Leadership and Management in Core Facilities – Course Offering at Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s business school (Kellogg School of Management) is pleased to announce that its second annual “Leadership and Management in Core Facilities” course will be taught on November 16-19, 2015, in Chicago.

This four day executive education program is designed specifically for directors, managers and business administrators overseeing core facilities. The program was developed to enhance participants’ ability to think strategically and address the unique challenges of operating a small business within a non-profit environment.

Topics to be covered include defining your value proposition, pricing strategies, managerial accounting, marketing, team building, how to use social networks, and innovation.

Each topic is taught by a Kellogg faculty member who is a world-class expert in that field. During the course, participants will form teams and develop “applied learning projects” that will enable them to implement something new into their core facility that they learned about in the course.

Course registration is limited to the first 25 applicants, and registration is online – https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.kellogg.northwestern.edu_execed_nonprofitprograms_np-2Dcore.aspx-23Ctab-5F2&d=BQIBAg&c=P0c35rBvlN7D8BNx7kSJTg&r=6W3WuyA4b9wmmWx_zL10i-pPHTEcDlnUPPywP_o5X1s&m=w53NwpJSBx8yg3flBHm89cncVKjXFm3umTNTabIVhHc&s=nbb7W-1ulzOlKw-2iB7r7wpFaau1GXhfpXchrn95rvs&e=

If you have questions, please contact Phil Hockberger (p-hockberger@northwestern.edu<mailto:p-hockberger@northwestern.edu>).

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ABRF 2016 Site Visit

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We had the incredible opportunity to visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida and preview the Hilton Marina (host hotel) and the Broward County Convention Center, as well as all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer once the sun goes down!

The Hilton Marina is an easy 10 minute ride from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. For those arriving by car, there is plenty of parking but dailycharges will apply. For those traveling from the airport, while the hotel does not offer a complimentary shuttle service, there are plenty of commercial shuttles available. All rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, many with incredible views of the intracoastal waterway.

The Broward County Convention Center is conveniently located next door to the Hilton Marina. As you walk out the front door of the hotel, there is an access path taking you directly to the Convention Center. For those wishing to drive over, there is plenty of on-site parking available.

The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool and poolside lounge that serves both lunch and dinner. There are also two additional restaurants, one serving breakfast and one serving dinner. For those traveling with family members, rest assured that they would have plenty to do while you are attending the conference.

With direct access to the Water Taxi (Hilton Marina is Stop #5A), an all-day ticket will provide ticket holders with unlimited boarding all day! From a day trip to the beach, shopping at the Galleria Mall, or a waterfront restaurant along the intracoastal waterway for lunch, there will still be plenty of time to hop back on in the evening and head to Las Olas Boulevard for dinner and a moonlight cruise back down the waterway where you’ll see celebrity mansions and yachts along the way. For those attending the conference all day, the Water Taxi has a special evening ticket that goes into effect at 5:00 pm.

We are sure that with all Fort Lauderdale has to offer from sun up to sun down, ABRF’s 2016 Annual Meeting will be a great time for all! Hope to see you there!

Nicholas Ambulos (program committee chair)
Anoja Perera (Executive Board liaison to the program committee)