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MBA for Professionals to host executive reception with President Thorsett

The Willamette University MBA for Professionals program is pleased to celebrate the success of the program with a reception featuring special guest, Willamette University President Stephen E. Thorsett. Attendees can network, connect and mingle with MBA program alumni, faculty, staff and executives from around the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Willamette University Campus – Salem, Oregon
Cat Cavern Dining Rooms, Putnam University Center
RSVP Online:  http://www.willamette.edu/mba/events/library/2012/mar13_presidentsreception.html

Alumni-inspired conversation – “Dealing Practically with Uncertainty”

New lines of business. Competition from new players. Technological innovation. These actions create uncertainty, and many organizations are not prepared to deal with it. In fact, organizations often have procedures and requirements that, in the name of stability, render it impossible to make intelligent decisions about what to do next. In this session we'll discuss how to be effective in the face of uncertainty, mixing entrepreneurial expertise and strategies on how to work around barriers in a way that your organization might actually support.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Noon-1 p.m.

Presented by Rob Wiltbank, Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Online as a Webinar
In-Person at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch Street, Suite 450, Portland, OR)

For More Information or to RSVP:  http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/events/library/2012/apr27_alumni.html

Save the date – 2012 Oregon Ethics in Business Awards Banquet – June 13

Oregon Ethics in Business, a project of Atkinson Graduate School of Management and Rotary Club of Portland honors those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. The recipients of these awards will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.

Join us for the Awards Banquet as we honor the finalists and announce the winners.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6 p.m.
The Governor Hotel – Portland, Oregon
Keynote Speaker:  Max Williams, President and CEO of the Oregon Community Foundation

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.oregonethicsinbusiness.org.