Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

Dates: February 21, 2018 – April 11, 2018 | Every Wednesday for 8 Weeks (8 Sessions)
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

Through this 8-week course, faculty from the University’s management, marketing, logistics and law fields provide hands-on training in core supervisory/managerial skills, devoting each 4-hour session to a single topic. Offered several times a year since 2000, this course also serves individuals who have been in a leadership role for a longer period but want additional knowledge and practical skills to improve their style or learn how to handle personnel issues.

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Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird Registration fee (before 1/10/18): $775
  • Registration fee (after 1/10/18): $825
  • Early Bird Corporate fee: $700
  • Corporate fee: $725

Registration Deadline: February 12, 2018

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Trey Denton
Trey Denton joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 1992 and currently holds the rank of Professor of Marketing and is the Coordinator of Honors for the College of Business. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, his M.B.A. from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Georgia. He lived and taught in Hong Kong from 1989-1991 as he worked on his dissertation concerning the marketing of U.S. products in China. Since joining Georgia Southern in 1992, he has received the William Freeman College of Business Professor of the Year Award and the Jane White Marketing Scholar Award.  He led the Georgia Southern Strategic Planning Council for multiple terms.  He has earned both College of Business and Georgia Southern University Awards for Excellence in Teaching and in Service, the most recent being the GSU Award  for Excellence in Contributions to Service in 2016. Dr. Denton has conducted corporate training, marketing, and strategic planning sessions for many companies and organizations including Crider Foods, Interstate Paper, Sea Island Bank, BSC-America, Eagle Leadership, Willingway Hospital, Chatham County Public Health Department, JCB, Robbins Smokehouse, Frederica Academy,  Bulloch Academy,  the Averett Center for the Arts, and Leadership Southeast Georgia.

Stephanie Sipe
Professor Stephanie Sipe joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University in 2005.  Prior to joining the faculty of Georgia Southern in 2005, Dr. Sipe taught business law and human resource management courses at Eastern Mennonite University and James Madison University.  She also practiced law in Virginia for 12 years, where she specialized in civil litigation and developed an expertise in employment law issues.  She has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Virginia Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and was the counsel of record during a case appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Sipe has an active research agenda with numerous publications in academic journals.   She served the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies for Business, and she is the advisor to three student groups on campus.  Dr. Sipe is also a member of the Leadership Skills consulting team that provides seminars to new management and supervisory personnel in private industry and education.  She was the organizer of two Current Legal Issues Symposiums at Georgia Southern University, and she is actively engaged in research on university students’ perceptions of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as corporate fraud and whistleblower protections.

Jackie Eastman
Jacqueline K. Eastman is a Professor of Marketing at Georgia Southern University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with a marketing major) from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in Marketing, from the Florida State University. Prior to coming to Georgia Southern University in 2007, she was taught at Valdosta State University. She also served as that campus’s MBA Director from 1995 to 2000.

Dr. Eastman has been published in over 60 journal articles in journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Marketing Management Journal and Journal of Consumer Marketing among others. Her research interests are in scale development, ethics, the strategic application of consumer behavior theory, and web-based teaching. She has also served as the Vice President for Programs and President for the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice. She is currently on the Editorial Review Boards for the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice and Marketing Management Journal.

Dr. Eastman has taught Marketing on the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels and is currently teaching online courses. While at Georgia Southern University, she has won the Georgia WebMBA Ken Stanley Outstanding Faculty of the Year award multiple times along with the W.A. & Emma Lou Crider Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Jane White Marketing Scholar Award, the William A. Freeman Professor of the Year Award, and the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Teaching & Service in the MBA.

Steve Stewart
Steve Stewart is an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University in the Department of Management. He teaches courses on entrepreneurship and strategic management at the undergraduate and the MBA level. He holds a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Florida, and a M.Div. degree from Southwestern Seminary. Prior to coming to Georgia Southern, Dr. Stewart taught at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College.  He has worked in sales and management for S.C. Johnson, NCR, and Walmart.

His research focuses on identity in organizations and in entrepreneurship contexts, leadership, and emotions. Most recently, he has worked with professionals who start and operate their own firms. He has won national awards for innovative teaching and speaks numerous times each year at international conferences. Dr. Stewart is a member of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Steve Charlier
Steve Charlier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Georgia Southern University. He earned his BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary, his MIM in E-Commerce from the University of Denver and his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Iowa. Dr. Charlier has held a variety of managerial positions in the information technology, automotive, and entertainment industries. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003 and has consulted with a number of private sector organizations, as well as various federal government agencies and non-profit organizations.

His research interests are focused on the modern work environment and include virtual teams, e-learning, leadership in a virtual world, and the perceived academic/practitioner gap. His work has been published in several leading international academic journals, including The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and Human Resource Management Review. He also serves on the editorial board for Academy of Management Learning & Education. Dr. Charlier is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Project Management Institute.

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