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American Management Association Offers Summer Leadership Training and Career Development Program for Young Adults

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New York, 6/6/2006

Operation Enterprise will be held at the UCLA, Columbia University and George Washington University

High school and college students from across the United States and from as far away as China, Greece, Trinidad and beyond will participate in Operation Enterprise, American Management Association’s (AMA) summer leadership training and career development program for young adults. This intensive, eight-day residential program helps students learn about management, negotiation, conflict resolution, strategic planning and ethics, and improve their leadership, communication and presentation skills.

These students experience firsthand the value of teamwork, cooperation and diversity in the workplace. This program encourages learning through involvement. Student teams prepare and present a business case before a mock board of directors, engage in a one-day work simulation and interact with corporate mentors.

Senior executives, managers and consultants from a variety of businesses and industries volunteer their time as guest faculty and pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation of business leaders. Approximately 30 students will participate in each of the four sessions. Since 1963, more than 12,000 high school and college students have participated in this program.

The Operation Enterprise program is recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for three semester hours of undergraduate credit. All high school and college students who successfully complete the program are eligible for these credits.

The 2006 high school programs, for students ages 16–18, will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, July 7–14; George Washington University, July 17–24; and Columbia University, July 27–August 3. The 2006 college program will be held at Columbia University, June 1–8.

To apply for the program, students must submit a current academic transcript, one letter of recommendation, a list of community and campus activities and accomplishments, a 500-word essay and a resume to Operation Enterprise, American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019. The cost of the program is $1,750, which includes tuition, room, board, materials and local sightseeing. For more information, call 1-800-634-4262, or visit AMA’s Website at www.amanet.org/oe.

Full and partial scholarships are available based upon applicant qualifications and on the availability of funds. Operation Enterprise depends upon the support of dedicated corporate and individual sponsors for scholarships, services and speakers.

About AMA

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions. AMA provides individuals and organizations worldwide with the knowledge, skills and tools to achieve performance excellence, adapt to changing realities and prosper in a complex and competitive world. Each year, thousands of customers learn new skills and behaviors, gain more confidence, advance their careers and contribute to the success of their organizations. AMA offers a range of unique seminars, workshops, conferences, customized corporate programs, online learning, newsletters, journals and AMA books. AMA has earned its trusted reputation as a successful partner in worldwide professional education and development that improves the immediate performance and long-term results for both individuals and organizations. For more information, visit http://www.amanet.org/