, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Smith Washington received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior at the A. B. Freeman School of Business of Tulane University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rice University. Dr. Smith Washington’s focal research areas span workplace issues such as gender and diversity, as well as bias and discrimination. Currently, Dr. Smith Washington is working on projects that examine the impact of social identities such as gender, race and sexual orientation on the ways individuals manage their professional image at work, as well as bias and discrimination. Dr. Smith Washington has immense experience in working with many companies in delivering information and assisting managers with their assessment of emotional intelligence to help individuals improve their work interactions to guide thinking and behavior, adapt to their environment, and achieve their goals.

James Stapp

James Stapp is a lecturer in business communication at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. For nearly a decade, James held multiple management positions in both the music and hospitality industries. His research interests include persuasive communication and the science of influence and decision making. James is passionate about helping current and future business leaders find their voice and master the communication skills necessary to overcome any challenge and meet any object.

Andrew Urich

Andrew L. Urich, J.D., is an interesting and enthusiastic communicator who helps people get what they want. He is an associate professor of 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.
  • Certificate/Credit
    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.
  • Location
    All sessions will be held at Chesapeake Energy, 6100 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Map)
  • Earn up to 26.4 hours of CPE Personal Development.

  • This series is designed for all business professionals.  

  • Handouts for the presentations will be provided at the program. No advance preparation is required and there are no prerequisites required to attend this series. If you should have any concerns, please contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.

  • Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentation and question and answer sessions.

  • The Center for Executive and Professional Development, Oklahoma State University, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

  • If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 10 days prior to the program, you are welcome to send a substitute. A refund is available given notification no later than 11 days prior to the conference. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu.

Creating and Developing High Performance Teams

Raj Basu, Ph.D.

A high performance team has to be carefully built and well managed. This program covers issues across the life span of teams from deciding when to use it, to understanding the stages of development, to moving it toward high performance.

Learn:

  • Various challenges teams face and how to successfully navigate these obstacles
  • How management and team members can help move a team toward higher performance

January 22, 2019

9 am - 4 pm

Chesapeake Energy


Growth Mindset: The Key to Strategic Development

Abbey Davis

It’s time to challenge the status quo when it comes to development. This program will discuss new perspectives to help you succeed in your own development efforts and also to support those that you lead.

Learn:

  • How a specific process, “Deliberate Practice” can take your leadership abilities to the next level
  • The tools, resources and action plan to help you incorporate a growth mindset into your daily leadership activities

April 16, 2019

9 am - 12 pm

Chesapeake Energy


Persuasive Communication: Skills for Navigating the Workplace

James Stapp

The majority of people spend a large portion of their work day trying to get others to make an exchange with us whether that be time, attention, effort, ideas, or skills. This program focuses on how you can positively transform your interactions and communication with colleagues, clients, superiors and subordinates.

Learn:

  • How to make your message clearer and more persuasive

April 16, 2019

1 pm - 4 pm

Chesapeake Energy


Crafting Authentic Identities: Understanding and Appreciating our Differences

Lex Smith Washington, Ph.D.

This session will focus on helping leaders build bridges with others by first understanding themselves. It is only by recognizing the differences present in your work group that you are then able to learn from each other and truly engage employees in order to encourage the group to move forward.

Learn:

  • How to be intentional about crafting an image that is authentic to yourself and also meets the demands of the team/environment

August 27, 2019

9 am - 12 pm

Chesapeake Energy


Strategic Thinking: Leading Innovation and Value Creation

Andrew Urich, J.D.

Both organizations and individuals profit from the ability to create value. This program focuses on the vital role that mindset and thinking play in the development of being a high-value individual for your organization.

Learn:

  • Tools and ideas to improve the way you think
  • The enemies of critical thinking

November 5, 2019

9 am - 12 pm

Chesapeake Energy


Ethics Awareness: Character and Culture

Andrew Urich, J.D.

Awareness is the key to making ethical decisions and ethical behavior. This program focuses on helping you increase your consciousness of factors that impact ethical behavior.

Learn:

  • Specific management practices to reduce or eliminate ethical problems
  • The impact of power and willful blindness in ethical decision making and behavior

November 5, 2019

1 pm - 4 pm

Chesapeake Energy