- Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00am – 9:00am
Ben Ayers is Dean of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and holds the Earl Davis Chair in Taxation. He came to UGA in 1996 and previously served as director of the college's highly regarded Tull School of Accounting for nine years prior to his appointment as Dean in 2014. Under his leadership, the college recently closed a successful Building Terry campaign, raising $121 million to support faculty, programs and facilities.
Dean Ayers has received eleven teaching awards at the school, college, and university levels. He was recently recognized as being in the top 5% of the most productive accounting researchers over the past fifty years. He has been actively involved in the American Taxation Association and American Accounting Association and has received national research awards from both.
Dean Ayers earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and Masters in Taxation from the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked for KPMG in Atlanta and Tampa and Complete Health, Inc. in Birmingham.
- Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:00am – 11:00am
Supported by a contribution from Terry College of Business alumnus and lawyer Keith Mason, who has held various public service roles throughout the past 20 years, the Mason Lecture is part of the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s student-led Terry Leadership Speaker Series. The lecture features prominent business leaders who have contributed significantly to their communities or spent time in a public service role.
- Friday, September 18, 2015 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Business Learning Community: UGA Correll Hall Dedication and Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony
Did you know that students are the fastest-growing demographic on LinkedIn? Join this workshop to learn more about how youcan take advantage of this amazing career resource. Attendees will learn how to create a professional profile, get tips for conducting career research on LinkedIn, and learn how to utilize…
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Move beyond the basics and come learn advanced interviewing skills that will help you ACE the interview and secure your dream job. Attendees will enhance their ability to prepare for an interview (researching employers, anticipating possible questions, etc.) and their understanding of how to communicate effectively during an…
- Monday, September 28, 2015 – Wednesday, September 30, 2015
This three-day program integrates three disciplines critical to every business leader who needs to develop an enterprise-wide lens that enables new business growth. The highly interactive program equips participants with a sharper set of strategic-thinking skills and a plan of action to create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Visit http://executive.terry.uga.edu/cultivating-a-strategic-mindset to learn more.
- Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Do you want to have a significant impact on people’s lives? Do you care deeply about good governance? Are you a "change agent" – optimistic, skilled with a can-do attitude that is complimented by a sense of realism and practicality, recognizing that government changes come in small measures? In…
- Thursday, October 1, 2015 – Friday, October 2, 2015
Leading Through Change is a two-day program that introduces participants to a new way of responding to the increasingly complex nature of change in today's fast-paced business environment. The course is jointly taught by two leading UGA faculty with extensive experience in helping companies develop stronger leaders who can guide their organization to better performance.
Visit http://executive.terry.uga.edu/leading-through-change to learn more
- Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Monday, October 5, 2015 – Friday, October 9, 2015
Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, data-driven methodology used to improve products or processes so that your organization can not only create operational efficiencies, but also delight or exceed the expectations of your customers. This five-day engagement brings together supervisors and mid-level managers across service and manufacturing industries who strive for flawless execution, want to improve their processes, and drive efficiencies in their companies. Visit http://executive.terry.uga.edu/lean-six-sigma-green-belt-certification to learn more.
- Monday, October 5, 2015 – Thursday, October 8, 2015
The four-and-a-half day program, which complies with the Project Management Institute guidelines, will enable participants to grow their leadership skills in a project environment. The course will feature a combination of lectures, case studies, team and individual exercises and team development of a real-life project. This Project Management course provides 35 hours of project management education, meeting education requirements for both PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Additionally, the program awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon request. An optional test prep day is also available.
Visit http://executive.terry.uga.edu/projectmanagement to learn more.
- Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00am – 1:00pm
Prospective MBA students are invited to visit campus for an admissions information session, a class visit and lunch with current students, faculty and staff. Interview appointments will also be available the same day. Attendance is limited, please register to attend.
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm
So you've decided on a major, but now you're being faced with the BIG question: "What are you going to do with that degree?" This program will discuss various ways that your major may (or may not) connect directly to your career, as well as ways that other students have…
- Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:00am – 5:00pm
The Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students — the largest gathering of LGBT business students in the world.
Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Student Conference provides future lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world. Leading businesses partner with the conference to show support for the LGBT community and recruit top level talent.
- Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:10am – 11:00am
The Terry Leadership Speaker Series presented by the Institute for Leadership Advancement brings well-known leaders from a variety of organizations to the Terry College of Business and the University of Georgia. In these student-oriented forums, leaders are asked to discuss their unique leadership styles and experiences.