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"The Incredible Life Story of Ralph Kling"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00-7:30pm
San Diego Campus
9040 Friars Road, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92108

A former POW during World War II, Ralph was taken prisoner by Germany after bailing out of his flaming P47 Thunderbolt over Luxembourg on September 21, 1944. Please join us on Wednesday, June 25th to hear Ralph's inspiring life journey.

    About Ralph Kling

    Grew up on a small farm of cows and chickens in central California. After high school graduation in 1942 he and his twin brother joined Army Air Corps. Ralph graduated as 2nd Lt Dec.5th '43. RTU in P-47, went to England April 8; (his brother went to Italy). He joined 388th Fighter Squadron May 1st, flew two missions before D Day and 66 after; had one Victory. Most missions were in support of General George S. Patton.

    Ralph bailed out of his flaming P47 Thunderbolt on September 21, 1944 over Luxemburg. He then spent 3 weeks in a German hospital for "displaced" people working in German war industry. Was then 3months in Stalag Luft III (of Great Escape fame). The prisoners spent a week walking in snow and riding in box cars and starved nearly to death. Next, he was held in Mooseborg's Wehrmacht (Army) Camp for 2 1/2 months. Ralph was liberated April 29, 1945.

    After the war, he went to San Jose State University, taught and coached high school for 15 years and was an administrator for 15 more (11 as Principal of a large high school). After retirement he worked at HP for 7 years, National U for three and then built "Boulders" and has worked diligently with the POW Group.

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    "What is Your Degree worth in the Marketplace?"

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00-7:30pm
    Riverside Campus
    3610 Central Ave, Suite 101
    Riverside, CA 92506

    Join us as Brenda Lussier presents:

    • Maximizing your potential through leveraging your education
    • Using your education to obtain a promotion
    • Gaining employment in your desired field of study

    Brenda Lussier

    Brenda Lussier has been Chief Deputy of Human Resources with the Riverside Superior Court since 2004. Prior to this she worked for the San Diego Superior Court, El Cajon Municipal Court and San Diego Department of Social Services in various positions in human resources and staff development for over 12 years. Ms. Lussier is a member and past president of California Courts Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters in Organizational Management. She is also a graduate of the Management Academy of San Diego County and Leadership East County.

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    "Leadership, Achieving Excellence and Overcoming Obstacles in your Career"

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:00-7:30pm
    Santa Ana Campus
    200 Sandpointe Avenue, Ste 300
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    RSVP by September 20, 2013 to santaana@redlands.edu
    or (714) 549-2006

    Join us as Rosanne O’Brien '78 presents:

    • Developing self-confidence by embracing opportunities.
    • Stretching beyond your “comfort zone” while maintaining “work-life balance”.
    • Reaching upper management by developing a vision for your career.
    • Avoiding scandals by navigating changing ethical standards.
    • Giving back, a “win-win” proposition.

    Rosanne O’Brien ‘78

    Rosanne O’Brien earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and went on to complete an executive program at Stanford University. She has held corporate vice president positions at Northrop Grumman, where she was Vice President of Communications, and Teledyne Corporation, where she was responsible for corporate communications and investor relations. Rosanne’s responsibilities while at Northrop Grumman included coordinating the internal and external communications for a corporation that at the time was a $32 billion dollar global defense and technology company, headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 120,000 employees. Prior to that she spent nine years at Glendale Federal Bank, rising to the position of senior vice president and director of corporate relations. She’s on several boards and is a member of the Board of directors for the Boys Town of Southern California, a member of the Board for the Special Olympics for Southern California and is an Academic Advisor to the School of Continuing Studies, at the University of Redlands. Now retired she spends her time making changes to her new home, catching up on her reading, and enjoying cultural activities in the arts..

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

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    "Are you in career transition? Learn how to design resumes that land interviews!"

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:30-8:00pm
    Temecula Campus
    27720 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 400
    Temecula, CA 92590
    RSVP by April 29, 2013 to Sharon_Mungo@redlands.edu
    or (951) 296-2067

    Join us as Larry Braman presents:

    Resumes that Land Interviews

    Whether you are...

    • in career transition
    • considering a job change
    • preparing for an internal move
    • contemplating a return to the workforce
    • content in your current position

    …a well-crafted resume is essential to opening the doors to the opportunities you seek, now or in the future. These advanced targeting techniques are guaranteed to make your resume stand out from the crowd–so you can land the interview and, ultimately, the position you want.

    About Larry Braman

    Larry Braman is a Southern California-based career consultant who helps his clients, nationwide, rise above their competition and powerfully present and market themselves in person and in writing. Even in the highly competitive environments of the giant job boards, his clients’ resumes land interviews. Larry brings a unique perspective to his work, combining experiences from both the business and theater worlds. He is also a triathlete, and strives to give his clients that same competitive edge. Recent corporate clients include Baxter Healthcare and Kia Motors, USA.

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

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    "Who’s Winning the War on Corporate Governance (and should you care)?"

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6-7:30pm
    Burbank Campus
    333 N. Glenoaks Blvd., #630
    Burbank, CA 91502
    RSVP by April 3, 2013 to Burbank@redlands.edu
    or (818) 840-1180

    Join us as Chad L. Norton presents:

    • Analyzing corporate governance in the U.S.
    • Are corporate boards in control?
    • The rise of shareholder empowerment
    • The role of activist investors today

    About Chad L. Norton

    Chad Norton is a Vice President of the Fund Business Management Group of Capital Research and Management Company, the investment adviser to the American Funds group of mutual funds. He joined Capital in 1983. He co-manages Capital’s proxy voting efforts and works extensively with investment analysts and portfolio counselors on broad-based and company-specific corporate governance, compensation, social and environmental issues. Mr. Norton also participates in the formation of Capital’s governance and proxy voting policies, as well as the firm’s engagement efforts with portfolio companies.

    Mr. Norton previously served as corporate secretary of The New Economy Fund and SMALLCAP World Fund, Inc., two of Capital’s retail mutual funds, as well as American Funds Insurance Series, which serves as the underlying investment vehicle for various annuity contracts. Mr. Norton began his career with American Funds Service Company, Capital’s in-house securities transfer agent.

    In 1982, Mr. Norton earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Redlands and in 1994, received an MBA from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business. He is a member of the Council of Institutional Investors, The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the National Society of Compliance Professionals.

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

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    "Mompreneurs: Starting Your Own Business"

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6-7:30pm
    Torrance Campus
    19191 S. Vermont Ave., Ste. 450
    Torrance, CA 90502
    RSVP by March 21, 2013 to debbie_similar@redlands.edu
    or (310) 523-2727

    Join us as Jodi Okun presents:

    • Building a business based on your passions
    • Constructing your business plan
    • Finding a mentor
    • Embracing social media to grow your business

    About Jodi Okun

    Jodi Okun attended the University of Redlands completing a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in 2011. Okun founded College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA) to provide a one-on-one service for parents who seek financial aid for their children’s higher education. She began her business while working at Occidental College. Okun’s business incorporates a social media component including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and a Twitter Chat, #CollegeCash on Thursday nights 7:00 pm PST. This year CFAA partnered with College-Bound App., which just launched as a free app to help eliminate the college stress by providing both students and parents with useful everyday and up-to-the-minute information on and about the entire college process.

    CFAA has been featured in the Huffington Post Small Biz and Okun is a blog writer for the Huffington Post Money Section and College Section.

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

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    "CEO of Me: Branding Your Career in the Global Economy"

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 6-7:30pm
    Santa Ana Campus
    200 Sandpointe Avenue, Suite 300
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    RSVP by August 2, 2012 to santaana@redlands.edu
    or (714) 549-2006

    Join us as John Hall CEO Advanced Career Strategies, discusses:

    • Developing a social media strategy for branding your career.
    • Landing your dream job and expanding your long-term career potential.
    • Recognizing internal and external opportunities to brand you in your industry or profession.
    • Identifying branding opportunities and developing your short term and long range goals. 
    • Implementing your career advancement campaign and achieving the careeryou always imagined for yourself.

    Executives, managers and business professionals all know the critical importance of strategic planning and branding for their organizations. How many make the same commitment to think strategically about their careers? This presentation is for business professionals at any stage of their careers—whether undergoing an employment transition, interested in internal and career development or desiring to make a significant career change.

    John Hall has coached hundreds of executives and management employees through career transitions. At Chapman University, he developed and taught the only graduate outplacement course in the nation. He also taught Advanced Job Search Strategies in the Graduate Career Counseling Program at the University of California, San Diego.

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

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    "The Future of the U.S. Economy"

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6-8:00pm
    San Diego Campus
    9040 Friars Road, Suite 310
    San Diego, CA 92108
    RSVP by June 19, 2012 to sandiego@redlands.edu
    or (619) 284-9292

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Join us as Ali Ehsan, JD, discusses how Democratic, Republican, and Tea Party ideologies will change your future.

    Focusing on the future of the U.S. economy, Mr. Ehsan will bring to life the policy positions of the President and his likely opponent, Mitt Romney, on our country’s two most pressing economic issues: taxes and government spending. Mr. Ehsan will then present the most likely results for the U.S. economy both in the aggregate and for all households from the top 1% to those on government assistance.

    A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Mr. Ehsan owns a legal practice specializing in business and real estate law for high net worth clients. Mr. Ehsan’s formal training in economics prior to obtaining his law degree provides a wide lens through which to assess the significance of economic changes affecting the interests of his clients. Recently invited to speak in Professor Kurbjeweit’s class regarding the connection between moral and economic systems, Mr. Ehsan has been recognized as possessing a unique ability to make the operation of complex economic systems extraordinarily clear.

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    "Contemporary Leadership"

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    6-8:00pm
    Burbank Campus
    333 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Suite 630
    Burbank, CA 91502
    RSVP by May 7, 2012 to burbank@redlands.edu or (818) 840-1180

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Join us as Michel R. Moore, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Police Department, shares his thoughts on the skills needed to be an effective leader in the 21st Century, in both the Public and Private Sector.

    Assistant Chief Michel R. Moore attended the University of Redlands, completing a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration in 1999.

    Assistant Chief Moore is a 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. As the Director, Office of Special Operations, he oversees the Detective Bureau and the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, as well as Citywide Jail and Property operations. He has received numerous commendations and awards for his police service including the Department’s Medal of Valor, the Police Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. Assistant Chief Moore strives to promote a community policing style of leadership that stresses intelligent, partnership-oriented strategies involving community stakeholders, as well as various members of the criminal justice system.

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    "Millennial Momentum - How a New Generation is Remaking America"

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    6-7:30pm
    Torrance Campus
    19191 South Vermont, Suite 450
    Torrance, CA 90502
    RSVP by September 2, 2011 to debbie_similar@redlands.edu or (310) 523-2727

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Join us as Morley Winograd and Mike Hais present on:

    • Specific ideas for managing Millennials.
    • Identifying the three generations of workers in today’s workforce and how to draw upon the best each has to offer.
    • The cyclical nature of generations and how to manage multiple generations in the workplace.

    Authors Morley Winograd and Michael Hais

    In their book, Winograd and Hais investigate how the beliefs and practices of the Millennials are transforming all areas of American culture, from education to entertainment, from the workplace to the home, and from business to politics and government. Drawing from an impressive array of demographic data, popular texts, and personal interviews, the authors show how the ethnically diverse, socially tolerant, and technologically fluent Millennials can help guide the United States to retain its leadership of the world community and the global marketplace.

    About every eight decades, coincident with the most stressful and perilous events in U.S. history — the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and the Great Depression and World War II — a new, positive, accomplished, and group-oriented "civic generation" emerges to change the course of history and remake America. The Millennial Generation (born 1982-2003) is America's newest civic generation and Winograd and Hais “have emerged as the country's best, and most solidly supported, analysts” of it, according to Joel Kotkin, Forbes magazine columnist, who argues that, “leaders of forward-looking businesses need to study Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America for a unique look into America's evolving future."

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    "Living Your Life Backwards"

    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    6-7:30pm
    Temecula Campus
    27720 Jefferson Ave, Suite 400
    Temecula, CA 92590
    RSVP by July 15, 2011 to sharon_mungo@redlands.edu or (951) 296-2067

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Valerie Hill presents leadership principles in the context of how to:

    • Use a leadership role to inspire others
    • Make a choice that will ultimately define you
    • Survive in a leadership role during challenging times
    • Infuse passion into your leadership journey

    Valerie Hill
    Former Riverside County Undersheriff

    Valerie Hill served with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 33 years where she held every rank from Deputy Sheriff to Undersheriff. She was the first female to hold the position of Undersheriff in the 118 year history of Riverside County, and was also the first female hostage negotiator and Assistant Sheriff. While serving as the chief of staff for Sheriff Stanley Sniff, Valerie successfully oversaw a department of 4,500 personnel and an annual budget of a half-billion dollars.

    In addition to her many accomplishments within the department, Valerie has been honored by the YWCA as a “Woman of Achievement” in 2002, Inland Empire Magazine’s “Woman Who Makes A Difference” in 2004, and received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2007 from the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC).

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    "How to Succeed in Today’s Chaotic World"

    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    6-7:30pm
    Santa Ana Campus
    200 Sandpointe Ave Ste 300
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    RSVP by May 19, 2011 to orangecounty@redlands.edu or (714) 549-2006

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Ralph M. Frid, author, alumnus and inventor presents:

    • Learning how to learn in today’s world
    • What is creativity? How do we recognize it?
    • Creativity in context of a system
    • What are the implications in today’s market?

    Ralph M. Frid, Ph.D.
    Author, Alumnus and Inventor

    Ralph M. Frid, author, alumnus and inventor, was born in 1950 in Southern California. As a young engineer he worked for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, and for Hughes Aircraft Company, where he won the company’s coveted Inventor Award. Then in 1995, he left to join Hewlett-Packard and became the company’s first principle consultant in the United States. He has helped customers use technology to create a competitive advantage, secure new market opportunities and enhance business operations. Ralph later joined Boeing Corporation to launch new technology on board commercial aircraft and he is currently working at Cox Communications on advanced video technologies.

    He is the author of “Trumping the Red Queen: Using a new card from the deck of creativity and innovation”, published by Xlibris press in 2010.

    Ralph holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a master’s in Management from the University of Redlands, and also holds a master’s and doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. He currently lives in Placentia, and Orange County, California, with Rosemary, his wife of over thirty-five years.

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    "Leadership, Group Dynamics, and Systems Failures in the 1996 Mount Everest Climbing Disaster"

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    6-7:30pm
    Rancho Cucamonga Campus
    9680 Haven Avenue, Suite 15
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    RSVP by April 29, 2011 to Debby_Miller@redlands.edu or (909) 989-7656

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    James Spee, Ph.D. presents:

    • At the individual level, the climbing accident appears to be due to bad decisions by leaders and followers who violate their own safety policies and stay on the mountain too late in the day, but that is too simplistic.
    • At the group level, the accident could be explained by the shared beliefs held by the climbers that the guides were experts who would keep them safe even though they had paid an exorbitant amount of money to reach the summit of Everest.
    • At the organizational level, the accident could have been due to the complexity of the climb,with too many groups high on the mountain clogging the single path up and down in bad weather.

    These same factors may be hampering performance in your organization. Come to this presentation and learn how to avoid blaming a single cause when multiple forces are at work.

    James Spee, Ph.D.

    Professor James Spee has twenty years of experience in strategy, community development, nonprofit management and organizational change management. He began working at the University of Redlands in 1995. He is currently director of the Graduate Programs including the MBA, the MA in Management, and the MS in Information Technology Program. Spee's research focuses on the design of curriculum and learning assessments and on the improvement of management competencies such as leadership and conflict resolution. Spee coordinated a micro-credit program in Bangladesh from 1981 to 1983. He trekked to Annapurna Sanctuary in October 1981 and to Mt. Everest Base Camp in May 1983. He recently completed the Riverside Citrus Classic 100 mile bicycle tour.

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    "Managing Careers: Yours And Others"

    Thursday, April 7, 2011
    6-7:30pm
    Burbank Campus
    333 N. Glenoaks Blvd Suite #630
    Burbank, CA 91502
    RSVP by April 1, 2011 to melissa_coffman@redlands.edu or (818) 840-1180

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    James Rinaldi, CIO Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presents career management and how to:

    • Manage your career and your direct reports
    • Demonstrate the qualities of an effective leader
    • Avoid common pitfalls in managing your career
    • Evaluate technology’s influence on business and trends

    James Rinaldi
    CIO Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    James Rinaldi is JPL’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and has more than twenty-five years of experience in information systems in government and industry. He was the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where he had overall responsibility for the planning, development and delivery of information systems across the FDA. Prior to that, he was the Chief of Information Technology Services at the IRS and Chief of Business Systems Integration. Jim spent 16 years at the Marriott Corporation in Bethesda, MD, where his last position was senior vice president for information resources, operations and services. He was responsible for designing, building and operating Marriott International's technology infrastructure, consisting of computer hardware, software and global networking for over 2,000 locations, including the corporate computing center. Jim has a bachelor of arts in computer science from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He has successfully completed executive and leadership development programs at the University of Maryland in College Park. Jim is an award recipient of the Federal 100 – the top executives from government, industry and academia who had the greatest impact on the government information systems community in 2010.

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    "What do Corporations Owe Society?"

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    6pm 
    San Diego Campus
    9040 Friars Road Ste 310
    San Diego, CA 92108
    RSVP by February 10, 2011 to carrie_rehn@redlands.edu or (619) 284-9292

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Come join us as the panel explores:

    • What does it mean for a corporation to be socially responsible? Are there any problems with the idea that corporations must "do good" while being profitable?
    • A survey of the business press, corporate annual reports, and courses in business schools suggests that "corporate social responsibility" is an important term to describe what we have come to expect of corporations.
    • The social and ethical problems facing corporations such as Google, BP, AIG and Toyota.

    Jeffery Smith
    Associate Professor and Director of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics & Society
    University of Redlands

    Professor Smith is Associate Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Redlands, where he teaches courses in business ethics, political economy, and moral philosophy. His publications include Normative Theory and Business Ethics, and articles in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics: A European Review. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

    Brian Kurbjeweit
    Faculty Fellow of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society,
    University of Redlands

    In addition to his role as Faculty Fellow of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society, Brian teaches courses in business law, ethics and leadership at the School of Business. His writings have appeared in Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, and the Widener Journal of Public Law. He received his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in 2001.

    Carlo Carrascoso
    Assistant Professor, School of Business
    University of Redlands

    Professor Carrascoso teaches courses in ethics at the School of Business. Prior to his academic career, Prof. Carrascoso worked as a Research Analyst for a European investment bank where he covered the property and retail sectors. During his graduate studies, he worked with top business ethicists in the field and did his dissertation on the context, drivers and consequences of small firm internationalization. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Virginia.

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    "Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way"

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    6pm
    Santa Ana Campus
    200 Sandpointe Ave Ste 300
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    RSVP by January 21, 2011 to orangecounty@redlands.edu or (714) 549-2006

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Eric Lawrence Frazier, MBA 

    Lead, follow, or get out of the way is a call to any manager who is serious about their role as a leader.

    Join us as Eric Frazier, MBA presents leadership in the context of:

    • communicating clear and concise goals;
    • making data driven decisions;
    • owning responsibility for outcomes;
    • overall team motivation

    Eric Frazier is a graduate of the University of Redlands and earned his MBA with an emphasis in Finance and a BS in Business Administration and Management. Mr. Frazier joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as an Assis-tant Vice President and Branch Manager in 2008 and brought his entire production team of Loan Consultants and support staff with him.

    He has enjoyed a successful 12 year career in Mortgage Banking with Washington Mutual Home Loans as a Vice President and Senior Home Loan Center Manager. His career includes a total of 29 years in sales and op-eration management. Currently, he successfully manages a team of Home Mortgage Consultants, Home Mort-gage Assistants, and operational support personnel for North Orange County Markets-Wells Fargo Home Mort-gage Centers. He has funded over 1.4 billion in mortgage volume and averages 1 billion a year in production.

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    "Prepare Yourself for a Career in Human Resources"

    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    6pm
    Burbank Campus
    333 N Glenoaks Blvd Suite 630
    Burbank, CA 91502 
    RSVP by January 7, 2011 to Melissa_Coffman@redlands.edu or (818) 840-1180

    This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; complimentary refreshments are included

    Roxanne Roske, SPHR, MS

    Roxanne has twenty years of human resources experience including recruitment, training, employee relations and investigative work.  Her career includes service in the healthcare and entertainment industries.  She currently serves at USC’s Health Science Campus. 

    In addition to teaching human resources at LA Valley College and UCLA Extension, Roxanne serves as an expert witness for employee law litigation.

    Roxanne holds a MS in Healthcare Administration from Cal State University, LA and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She has completed mediation training through the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is an active board member for Professionals in Human Resources Association in District 4.

    Come join us as Roxanne shares advice on how to launch a career in Human Resources.

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    “Sustainable Practices in Supply Chain Management”

    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    6:00 pm
    Torrance Campus
    19191 South Vermont Ave, Ste 450
    Torrance, CA 90502
    RSVP by November 10, 2010 to 310-523-2727 or
    Debbie_Similar@redlands.edu

    This event is free and open to the public; Complimentary dinner included
    *Please RSVP as space is limited*

    William (Bill) Haslett
    Manager Business Infrastructure Sourcing and Logistics
    Procurement Shared Services
    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Bill began with Northrop Grumman in 1987 during the implementation of new Material Requirements Planning system as Manager of Material Requirements planning. He moved on to a Program Management role on major program managing the transition and disposition of program material, data and tooling. He is currently responsible for supply chain corporate agreements. His focus includes consolidation of agreements within commodities with emphasis on Sustainability in the supply chain as well as the products and services under agreement. He received a Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from University of California at Irvine.

    As Green becomes an emphasis in how we do business and behave as individuals, there is a significant challenge in balancing a variety of objectives. The current economic conditions have businesses struggling to cut costs while looking to become more noteworthy Corporate Citizens and citizens of the world.

    We will talk about some of the things that have been done and worked as well as some of the inherent challenges in expanding the role of Sustainability in the organization.

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    Steve Wirkus, Ph.D.

    “Ethics and Management for Today’s Manager: Perspectives from Abbott Vascular

    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Temecula Location
    27720 Jefferson Ste 400
    Temecula, CA 92590
    RSVP by November 4, 2010 to (951) 296-2067 or
    Sharon_Mungo@redlands.edu

    This event is free and open to the public; Complimentary Lunch Provided
    *Please RSVP as space is limited*

    Steve Wirkus, Ph.D. Senior Director Quality Programs for Abbott Vascular

    Steve Wirkus has over 19 years experience in the medical device arena and is currently the SR Director, Quality Programs for Abbott Vascular, a Division of Abbott Labs. Based in Temecula, CA, Steve manages high profile programs associated with Quality and Compliance and is a member of the due diligence team that evalu-ates potential company acquisitions. Steve also supports the Regulatory Compliance group that prepares sites for FDA inspection through internal assessments of their Quality Systems and is a primary interface for FDA and Notified Body inspections. Prior to this position, Steve was responsible for all Quality activities at 9 Ab-bott Vascular sites in 5 countries, and has held leadership positions in the Regula-tory Affairs group, responsible for product approvals world-wide.

    Steve holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, and a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Leadership.

    Come join us as Steve provides “words of wisdom” on successful management practices.

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    Mak Kaboudan, Ph.D.

    “Forecasting the S&P / Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for San Diego & LA Metro Areas”

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    6:00 p.m.
    San Diego Location
    9040 Friars Road, Ste 310
    San Diego, CA 92108
    RSVP by November 3, 2010 to (619) 284-9292 or
    carrie_rehn@redlands.edu

    This event is open to the public; no charge
    *Please RSVP as space is limited*

    Mak Kaboudan, Ph.D. Professor of Economics and Statistics

    Forecasting the direction single family residential home prices are head-ing is important to many of us. The S&P / Case-Shiller indices are well known for their accurate tracking of those prices over time. Forecasting helps with many important decisions potential buyers and sellers of sin-gle family homes make. It also helps lending institutions with their role in financing purchases of homes. This presentation introduces the use of a unique technique when predicting future changes in residential home prices by integrating computational algorithms (genetic programming and neural networks) to produce forecasts of price changes. After a brief review of these algorithms, the way agents interact to produce forecasts will be presented using these techniques and concludes with a projected forecast of where home prices are heading in San Diego and Los Angeles in the next 20 months.

    Mak is full professor of economics and statistics at the School of Business, University of Redlands. He joined the School in 2001 after spending 17 years with Penn State School of Business.

    Mak holds an MBA (1974) from Marshall University (West Virginia), an MS (1978) and a Ph. D. (1980), both in Economics, from West Virginia University. His undergraduate degree is in accounting (1970) from Cairo University.

    Mak’s current research interests are focused on forecasting business, financial, and economic condi-tions using statistical and artificial intelligence modeling techniques. His work is published in many aca-demic journals such as the Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Journal of Applied Statistics, Computational Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Computers and Op-erations Research, and Journal of Geographical Systems.

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    Eric Lawrence Frazier, MBA

    “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way”

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
    Riverside Location
    3610 Central Ave Suite 101
    Riverside, CA 92506
    RSVP by October 25, 2010 to (951) 782-7995 or
    Heather_Schacknies@redlands.edu

    This event is open to the public; no charge
    *Please RSVP as space is limited*

    Eric Lawrence Frazier, MBA
    Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

    Eric Frazier is a graduate of the University of Redlands and earned his MBA with an emphasis in Finance and a BS in Business Administration and Management. Mr. Frazier joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in 2008 and brought his entire production team of Loan Consultants and support staff with him. He has enjoyed a successful 12 year career in Mortgage Banking with Washington Mutual Home Loans as a Vice President and Senior Home Loan Center Manager. His career includes a total of 29 years in sales and operation management. Currently, he successfully manages a team of Home Mortgage Consultants, Home Mortgage Assistants, and operational sup-port personnel for North Orange County Markets-Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Centers. He has funded over 1.4 billion in mortgage volume and averages 1 billion a year in production. Mr. Frazier is also the senior pastor of the North Fontana Church and the praise team director. Along with his wife, Ruby, he has created the Eric and Ruby Frazier Foundation that helps expose minorities and other disadvantaged young women and men to career op-portunities in Real Estate and Mortgage Banking. Some of his most noted achievements have been being named National Home Loan Center Manager of the Year, President of the Orange County Chapter of NAREB and Chairman of the board of directors for the California African American Museum.

    Mr. Frazier has a B.S in Business Administration and Management and received his MBA from the School of Business. He will join us at the Riverside campus.

    Come join us as he provides “words of wisdom” on successful leadership strategies.

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    Keys to Entrepreneurial Success: The Journey Begins....

    Monday, October 25, 2010
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Rancho Cucamonga Location
    RSVP (909) 989-7656 or
    Debby_Miller@redlands.edu

    This event is open to the public; no charge
    *Please RSVP as space is limited*

    Synopsis:

    As more employees face greater challenges in a stagnant job market with no clear end in sight, 2010 and 2011 will be the year for the unemployed and new graduates to start a small business.

    Through stories and examples, attendees will be guided through the fears and challenges entrepreneurs face when starting a new business.

    With particular emphasis on the importance of mind-management, the seminar is designed to prepare the new entrepreneur to handle the fears and challenges people face as they leave employment and venture into the world of business ownership.

    The seminar will also discuss practical topics such as the:

    • 7 reasons why small businesses fail
    • 4 reasons to have a business plan
    • 4 legal considerations to protect the new business
    • 4 marketing principles to prepare for a successful launch
    • 8 small business opportunities for 2010

    Presenters:

    Michael Price – Motivational Speaker and Author: “The Courage of Fearless Thinking”

    Nancy Sellers – Accountant and Tax Professional: Pro-Tax Solutions

    Colin Siaw – Small Business Professional: Go Small Biz

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