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Oklahoma City University to Bring Disney Institute’s Celebrated Program to OKC Business Community
OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will bring the Disney Institute’s traveling professional development program, the Disney Keys to Excellence, to Oklahoma City next month. “This is a rare and affordable opportunity to learn best business practices from Disney insiders and discover ways to adapt and apply those best practices to pick up the pace in these slow economic times,” said Meinders School of Business Dean Vince Orza, Ph.D. The Oklahoma City Disney Keys program will showcase four 90-minute sessions Oct. 20: · Leadership, Disney Style – Discover how effective leadership has been the catalyst at Disney to drive employee/customer satisfaction and bottom-line results. · Management, Disney Style – Examine the importance of integrating an organization’s corporate culture into selection, training, and care of employees. · Service, Disney Style – Explore world-renowned Disney principles for service excellence. · Loyalty, Disney Style – Learn the key practices in building and sustaining loyalty that have made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than 75 years. George Aguel, senior vice president for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said the company’s professional development programs have proven to be extremely popular. “Community leaders around the country started asking us to bring similar programs to their cities, and the Disney Keys program does just that,” he said. “Participants will discover Disney success stories and learn about management philosophies and behind-the-scenes operations that have made the Disney Parks and Resorts a benchmark for businesses around the world.” Aguel said the Disney Institute programs are unique in the world of business. “What makes the Disney learning experience so different and meaningful is that we don’t simply teach theory. We showcase philosophies and strategies that have made Disney Parks and Resorts a success – ideas that are easily adaptable to other organizations.” With the establishment of the Disney Institute in 1986, thousands of business leaders from more than 35 countries and 40 industries have attended business programs at the Disney Institute in Florida. The Disney Keys to Excellence is the only Disney Institute professional development program that goes on the road to select communities around the US. Registration and fees for the program are $395 per person and include course materials and a full day of catered meals. Group discounts are available. No prerequisite training is required. For more information and to register for the Disney Keys to Excellence program, call (877) 544-2384 or visit ### Leslie Berger Assistant Director for Media Relations Communications and Marketing Department Oklahoma City University 2501 N. Blackwelder OKC, OK 73106 Office: (405) 208-5348 Cell: (405) 205-3996