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Willamette MBA students establish net impact – international service organization

A group of students in Willamette University's MBA program recently established a chapter of the international business organization Net Impact — allowing them to serve the local community while observing and gaining valuable business management skills.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit that uses a business-oriented structure as a vehicle for social service and sustainability efforts. The organization was founded in 1993 by MBA students as a social impact group, and has grown to include undergraduates, MBA graduates and business professionals. The Willamette chapter joins more than 260 other chapters from many of the world's leading graduate schools.

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The business of sustainability: participate in the Sustainable Enterprise Certificate Program

Willamette's Sustainable Enterprise Certificate program is truly one of a kind. Participants learn how to 'see' and ultimately integrate complex systems - natural, social, and economic - into a strategy for action in their particular area of interest in sustainability. They work in a cohort to optimize learning by leveraging each other's strengths and interests. They benefit from world-renowned practitioners and instructors who share the latest learning from their own initiatives and research. Lively in-class exercises and applied learning in-between sessions contribute to an overall understanding of how to implement a sustainability strategy in their own organization or community.

The three session program is delivered on-site at the Willamette University Portland Center. Sessions are supplemented with webinars on new topics in sustainability management.  

Program Dates:  
February 16-18, 2011 - System Dynamics
March 16-18, 2011 - Natural and Social Systems
April 13-15, 2011 - Moving Into Action

For more program information, visit http://www.willamette.edu/mba/sustainability

First Thursday lecture series in Portland presents marketing, public management topics

What are some of the most pressing issues facing today's managers and how do they deal with them? Join us every First Thursday in Portland as members of the Willamette community lead discussions, share expertise and present research. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the MBA and Executive Development offerings at Willamette.

December 2, 2010
“Conversation and Convergence: The Future of Advertising”
Presented by Russell Yost, Contributing Professor

February 3, 2011
“Transforming Public Management”
Presented by Susan Wilson, Contributing Professor

Location: Living Room Theaters – SW 10th and Stark Streets, Portland, Oregon

RSVP Online (free to attend): http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/empowerment/

Certificate in Business Lawyering: a joint program between the Atkinson Graduate School and the College of Law

The Willamette Executive Development Center presents the 2011 sessions of the Certificate in Business Lawyering (CBL). Designed for both in-house attorneys and attorneys at law firms, the CBL pairs important management topics with legal advice. The result is more informed attorneys who are able to better understand and communicate the needs of clients and organizations.

Dates for the 2011 CBL program are available online. Participants may earn CLE credits in both Oregon and Washington through participation in the program.

CBL website: http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/cbl/

Interested in career management and coaching? Learn more Jan. 11 in Salem

The Career Management and Coaching Certificate is designed for the professional ready to explore opportunities and challenges critical to achieving career and organizational success. You will energize and reinvent yourself through a process of reflection and personal development. Your organization will immediately benefit from your ability to successfully impact performance by expertly managing yourself and applying these lessons to managing others.

Join us for a special reception detailing the Career Management and Coaching Program on the Willamette Campus (Alumni Lounge - Putnam University Center, Salem) on January 11, 2011. RSVP Online or learn more at http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/executive/career_management/.