UNH Hosts Management Conference, 'Leading in Times of Change' Nov. 20
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 26, 2009

DURHAM, N.H. –University of New Hampshire Professional Development and Training will host a one-day conference “Leading in Times of Change” Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.

Designed for managers, supervisors, project and team leaders, the conference will be held at Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel in New Castle, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with check-in at 8:30 a.m.

“The dramatic economic shifts in the past year have forced all businesses and organizations to take an even harder look at how they run their organization and how they can best maximize productivity with the employees they retain. It’s not good enough to be a good manager or supervisor — you also must be an effective leader, one who not only leads others, but who also has strategic vision, financial acumen, and an understanding of the impact of new technologies. This conference will strengthen your skills both as a leader and manager in today’s changing times,” said Linda Conti with UNH Professional Development and Training.

The conference includes sessions on leading employees through difficult times, the opportunities and perils of social media and other digital communications, leading self-managing teams, how a boss influences team mood, understanding corporate financial statements, accountability, and strategic planning.

Presenters include, Vanessa Druskat, associate professor of organizational behavior and management at UNH; Richard Saavedra, associate professor of organizational behavior at UNH; Jack MacMillan, UNH lecturer;  Gerri King, social psychologist and organizational consultant; Cameron Shilling, partner at McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton; Robert Fitzgerald, president of the Lorenzi Group; Lynne Richards, founder of Leading Generations; and Peter Hughes, president and CEO of High Performance Leadership.

Cost of the conference is $295 if registered by Nov. 6, and $325 after that date. Refunds, less a $25 processing fee, will be given if written cancellation is received at least 10 business days prior to the conference. Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and handouts. To register or download a brochure, visit www.learn.unh.edu/managers. Registration can also be done by calling (603) 862-2015.

For more information about the conference, call (603) 862-4234 or send an email to professional.development@unh.edu.

UNH Professional Development and Training is an office within the UNH Graduate School whose mission is to serve individuals, businesses, and organizations in New Hampshire and surrounding regions by offering a wide range of one-day noncredit seminars, short-term noncredit certificate programs, conferences, and on-site customized training throughout the year. Programs are designed to assist professionals in developing new or advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of fields. Instruction provides a balance of theory and practical skills that participants can immediately apply to the workplace. For more information, visit http://www.learn.unh.edu/pcw/index.php.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.