TU Center Offers Leadership Course in May

The University of Tulsa Center for Executive and Professional Development is partnering with nationally recognized Leadership IQ to bring a research-based leadership development course to Tulsa May 14-15. Leadership IQ Mark Murphy will instruct the two-day course “What Great Leaders Do Differently.”

Leadership IQ is a top-rated research and management consulting firm, and provides employee engagement surveys and leadership training for leaders of the world’s most successful organizations. Murphy led one of the largest studies on goal-setting and leadership, and his groundbreaking research has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and other periodicals. He has appeared on News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20 and Fox Business News.

The partnership with The Center for Executive and Professional Development is the first of its kind for Leadership IQ, who normally delivers courses in-company for large corporations around the world. Twice-yearly public courses at TU will allow managers and leaders from small to mid-sized companies as well as those from larger companies to learn from Leadership IQ’s research and expertise.

“When we decided to partner with a university to deliver this training, we chose University of Tulsa because of their innovation, real-world grounding and academic quality,” said Murphy. “We wanted a prominent university with a top 50 business school, and University of Tulsa’s high national rankings certainly fit the bill. We’re thrilled to join with this esteemed university to foster great business leadership.”

Murphy is the author of Hiring for Attitude (McGraw-Hill; Dec. 9, 2011), the international bestseller Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your People to Give It Their All and They’ll Give You Even More as well as Hard Goals.

“What Great Leaders Do Differently” combines the depth of an immersion learning workshop, cutting-edge science of a top business school and the proven best practices from the most successful leaders, according to Murphy. Participants will learn the difference between managing and leading and how to lead change retain high performers, motivate employees (especially Gen Y) to go “above and beyond,” build trust and accountability and sell ideas.

Prior to the course, participants take the Leadership IQ Manager to Leader self-assessment to help Murphy coach them toward a development plan where they may put the course’s ideas into action. In addition, each attendee receives a signed copy of Murphy’s new bestselling book “Hiring for Attitude,” which explains how company success depends on having employees with the right attitude. As a follow up and to reinforce what is learned during the two days, all participants receive access to a Leadership IQ e-learning program, regularly priced at $595.

The early registration by April 30th is $1,295; $1,195 per person for groups of three from one company. The course will be presented in Helmerich Hall, 2900 E. Fifth Street , Tulsa. For more information, call 918.631.2215 or go to bus.collins.utulsa.edu/cepd/leadership.asp

Updated 04-23-2012

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