Boise State’s Center for Professional Development will host the mid-year Conference for Management and Executive Development Advisory Board meeting at its Meridian campus in February 2019.
The advisory board provides direction for the annual conference focusing on management and executive development departments and colleges. The CMED conference is in its 40th year, hosting over 100 universities from around the world, and providing networking and partnership opportunities among other similar university departments.
Paul Bentley, center director, serves on the CMED advisory board. “We are excited to host the planning sessions for CMED. This is the first time the Conference has chosen a location west of the Rockies. The organizers of the meeting have asked to see the Boise State campus and, of course, the blue turf.”
The Center for Professional Development has been asked to create a beta leadership development program for university professional development leaders based on its nationally recognized leadership development program. The program will include a one-day leadership training session followed by six webinars addressing the unique challenges associated with leading non-credit professional development in a university environment.
The Center for Professional Development, part of Extended Studies, was created 13 years ago. Programs focus on leadership development, project management, business communication, and human resources. In a typical year, the center provides training for 2,000-3,000 participants from multiple businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
The center provides leadership development and executive coaching for several Idaho businesses including Chobani, Albertsons, Blue Cross of Idaho, Trinity Trailer, and Winco. It has recently partnered with Kennesaw State University to provide a game-based on-line leadership development program for new supervisors and managers.