Center for Business Excellence Entre Today program Oct. 28

Center for Business Excellence Entre Today program Oct. 28

From the Center for Business Excellence

The Center for Business Excellence brings you Entre Todaymonthly programs featuring just-in-time information for the busy entrepreneur.

The topic for October’s Entre Today program is “Competing from the Inside Out: Utilizing Employee Capabilities,” with featured speaker Dr. Michael Sheppeck, the assistant dean of the Division of Executive and Professional Development at the University of St. Thomas, and associate professor of management.

Many companies say that people are their most important resource, but do they really live this motto or fully use employee capabilities as a way to compete in the marketplace? Sheppeck, a Human resource expert, will present a new way to ensure that employees and their skills truly help your organization achieve the goals you have set.

You will be presented with an approach and guided through a method for ensuring that you understand the types of employee capabilities that will give your firm a competitive advantage. Called the “resource-based view,” this is a view of strategy that looks from the inside out and complements your external customer strategy.

Join us for this event 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Room 201, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus.

Rates are as follows:

  • $25 – UST student rate
  • $35 – UST alumni/faculty/staff rate
  • $45 – Standard prepaid rate
  • $55 – Standard door rate

For more information and to register, contact the Center for Business Excellence, (651) 962-4600.

As associate professor of management, Sheppeck specializes in human resource management strategy, organization development, training and development, and employee surveys. He is in charge of the undergraduate program in Human Resources and teaches Human Resources Management in the MBA Program.

Before coming to St. Thomas, Sheppeck worked as the director of Organization Development at Honeywell Inc., in Minneapolis, Minn.; project director for Assessment Designs Inc., in Orlando, Fla.; and manager of Human Resources Research at the National Bank of Detroit, in Detroit, Mich. He has an M.A. in general psychology and in statistics from Western Washington University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of South Florida.