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AGSM Executive Education Program Begins

Executive Education Program Focuses on Learning to Excel

Two-day retreat in Palm Springs begins the course

(January 10, 2003)

Al Lewis brings proven entrepreneurial and executive coaching talent to the program.

Al Lewis brings proven entrepreneurial and executive coaching talent to the program.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Executives and managers who don't have time for college can still earn a professional certificate from the University of California, Riverside’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. The next six-week Executive Development Program begins on January 30.

“Learning to excel in the flux and diversity of a global environment is more than ever a prerequisite for organizational survival,” said Assistant Dean Al Lewis. “To address this need, we created the program for managers who want to improve their expertise in the functional areas of management.” Typical participants range from middle-level supervisors to senior management, generally with three or more years of supervisory experience.

Class topics include: executive coaching; thriving on change; giving and receiving feedback; how to give powerful presentations; idea mining; decluttering time and priorities; and cost and schedule estimation.

The coming session is one of three components of the Executive Education Program Series; the others are Advanced Management and Executive Management. It begins with a two-day retreat at the Hyatt Regency Suites in Palm Springs and continues with five weekly sessions at University Village, which adjoins the UC Riverside campus. The cost is $2,250. Completion of the series earns the prestigious University of California Executive Development Program Certificate, award by the graduate school of management.

For more information and an application, contact Michelle Skilljan, assistant director of the Office of External Affairs at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, at (909) 787-4592; its Web site is

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