Building and Sustaining Consortiums - Ron Thomas
Ron Thomas, Associate Director, Stayer Center for Executive Education University of Notre Dame
During this session Ron will spell out what a “consortium” is and how to create the environment that spells success in the delivery of Executive Education programs to different companies either at their facility or at your university.
Reports to Upper Management with Transparency in Mind - Paul Slaggert
Paul Slaggert, Director of Non-Degree Programs, Stayer Center for Executive Education, University of Notre Dame
We will discuss the need for transparency in the reporting and discussions with your management and some strategies for accomplishing it. Avoiding negative surprises and developing credibility will be some of the issues we can cover.
Registration Systems - Chuck Havlicek
Chuck Havlicek President at ACEware Systems, Inc With tighter budgets and increased expectations, you owe it to yourself and your staff to get the skinny on how to approach the "Build or Buy?" conundrum and how to avoid implementation pitfalls. It takes two to tango! Every registration system or CRM needs a buyer and a vendor. Come to this session and hear perspectives from both sides.
Business Simulations - David Steenstra
Dr. David Steenstra, Professor at Ferris State University David will share with you the value of simulations embedded into management programs, Leadership programs, and Business Acumen programs. His work spans over 20 years in Executive Education and teaching within MBA degree programs.
Managing a Center's Finances - Mark Gould
Mark Gould, Assoc. VP of Professional, Graduate, and Int'l Enrollment Mgmt. & Chief of Staff to the Provost at Merrimack College
During this round-table discussion you will learn appropriate allocations of costs and strategic financial data you should have at your fingertips. I also will share several spreadsheets that you will be able use back at your center. You will leave this round-table discussion with the knowledge and know-how for creating a financial plan and budget for your center.
Selling of Custom Programs - Bill Morrissey
Bill Morrissey, Associate Director at Gardiner Centre, Memorial University
Bill has had a storied career at Memorial University and the Gardiner Center. He currently serves as the go-to person for contract training at his facility. Bill will explain how his sales techniques when selling custom engagements are focused and link to open-enrollment activities.
Lead Generation and Nurturing - Mykola Sarazhynskyy
Mykola Sarazhynskyy, Marketing Adviser, CMED
Mykola will discuss how to best establish a footprint in your online environment for managing leads and conversions to increase registrations. His work at the University of St. Thomas was instrumental in Executive Education in creating 20% enrollment growth in the last six years and also increasing the number of quality leads in the MBA programs that are offered at UST.
Supply Chain Programs - Bric Wheeler
Bric Wheeler, Director, Graduate & Executive Education at University of Tennessee
In this session you will get a clear understanding of how Executive Education can align itself with a storied and well respected for credit Supply Chain Management Graduate Program. The University of Tennessee has been offering Executive Education programs in Supply Chain Management for over ten years and around the world. Bric will be here the entire conference and he is eager to share with you their successes.
Integrating Consulting Services with Programs - Brenda Truelove
Brenda Truelove, Program Manager, The University of Alabama
One of the Alabama FITWAY Cancer Prevention Program (the program) Director contacted the Professional Development & Conference Services (PD&CS) Division of the College of Continuing Studies requesting assistance, expertise and idea generation to improve and increase rates for the use of new colorectal screening/testing modalities. The PD&CS Program Manager and support staff planned, invited, and provided a full range of resources and logistical expertise for two large business employer stakeholder Focus Group sessions; one held in Birmingham, Alabama, and the other in Huntsville, Alabama. These full service Focus Group sessions were facilitated by an experienced HR consultant with more than twenty years of leadership development, management and supervisory development, communication skills, mediation skills, and team training experience. The approach was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a model approach.
During this session Brenda will share with you and discuss lessons learned:
• Gathering requirements from clients.
• Incorporating problem-solving as a higher education offering.
• Interacting with statewide organizational staff and decision makers.
• Developing plans for approaching organizations, proposing colorectal cancer screening initiatives, collaborating on the integration of screening into health programs, and measuring outcomes.
• Assessing outcomes.
Leadership Programs - Barry Bales
Barry Bales, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Governor's Center for Management Development, University of Texas
Barry will discuss the development of leadership programs in a general sense and also how to narrow the focus for more specific clientele.
Women’s Leadership Programs - Lillas Hatala
Lillas Hatala Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach
This session will focus on sharing the current research, tapping our collective experience and our observations around women’s leadership development initiatives. Recent statistics on women leaders and recent scholarly books and articles are sparking much interest, intrigue and new conversations around what leading edge women’s leadership development programs and initiatives look like in 2015. Given all of this, what are the considerations in exploring the case for women only leadership development programs in the larger context of leadership development for mixed genders, and what do these new programs look like? Learn about one new Leading Edge Initiative – a 6 month program in it’s third year, at Butler University “Advancing Women in Leadership.”
Best Practices for Delivering Indigenous Programs - Charmaine Stack
Charmaine Stack Director, Executive Programs Administration at University of Victoria
Are you looking to deliver training for an Indigenous community or company? Are you looking to explore and engage with new markets? In this session, we will discuss best practices based on prior experiences of delivering training within Indigenous communities. Understand how to work with this new market while avoiding political and cultural pitfalls.
Programs for Health Care Industry - Tania Xerri