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New OSU Certificate in Gaming Leadership program teaches skills in management training

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Certificate in Gaming Leadership

The Spears School of Business has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno to bring a three-day Certificate in Gaming Leadership program to the Tulsa area Aug. 13-16 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The certificate includes three different tracks for participants to enroll: Slot Operations, Surveillance Operations, and Table Games Operations.

Participants will develop skills in gaming management in the track selected or mix and match sessions. Leadership sessions will expand participants’ knowledge in managing and leading people within their organization. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about identifying and preventing fraud. Supervisors with direct reports with less than five years of management experience should attend this conference.

“We are excited about offering this program in cooperation with the University of Nevada and providing professional development in the state for leaders,” said Becca Ramsey, program coordinator for the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development. “Our first program had over 60 people enrolled from several countries and we look forward to the upcoming class representing a diverse group in August.”

Participants will participate in one of three concurrent sessions:

Track A – Slot Operations: Jeff Jordan, lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Track B – Surveillance Operations: Jessie Beaudoin, Director of Surveillance at San Manuel Casino, Highland, California.

Track C – Table Games Operations: Bill Zender, non-fiction gaming author.

These sessions can also be counted toward the Certificate in Gaming Management offered by the University of Nevada, Reno. There are 29 CEU’s available upon the completion of this program.

Topics taught by OSU instructors include Executive Presence, Agile Decision-Making in a High Stakes Environment, and Assessing Your Leadership Style and Strengths. OSU faculty/instructors are Andrew Urich, associate professor of management, Raj Basu, professor of management, and Abbey Davis, director of the Eastin Center for Career Readiness.

The fee is $2,995 per person or discounted to $2,695 per person if three or more register from the same organization. Special pricing is available if 10 or more are registered from the same organization. Fee includes instruction materials, one reception, breakfast, break refreshments and lunch each day.

Rooms at the Hard Rock hotel will be an additional $99 per night. Participants must book rooms by July 31 to receive the offered group rate. For more information about the Certificate in Gaming Leadership, please contact Rebecca Ramsey at or call 918-594-8218 or 405-744-5208.

By Hannah Barron

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