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Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Professional Development Seminars in Ponca City

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 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.

Who Should Attend?

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

 April 15
Manzer Customer Service 9 - 12

Organizations everywhere are facing the “quality” challenge as global competition intensifies and forces a transformation of traditional management practice. Adaptation is occurring from coast-to-coast as professionals focus on gaining the competitive advantage. Along with this adaptation comes a renewed interest in long-term customer satisfaction, a movement towards restructuring an environment which mandates a teamwork approach, and an increasing accountability of every employee.

 
Stapp Persuasive Communication  1-4

Have you ever actually analyzed how you spend your time at work? For example, how much of your day is spent answering e-mail, participating in meetings and conference calls, proposing big ideas in memos, or working on something tangible for a proposal? What if you are trying to land that new client? How about attempting to get your employees to buy in to a new directive? Or maybe it’s something more ordinary: getting your colleagues to buy more candy for your child’s fundraiser or getting your office mates to finally go to lunch where you want to go. This seminar focuses on the work of author and thought leader Daniel Pink and provides concrete ways for participants to positively transform their interactions and communication with colleagues, clients, superiors, and subordinates. The best part? You don’t have to like “sales” (or be a salesperson) to get something out of it.

 

 
 
 

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

Rachel Dominick, School of Accounting, Instructor of Professional Practice, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Bryan Edwards, Ph.D., Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Lindsey Greco, Ph.D., Department of Management, Assistant Professor, Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

James Stapp, Department of Management, Lecturer, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

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

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

  • Program format – series of six 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
Matt Bowler Leadership by Question 9:30-12:30

So often we think of leadership as happening in grandiose statements made behind podiums. However, leadership is something that happens more in small groups and one-on-one interactions. Leadership is more effective when the leader asks thoughtfully-crafted, strategically-positioned and well-timed questions. Questions engage people, show that you value people, get people to develop their own creative solutions, and create a learning environment. However, most don’t know the value or technique of leading through the use of questions. In this program participants will learn to engage followers by learning about and practicing the art of leading using questions.

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Resolving Team Issues Part One (9 am-noon)

Resolving Team Issues Part Two (1 pm-4 pm)

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

$350 per person

September 12, 2018

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Enhancing Employee Motivation through Coaching (9 am-noon)

Raj Basu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

October 10, 2018

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


Accountability at Work – How to Eliminate Mediocrity and Increase Productivity (1 pm-4 pm)

Kyle Eastham, Lecturer, School of Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$199 per person

October 10, 2018

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager Part One (9 am-noon)

Finance for the Nonfinancial Manager Part Two (1 pm-4 pm)

David Carter, Ph.D., Professor, Greg Massey Professor of Finance, OBA Chair of Commercial Bank Management, Department of Finance, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

$350 per person

November 14, 2018

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


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

Ethics Awareness: Managing for an Ethical Workplace Part Two (1 pm-4 pm)

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

$350 per person

February 13, 2019

9 am – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Leading an Energetic Culture (9 am-noon)

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

$199 per person

March 13, 2019

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


Fish! Philosophy (9 am-noon)

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

$199 per person

March 13, 2019

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City


Strategic Thinking: Leading Innovation and Value Creation (9 am-noon)

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

April 10, 2019

9 am – noon

The University Center at Ponca City


Professional Image: Position Yourself for Success (9 am-noon)

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

April 10, 2019

1 pm – 4 pm

The University Center at Ponca City

Lindsey Greco Leading with Fairness 9-12

When employees perceive that they are being treated unfairly by leaders, they are likely to respond in ways that are unfavorable for the leader and organization. Studies have shown that employees respond to leader unfairness by reducing job satisfaction, intending to leave the organization, reducing job performance, and engaging in counterproductive work behaviors. The Leading with Fairness presentation reviews four types of fairness that are important to employees: (1) outcome fairness; (2) process fairness; (3) interpersonal fairness; and (4) informational fairness. Additionally, it discusses why employees care about each form of (un)fairness. Then concludes by providing leaders with recommendations on leading with fairness.

True Colors—Understanding Personalities and Working Better Together 1-4

True Colors uses the Myers-Briggs Type inventory and the personality analysis work by David Keirsey in 1967, to analyze our temperaments and personal relationship styles. True Colors is a vibrant, active, engaging program to help us better understand ourselves and the people we work with, live with and play with. True colors is unique in that every time we utilize this assessment especially with different people in the audience we come to a different realization about ourselves and how we relate to other people.

 November 13, 2019
Rachel Dominick Personal Finance 9-4

In this session you will learn about how to make simple changes to your personal finances that will make a lasting impact on your overall financial health. The primary focus is understanding how much money you have to spend each month and how to allocate that money among various expense categories. You will gain an understanding of how much you can afford to spend on your monthly rent or mortgage payment and how much money you should be saving and putting toward debt. Finally, we will discuss simple changes you can make that will have a long-term impact on your finances.

 
Feb. 19