Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Roanoke College Management Institute Accepting Applications

The Management Institute, sponsored by Roanoke College’s Business Administration and Economics Department, is accepting nominations for the 2010 Management Program. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 13.

The program will be held during the spring semester, beginning with the President’s Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. To become a participant, an individual employee must be nominated by an executive sponsor. Organizations may nominate more than one employee. A maximum of 22 candidates will be admitted to the program. The cost per person is $1,250.

The mission of The Management Institute, in operation for 20 years, is to provide the Roanoke Valley business community with a viable management education program that is timely, competitive and informative, thereby assisting in the continued educational development of middle-and upper-level managers. The Management Institute was developed by Roanoke College to meet training needs specific to the Roanoke Valley as identified by local business leaders.

The 2010 Management Program will give its participants a fresh look at analyzing, planning and implementing innovative programs, opportunites to interact with their professional peers and an ongoing network comprised of institute faculty and participants, who offer support and encouragement regarding how to lead and manage organizations during the 21sC century.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the steering committee. The program will consist of 12 weeks of formal instruction. Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings at Roanoke College from 6:30-9 p.m.

Topics to be covered include: Introduction to Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior Theory In Leadership and Management Of Your Business, The Learning Organization: Adapting and Coping With Change, Creative Problem Solving and Technology Innovation, Social Computing: Costs & Benefits, Operations Leadership: Success Through Innovative Thinking, The Role of Teamwork, Teams and Leadership from Within, Managing Your Human Capital and Developing Your Workforce, The Leader as Facilitator, Mediator & Negotiator, Corporate Ethics: Your Personal Responsibility, and Leadership in Corporate America Today and Tomorrow.

The steering committee includes Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Lionberger Construction Co., Chair; Dr. Larry Lynch, Roanoke College; Melinda J. Cox, Roanoke County; Larry Curfiss; Donal Robb, Robertson Marketing Group; Jim Harrison, The Branch Group; Danielle Yarber, xpedx; Clinton Morse, LeClair Ryan and Ken Lanford, Lanford Brothers Company, Inc.

For further information, please call TMI Director, Larry A. Lynch, (540) 375-2413.

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