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Apply for BPI Scholars Program by Nov. 4

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Business Practice Improvement Scholars Program, a year-long professional development opportunity open to full-time Emory employees interested in enhancing their business and problem-solving skills.

Sponsored by the Office of Business Practice Improvement, Emory University’s consulting practice, 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 are asked to target an aspect of operations that could be improved in their own units, which will become 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.

Those interested in participating 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 for the fourth class of BPI Scholars are available now and must be submitted by Nov. 4. All forms can be found be found online.

The program runs from January 2017 to December 2017. Scholars will remain in their current jobs throughout the program.

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.

For more information, contact Bill Dracos or Jen Kostyrna.

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