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Applications sought for next class of BPI Scholars

By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | May 19, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of Business Practice Improvement (BPI) Scholars, a year-long professional development opportunity open to full-time Emory employees interested in enhancing their business and problem-solving skills.

Launched last year, the BPI Scholars Program provides specialized training for Emory employees with at least two years of service at the University who are interested in developing project management and business analytics skills.

BPI Scholars will learn project management, tools for analytical thinking, communication techniques, and leadership skills through practical, hands-on problem solving. During the application process, scholars target an aspect of operations that could be improved in their own units, which becomes the focus of their work.

Program work, including classroom time, will require a commitment of four to eight hours a week outside of regular job duties. Instruction is provided by BPI staff, other Emory faculty and staff, and outside business consultants.

The program strives to not only create a pipeline of future business leaders, but also to enhance, groom and train early to mid-career Emory employees.

Participants must have the support and sponsorship of their supervisors and the approval of a department administrator or chief business officer in order to apply.

Applications are due June 6 for the next class of BPI Scholars, which begins in September. All forms can be found be found online.

Learn more about the program by downloading a printable brochure.