Registration is now open for three professional development programs offered through the Colorado State University College of Business Center Professional Development and Business Research.
Business leaders can earn a Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership in five full-day Friday sessions, Feb. 28-April 25. The workshops cover a variety of topics, including leading strategic initiative in a complex and rapidly changing organizational environmental and workplace challenges facing today’s leaders in areas such as inclusion, diversity and change strategy.
Session topics: Power, Politics, and Risk: Leader Essentials; Leader Effectiveness and Emotional Intelligence; Strategic Leadership of Change; Leadership and Creative Decision Making; Diversity and Leadership in the Workforce.
All of these certificate courses are taught by professionals working in the field, to provide participants with the most up-to-date best practices and experience.
Instructors: Tim Athey, Ph.D, Colorado State University, president of Transition Leadership, Fort Collins; Linda Bedinger, principal with the AthenA Group LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational culture change, multidimensional leadership and workforce excellence; Ed Goodman, chief experience officer for Spiral Experiences LLC, who received the global EXPY Award as the Experience Design and Stager of the Year for his work with the engineering and community planning firm TST Inc.; Dennis Green, MS Colorado State University and SPHR, president and primary leadership coach of Strengthening Relationships @ Work based in St. George, Utah; Arthur T. Matthews, J.D., partner and chief operating officer of Matthews & Matthews Consulting, and serves as a neutral counselor for organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Postal Service; and Sean Moore, principal and acting president of LeaderWise Inc., a principal of The AthenA Group, licensed Financial Advisor, and a member of the Mountain States Employers Council’s guest faculty.
All five full-day sessions are required to earn this certificate. No prerequisites are required.
All classes are held at The Ranch Complex in Loveland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $500 per session or $2,500 for all sessions and includes all class materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Discounts are available for Colorado State University alumni and employees, and organizations that register two or more people.
Supply Chain Management
The Center will also offer a four-session Certificate in Supply Chain Management, with full-day classes March 7-April 25, designed for professionals working in areas of supply chain, operations, logistics, sales forecasting, and process management. Managers and other leadership roles that interact with supply chain dimensions, and leaders managing cross-functional teams may also consider this program useful.
Session topics: Essentials of Supply Chain Management; Demand Management; Supply Management; and Logistics.
This certificate is taught by CSU College of Business faculty: Brian Fugate, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management, with experience in logistics and industrial engineering in the airline and automotive industries; Susan Golicic, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management with experience in logistics with Chrysler Corporation and environmental engineering with the Department of Energy and a Westinghouse subsidiary; and Paul Vanderspek, MBA, a clinical professor in management, who has worked in materials management with high tech electronics manufacturers.
All classes are held at The Ranch Complex in Loveland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $500 per session or $2,000 for all sessions and includes all class materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Discounts are available for Colorado State University alumni and employees, and organizations that register two or more people.
Finance for Managers and Professionals
The Certificate in Finance for Managers and Professionals will be offered in two full-day Wednesday sessions, June 4 and June 18. Both full-day sessions are required to earn this certificate. No prerequisites are required.
This program is designed for non-finance managers and professionals who seek a basic understanding of business and finance practices that will enhance their ability to make more informed, intelligent decisions and drive improved profitability throughout their organizations. Content includes basic financial reports and performance metrics; cost accounting – assessing the profitability of products and services; Business and strategic planning; and evaluating capital expenditure.
Instructor Victoria Wagner began her career with Eastman Kodak in 1978, was named director of site strategy for the company’s Colorado plant in 2008, and retired after nearly 34 years as plant manager, Kodak Colorado Division. In January 2013, Wagner was hired by the University of Colorado Health as the director of performance improvement for their Northern Region.
Cost of the program is $1,000 for both sessions and includes all class materials, coffee service, and lunches. Discounts are available for Colorado State University alumni and employees, and organizations that register two or more people.
Register online for any or all of these certificate programs at http://biz.colostate.edu/PDBR/Pages/default.aspx or by phone at (970) 491-1885.
For more information, contact Jim Francis, Director, Center for Professional Development and Business Research,email@example.com, (970) 491-6265, or Felicia Zamora, Assistant Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (970) 491-1885.