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Willamettes Atkinson School Creates New Custom-Training Programs For Managers

Willamette's Atkinson School Creates New Custom-Training Programs For Managers
Salem, Ore. - The Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management announces today the creation of the Executive Development Center (EDC), designed to provide custom management development and executive education programs for government, not-for-profit and business organizations.

Teams of Atkinson faculty and adjunct professionals will develop and teach programs which are tailored to the needs of each client. Programs will vary in length from three days to several weeks depending on the client's requirements. Locations will vary from classes on Willamette's campus to classes at the client's site to distance learning, including on-line and video conferencing.

The EDC bases its programs on a two-fold philosophy: the best management practices apply across business, government and not-for-profit organizations and leading change, rather than reacting to it, generates the best practices.

"Atkinson's unique approach to management provides a strong foundation for educating managers," said Bob Rose, executive director of the EDC. "The EDC provides the tools, such as communication, leadership and team skills, that businesses need to succeed in the 21st century."

For more information on the Executive Development Center, call 503-370-6858, email agsm-edc@willamette.edu or go on-line at Executive Development Centerfor successful professional and personal lives.

08-13-2001