Roanoke College

2011 Management Institute accepting nominations

  • 2011 Management Institute accepting nominations

  • 10/05/10
  • SALEM, VA - The Management Institute, sponsored by Roanoke College's Business Administration and Economics Department, is accepting nominations for the 2011 Management Program.  The application deadline is Friday, November 12.  

    The program will be held during the spring semester, beginning with the President's Reception on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.  To become a participant, an individual employee must be nominated by an executive sponsor.  Organizations may nominate more than one employee.  A maximum of 22 candidates will be admitted to the program.  The cost per person is $1,450.

    The mission of The Management Institute, in operation for 22 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 2011 program will give 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 organizations during the 21st century.

    The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by the steering committee.  The program will consist of 12 weeks of formal instruction.  Sessions will meet on Thursday evenings at Roanoke College from 6:30 - 9 p.m. 

    Topics to be covered include:  Introduction to Organizational Leadership, Organizational Behavior Theory In Leadership  and Management Of Your Business, The Learning Organization:  Adapting and Coping With Change, Creative Problem Solving and Technology Innovation, Social Computing:  Costs & Benefits, Operations Leadership:  Success Through Innovative Thinking, The Role of Teamwork, Teams and Leadership from Within, Managing Your Human Capital and Developing Your Workforce, The Leader as Facilitator, Mediator & Negotiator, Corporate Ethics:  Your Personal Responsibility, and Leadership in Corporate America Today and Tomorrow.

    The steering committee includes Samuel L. Lionberger, Jr., Lionberger Construction Co., Chair; Dr. Ali Nazemi, Roanoke College; Dr. Larry Lynch, Roanoke College; Melinda J. Cox, Roanoke County; Larry Curfiss, CASC-LLC;   David Robertson, Robertson Marketing Group; Danielle Yarber, xpedx; Clinton Morse, LeClair Ryan; Ken Lanford, Lanford Brothers Company, Inc. and Susan Woodie, Richfield Retirement Community.

    For further information, please call TMI Director, Ali A. Nazemi, (540) 375-2217 or e-mail .

    Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast" and U.S. News & World Report includes Roanoke on its "Up-and-coming National Liberal Arts Colleges" list.

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