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DEVELOPING MANAGERIAL EFFECTIVENESS

Presented by Community Learning and Special Programs in collaboration with the Department of Business and Accounting at The College of Idaho.

November 5-10, 2017
Sun Valley, Idaho

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Developing Managerial Effectiveness (DME) has a practical, action-oriented approach to learning. Sessions are developed around the use of the business simulation, discussions, and exercises. Since participants bring a great deal of expertise, talent, and experience to the program, they are encouraged to share their expertise with others through discussion and networking. The design of the program is for the new or experienced manager who needs to develop a broader-based understanding of the different business functions and how they work together.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

THE DME WILL HELP YOU

  1. Understand how the various organizational functions are interrelated. The days of "functional silos" are gone; the effective organization has flexible people who can understand both their own specialization as well as how it affects other areas to create a competitive organization.
  2. Grasp the critical changes affecting the business environment today. Change, re-engineering, customer-focus, quality and organizational learning are among the key realities in today's business environment.
  3. Practice business decision making. The business simulation provides a unique opportunity to function as the "executive team" of a simulated organization.
  4. Examine your own management and leadership strategies. You will have the opportunity (through the Management/Leadership Practices Inventory) to get to know more about yourself in relation to those you work with and develop a strategy for making the most of your strengths.
  5. Network with other participants and faculty. One of the richest aspects of the program is the chance to interact with other business professionals from a variety of organizations and to learn about each other - and from each other.

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: SUN VALLEY RESORT, SUN VALLEY, IDAHO

The Sun Valley Lodge is one of Idaho's leading resorts. Each participant will have a private room with complete in-room amenities. The resort features a health center with a hot tub and sauna. All living and meeting facilities are accessible to the disabled. Outdoors you will have an endless array of activities such as golf, biking, hiking, and ice-skating and, for some relaxation, you may want to visit the spa. In addition, participants can arrive a day or two early or stay after the program to enjoy all the resort has to offer.

SCHEDULE
November 5-10, 2017

Sunday
5
Monday
6
Tuesday
7
Wednesday
8
Thursday
9
Friday
10
  7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Simulation Inputs
7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Simulation Inputs
7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Simulation Inputs
7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Simulation Inputs
7:00 - 8:00 am
Breakfast
Simulation Inputs
  8:00 - 11:15 am
Leading for Corporate Innovation
Wes Donahue
8:00 - 11:15 am
Financial Performance
Harry White
8:00- 11:15 am
Understanding Accounting Principles
John Danielson
8:00 - 11:15 am
Becoming a More Effective Manager
Paul Knudstrup
8:00 - 11:15 am
New Results Require New Thinking - Leading Change Without Resistance
Doug Krug
  11:15 am - Noon
Team Meetings
11:15 am - Noon
Team Meetings
11:15 am - Noon
Team Meetings
11:15 am - Noon
Team Meetings
11:15 am - Noon
Team Meetings
  Noon - 1 pm
Lunch
Noon - 1 pm
Lunch
Simulation Inputs
Noon - 1 pm
Lunch
Simulation Inputs
Noon - 1 pm
Lunch
Simulation Inputs
Noon - 1 pm
Lunch
Simulation Inputs
1 - 1:30 pm
Registration
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Rebuilding Trust, Performance and Commitment
Harry Chambers
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Marketing: Classic Concepts to Cutting Edge
Marilyn Melchiorre
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Ethics: Tough Choices
Mark Threeton
1:00 - 4:00 pm
More Effective Manager (cont.)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Simulation Strategies and Debrief
Harry White
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Team Meetings
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Team Meetings
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Team Meetings
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Team Meetings
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Team Meetings
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Free Time
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Team Meetings
  4:30 - 5:30 pm
Free Time
    4:30 - 5:30 pm
Executive Insights Panel
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dinner
  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Dinner
    5:45 - 8:00 pm
Graduation Banquet
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Orientation/Business Simulation

Harry White

The opening session provides a brief orientation to the program and an introduction to fellow participants. The session then moves into a focused look at the computer simulation and getting to know your teammates.

Leading for Corporate Innovation

Wesley Donahue

You have probably heard the sayings, "innovate or die" and "necessity is the mother of invention." In today's corporate world, these sayings certainly apply where the need to seek new opportunities and make critical improvements is essential. This course identifies concepts and theory related to how innovation is encouraged and diffused throughout an organizational culture. This includes how leadership communicates, plans, organizes, and implements innovations within the context of a global business environment.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

Rebuilding Trust, Performance and Commitment in the Workplace

Harry Chambers

This session will identify the specific negative managerial behaviors that have become obsolete in today's organizational environment. The highly autocratic- authoritarian manager has become a dinosaur that actually inhibits employee productivity, creativity and willingness to take risks. Chambers identifies the management style that some managers continue to cling to despite taking a heavy toll on their people, productivity and career.

The twelve traits of mismanaged organizations will be identified to help participant's assess the current culture in their organization. Strategies will be offered for rebuilding trust and commitment within your area of influence and reducing the element of fear and dealing with the erosion of employee confidence.

This session will also emphasize the importance of monitoring the correct business and productivity indicators. We will discuss how to determine what to measure and when to measure both outcomes and process. Effective monitoring and appropriate measurement serve as the foundation for accountability.

Financial Performance

Harry White

This session focuses on financial performance. The accounting data is used to measure financial performance and analyze what firm processes are the drivers of that performance. The analysis ties into the business simulation so that participants can generate change in financial performance metrics through managerial decisions. The outcome for participants is a deeper understanding how management decisions track through the firm to impact performance measures.

Marketing: From Classic Concepts to the Cutting Edge

Marilyn Melchiorre

It is an exciting time to be involved in marketing. Technology has created amazing new opportunities across the marketing spectrum in sales, distribution, market research, product/service development, customer service and marketing communications. We live in a time when it is no longer wishful thinking to consider maximum efficiency in satisfying both customer and organization's needs.

With this explosion of technological opportunity, it is easy to be seduced away from the fundamental strategic concepts that make any marketing endeavor work from selling lattes to selling microchips in China.

This session will provide both a solid grounding in the classic, tried and true basics of marketing and the ever-changing world of social media.

Understanding Accounting Principals

John Danielson

Managers are becoming increasingly responsible for the financial impact of what they do. Being able to read and understand financial statements and have a working knowledge of basic accounting principles is critical. Working with an actual case, you will learn how the accounting system works to produce the basic financial statement you need to understand. Becoming more familiar with accounting terminology will improve a manager's ability to communicate more effectively with financial managers and refine their understanding of the impact of financial decisions on the organization.

Ethics: Tough Choices, What to do?

Mark Threeton

Rarely does a week go by without revelations of a new organizational scandal. The news feed on ethical failures touches every sector of society. In a world where ethical misconduct is prevalent, ethical leadership is crucial for organization-wide ethical behavior. There is no doubt that we will all encounter a multitude of ethical dilemmas throughout our careers. However, developing the skills and abilities to successfully handle these situations head-on is vital. Through this highly dynamic and interactive session, participants will explore ethical dilemmas within organizations and learn to cultivate leadership strategies to promote sound ethical decision-making processes.

Becoming a More Effective Manager

Paul Knudstrup

To be effective, you need to know how those around you perceive your behaviors and actions. Focusing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Management- Leadership Practices Inventory you'll work in a highly interactive process to better understand your impact on your colleagues, develop an action plan for working to improve your effectiveness and gain new awareness about how the differences in the way people work can be directed toward greater productivity. The Management Leadership Practices Inventory will give you valuable feedback from your boss, subordinates and peers. When added to your own "-self-" perceptions, you will learn how those perceptions compare to those of more than 10,000 managers throughout the U.S. Using this confidential and personalized data, you will build an effective action plan for implementation upon completion of the program.

New Results Require New Thinking - Leading Change Without Resistance

Doug Krug

The quote on the cover of the latest book from Stephen M.R. Covey, The Missing Piece in Leadership, says it all: "New results require new thinking." The Missing Piece in Leadership is a shift from the 'way it's always been done' to a 'what's possible?' mindset that creates an endless well of options and opportunities." This profound transformation in thinking will not only provide you with the basic essentials to create more of what you want with far less stress and effort; but will also empower you with a simple tool-kit to sustain it.

Business Simulation - Simulation Strategies and Debrief

Harry White

In this informal, round table discussion, each team will present their strategy for the computer simulation, and how this strategy influenced their decision-making. Participants will have a chance to hear how others in the program approached the simulation and made their decisions - and how those decisions affected company performance. Following the round table discussion, the simulation faculty will lead the group through a formal debrief of the experience.

Executive Insights

This final session will provide the opportunity to test the knowledge gained during the past week against the real life experience of seasoned leaders. In an informal question and answer format, these high-profile executives will address the issues you want to hear about.

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Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D.

Dr. Donahue is an entrepreneur with a unique blend of corporate and academic experience. For the first part of his career, he was the manager of corporate technical development for a Fortune 200 company and was responsible for leading corporate innovation efforts. Subsequently he co-founded three corporations: a plastics manufacturing company and provider of specialized technical services, a retail firm, and an online training company. Dr. Donahue is also an associate professor with a Big Ten university specializing in organization development and change. He earned a BS in Engineering, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. In addition, he is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Six-Sigma Black Belt.

Harry White, Ph.D.
Boise State University

Dr. White is a Professor of Finance at Boise State University. His teaching and research interests include the fields of corporate finance and investment management. His specializations include financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, project analysis, cost of capital, investment portfolio construction and performance, and mutual fund evaluation. A teaching award winner at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Dr. White has taught executive education programs for numerous local companies including Albertsons, Motive Power, and the J. R. Simplot Company. His research has been published extensively, including articles in Financial Management, The Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Engineering Economist, and the Journal of Multinational Financial Management.

Harry Chambers
President Trinity Solutions

Mr. Chambers brings 30+ years of practical business experience and has trained, facilitated and consulted with Georgia College, Radford University, James Madison University, AT&T, Pratt and Whitney, Lucent Technologies and many others. His books are published internationally with translations in four languages and include Getting Promoted: Real Strategies for Advancing Your Career, The Bad Attitude Survival Guide: Essential Tools for Managers, and NO Fear Management: Rebuilding Trust, Performance and Commitment in the New American Workplace.

Marilyn Melchiorre, EdD.
The College of Idaho

Dr. Melchiorre has over 20 years of professional experience in business management, sales, marketing and advertising. This includes working with an advertising agency. Other marketing experience includes serving as media buyer and formulating marketing strategies. She joined The College of Idaho in 2010 as a marketing professor. She currently serves as Chair for the Business & Accounting Department. Her areas of expertise include international business, social media marketing, consumer behavior and marketing communication. Marilyn holds an MBA from Missouri State and a Doctorate from the University of Missouri.

John Danielson, M.Ed.
The College of Idaho

John is a fourth generation Idahoan, raised in Cambridge, Idaho. Growing up, John worked in the family general store and John Deere dealership owned and operated by his father and grandfather, and on the ranch owned by his mother's family. After graduating from The College of Idaho with a degree in Business Administration, John began a 23-year career with Albertsons, Inc. Ready for a new challenge, he became an independent business consultant in 1998. In 2005, he took on the assignment of planning a winery for an enthusiastic group of wine lovers. This assignment led to an ownership position in Vale Wine Company, a producer of premium Snake River Valley Wines. John holds an M Ed. from the University of Idaho and a BA from The College of Idaho.

Paul Knudstrup, M.A.
President Midwest Consulting Group, Inc.

Prior to establishing M.C.G. in 1990, Paul was executive director of the Fetzer Business Development Center and the Business Research and Services Institute at Western Michigan University. He has been involved in the training and development field for more than 35 years. In addition to his work at Boise State, Paul has worked with George Washington University, Penn State University, San Diego State University and Southern Methodist University.

Mark D. Threeton, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Threeton is a faculty member within the Workforce Education and Development Program at Pennsylvania State University. He consults, teaches and conducts research in the areas of Ethics, Health, Safety and Wellness within educational environments as well as the broader workforce to promote enhanced learning and skill development. His research has been published widely in scholarly research journals and books. He holds extensive credentials across education, training, and evaluation. He holds a B.S. in Technical Education from Pittsburg State University, an M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in Workforce Education and Development.

Doug Krug, S.U.S.

Doug served as part of the MBA Program at Johns Hopkins University for 15 years. He also served as part of Executive Development Programs throughout the federal government. This includes IRS, FBI, DEA, Veterans Affairs, Center for Disease Control, Secret Service, Office of Personnel Management, NASA, Department of Interior and Department of Labor. For the last 20 years Doug has been designing and implementing effective national health AND care improvement initiatives. The essence of this transformation-in- thinking work is built around the premise that if we did not cause so much resistance to begin with, we would not have to work so hard to overcome it. Another core belief is that all the answers ever needed to create any outcomes we desire are already available in the people doing the work.

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