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Office of Human Resources Collaborates with Penn State Executive Programs to Offer Management Development to Penn State Leaders

A new management development program offered through a collaboration with the Penn State Office of Human Resources and Penn State Executive Programs in the Smeal College of Business will target management-level faculty and staff at the University.
June 11, 2013

A new management development program offered through a collaboration with the Penn State Office of Human Resources and Penn State Executive Programs in the Smeal College of Business will target management-level faculty and staff at the University.

Through a series of six one-day sessions, participants in the Penn State Excellence in Management Program will bolster their skills in a variety of topic areas designed to equip them with the knowledge and tools needed for success in a management role.

“Penn State Executive Programs has proven its effectiveness in helping companies navigate strategic change processes through management education and creating a critical mass of leaders with a common language and approach,” said Penn State Executive Programs Managing Director Maria Taylor.

The business faculty will deliver curriculum on strategic leadership and thinking, decision-making, communications, and innovation. Penn State leaders will focus on Penn State-specific systems related to budgetary issues and performance management. Throughout this program, content is linked to applied learning assignments and incorporates a 360 degree assessment tool and a change management simulation.

“Participants will walk away from this program with new approaches to strategic leadership,” said Penn State Executive Programs Managing Director Maria Taylor. “Penn State Executive Programs has proven its effectiveness in helping companies navigate strategic change processes through management education and creating a critical mass of leaders with a common language and approach.”

As part of the Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs builds leadership and organizational capabilities to address organizations’ most pressing challenges. For more than 50 years, Penn State Executive Programs has partnered with multinational corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop leaders and shape business strategies.

The Center for Workplace Learning & Performance (CWLP), a division of the Office of Human Resources, provides professional development opportunities, performance management guidance, consulting, and organizational development services for Penn State faculty and staff.

Sessions will take place in newly renovated classroom facilities at the Executive Education Center located in the Keller Building on campus.

For more information or to enroll for a future offering, contact Brynn Rousselin, manager of leadership, management, and learning design at CWLP, by phone at 814-865-5907 or email at bmr15@psu.edu, or learn more about the program at ohr.psu.edu/learning/certificate-programs/excellence-in-management/.

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