[PAST EVENT] Saturday Scholars Program

March 19, 2011
10am - 6:30pm
Alan B. Miller Hall (Business School)
101 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Stay current in your field with updates from the best faculty in the country. Open to all Full-Time, Flex and Executive MBA alumni. Come for all or part of the day. There is no charge for this program. Attire is business casual.

10-10:30 a.m.: Arrival at Miller Hall and Check-in

10:30 a.m.-Noon: {{http://business.wm.edu/faculty/directory/luchs_m.php,Prof. Michael Luchs}}, "Sustainable Consumption"
Growing concerns about global warming, resource depletion, exploitative labor practices and many other environmental and social issues have fueled a renewed interest in the concept of sustainability. This interest is evident in the popular press as well as related efforts by the business community and governments both domestically and internationally. This discussion based lecture will explore the concept of sustainability with a focus on the consumption side of the equation from the definition of sustainability itself to a discussion of what sustainability means for businesses and the consumers they depend upon.

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch, short tour of {{http://business.wm.edu/about/millerhall/,Alan B. Miller Hall}} (optional)

1-2:30 p.m.: {{http://business.wm.edu/faculty/directory/hewitt_d.php,Prof. Deborah Hewitt}}, "Global Economic Disruption Where is it Headed"
Recent events in Sudan, Tunisia, and Egypt have led to important questions regarding how these political disruptions might be connected to economic disruptions. The oil market, other commodity markets, and trade flows as well as risk premia are all in question. We will explore these issues in a global context, and consider what other countries might follow and how it will affect business conditions.

2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45-5:15 p.m.: {{http://business.wm.edu/faculty/directory/felton_e.php,Prof. Ed Felton}}, "Managing Crisis Effectively" (Includes a film)
At the intersection of management responsibility is the management of crises. It is where corporate strategy, conflicting stakeholder interests, and ethical accountability come together. Yet the record shows that managers are not prepared to manage crisis events. The most notable example is the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The December 3, 1984 disaster at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, is the most famous industrial accident of the last half century. During this session we will view a BBC film on the disaster. We then will explore the responses of management and identify the major lessons to be learned from the disaster about effective crisis management.

5:15-6:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese Reception

[[m|susan.hughes, Susan Hughes]] at 757-221-2913; [[m|rosanna.koppelmann, Rosanna Koppelmann]] at 757-221-2897; [[m|carlane.pittman, Carlane Pittman]] at 757-221-2296