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Students and alumni gather for 2013 EMBA Alumni Day

22 Aug 2013

The University of Sydney Business School has hosted the 2013 EMBA Alumni Day at the new CBD Campus, providing an opportunity for 14 graduates and current students from its management education programs to network, and take part in two practical workshops, focused on creativity and innovation, and bargaining and negotiation skills.

This year's event was the second EMBA Alumni Day held by the Business School, attracting graduates from the Global EMBA program and students from the new MBA program, including MBA First Scholarship winner Anita Mitchell.

The first workshop, "How to Create and Lead an Organizational Innovation Capability", was delivered by Dr Ralph Kerle, founder of the Creative Skills Training Council and named by IBM as one of the world's 100 Global Creative Leaders.

The second workshop was delivered by Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, entitled "Bargaining and Negotiating for Mutual Gain". Professor Cutcher-Gershenfeld, from the School of Labor & Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provided key insight into how EMBA graduates could deliver sustained results for their organisations, themselves and others through both formal and informal negotiations.

"The Business School is committed to the ongoing personal and professional development of our students," said Professor Richard Hall, Associate Dean (Management Education) at the Business School. "Events such as the EMBA Alumni Day underscore the importance we attach to providing both the forums and the facilities to ensure that the educational experience continues, for current students and alumni, well beyond the classroom."