Gatton's 'Innovative Leadership' Opens March 24

Posted: April 06, 2016

Personal selling, risk management and entrepreneurship are just a few of the areas that will be explored in depth during the upcoming, 10-week Innovative Leadership program being offered the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.

The Innovative Leadership series opens Thursday, March 24, and is one of the Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) offerings that Gatton provides through its Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center (EEC). The CBA is specifically designed for individuals with limited business backgrounds who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their skill set in order to meet the challenges of today's business world.

Distinguished faculty and guest speakers from the Gatton College lead the program in a lively instructional environment, which is complemented by opportunities for hands-on experience. Each three-hour class, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 26, focuses on a different vital topic.

The new Gatton College building provides an engaging venue for the Innovative Leadership series. Lighted, free parking is provided for program registrants. The cost is $1,000 per person for the program, with groups of three or more people from an organization eligible for a special discounted rate.

The fee is discounted to $900 for UK faculty, staff and students.

Fees include instruction, all materials and refreshments at each session, in addition to parking. Individuals who attend all of the sessions will earn 27.5 course hours of continuing education credit (CEU) and a certificate of completion.

Topics in this series include:

  • Making Sense of Economic Data
  • Power, Conflict and Negotiation in Organizations
  • Emotion and Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Personal Selling
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • The Service Focused Business
  • Risk Management and Organizational Control
  • The Strategic Role of Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Writing a Business Plan

To register or for more information, go to http://gatton.uky.edu/CBA, call 1-800-284-6407, or email Connie Blakemore at csblak00@uky.edu.