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Colleges & Universities

Ashland University offers a master of business administration degree in executive management through a two-year program designed for middle- and top-management individuals, who are generally company sponsored. Classes are offered at a Columbus location. How to reach: or (888) 622-2527

Capital University’s Graduate School of Administration delivers an MBA program for managers and other professionals and prepares graduates to effectively manage the financial, human, informational, physical and technological resources of the organization. How to reach: or 236-6679

Central Michigan University’s master of science in administration degree is geared toward managers, administrators and supervisors. Concentrations offered in Columbus are in general, public, health services, human resources and software engineering administration, as well as information resource management. How to reach: or 235-1645

Columbus State Community College created a Business and Industry Training Department to assist local businesses with on-site or on-campus consulting services and training programs. Management development programs include accounting and finance, coaching and counseling, customer service and ISO standards. The department also will design programs specifically for you and your business. How to reach: or 287-5000

Franklin University’s Center for Organizational and Human Development works with organizations to design and deliver programs, seminars, workshops and courses that meet various needs. Topic areas include supervisory development, team building, Myers-Briggs type indicator, managing and resolving conflict, competing in a global market, marketing and sales enhancement and human resource management.

How to reach: or 341-6263

Keller Graduate School of Management, a division of DeVry Inc., offers master’s degree programs in business administration and accounting and financial, human resource, information systems, project and telecommunications management, with an emphasis on teaching and service to working adults. How to reach: or 251-6969

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Executive Education Programs highlight areas such as accounting and finance, logistics and distribution, marketing and sales, family business and e-business, as well as customized programs for companies and trade associations. The college also offers an MBA program designed specifically for executives, as well as the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management, which features professional development workshops and conferences specifically for that industry. How to reach: or 292-9300

Ohio University’s Executive MBA program, offered at the Lancaster campus, is designed for individuals with a minimum of seven years of professional or managerial experience. The program is structured so executives can complete academic requirements within two years while continuing to handle their professional responsibilities full time. Also at the Lancaster campus, the Center for Adult Learning features university credit, career services, certificate and proficiency and independent study programs, as well as business and industry training — custom-designed courses in quality enhancement, technical training, human resources and computer applications. How to reach: Executive MBA: or (740) 593-2028; Center for Adult Learning: or (740) 654-6711, ext. 290

Education & Training Programs

The Industry & Technology Council and Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business have created the Executive Interchange Series, a leadership trend series tailored exclusively to top-level executives. The next half-day sessions, which begin in September, cover topics including “Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage,” “Corporate Financial Analysis” and “New Products and New Ideas in Finance.” How to reach:; or 225-6907

The Development Institute, offered by Leadership Development Group, features programs for employees, such as “Dealing with Burnout” and “Fostering Innovation and Creativity;” for supervisors and managers, including “Enhancing Supervisory Skills” and “Quality Management Systems;” and for senior management, such as “Mergers and Acquisitions” and “Managing the Media.” How to reach: 410-5323

Lee Esposito Associates presents a Publicity Coaching Boot Camp for executives who want to increase their company’s visibility and improve their media relations track record. This one- or two-day program is designed for corporate communications professionals who have limited experience working with reporters and for executives who have been given the job of generating positive news stories about their organization. How to reach: or 421-2701

The Ohio Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education is a nonprofit entity featuring courses for people who want to start a business and entrepreneurs who need to plan for growth within their companies. A coalition of successful local entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial service providers serve as members of the foundation’s board of trustees and financial supporters and share their expertise in the classroom.

How to reach: or 487-3675

The Columbus AIDS Task Force this year began offering a new training program, The Positive Workplace: Managing HIV at Work, to demonstrate how to maintain productivity and develop a nondiscriminatory workplace. How to reach: 299-2437, ext. 101

RHS Solutions, a risk management consulting firm in Dublin, this year introduced the Online Education Center for Internet-based training in occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, transportation safety, emergency response and management and human resources. How to reach: or 210-2699

The ePolicy Institute, founded by Nancy Flynn, president of Nancy Flynn Public Relations, is an online source of books, articles, kits and training tools to help employers limit risks associated with the use of e-mail, the Internet and software in their companies. How to reach: or 451-3200

New Albany-based Tashjian & Co. presents “Developing Executive Women,” a seminar to help high-potential women deal with a changing and complex corporate environment. How to reach: or 939-9679

Through Reputation Management Associates, Bill Patterson, who has nearly 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist, trainer and public speaker, offers workshops including Presentation Skills, Crisis Management, Media Awareness Training, Reporting to Analysts and Writing with Power. How to reach: or 486-5000

The Family Business Center of Central Ohio, a membership organization bringing together those who own, operate and serve family businesses in Central Ohio, offers programs with nationally known speakers, panel discussions and opportunities for small groups of members to share experiences. How to reach: or 334-8916

Languages Unlimited provides foreign language and cultural training for companies that conduct business internationally and employ non-English speaking employees. How to reach: 228-3336

Joan Slattery Wall ([email protected]) is associate editor of SBN Columbus.