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College of Business and INVISTA partner to present workshop

Southeast Texas business leaders will have an opportunity to enhance their entrepreneurial skills at an upcoming seminar geared toward business owners and managers, civic leaders, executives and board members at non-profit organizations and governmental entities.

Lamar University is partnering with INVISTA to host a seminar on Tuesday, May 22, titled “Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential of Your Organization.” The seminar will focus on the concepts of Market-Based Management®.  The workshop will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in Landes Auditorium in Lamar’s Galloway Business Building and conclude with a networking reception in the afternoon.  The seminar fee is $75 per participant, which includes breakfast, lunch, the reception and all seminar materials.

Tony Woodlief, former president of the MBM® Institute in Wichita, Kan., will lead the seminar. Woodlief has worked extensively with the MBM® Team at Koch Industries and is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. He is president of the Bill of Rights Institute, an organization dedicated to teaching young people the words and ideas of America’s founders. He is also a former president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a center for economic research.

“Our partnership with INVISTA creates a vehicle for professional development in our community,” said Enrique (Henry) R. Venta, dean of the College of Business.  “Business leaders from the Golden Triangle and beyond will benefit greatly from attending this seminar.”

Venta and Jack Hopper, dean of the College of Engineering, have both worked with INVISTA in the areas of student recruiting and support for Lamar University’s programs. The seminar on campus is intended to help business owners and managers, as well as leaders of non-profit organizations, develop expertise for operating their businesses with an entrepreneurial outlook.

The last day to register for “Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Potential of Your Organization” is Tuesday, May 15.  For more information about the workshop, please visit or call (409) 880-2367.