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Management teaching conference to be held at NMSU

More than 250 educators, consultants, trainers and business people from the United States and abroad will converge on Las Cruces June 9-13 for the 26th annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, to be held at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Student Union.

The conference will focus on innovative ways to present material in the classroom or teach new subjects in management and organizational behavior. It will consist of interactive workshops and will address emerging theoretical perspectives in the field.

Grace Ann Rosile, one of the conference organizers in the NMSU business college's management department, said about one-third of the presentations will address traditional topics, such as leadership, teamwork, communication and group dynamics. The rest will discuss current topics in management education, including technology in the classroom, spirituality in business, postmodern and critical theory, diversity, environmental management and service learning.

"This is the first time in many years the conference has been held in the Southwest," Rosile said. "Something presented at this conference has the potential to impact half a million students."

New to the conference this year is an author's showcase featuring 20 authors whose management books have been published in the past five years, including teaching materials and professional development works. Presenters will include Steven Best, Robin Clair and best-selling management textbook author Steve Robbins, Rosile said.

On-site registration is $265, which includes a one-year subscription to The Journal of Management Education, the newsletter of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

For a registration form or more information, contact Grace Ann Rosile at (505) 646-5684 or e-mail obtc@nmsu.edu.