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Management Development Program Schedule Finalized

Program details have just been announced for the 2008 offering of the CPBIS-PIMA short course, Management Development for Enhanced Performance. The five-day course begins June 4 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center in Atlanta. It is taught in a paper industrycontext and is built around eight major program elements. The schedule:

Monday, June 2
8:30 to 12:00 – The Art of Leadership – How to get the most out of yourself and your people. (Luis Martins, Associate Professor of Management, Georgia Tech)
1:00 to 4:30 – Successful Bargaining and Negotiation – A methodical and insightful look at relevant components and techniques. (Christina Shalley, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Georgia Tech)

Tuesday, June 3
8:30 to 12:00 – Leveraging People Resources for Improved Performance – Valuable people-related strategies to energize your work force and improve organizational performance. (Charles Parsons, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Georgia Tech)
1:00 to 4:30 (and evening) – Capital Effectiveness – How to ensure effective spending through evaluation of paper industry technologies, markets and economic models; adoption of best practices. (Robert Kinstrey, Director, Process Technology, Jacobs Engineering.)

Wednesday, June 4
8:30 to 12:00 – Customer Relations – A framework and set of tools for profitable management of customer relationships. (Nicholas Lurie, Assistant Professor of Management, Georgia Tech)
1:00 to 4:30 – Effectively Managing Change – How to address the broad organizational context in which changes are embedded in concert with the specifics of the changes themselves. (Luis Martins)

Thursday, June 5
8:30 to 4:30 – Strategic Decision Making under Uncertainty. A powerful approach to strategic decision-making, taught by extensive use of a case study. (Dan Cenatempo, Executive Director, FairValue AdvisorsTM)
Evening – The State of the Industry (with Jacqueline McNutt, Executive Director, CPBIS). Up-to-the- minute data and analysis of the current condition of the pulp and paper industry.

Friday, June 6
7:30 to 3:30 – Effectively Managing High-Performance Teams – How to ensure that teams generate desirable outcomes and avoid unproductive conflict. (Dennis Nagao, Associate Professor of Management, Georgia Tech)

For more program details and how to register, see:


About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is an internationally recognized academic research center providing business knowledge of relevance to the global forest products industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.



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