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


Operation Enterprise will be held on the campuses of UCLA, Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin

High school and college students from across the United States and from around the world will participate in Operation Enterprise, American Management Association’s (AMA) leadership training and career development program for young adults. This intensive, eight-day residential summer program helps students learn about business, 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 management simulation and interact with corporate mentors.

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 25 students will participate in each of the four sessions. Since 1963, more than 15,000 high school and college students have participated in this program.

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

The 2008 high school programs, for students aged 16 to 18, will be held at Columbia University in New York, July 8–15; the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), July 18–25; and the University of Texas at Austin, July 27–August 3. The 2008 college program will be held at UCLA, June 25–July 2.

To apply for the program, students must fill out an application online at www.amanet.org/oe and submit a current academic transcript, one letter of recommendation and a $15 application fee 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 800.634.4262, or visit 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 talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, conferences, Webcasts and podcasts, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one. For more information, visit www.amanet.org/.


AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.