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Summer Leadership Series at Glensheen

Tuesdays, July 28, August 11, and 25, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 AM at historic Glensheen Mansion, lower level Recreation Room
$39 per sesson, reservations required

Seminar 1: Influence, Power, and Politics in Your Organization
Seminar 2: Leadership and Succession Planning: Identifying Tomorrow's Leaders
Seminar 3: Fostering REsiliency: A Business Imperative

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Working in Indian Country: Building Successful Business Relationships with Tribal Nations

This self-paced online course and face-to-face seminar is designed for business professionals who are interested in developing working relationships with American Indian tribal nations.  The process of building effective relationships requires knowledge and skills in the areas of the history between the U.S. goverment and American Indian tribes, tribal sovereignty, cultural awareness, tribal rights, organizational protocols, cultural norms, trust and relationship building principles, issues facing American Indians today, communication, and tribal governance.  Learners will complete a two-hour online course followed by a four-hour in-person seminar.

During the seminar, learners will have an opportunity to have more in-depth discussion regarding the concepts and issues presented in the online portion of this hybrid course.  Learners will also discuss case studies relating to interactions between businesses and tribal nations today and have an opportunity to have their questions addressed from the online course.

Participants should complete the self-paced online course before attending the seminar.

Time Commitment: 7 hours
Learning Format:
Online and Face-to-Face Hybrid

Or, enroll in the two-hour online course alone for $85 here.

Taking the Helm at Coastal Industries Simulation

Throughout this simulation, you will play the role of the new chief executive officer of Coastal Industries, a fictional manufacturer of industrial transformers.  During the simulation, you will be asked to make a series of decisions as Coastal Industries adopts sustainable management practices.  These decisions will involve the company's operations, its standing in the community, and its relations with local government and state and federal regulators.  Each of your decisions will affect Coastal Industries in different ways.

Time Commitment: 10 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed

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Leading the Courtney Museum Simulation

This simulation is designed to challenge and engage participants while exploring key real-world leadership issues confronted by nonprofit managers.  The learner assumes the role of executive director of the troubled Courtney Museum, and deals with a series of personnel, marketing, financial, and board/community relations issues.  As the learner makes tough decisions, an adaptive scoreboard reflects the impact of those choices on the museum's prospects.  Video commentary from experienced non-profit leaders provides qualitative context and explores the consequences of choosing different paths for reviving the museum.


Time Commitment: 10 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed

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Sustainable Management

Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.

This program covers several key topics, including:

  1. The reasons for sustainability's increase in popularity

  2. The connection between the environment and sustainability

  3. The business case for embracing sustainable management within an organization

  4. The role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts

  5. Some criticisms of corporate sustainability

  6. Applying sustainable management principles in the workplace

  7. Applying the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet and Profits" in organizations

Time Commitment: 15-25 hours
Learning Format:
Online, self-paced, self-directed
$459 or individual courses can be taken at a cost of $99 each
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Project Management

Project Management is critical to the success of every organization. Without thoughtful planning, execution and monitoring of efforts, organizations will lose business to those that effectively manage their projects. Qualified project managers are desired and can be highly rewarded for their work. If you want to stand out from the crowd in this competitive field, obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can elevate your status on projects and within organizations.

When you take these project management test preparation courses, you will learn the necessary skills that will prepare you to take the PMP certification exam. The PMP is the project management credential of choice across most industries and within most companies. By attaining the PMP credential, you will join the largest and most prestigious group of certified professionals in the project management community.

More information on Project Management
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