CMD teams to present project results

April 6, 2015  


The 2015 graduating class of the Council for Manager Development (CMD) is scheduled to present results of its project work from 10 a.m. to noon April 21 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Interested Purdue faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.
   
Presentation topics are:

* Construction Managers in Training (CMIT): The goal of this CMD project is to leverage Purdue's capital construction projects to offer employment opportunities for Purdue students and enrich their academic journey with real-life experience. This will be achieved by selecting specific construction projects and requiring prime contractors to hire Purdue students and/or provide interactive on-site project tours. The program will allow Purdue students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience while remaining on campus year-round, as well as turn these construction sites into living lab opportunities for academic departments to help change the way learning occurs. Team members are Heather Beasley, LuAnn Bermel, Levi Evans, Erin Fetter, Adam Krajicek, Michael Lake and David Wilson.

* Expanding Intercollegiate Athletics Outreach to International Students: The goal of this project is to research and understand current social and cultural barriers inhibiting international student attendance at Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) events, as well as develop accurate methods to measure event attendance by this and other specific student populations. The project will develop strategies to foster and encourage a relationship between international students and ICA, strengthening student engagement and contributing to overall student well-being and success. Encouraging Purdue's sizable international student population to attend ICA events will accomplish two goals -- contributing to a sense of inclusion and loyalty in an important segment of the student population as well as increasing ICA revenues and future development opportunities for the University. Team members are Michael Budzik, Kenneth Jacobs, Christine Marheine, Lee Morrison and Lowell Williams.

* Student Employment Management System (SEMS): The goal of this project is to work with sponsors to develop a recommendation, milestones, costs and considerations for University-wide adoption of the Housing and Food Services student employment system. This includes identifying a support group in Human Resources and ITaP and working with them to identify required and desired features. This will support student employment across the University by providing a single source for all University students and student employers. This directly supports the Purdue Moves initiative of affordability and accessibility. Team members are Joelle Fleck, James Moore, Patricia Reid, Deanna Shafer-Rater, Jamaal Smith, Andrew Weintraut and Jaclyn Williams.

CMD is a two-year program centered on managerial skill development, professional networking and the opportunity to research, analyze and make recommendations regarding University matters. Participants use these opportunities to help them 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 and develop strategies and present recommendations for action. 

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