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Professor Lisbeth Claus Featured on CNBC Africa, Huffington Post

When global events unfold, who is responsible for the health, safety and security of these globally mobile employees abroad?  Lisbeth Claus, Professor of Global Human Resources, has spent the last three years answering this important question.  Through her work with International SOS, an agency assisting organizations with duty of care issues, she has developed strategies for organizations looking for answers to global human resource challenges.

Professor Claus recently traveled to South Africa and was featured on the program “Beyond Markets” on CNBC (Africa).  Her study was also covered by the online site the Huffington Post.  Read more about the benchmarking study and watch Professor Claus’ interview online.

Save the Date for Brownwater 2012 – May 4-5

The Atkinson Brownwater tradition includes three days of fun events and social activities that culminate the end of the semester at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.  In 2012, join us as we mark our 38th annual celebration.

Friday, May 4
Brownwater Golf Tournament, Salem Golf Club, Salem, Oregon (limited to 36 participants)

Semi-Formal Dinner and Casino Night, Reed Opera House Ballroom, Salem, Oregon

Saturday, May 5
Choate Fun Run - Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, Oregon
(start and end at the Sparks Soccer Field - meet no later than 8:45am)

Soccer Game - Sparks Soccer Field

Brownwater BBQ and Mill Stream Float, Atkinson School Patio, Salem, Oregon

RSVP for all events online

Reserve a Ticket – Oregon Ethics in Business 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.

2012 Finalists:
The Collins Companies
Wildish Company

Camp Fire Columbia
Medical Teams International
Next Step Recycling
Northwest Family Services 

Graham Covington
Kathy Moeller Herrid
George Rode

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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.

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

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: willamette.edu/agsm/events/library/2012/apr27_alumni.html