Tomorrow’s managers learn from industry leaders in Leadership and Management Program (LAMP)
When economic times force difficult personnel decisions, some companies and working professionals respond by increasing the capacity of existing staff. If more employees are performing like leaders, a company can draw greater value from their existing resources and better position themselves for a future recovery.
LAMP offers an entrepreneurial learning experience of collaboration with instructors and fellow participants to gain the latest tools and strategies in management and leadership. LAMP’s first learning cohort at PSU starts in September and interested participants are invited to learn more by attending an informational session on August 4 in downtown Portland.
LAMP is a series of 20 learning sessions offered on a schedule that is convenient for working professionals. The program has been running at UC San Diego for the last 24 years, and UCSD reports that more than one-third of LAMP graduates are promoted soon after completion of the program. Portland’s industry leaders serve as instructors, including Ken Thrasher (currently chairman of the board of Compli, and former president and CEO of Fred Meyer), Doug Steck (CFO of Wallpartner, and former SVP of FEI) , and Ken Hill (president of KRH Consulting, formerly VP at Selection Research and author of Smart Isn’t Enough—How Developing Your Emotional Intelligence Can Transform Your Life and Career.
After a long history of using UCSD’s LAMP as part of their leadership training, Hewlett-Packard executives approached Portland State to begin the program here. “LAMP graduates come away with the right tools and strategies needed for successful leadership in a very competitive and changing industry,” says Drew Davis, an executive at Hewlett-Packard. “We are excited to have this same program now available through Portland State University.”
Past students report that LAMP is a convenient and affordable alternative to participating in a master’s degree program. “We’ve found that today’s professionals who want to grow into management positions feel trapped by the educational system,” says Wendy Weissman, a LAMP instructor. “The LAMP program is the exception, providing both the depth of content and flexibility of schedule that our students need.”
For more information on LAMP and a complete listing of learning sessions, schedule and instructors, visit www.pdc.pdx.edu/lamp
Information Session and Reception
Leadership and Management Program (LAMP)
August 4, 4-7pm
Nel Centro, 1408 SW Sixth Ave
RSVP to email@example.com by July 30 for free parking pass (include name, company name, email, phone, and address)