September 17, 2013

New Executive Education Program Started with Executive Power Lunch Series

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration is kicking off its new Executive Education Program with an Executive Power Lunch series beginning October 16. These lunches are designed to introduce professionals to hot topics in a best practices format and will provide businesses with ideas for professional and corporate growth.
 
“Today’s managers face complex challenges in a world of fast-paced change,” said Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration. “We are pleased to launch the Power Lunch series as a place for cutting-edge ideas about business to meet the challenges of everyday practice.”
 
At these Executive Power Lunches, CBA’s world renowned faculty will share the latest ideas and strategies and compelling examples of growth and innovation. Participants will be introduced to new managerial skills and benefit from networking opportunities with other participants. Professionals can attend one or more lunches by registering online at: http://cba.unl.edu/execlunch. Cost is $95 each and includes lunch.
 
The series includes the following speakers:
  • October 16, 2013, Dr. Mary Uhl-Bien, “Growth and Innovation: Leadership for a Complex World”
  • November 1, 2013, Dr. Theresa Welbourne, “Secrets to Growth: Lessons from Businesses Alive and Dead”
  • January 22, 2014, Dr. Ron Hampton, “WOW Customer Service: Leading to Faster Sales Growth”
  • February 19, 2014, Dr. Amit Saini, “Growing into New Markets: Using Market Based Strategies”
  • April 9, 2014, Dr. Emre Unlu, “Financing for Growth: What Every New Product Executive Should Know”
Dr. Ron Hampton, director of executive education, explained how these power lunches can inform and impact companies’ overall business strategies.
 
“Growth and innovation are critical needs for any size of business,” he said. “Every firm has to innovate in order to stay relevant. This series shares approaches companies can learn from and implement to spur profitable growth and innovation.”
 
The new Executive Education Program at CBA also offers specific ongoing executive development for companies through customized management training programs as well as public programs.