About the Program
Unique! Current! Informative! These are key adjectives that describe the wide range of seminars which we teach at Concordia University. If you are looking to hone your skills, look no further. Concordia's seminars offer you in-depth and interactive study that can improve your knowledge in selected subjects and help you become more productive.
All seminars are taught by professors possessing professional experience and superb knowledge in their field. Classes meet on the Concordia University campus in Portland on Friday and Saturday (from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday).
While each seminar has its own content and format, they may include speakers, panels and a variety of interactive group projects. So, one can enroll in a single seminar or enroll in a series of seminars. Early registration is encouraged since courses may close due to enrollment limits. No meals are provided with tuition, however, the dining hall is open Fridays 5 pm to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays 11 am to 1 pm and again from 5 pm to 6 pm for your convenience.
1 credit seminars
If you choose to receive baccalaureate or graduate - level credit for the seminars, you must register in advance for the course through the registrar's office.
You can also register on-line during open registration times.
Undergraduate seminars are listed with a SOM 451 prefix
Graduate level seminars are listed with a SOM 551 prefix
School of Management
SOM 451 and 551 (One credit each)
SOM Seminars - Summer 2013 Fall 2013
June 6-7, 2013
As our society becomes more cognizant of potential pollutants and their effect on humans and the environment, the cry by all points of view for active participation in the decision-making process often quickly polarizes the individuals, corporations, or non-profit organizations involved. This can cause both internal and external conflict. Managing this conflict is critically important. This course looks at various methods/theories for managing conflict in the environmental context in an effort to provide a framework for ultimate resolution.
Lead Challenges: Game Change
July 12-13, 2013
How do great organizations thrive? How do leaders truly motivate? What are helpful principles for negotiating with others? How do we better manage our time and ourselves? Lessons will be drawn from success, from failure, and from top business and productivity teachers like Jim Collins, Judy Smith, Roger Fisher, Hyrum Smith, Simon Sinek and Daniel Pink. Class will include discussion, examples, and exercises.
Sept 27-28, 2013
Social entrepreneurship is the recognition of a social problem and the uses of entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a social venture to achieve a desired social change. This seminar will examine several examples of organizations that have been founded in alignment with this underlying philosophy, such as TOMS Shoes, Grameen Bank, Charity:Water, Partners in Health, and more.
Planning a Major EVENT: TEDx
Alternative Dispute Resolution
November 8-9, 2013
Litigation has proven to be a highly costly and ineffective manner for resolving conflicts. Accordingly, a number of alternative procedures to resolve disputes short of litigation have developed. This course reviews some of the procedures (e.g., mini-trial, mediation, arbitration, etc.) and explains their appropriateness and limitations.