New summer executive education programs offered

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New summer executive education programs offered

Fred Luthans (left) and Emre Unlu

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration faculty will present a new executive Power Lunches Series this summer.

Fred Luthans, professor emeritus of management, kicks off the schedule with “The Power of Positive Leadership” on June 15. Emre Unlu, associate professor of finance, will follow with “Understanding the Ingredients of Finance” on June 22 as a preview of the three-day Certificate in Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals program July 20-22.

“These are three of many Executive Education programs we plan to offer to immerse participants in action-oriented learning, where they will gain new insight and tools to add value to their organization,” said Donde Plowman, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Participants won’t spend an enormous amount of time away from work and will leave ready to handle organizational challenges and produce results.”

The sessions are:

The Power of Positive Leadership; 11:45 to 1 p.m. June 15: Those who need to ignite positive leadership skills and lead more effectively should attend this UNL Power Lunch. Luthans, who received the Harvard Impact Global Health Catalyst Distinguished Leader Award and the Best Places to Work in Omaha Individual Contributor Award this spring, will teach attendees how to develop their inner hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism. The event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1616 Dodge St. in Omaha. Cost is $25. Registration includes hot buffet lunch and parking.

Understanding the Ingredients of Finance; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22: Unlu will simplify the mechanics of finance and help those who take the class improve their understanding of key finance concepts and their real-world business implications. The lunch, held at the Doubletree, will give a peek at what the July 20-22 Executive Education Certificate in Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals program will provide. Registration is $25 and include hot buffet lunch and parking.

Certificate in Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals; July 20-22: The certificate program targets human resource directors, marketing executives, engineers, information technology professionals and financial assistants who want to learn to analyze financial statements for strategic decision-making and understand finance and accounting best practices.

“Regardless of your role in your organization, it’s important to understand how to add value,” Unlu said. “This program can benefit all types of employees and features immersive, action-oriented learning.”

Unlu also taught the certificate program this spring for representatives of private and corporate business, as well as education.

“As an IT professional, finance is not an area I deal with in detail, but this program was perfect to strengthen my skills and will help me contribute more to my company,” said Mike Walters, chief information officer at Nelnet Business Solutions.

Dennis Lanham, director of executive education at UNL, said discounts are available for University of Nebraska employees and alumni. Discounts are also available for military, veterans, non-profits and companies that send groups of three or more.

To learn more about UNL Executive Education programs, register for these programs or learn how to customize a program for your organization, click here or call 402-472-4333.

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