Roanoke College

Management Program


SALEM, Va.-The Management Institute (TMI), sponsored by Roanoke College's business administration and economics department, is accepting nominations for the 2005 Management Program. The application deadline is Friday, November 19. The program will be held during the spring semester beginning with the president's reception January 20. To become a participant, an individual employee must be nominated by an executive sponsor. Organizations may nominate more than one employee. A minimum of 14 and a maximum of 22 candidates will be admitted to the program. The cost per person is $1,200.

The mission of The Management Institute, in operation for 15 years, is to provide the Roanoke Valley business community with a viable management education program that is timely, competitive and informative, and thereby assists in the continued educational development of middle and upper level managers. The Management Institute was developed by Roanoke College to meet the management training needs specific to the Roanoke Valley as identified by local business leaders.

The 2005 Management Program will give the participants a fresh look at analyzing, planning and implementing innovative programs; an opportunity to interact with their professional peers; and an ongoing network comprised of institute faculty and participants, who can offer support and encouragement regarding how to lead and manage individuals during the 21st century.

The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the steering committee. The program will consist of 10 weeks of formal instruction. All sessions will meet on Thursday evenings at Roanoke College from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include: Major Issues in the Corporate Environment, Labor Relations: A Practical Perspective, The Learning Organization: Adapting and Coping with Change, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, "It's Your Problem Now-Sarbanes-Oxley Makes Corporate Ethics Your Personal Responsibility," The Learning Organization: Creative Problem Solving and Technology Innovation, Maximize Your Human Capital, Organizational Leadership, Conceptual Frameworks of Organizational Behavior, and Corporate Culture and Strategy.

The steering committee includes Samuel L. Lionberger Jr., chair, Lionberger Construction Co.; Brucie Boggs, Carilion Health System; Melinda J. Cox, Roanoke County; Larry Curfiss, ITT Night Vision; James Hawk, formerly of Yokohama Tire Corporation, Larry A. Lynch, Roanoke College; Clinton Morse, LeClair, Ryan, Flippin, Densmore; and Danielle H. Yarber, xpedx.

For further information, please call TMI Director, Larry A. Lynch, (540) 375-2413 or email