Minneapolis' Jungle Theater, a farm supply coop in Belgrade, Minn., and a St. Cloud-based technology company were three of the 10 Carlson Executive Education scholarship program winners. The program was offered to small companies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs and the scholarships were based on the applicant's ability to articulate the benefit that attending an Executive Education program would have on their organization.
The winners will be able to attend one of Carlson Executive Education's "Topic-Specific" open enrollment programs, which typically consist of two-to-four-days of instruction, or one of its "Momentum Series" programs that are half-day or full-day courses.
"In today's economy it's critical to gain new insights and perspectives, and we hope that the organizations represented by our scholarship winners can benefit from their new knowledge as much as the 250 other Minnesota companies that attend Carlson Executive Education each year," said Mark Kizilos, assistant dean of Executive Education.
A sampling of the classes selected by scholarship recipients includes the following:
The nonprofit Jungle Theater selected "Operational Excellence: Keys to a Competitive Advantage" to help them improve the theater's operations.
Netgain Technology in St. Cloud is looking to Carlson Executive Education's "Mergers and Acquisitions" course to provide both an academic and practical foundation for their long-term growth strategy.
Belgrade Coop Association chose "Finance for Non-Financial Managers" to keep their people on the leading edge in a highly-competitive industry by allowing them to better analyze capital improvement ideas and hopefully expand their farm supply cooperative.
Other companies receiving scholarships include Atomic Learning, Clinical Supplies Management, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), CoreSpine Technologies, Engineered Products Company, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, and PlatiComp. To learn more about the scholarship winners, click here.