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Online and in person - Atkinson Alumni Conversations 'Building Sustainable Communities in Today’s Increasingly Complex World'

The Willamette University Executive Development Center is pleased to present a new series of Atkinson Alumni Inspired Conversations, in-person and virtual events for alumni on cutting edge topics in management.  Join Willamette's sustainability experts for the first conversation of the 2011-2012 school year as they discuss how "sustainability" affects businesses, governments and communities.  Friday, November 11, 2011 – Noon-1:00pm (PDT) Willamette University Campus (Hatfield Library) or Online from Anywhere! Reception following the in-person discussion in Salem.

Learn more about the event: http://willamette.edu/mba/executive/alumni_conversations/index.html
RSVP through The Compass: http://www.willamettealumni.com/edcconversations

Chilling with Willamette MBA alumni – Nov. 4

There’s nothing like ending a long week at work then just chilling with colleagues and friends, grabbing some appetizers and sharing a beverage or two. Join us on Friday, November 4th for a Willamette University MBA after work social. Whether you completed your Willamette MBA degree this year, 20+ years ago, or you are a current Willamette MBA student we welcome you and your professional colleagues and friends who have an interest in also completing their MBA.

Registration is required and attendance is open to Willamette MBA alumni and their guests only.

Willamette University Portland Center
Friday, November 4

More information and online registration: http://www.willamette.edu/mba/events/library/2011/nov4_mba_alumni.html

Dean’s Lunch Series – Upcoming Portland Events

Connect with Debra Ringold, Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette MBA alumni, current and prospective students, and staff at a Willamette MBA for Professionals 'Real Connections' Luncheon. The luncheons are designed as small group discussions and networking opportunities with Willamette’s close-knit MBA community.

Portland (The Arlington Club):
Wednesday, November 16 (Register Online)
Wednesday, December 14 (Register Online)

Sustainable Enterprise Program – Now Enrolling for February 2012

Willamette University’s Sustainable Enterprise Certificate (SEC) program takes a unique approach to understanding the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental well-being. The program helps you create a plan, engage stakeholders and add new value through becoming a leading sustainable enterprise.

SESSION 1: February 15-17, 2012 – Biomimicry System Dynamics
SESSION 2: March 14-16, 2012 – Natural and Social Systems
SESSION 3: April 11-13, 2012 – Moving Into Action.

WEBINARS February 24 | March 7 | March 30

Ready to make this year’s SEC program part of your 2012 educational goals? Register online for the entire SEC certificate program or for individual sessions at http://www.willamette.edu/mba/sustainability or call 503.370.6791.