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2015 Executive MBA Council Western Region Meeting

Seattle, WA
Sunday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 23

Join your colleagues from the Western Region to discuss the current trends, best practices, and ways to add value to your school’s Executive MBA Program.

Hosted by:
Executive MBA Program
The Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington in Seattle

The Michael G. Foster School of Business is the 2nd oldest institution of management education on the west coast. With the addition of Dempsey Hall (2012, $42M) and PACCAR Hall (2010, $95M), The Foster School is quickly advancing toward its goal of being the #1 public business school in the U.S.

The Foster Executive MBA Program began in 1983. Our base of operation is the Bank of America Executive Center.

Contact Randell Hernandez, at [email protected] or (206) 616-6483.

Sunday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, June 21
2:00 – 5:00 pm Arrive and check-in at Renaissance Seattle Hotel
5:30 pm Walk (or taxi) to reception/dinner
6:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception/Dinner at Blueacre Seafood
Monday, June 22
8:00 am Bus departs from Renaissance Seattle Hotel
8:30 – 9:15 am Breakfast Buffet at the Foster School of Business
9:15 – 9:45 am Welcome and Introductions
9:45 – 11:15 am Instructional Design — transitioning in-class content to online,
Sher Downing, Ph.D., MLS, Chief Learning Technology Officer, ASU Carey
11:15 – 11:30 am Morning Break
11:30 – 12:30pm Leveraging EMBA’s Experiential Learning for other MBA Programs,
Lisa Grassfield, Director, Enrollment & Marketing, Executive and Professional MBA Programs, University of Denver Daniels
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch and tour of UW Campus
2:00 – 2:45 pm Executive MBA Council Updates,
Michael Desiderio, Executive Director, EMBA Council
3:00 – 4:00 pm The Silver Linings Playbook of Admissions and Students,
Sylvia Haas, Director of Admissions, EMBA, UCLA Anderson
Louise Kapustka, Executive Director, EMBA, UW Foster
4:00 – 4:30 pm Visit the UW Bookstore!
5:00 pm Bus departs for Argosy Dinner Cruise
Tuesday, June 23
8:00 am Bus departs from Renaissance Seattle Hotel
8:30 – 9:15 am Breakfast Buffet at the Foster School of Business
9:15 – 9:45 am Meeting recap
10:00 – noon Applying Gamification to Developing Leadership, Teams & Strategic Thinking,
Bruce Avolio, Executive Director, Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership, Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking, UW Foster
noon Box lunches
12:30 pm Bus departs to downtown/airport

Schedule is subject to change

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Executive MBA Council Western Regional Meeting at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business.

The registration fee of $275 (by April 30 – $325 after April 30) covers all meeting service fees, handouts, breakfasts, lunches and breaks on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, 23 for the meeting. The registration fee also includes the opening reception/dinner on Sunday, June 21, as well as the social hour and dinner on Monday, June 22 on the Argosy Dinner Cruise.

Please click the Register button below to register for the conference then click on Submit Payment to submit payment.

Refund Policy: 100% if requested by Friday, May 22; 50% after May 22; no refunds after June 5.

Contact Randell Hernandez, at [email protected] or (206) 616-6483, if you have any questions or for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle and the University of Washington!

Registration requires two steps:

  1. Submit registration form
  2. Submit registration fee


Escape to Renaissance Seattle Hotel, a stylish hotel in downtown Seattle conveniently located just minutes from CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market and upscale shopping. The Renaissance has easy access to major freeways and Sea-Tac International Airport (20 minutes by car). Unwind in spacious guest rooms with stunning views of Puget Sound, the mountains and city skyline.

The hotel does not offer a shuttle. Transportation via Central Link light rail or taxi/shuttle is available. Most taxis offer a flat-rate for downtown hotels.

Make your reservation online by clicking here for a special group rate of $249 plus tax per night. You may also call 1-877-901-6632 to make a reservation (Marriott’s Central Reservations). Reference the “UW – Executive MBA Council” meeting. Our room block dates are Saturday, June 20- Tuesday, June 23. NOTE: If you plan to arrive before June 20 or extend beyond June 23, you will have to call Marriott’s Central Reservations to inquire about the rate outside of our room block.

PLEASE NOTE: Reserve early. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate due to the U.S Open and onset of peak summer tourism.

Discounted Rate Reservation Deadline: May 29, 2015 (or when our room block sells out, whichever comes first).

Make your reservation today!

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