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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Enrollment Open for OSU in Tulsa Faculty and Staff Leadership Programs

BOLT and Successful Supervisor Series LogosOSU in Tulsa Human Resources is currently accepting applications for two leadership development programs designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a leader within OSU in Tulsa.

BOLT is a new program that provides participants with the opportunity to discuss and review relevant leadership happenings within OSU in Tulsa and help refine leadership and communication skills. Facilitated by Rhett Laubach, owner and operator of Your Next Speaker, LLC and PLI, Inc., BOLT will help leaders develop strategies that support the mission of OSU in Tulsa, build skills to strengthen leadership potential and learn effective ways to communicate with and engage team members.

The Successful Supervisor Series is a six-month training program designed to help new and seasoned supervisors take the next step in developing their leadership skills. The program consists of a series of day-long workshops that orients participants to the role of a supervisor, teaches how to manage employee performance and productivity, and promotes collegial networking among university supervisors.

Online applications for the Successful Supervisor Series and BOLT are due by Friday, Dec. 7. Applicants must have been employed at OSU in Tulsa for a minimum of six months, have a job function that includes supervisor functionality, have no disciplinary actions within one year and receive a recommendation from their director, chair, vice president or president.

OSU-Tulsa Student Recognized for Consulting Work

Hankins receives a check from Spears Business Engagement Group Director Jerry RackleyOSU-Tulsa student Trudy Hankins, a management major, was recently recognized by Spears School of Business Dean Larry Crosby and faculty for her consulting work for Dr. W.K. Baker, owner of an area AGL (above ground level) tower. Her consultation on the project helped solidify numerous client prospects for Baker’s tower, including AT&T and Cricket.

Hankins, originally from Welch, Okla., is one of 22 students participating in the Spears School Business Engagement Group (SBEG), an agency that provides business consulting and services through a team of OSU student consultants.

As a result of her efforts, Hankins received a $1,000 check from Baker, and noted that he was “extremely pleased with her work.”

The Spears Business Engagement Group serves both for profit and nonprofit organizations. Other current clients include the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Advance Pierre Foods and Sawyer Manufacturing Company.

Energy-saving tips for Thanksgiving break

Going Green LogoThe Thanksgiving weekend is a valuable opportunity to save energy at school and work. Before leaving for the Thanksgiving break:

  • Turn off electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, speakers and printers.
  • Consider emptying and defrosting mini-refrigerators so they can be unplugged with the door left ajar during the break.
  • Unplug fans, chargers, radios and appliances such as coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upward.
  • Turn off all lights when you leave.

Keep in mind that some areas on campus may be cooler than usual during the break due to reduced heating.