Oklahoma State University will be hosting
Professional Development Programs in Ponca City

by Spears School News Staff 
(July 8, 2016 at 8:52 am)

Professional Development Seminars-Ponca CitySeminars will be presented this fall and be hosted at The Ponca City University Center and offered through the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development. OSU is partnering with Dorada Foods and The Ponca City University Center to offer this series of programs.   

“The University Center mission has always been to bring higher educational opportunities to the citizens of North Central Oklahoma,” said Adam Leaming, chief executive officer of the Ponca City University Center. “We feel these programs from the Spears School of Business at OSU provide a new opportunity for our businesses and citizens to have access to high quality professional educators right here in Ponca City in a format that’s convenient and affordable.

“This business series brings relevant information to enhance the skills of our citizens which then will complement and propel our business community to better compete in the state, regional, and global economies,” said Leaming.

The featured program topics and speakers are listed below along with the program dates:

Sept. 8: The Game is Played Away from the Ball (9 a.m.-noon) and Developing Effective Attitudes (1-4 p.m.) Lee Manzer, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, OSU Spears School of Business.

Sept. 28: Professional Business E-mail Writing and Editing and Proofreading (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Kim McCrackin, lecturer, Coordinator of the Learning Services Center and an instructor of business communications at OSU-Tulsa.

Oct. 18: Managing Employee Motivation through Coaching (9 a.m.-noon) and the Manager as a Conflict Resolver (1-4 p.m.) Raj Basu, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, OSU-Tulsa and Associate Professor of Management, OSU Spears School of Business

Nov. 8: Ethics Awareness: Managing for an Ethical Workplace (9 a.m.-noon) and Professional Image: Position Yourself for Success and (1-4 p.m.) Andrew Urich, J.D., Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business and Director of Student Development, OSU Eastin Center for Talent Development.

Nov. 30: Emotional Intelligence-360 Assessment (9 a.m.-noon) Debra Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Management, OSU Spears School of Business, and Stress Management (1-4 p.m.) Mac McCrory Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management, OSU Spears School of Business. 

“The Center for Executive and Professional Development at OSU was quick to respond to our request for a partnership to help meet the expressed needs of our business community,” Leaming said. “We’re looking forward to hosting this program in the fall and are confident this program is going to be a large success.”

Each program registration fee is $350 with the exception of the Nov. 30 Emotional Intelligence/Stress Management program which includes a 360-degree assessment and is $750.

“The value is extraordinary,” said OSU program manager Courtney Garrison. “The Emotional Intelligence assessment instrument is sent to the identified people who the registrants would like to have assess them and their interactions at work. This usually includes a supervisor, subordinates, clients, peers, and others. We have received great feedback regarding this session which helps participants improve work performance.” 

Dorada Foods is a partner that has committed to sending several registrants to the program to help ensure professional development networking and interaction success. Group registration discounts are available upon request. All programs include instruction, materials and refreshments.

Seminars will be held at The Ponca City University Center, 2800 North 14th Street.

Register online at http://cepd.okstate.edu/openenrollment/pds/ponca-city/.

For more information about the Oklahoma State University Professional Development Programs in Ponca City or to learn how you can participate as a partner, contact Courtney Garrison at Courtney.Garrison@okstate.edu or 405-744-5208.