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Executive Education Facility Upgrades to Enable Richer Collaborative Experience

A $350,000 renovation of Penn State Executive Programs’ classroom facilities at the Keller Conference Center includes a state-of-the-art technology upgrade, improved distance education capabilities, and an immersive environment that allows for a more interactive and collaborative experience for participants.
January 21, 2013

A $350,000 renovation of Penn State Executive Programs’ classroom facilities at the Keller Conference Center includes a state-of-the-art technology upgrade, improved distance education capabilities, and an immersive environment that allows for a more interactive and collaborative experience for participants.

On-site courses and programs will now take place solely at the Keller Conference Center facility. The second-floor suite consists of a classroom that supports distance learning and lecture capture. Breakout rooms feature the latest interactive touchscreen technologies. Meetings are more engaging, content is more immersive, and audiences are more engaged.

“These technological upgrades expand the possibilities for participants to collaborate with people in the room and also connect and collaborate with people all over the world,” explains Ginger Breon, assistant dean for administration and chief information officer at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. “Participants can expect a much richer experience thanks to the capabilities of this new technology.”

Penn State Executive Programs and the Research, Instruction, & Information Technology (RIIT) Group will demonstrate the new technological capabilities at an Open House at the Keller Executive Education Suite on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in conjunction with the RIIT Group’s Spring TechFest.

The first program being delivered in the upgraded suite will be the Excellence in Management program, a custom program for Penn State management-level faculty and staff developed in conjunction with the Penn State Center for Workplace Learning & Performance.

About Penn State Executive Programs

As part of the Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs builds leadership and organizational capabilities to address organizations’ most pressing challenges. Custom and open-enrollment programs are offered in strategy and leadership, supply chain, and finance. Penn State Executive Programs works with major multinational organizations and offers programs both on Penn State’s campus and all over the world. Learn more at www.smeal.psu.edu/psep/.

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