Ivy Tech Corporate College hosting seminar “Ideas are Free─Engaging Your Employees”

Ivy Tech Corporate College is kicking off a series of spring seminars March 28 with Dean Scroeder, Ph.D. He will present “Ideas are Free ─ Engaging Your Employees” from 3 to 5 p.m. March 28 in Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus Auditorium (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.)

About Dean M. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Schroeder is a distinguished scholar, author and consultant. He is an experienced leader of strategic organizational transformations, having started up two companies, led the turnaround of two others, and served as a consultant on many organizational change initiative teams in North America, Europe, and Asia. He served for five years on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, is on the Board of Directors of the American Creativity Association, and has served on several corporate boards. Schroeder currently serves as the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs in Management, and is the Herbert and Agnes Schulz Professor of Management at Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana.

Schroeder has authored more than 80 articles and papers, for which he has received a number of national awards. His 2004 book, co-authored with Alan G. Robinson, Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations, was based on their research and consulting in more than 300 organizations in 17 countries. The book describes how the best companies successfully get large numbers of ideas from their front-line employees.

This event is free and open to the public. It is the first of three seminars Ivy Tech Corporate College is hosting this spring focusing on the topic of Economic Development.

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