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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Cornell hosts Administrative Management Institute, August 7-10, 2017

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, March 30, 2017

College and university administrators, business managers, directors, and department heads from across the country will convene in Ithaca this summer for the Administrative Management Institute, one of the country's top professional development opportunities in higher education.

Cosponsored by EACUBO, this intensive four-day seminar will take place on the Cornell University campus from August 7 to 10. Featuring presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and case studies, it is designed to help talented professionals enhance their effectiveness, excel within their institutions, and explore timely topics with a university-wide focus.

Among this year's presenters are:

  • Denise Clark, associate vice president for research administration at the University of Maryland;
  • Casey Kendall, director of architecture and infrastructure at Ithaca College;
  • George Myers, senior partner and consultant with The Effectiveness Institute;
  • Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer at Cornell;
  • Mark Perry, audit director at Cornell;
  • Stephen Sauer, assistant professor of organizational studies at Clarkson University's School of Business;
  • Paul Streeter, vice president for budget and planning at Cornell;
  • Wendy Tarlow, associate university counsel at Cornell;
  • Howard Teibel, president of Teibel, Inc.; and
  • Jason Youngers, information security officer at Ithaca College.

AMI is also pleased to welcome back the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble, which combines live theater and audience participation to create a resource for education and training on a wide variety of workplace issues.

Sessions will focus on IT security, sponsored programs compliance, decision making, employment law, fiduciary responsibility, negotiation, managing difficult people, and getting the most out of your teams.

AMI is a program that is perfect for everyone, from younger professionals to seasoned administrators," writes former participant Linn Deavers, associate dean and chief operating officer at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "The content addresses topics that are current and of interest to all, and the sessions are lively and interactive. If you have an opportunity to participate in AMI, you should jump at the chance!"

Rich Kelley, a budget and fiscal officer at Tufts University, concurs. "AMI represents a unique opportunity to experience diverse training, including dozens of 'Aha' moments in a beautiful setting and with great people. I learned about negotiating techniques, leadership qualities, employment law challenges, and strategies for promoting fiduciary responsibilities on my campus. Perhaps most importantly, I made dozens of professional connections and even a few solid new friends."

The early-registration program charge is $1,970 until June 10, 2017. After that date, the program charge is $2,098. This includes the full professional program; course materials; a certificate of completion; and four continental breakfasts, and three lunches. AMI offers 2.63 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

For online registration and information about sessions, the schedule, presenters, and more, visit, or contact the Administrative Management Institute at the Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions: phone: 607.255.7259; fax: 607.255.8942, e-mail: