LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Urick, C’04, associate professor of management and operational excellence in Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, will serve as the featured speaker for the Greater Latrobe/Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” event at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.
Urick’s presentation is entitled “Leadership in an Operational Excellence Environment” and will address the importance of understanding one’s environment in order to build influence and be a successful leader. Special attention will be given to how to lead in, understand and move toward an Operational Excellence culture.
Urick teaches undergraduate and graduate classes related to organizational behavior, human resources, communication and conflict, organizational culture, operations and research methods, while he serves as the director of Saint Vincent College’s Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program, which was recently ranked among the top non-MBA graduate programs in the U.S.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting at SVC, Urick attended graduate school at Duquesne University, earning a M.S. in leadership and business ethics along with an MBA. He would then earn his Ph.D. in management from the University of Cincinnati.
Registration is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members, with lunch included. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.latrobelaurelvalley.org/events.
For more information, contact Lauren Gamrat at 724-537-2671.
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