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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Professional Development Seminars in Ponca City

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2017 Fall - 2018 Spring Programs

These professional development programs are offered by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business. These seminars will help you strengthen your profile while also developing new skills. You will receive up-to-date and relevant, practical information which can readily be applied in the workplace. Enroll in these seminars now and upgrade your management skills and improve your leadership abilities.

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Benefits to the participant

This program is designed for managers, leaders, or front-line employees from organizations at all stages with various backgrounds. You will build on peer’s knowledge to leave the program with the best possible skills for addressing challenges.

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405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

From Traditionals to Millennials: Leading Generations at Work

Learn how to effectively communicate, collaborate and manage employees across all generations.

Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman & Suzanne Myers Endowed Chair For Excellence in Business Administration, and Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

9 am – noon 1 pm – 4 pm

September 27, 2017

9 am – noon

or

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Developing your Emotional Intelligence

Utilizing a self-assessment and discussion, you will build a personal vision and make a plan for how to increase your emotional intelligence.

Lex Smith-Washington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

9 am – 3 pm

October 25, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Crucial Communications presented by Dr. Bryan Edwards

Learn an eight-step process for how to communicate more effectively when emotions are involved and opinions vary.

Bryan Edwards, Ph.D., Joe Synar Chair and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

9 am – 4 pm

November 29, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Good to Great: What’s a Leader to Do?

Explore how you can move your organization from good to great and learn tangible solutions on how to achieve this greatness.

Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman & Suzanne Myers Endowed Chair For Excellence in Business Administration, and Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 9 am – noon

February 14, 2018

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


Stress Management

Determine what causes stress in your personal and professional life and learn how to cope and deal with this stress.

Mac McCrory, Ed.D., Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 1 pm – 4 pm

February 14, 2018

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Decision Making: Fire or Strategy?

Analyze the critical factors that affect decision making and how communication can positively affect this process.

Mac McCrory, Ed.D., Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 9 am – noon

March 14, 2018

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


Productive Power of Quality Communications

Improve your face-to-face communication skills, interpersonal relationships and self-image.

Mac McCrory, Ed.D., Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 1 pm – 4 pm

March 14, 2018

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


The Power of Influence

Learn persuasive communication skills to “get your point across” and “get things done” while maintaining positive relationships with people in and out of your organization.

Andrew Urich, J.D., Associate Professor, Eastin Center Chair for Talent Development, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 9 am – noon

April 25, 2018

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


The Game is Played Away from the Ball

With the use of stories and examples be reminded and motivated to take care of the little things that lead to an organization’s success.

Lee Manzer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marketing, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

Full Day Registration 1 pm – 4 pm

April 25, 2018

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City

Raj Basu, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs, OSU-Tulsa and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Ken Eastman, Ph.D.
Dean, Norman & Suzanne Myers Endowed Chair For Excellence in Business Administration, and Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Bryan Edwards, Ph.D.
Joe Synar Chair and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Lee Manzer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Marketing, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Mac McCrory, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Lex Smith-Washington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Andrew Urich, J.D.
Associate Professor, Eastin Center Chair for Talent Development, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

This program is designed for managers, leaders, or front-line employees from organizations at all stages with various backgrounds. You will build on peer’s knowledge to leave the program with the best possible skills for addressing challenges.
  • Program format – series of ten sessions
  • LocationThe University Center at Ponca City, 2800 North 14th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Price – $199 per person per half day session / $350 for full day sessions
  • Cancellation Policy – If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 10 days prior to the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute. All guarantees have been submitted to the hotel, so refunds are not attainable. 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

The Game is Played Away from the Ball (9 am-noon)

Developing Effective Attitudes (1 pm-4 pm)

Lee Manzer, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

September 8, 2016

9 – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Professional Business E-mail Writing and Editing and Proofreading

Kim McCrackin, Lecturer, Coordinator of the Learning Services Center and an instructor of business communications at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

$350 per person

September 28, 2016

9 – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Managing Employee Motivation through Coaching (9 am-noon)

Manager as a Conflict Resolver (1 pm-4 pm)

Raj Basu, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, OSU-Tulsa and Associate Professor of Management

$350 per person

October 18, 2016

9 – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Ethics Awareness: Managing for an Ethical Workplace (9 am-noon)

Professional Image: Position Yourself for Success (1 pm-4 pm)

Andrew Urich, J.D., Associate Professor of Management and Director of Student Development, Eastin Center for Talent Development, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

November 8, 2016

9 – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


True Colors (9 am-noon)

Mac McCrory Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Stress Management (1 pm-4 pm)

Mac McCrory Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

November 30, 2016

9 – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Supervisory Program Part 1: Changing Roles-Understanding Power and Leadership

This session will help you understand your role as a manager and how to develop your power in this role. You will also explore your leadership style and effective leadership actions.

Matt Bowler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

April 5, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Supervisory Program Part 2: Mentoring, Enhancing Employee Performance and Coaching

This session focuses on the importance of mentoring as a manager and how to enhance employee performance by understanding motivational approaches. You will also learn how to use coaching as a manager to provide effective two-way communication, performance feedback and empowerment for your employees.

Raj Basu, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, OSU-Tulsa and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

May 24, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Managing Confrontations

This session in managing confrontations addresses gaps between expectations and performance. You will learn a straightforward approach to reducing resentment, which will help increase individual and team effectiveness.

Bryan Edwards, Ph.D., Joe Synar Chair and Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

June 21, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City