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AMI, Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management to Offer Executive Education Program

Monday, November 6, 2006

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has teamed with Northwestern University’s top-ranked business school to offer a custom executive education program for the meat and poultry industry that will sharpen skills in a unique setting renowned for its educational programs.

The special, three-day education program, to be held April 11-13, 2007 on the retreat-like setting on Northwestern’s breathtaking lake front campus in Evanston, Ill., just north of Chicago, will help attendees renew their management, marketing and leadership abilities. The popular program, which AMI offered in the 1990s, has been updated to address key issue in today’s business climate.

Expert faculty from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, which is consistently ranked among the top five business schools in the nation, will lead in-depth courses on the following topics:

Leadership Challenges and Requirements in a Turbulent Business World
This course explores the challenges of reinventing business, cooperation and work. Enhance understanding of the leadership mindsets and behaviors for a fast changing world and the creation of knowledge.

Financial Decisions and Value Creation
This course provides an overview of financial markets that affect the value of the meat industry stocks. Learn how the stock markets respond to operating decisions. What are the financial options available to the firm and how does one select among them?

Leveraging and Rejuvenating your Brand
Examine the nature and content of managing brand and brand portfolio over time. Use case studies to investigate the launching of a pioneering brand and responding to competitors’ branding moves.

Legal Liabilities and Corporate Responsibility
Currently the topic of many news reports, do not miss this course where you discuss the rights of shareholders; director’s and officer’s liability, fiduciary responsibility; mergers, acquisitions and takeovers; and securities regulation. This course highlights the ethical challenges facing corporate leaders in the rapidly changing business environment.

Managing of Organizational Change
Address the key steps in taking an organization from where it currently is to where it wants to be. The course identifies decision criteria to better diagnose and implement organizational change.

Program participants will stay on campus in the James L. Allen Center, an executive education center that features 150 sleeping rooms, classrooms, dining rooms and lounges. Meals are included in the course and encourage teamwork and idea-exchanges among industry peers.

Space is limited to 35 participants to ensure an optimal learning experience and is open to all employees throughout the meat and poultry industry. For additional information and to register, visit the Events/Education section of MeatAMI.com or contact AMI’s Director of Education and Professional Development Marie Ternieden at mternieden@meatinstitute.org.

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