Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business to launch executive education program in The Woodlands

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Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775

Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business to launch executive education program in The Woodlands
May 30 preview event will explore ‘The DNA of Leadership’

HOUSTON – (May 22, 2019) – Responding to demand for its executive education programs for professionals in business and leadership roles, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, one of the country’s top-ranked business schools, will launch its first open enrollment off-campus program in The Woodlands this fall.

The Woodlands Waterway. Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University

Rice Business is partnering with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership to bring the Oct. 7-10 program — The Leadership Accelerator — to the former Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. office buildings in Hughes Landing, 2103 Research Forest Drive.

Program organizers and community leaders will gather at The Woodlands Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 30 for a special presentation on “The DNA of Leadership.” The event will feature remarks from Brent Smith, senior associate dean for executive education and associate professor of management and psychology at Rice Business; Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership; and Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice Business and professor of strategic management.

The Leadership Accelerator: The Woodlands is an immersive four-day course designed to give established managers an opportunity to study the best practices for creating a more cohesive, productive organization. Smith will use case studies, exercises, simulations and extensive discussion to guide managers through the state of the science of leadership. Participants will receive a certificate. For more information about the program, go to https://business.rice.edu/leadership-accelerator-woodlands-0 and view a video at https://youtu.be/SEGmkXEGEy0.

Media interested in covering the May 30 event should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.