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Executive Women’s Business Leadership Certificate Program

 

September 2022 – January 2023
Tulsa | Oklahoma City | Stillwater

Multi-day program with opportunities for networking with peers, case studies, and leadership assessments

 

Why Attend?

Strategies for Accelerating Impact, Influence and Advancement

This program is specifically designed for women who would like to further develop their executive presence, enhance their leadership skills, and offer strategies for handling challenges. The program includes ways to effectively operate in the workplace and stand out as a leader. Critical information is provided with leadership insights based on proven research and personal experiences with senior leaders. There will be engagement opportunities to gain support for personal development and participants will be able to create a unique network with those of similar experiences to support future growth and development.

 

This program is offered by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business in cooperation with the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum and sponsors in an effort to promote women’s leadership in business, government, and the general workforce.

 

 

Registration information:

$4,950 per person Early Bird Fee (before July 15, 2022)*
$5,500 per person Registration Fee (after July 15, 2022)*
*Includes instruction, food (lunches, snacks, receptions), program supplies, assessments, books, group photo, electronic materials, certificate of completion (must complete 90% or more of program)

 

REGISTER HERE

 

  • Format

    Program Format:

    • In-person sessions with virtual components for blended learning • Sessions to be held over two consecutive days in the months of September, November (2022) and January (2023) to allow ideas to be implemented and practiced • Virtual presentations held by International Women’s Forum members or executives in the months on October 19 and December 7 (2022)

    • Sessions held in Tulsa on September 28-29, 2022, Oklahoma City on November 9-10, 2022, and Stillwater on January 25-26, 2023

    Program Benefits:

    • Opportunity for one-on-one coaching following leadership assessment

       

    • Participants will receive a complimentary registration to the Executive Management Briefings (OKC) or Tulsa Business Forums event with Carla Harris in October 2022 and to the Women’s Business Leadership Conference held in March 2023 (non-transferrable)

  • Agenda

    Tulsa

    SEPTEMBER 28 | BEING FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE

     

    9:00 am-12:00 pm Expanding Executive Impact through Emotional Intelligence (360 Assessment)
    Nearly three hundred different company sponsored studies have demonstrated that the secret to excellent performance at work is emotional intelligence (EI). Learn a validated framework for emotional intelligence, and assess own level of EI using the Emotional Competence Inventory, a 360-degree evaluation.

     

    Abbey Davis, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Panel: Executive Leadership Guiding Principles
    Panelists will discuss how they balance their work and personal lives, as well as other principles that guide them as executive leaders.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm One-on-One Assessment Debriefing
    Participants will receive more in-depth information regarding the outcome of their Emotional Intelligence assessment and will be debrief/coached privately.
    Abbey Davis, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    6:30-8:00 pm Evening Networking Reception

     

     

    SEPTEMBER 29 | BEING OPEN

     

    9:00 am-12:00 pm What’s Trending in D & I?
    Uncover the emotional intelligence underpinnings of inclusive leadership and several methods that leaders can use to overcome the attitudes, blind spots and roadblocks that they stumble into when they approach the world on autopilot. This session uncovers the bases of these gender roles including organizational culture, myths about men and women, work-life imbalances, and continuing forms of sexism that harm both men and women.

     

    Alexis Smith Washington, Ph.D., Spears School of Business Senior Inclusion Officer, Associate Professor of Management and William S. Spears Chair of Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Table Topic Discussions
    Selected topics will be discussed and reported on during this session.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm Leading for Strong Workplace Ethics
    Awareness is the key to making ethical decisions and ethical behavior. Self-awareness and self-reflection provide recognition of potential pitfalls and help us navigate ethical challenges. In addition to heightening awareness, we will look at the main causes of unethical behavior and specific management practices to reduce or eliminate problems.

     

    Andrew Urich, J.D., Associate Professor of Management, Chair and Director of Student Development, Eastin Center for Career Readiness in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Oklahoma City

     

    NOVEMBER 9 | MANAGING EXECUTION

     

    9:00-10:30 am Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis
    Turmoil—either within or outside of an organization—is marked by intense stress, uncertainty, complexity, and disruption. Highly uncertain environments require leaders to think and behave in ways that may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable.

     

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

     

    10:30 am-12:00 pm Taking Charge of Discrimination and Misconduct
    Workplace harassment is about more than sexual harassment. Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of harassment. We will focus on three steps that every employer must take to minimize the possibility of an adverse judgment.

     

    Griffin Pivateau, J.D., Associate Professor of Legal Studies in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Panel: Navigating HR Claims
    Panelists will discuss best practices for leadership to handle HR claims.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm What Every Executive Needs to Know about Their Company’s Annual Report
    In this session, suggestions will be provided on how to spend time with an annual report and understand the information presented. The focus of this seminar is on reading the annual and 10K reports by studying actual reports.

     

    Betty Simkins, Ph.D., The Williams Companies Professor of Business and Department Head of Finance in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    6:30-8:00 pm Evening Networking Reception

     


    NOVEMBER 10 | BEING OPEN

     

    9:00am – 12:00 pm Managing Business Relationships and Careers
    This seminar is designed to debunk the myths surrounding organizational politics. Many people view politics as a negative, even unethical practice — something ‘good’ people avoid. Politics, however,is a normal part of organizational life and can be a positive force for change. This session discusses different political tactics available and what to do to enhance political skills. Also, discuss how to more effectively interact with your boss.

     

    Maribeth Kuzmeski, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Marketing and International Business in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Table Topic Discussions
    Selected topics will be discussed and reported on during this session.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm Leveraging Your Influence and Crafting Your Personal Brand
    A primary skill of leadership is the ability to influence others. This session will help to develop the skills necessary to influence those inside and outside of your organization and how to promote your personal brand.

     

    Andrew Urich, J.D., Associate Professor of Management, Chair and Director of Student Development, Eastin Center for Career Readiness in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     


    Stillwater

     

    JANUARY 25 | CREATING THE NEW AND DIFFERENT

     

    9:00-12:00 pm Enterprise Risk Management and the Role of Corporate Governance
    TBA

     

    Betty Simkins, Ph.D., The Williams Companies Professor of Business and Department Head of Finance in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Panel: Serving on a Board
    Panelists will discuss experiences and challenges of serving on boards.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm Change the Game: A Strategic Innovative Business Simulation
    This session is designed to teach participants the balancing of dual requirements for simultaneously investing in core business as well as innovative technologies that can appear unattractive but often represent best long-term opportunity.

     

    Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D., Director of MS in Business Analytics, holds the SAS® Professorship, and Ralph A. and Peggy A. Brenneman Professor of Marketing at Oklahoma State University

    6:30-8:00 pm Evening Networking Reception

     


    JANUARY 26 | BEING AUTHENTIC

     

    9:00 am -12:00 pm Mentoring and Coaching: Women on the Rise
    What can women do to support and lead other women? Skills, behaviors, incentives, and organizational systems necessary for successful implementation of mentoring programs are discussed. Identify and learn behaviors and skills critical for effective leading and coaching to enhance employee performance.
    Raj Basu, Ph.D., Management faculty in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    12:00-1:30 pm Lunch Table Topic Discussions
    Selected topics will be discussed and reported on during this session.

     

    1:30-4:30 pm Practicing Mindfulness in Leadership and Life
    It is important to know when to lean in and when to lean out. The goal of this workshop is to help us get curious with our own thoughts, so that we can better connect and understand the perspectives of others. Participants will walk away knowing more about how mindful they are today, and how to become more mindful tomorrow to enjoy more meaningful connections and accepting workplaces.

     

    Abbey Davis, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

     

    4:30 pm Summary of Program | Adjourn


    Virtual

     

    October 19 | Virtual Seminar 1

     

    10:00 – 11:30 am Accountability Equals Love
    Learn the skill that helps Leaders achieve nearly 100% of all their results. The problem is that most leaders try to hold others accountable when something goes wrong. But the real way to boost performance and morale is to create a healthy peer-to-peer accountability system. Balanced Accountability proven system that shows leaders how to create motivated and loyal teams, so they can maximize performance instead of killing morale.

     

    Hernani Alves, International Speaker and Author of Balanced Accountability and The Champion Advantage

     

    December 7 | Virtual Seminar 2

     

    10:00 – 11:30 am TBA
    TBA

  • Key outcomes

    This program is designed around the following Korn Ferry Leadership Competency Clusters:

    • Being Authentic

    • Being Flexible and Adaptable

    • Being Open

    • Creating the New and Different

    • Influencing People

    • Managing Execution

  • Speakers

    Hernani Alves

    International Speaker and Author of Balanced Accountability and The Champion Advantage


    Raj Basu, Ph.D.

    Management faculty in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Goutam Chakraborty, Ph.D.,
    SAS® Professor in Marketing Analytics and Director of Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.


    Abbey Davis

    Assistant Professor of Professional Practice for Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Lindsey Greco, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Maribeth Kuzmeski, Ph.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Marketing and International Business in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Griffin Pivateau, J.D.

    Associate Professor of Legal Studies in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Betty Simkins, Ph.D.

    The Williams Companies Professor of Business and Department Head of Finance in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Alexis Smith Washington, Ph.D.

    Spears School of Business Senior Inclusion Officer, Associate Professor of Management and William S. Spears Chair of Business Administration in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University


    Andrew Urich, J.D.

    Associate Professor and Head, Department of Business Administration, Chair and Director of Student Development, Eastin Center for Career Readiness in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    REGISTER HERE

     

    Gold Scholar Sponsorship | $10,000

    • Includes 1 scholarship to the OSU Executive Women’s Business Leadership Certificate Program

    • 2 registrations to the Women’s Business Leadership Conference

    • 2 tickets to EMB or TBF Carla Harris event

    • Up to 5 pages of sponsoring company’s information inserted in participant materials

    • Two reservations for each lunch (6) and evening networking reception (3)

    • Sponsoring company mentioned during the welcome

    • Prominent display of company’s name and logo on event signage, participant materials, and website

    • And opportunity to speak to and network with participants

    Gift: $3,610; Non-gift: $6,390 – Make payable to OSU Foundation

     

    Silver Sponsorship | $5,000

    • Includes 2 registrations to the Women’s Business Leadership Conference

    • 2 tickets to the EMB or TBF Carla Harris event

    • Up to 3 pages of sponsoring company’s information inserted in participant materials

    • Two reservations for each lunch (6) and evening networking reception (3)

    • Sponsoring company mentioned during the welcome

    • Prominent display of company’s name and logo on event signage, participant materials, and website

    • And opportunity to speak to and network with participants

    Gift: $3,380; Non-gift: $1,620 – Make payable to OSU Foundation

     

    Scholarship | $4,950

    • Includes 1 scholarship to the OSU Executive Women’s Business Leadership Certificate Program in your/your company’s name. Make payable to Oklahoma State University

     

    *The IRS requires us to inform you the extent to which your gift for this event is tax deductible. The fair market value of benefits you will receive is listed within each level; therefore, the amount of your gift greater than the benefit amount listed may be considered tax deductible. Consult a tax professional for guidance on how this applies to you and your company.

  • Advisory Board

    Blaire Atkinson

    President

    Oklahoma State University Foundation

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Laura Aufleger

    President

    OnCue

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Brenna Cody

    Director of Learning and Development

    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

    Durant, OK

     

    Ann Dyer

    Former Managing Director/Partner

    Accenture

    Irving, TX

     

    Ellen Fleming

    Senior Vice President and Regional Executive

    Bank of Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Kelsey Gingerich

    Director, Federal Tax - Partnerships & Corporations

    ConocoPhillips

    Bartlesville, OK

     

    Dr. Audrey Gramling

    Professor and Head, School of Accounting

    Wilton T. Anderson Endowed Chair

    Spears School of Business

    Oklahoma State University

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Jennifer Grigsby

    Secretary of Economic Administration

    State of Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Stephanie Halpern

    Executive Officer, Human Resources

    Chickasaw Nation

    Ada, OK

     

    Dee Hays

    Principal/Chief Executive Officer

    Excellence Engineering

    Tulsa, OK

     

    Megan Horton

    Interim Associate Vice President

    Brand Management

    Oklahoma State University

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Molly Jarvis

    Senior Vice President, Marketing & Cultural

    Tourism

    Cherokee Nation Businesses

    Catoosa, OK

     

    Laura Kerr

    Vice President

    The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Lou Kerr

    President and Chair

    The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

    Chair

    Oklahoma International Women’s Forum

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Dr. Marlys Mason

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

    Spears Chair in Business Administration

    Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business

    Spears School of Business

    Oklahoma State University

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Dessie Nash

    Managing Director, Market Investment Executive

    Bank of America

    Richmond, VA

     

    Ann Oglesby

    Former Vice President of Energy Research &

    Innovation and Lead Oklahoma Executive

    Phillips 66

    Bartlesville, OK

     

    Frauke Quiroga

    President and Managing Partner

    Luxa Enterprises

    Tulsa, OK

     

    Jeanette Rice

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    American Fidelity Assurance Company

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Jana Shoulders

    Managing Director

    Mariner Wealth Advisors

    Tulsa, OK

     

    Dr. Betty Simkins

    Head, Department of Finance

    Regents Professor of Finance

    Williams Companies Chair

    Spears School of Business

    Oklahoma State University

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Jennifer Slatnick

    Business Process and Controls Manager

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Houston, TX

     

    Mary Spears

    Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

    ONEOK

    Tulsa, OK

     

    Dr. Mautra Staley Jones

    President

    Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City, OK

     

    Melinda Stinnett

    Managing Director

    Stinnett & Associates

    Tulsa, OK

     

    Denise Webber

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Stillwater Medical Center

    Stillwater, OK

     

    Dana Weber

    Chief Executive Officer

    Webco Inc.

    Tulsa, OK

  • Cancellation Policies

    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 program. If you are canceling your registration or transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu. CEPD will send you an email confirming your cancellation and refund if applicable.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, please contact us.

 

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