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Making the most

of your meeting

For nearly 70 years, we have helped businesses and organizations by professionally planning and executing conferences and events of all sizes with unmatched success. Our experience gives us insights that allow us to create programs that meet the goals and objectives of our clients. 
Whether you are planning a one-day retreat or a multi-day conference, the Center for Executive and Professional Development will coordinate and manage all your event details. In addition to logistics and registration services, we will gladly design a program curriculum specifically for your organization. By using top-ranked instructors and speakers, individuals in your organization can refine their current business skills or learn new ones.

Why choose CEPD?

We offer a one-stop solution to total event management through a single contact with one contract and one invoice. From registration and confirmation letters to refreshments and assistance with guest speakers, our staff will be there to make your event run smoothly.

We specialize in

  • Retreat or conference planning

  • Speaker recommendation and facilitation

  • Budget design and management

  • Logistics planning/site selection

  • Session coordination

  • Curriculum planning

  • Contract negotiations

  • On-site execution management

  • Golf tournaments and special events

Event Management

You will be assigned a professional coordinator who will take care of the logistical arrangements for your event including:

  • Coordinating venue and social function requirements.
  • Arranging audiovisual, telecommunication services, computers and equipment.
  • Scheduling speakers.
  • Booking event venues and providing logistics on food and beverage options and menus.
  • Coordinating the group accommodation block.
  • Preparing an itinerary of final arrangements.
  • Available on-site to anticipate any potential problems and provide solutions.

Registration services

We offer complete event registration services, including:

  • Establishing a conference coordinator
  • Creating a customized database
  • Processing registrations
  • Depositing participant registration fees into your conference account
  • Preparing conference packets and name badges
  • Creating a conference webpage

Why choose OSU?

Oklahoma State University is an excellent choice for associations, groups or businesses seeking an affordable yet exceptional meeting venue in an academic setting. Accommodations and facilities on campus are designed with flexibility and atmosphere in mind and are open to the public. While in Stillwater, visitors are encouraged to explore OSU’s beautiful formal gardens, run the trail at Boomer Lake or experience The Strip on nearby Washington Street.

OSU/ Stillwater facilities

Activities in Stillwater

  • Golf at one of four courses
  • OSU athletic events
  • Numerous cultural activities including concerts and theatre
  • Team challenges, such as the Challenge of Excellence Ropes Course
  • Executive physicals at the Seretean Wellness Center
  • Work-out facilities at OSU’s Colvin Center or the Seretean Wellness Center

Professional Development Topics

  • Communications
  • Cost Management/Accounting
  • Emotional Intelligence Analysis
  • Ethics
  • Financial Management Reporting
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing Stress
  • Marketing/Sales Management
  • Negotiation
  • Network Security
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team-building
  • Customized curriculum options are also available
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