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UNR's Executive Development Program Celebrates Its 20th Year

UNR's Executive Development Program Celebrates Its 20th Year

The 20th annual Executive Development Program for the gaming industry will be offered by the University of Nevada, Reno, November 3-11, at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Sponsored by the University’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, College of Business and Extended Studies, the program’s emphasis is “Confronting Challenges and Embracing Opportunities—Strategic Leadership in the Gaming Industry.”

The only program of its kind in the world, the exclusive nine-day series is designed for gaming professionals in positions of substantial responsibility including management and executive leadership. Delivering state-of-the-art, industry-specific knowledge in an intensive week of seminars, presentations and interactions, the cutting-edge program utilizes up-to-the-minute case-study analysis to examine issues of critical importance.

The annual program is moderated by William R. Eadington, Ph.D., a professor of economics and director of the Institute of Gambling and Commercial Gaming in the College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno. Eadington also holds the university’s prestigious Philip G. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies.

The Executive Development Program’s faculty consists of casino industry experts drawn from some of the most prominent casino operations in the world. Past faculty members have included Chuck Atwood, Larry Barton, Eugene Christiansen, Glenn Christensen, Harry Curtis, Bill Friedman, Bill Lerner, Larry Lewin, Gary Loveman, Andrew MacDonald, Phil Satre, Glenn Schaeffer, Richard Schuetz, Paul Steelman, Larry Woolf and Andrew Zarnett.

Deadline for application to this year’s Executive Development Program is September 16; early application is advised. The program fee of $5,500 (USD) includes tuition, deposit, course books and materials, shirt, canvas briefcase, daily refreshments, lunches on full days, reception, opening dinner and graduation banquet.

Participants are responsible for lodging and travel arrangements and costs. For more about the Executive Development Program, call Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, (775) 784-4046 or 1-800-233-8928, email or visit .

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