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Professor Lisbeth Claus wins EMMA Award

Lisbeth Claus, Professor of Global HR, received an EMMA Award for her benchmarking study on Global Duty of Care. The EMMA awards are part of the Forum for Expatriate Management and recognize outstanding professionals in global mobility. Claus’ paper, which was nominated in the Thought Leadership – Best Survey or Research Study of the Year category, has been published in three languages and presented to managers around the world.

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Professor Henry Bi receives Jerry Hudson Award for Teaching

Henry Bi, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, received the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Teaching at Willamette University's annual faculty recognition program on September 12. The award is named after a past Willamette University president and honors faculty members who have gone above and beyond in leadership, service and teaching. Bi was recognized by Debra Ringold, Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise, during the program.

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Student SHRM chapter receives “Merit Award”

The Atkinson Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was recognized with a “Merit Award.”  To be eligible for the award the group must achieve specific chapter goals set forth by its members and complete regular meetings, service projects and activities to provide value to student members.  In the past year the Atkinson SHRM chapter organized numerous professional information panels with HR executives, coordinated with the local Salem and Portland chapters and attended regional and national events.


Willamette MBA Alumni Book Club – next two sessions scheduled

We are delighted about the positive response to the Willamette MBA Alumni Book Club and are looking forward to our next sessions. As was the case in the first session, the next two books will again provide you with an opportunity to review current management topics and connect through a virtual session with the authors.

Based on our previous survey of books we have scheduled the following sessions:


October 30, 2012
9:00am-10:00am (Convert PDT to your time zone)
"Touch Points" by Doug Conant
Register online!

November 29, 2012
9:00am-10:00am (Convert PDT to your time zone)
"Dangerous Instincts" by Mary Ellen O'Toole
Register online!

Since the sessions are only open to the first 50 who sign up, please register only if you are certain you can attend the call. You will receive the book and materials in the mail after your registration is processed.


Nominations sought for Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management invites nominations for its annual Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award.

The Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award was created by the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University in 1984 to recognize extraordinary entrepreneurial and civic leadership benefitting the State of Oregon.  The Award seeks to recognize public and private leadership in the tradition of the late Glenn L. Jackson, a true Oregonian, who served as Chairman of Pacific Power and Light (now, PacifiCorp), Chairman of the Oregon Transportation Commission and owner of several entrepreneurial enterprises.  Glenn Jackson believed in making the right thing happen for Oregon and had the capacity and drive to get things done.  He serves as a civic leadership model for all Oregonians. 

Learn more and submit a nomination:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/jacksonaward


Willamette Executive Development Center presents – Certificate Program in Management Consulting

Willamette University’s new Certificate Program in Management Consulting provides an in-depth investigation and study of the practice of management consulting. Program participants will earn a Willamette University Certificate in Management Consulting and the knowledge and skills to become a high-impact external or internal consultant. The program also serves as a foundation for earning the Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) designation awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA.

The program will be delivered over a one-week session beginning November 12, 2012 at the Willamette University Portland Center.

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