Posted on 5/20/2015

Collaboration = success for area businesses

Across our region, mid-level supervisors and managers of area businesses are finding themselves dealing with increasing responsibilities, while others have been identified by their organizations as high-potential future leaders. This summer, the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is very pleased to be partnering with Automation Alley to introduce a workshop series to help advance the business skills of individuals in our workforce. 
The series consists of six one-day workshops held between June and August. Academic and business leaders from the University of Michigan-Dearborn will work with participants on topics chosen for their ability to help area organizations succeed.  
The program, to be held in Troy at Automation Alley, is intended for experienced professionals in business or nonprofit organizations. These are individuals that are enthusiastic about working together to learn new business skills. Participants with or without degrees in business will benefit from this workshop series.  
The program is being developed with the support of the Betty F. Elliott Initiative for Academic Excellence, which has allowed this initial run of the series to be offered at only a nominal fee to Automation Alley members. The Elliott Initiative — launched in 2010 through a generous gift from Edward W. Elliott, Jr. (’67 B.B.A.) in memory of his late wife Betty F. Elliott (also ’67, B.B.A.) — is an inter-disciplinary initiative designed to promote academic quality at and through the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  
Topics in the introductory run of this series include Leadership, Project Management, Brand Love and Brand Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Media Analytics, and Thinking Entrepreneurially within the Firm.
While this initial workshop series is at capacity, the series will be offered again and will be continually updated to reflect the changing needs of the area business community. Participants who complete the series will receive a credential signed by the Dean of the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  
If you would like to be notified as future offerings of this series are scheduled, or if you have any questions about the series, please contact me at

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Lee Redding | University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business


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