Atkinson Alumni Inspired Conversations

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.

Atkinson Graduate School of Management alumni are invited to join Willamette’s sustainability experts as they discuss what they are learning about the ever more important realm of ‘sustainability’ as it affects businesses, governments, and communities. Listen in as they discuss important takeaways for addressing the challenges of creating sustainable outcomes in an increasingly complex world. In-person and remote viewers will have an opportunity to pose their own burning questions. The "Inspiring Conversation" Series will be recorded and available at a future date to the Willamette community.

"Dealing Practically with Uncertainty" - April 27, 2012 - Presented Online and In-Person (WU Portland Center)

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.

12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)
Online as a Webinar
In person at the Willamette University Portland Center (1120 NW Couch Street, Suite 450, Portland, OR)


Rob Wiltbank Willamette Entrepreneurship Workshop Dr. Rob Wiltbank is Associate Professor of Strategic Management for the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. Professor Wiltbank is a former Partner with Buerk Dale Victor LLC, a Seattle based venture capital fund, teaches Non Profit Governance, an executive course with National Arts Strategies designed for NFP leaders and board members around effective board governance, Business Policy and a capstone course in comprehensive business strategy as well as other courses.

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View past conversations and webinars of EDC events at the "Conversations Library" page