May 1, 2011

Thought Leadership Breakfast Series

Join us for the ThoughtLeadership@Smith Breakfast Series.

Smith faculty present their latest research on topics that matter to you and your organization. Each presentation is followed by an opportunity to network with alumni and regional business leaders at one of Smith’s convenient local campuses in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Md.

April 15, Washington, D.C.
Making Social Media Work for Your Firm
David Godes, Associate Professor of Marketing

Learn how to harness the power of word-of-mouth and social networking to drive sales and enhance your firm’s brand. This session will help you understand why people talk about your product or service and how to make your firm the subject of the conversation. And discover the surprising reason why loyal customers may not be your best prospect for word-of-mouth marketing.

April 29, Baltimore, Md.
How to Test Your Strategy
Oliver Schlake, Tyser Teaching Fellow of Management and Organization

Lead smarter. This session on strategic management will help you detect the early indicators that your strategy isn’t working. Get tips on how to perform a fast course correction, and identify the 5 key steps to creating a strategy that will be successful for your firm.

May 13, Washington, D.C.
Retaining Top Talent
Gilad Chen, Professor of Management and Organization

Keep your best workers and ensure they are fully engaged on the job. This session will help you find the right time and the right tools to manage employee satisfaction. Learn not just how, but when, to measure employee satisfaction, as well as some useful techniques to help move the needle.

Breakfast begins at 8 a.m.; presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and are followed by a Q&A period concluding at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for Smith School alumni, $25 for the general public, and $10 for current students (includes continental breakfast).

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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