CMD presentations April 23 open to campus

April 10, 2013  

The 2013 Council for Manager Development (CMD) graduating class is scheduled to present results of its project work at 10 a.m.-noon April 23 in Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. Interested Purdue faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
Topics to be presented are:

* Green Office Certification Program, which is a project that proposes certification for offices on campus. The team will present the results of its energy awareness study, which included an online evaluation and targeted interviews with staff across campus. The proposed certification program is meant to encourage University offices to conduct all operations in environmentally friendly ways. Team: Allison Bryan, Darren Henry, Wendi Johnston, Daniela Rivera Alvarado, Lynn Zentner.

* Parent and Family Partnerships, which is a project to research and provide a recommendation for the potential establishment of a Parent and Family Office at Purdue. The office likely would serve as a hub for communication, information and resources for Purdue students' parents and families by collaborating with campus partners. The team is evaluating the need for such an office by conducting family surveys, holding student focus groups, benchmarking other Big Ten universities' resources, and interviewing key University stakeholders. Team: Amanda Emmons, John Globoker, Phil Richey, Bobby Waddell, Kyle Wargo.

* Enhance the Council for Manager Development, which is a project to analyze the current CMD program and provide a recommendation to enhance administrative and professional staff members' experience in this program. The project will create a database to track past CMD participants' promotional paths, and it will track CMD projects to establish the importance of the program to the University and to encourage participation. Team: Bob Geswein, Blake Haan, Jamie Humbarger, Michelle Jansen, Deborah Johnson, Tim Riley.
The Council for Manager Development is a two-year program intended to advance knowledge, enhance skills and foster interdisciplinary contacts helpful to staff as they recognize and take opportunities to move forward in their University careers. 

Components of this program are:
* Opportunities to meet with key University leaders and learn about their roles and responsibilities.
* Exposure to significant questions and trends that currently shape the direction of Purdue and higher education.
* Interaction with a cross-functional team to research, analyze, develop strategies and present recommendations for action.

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