SNU announces PLN speaker lineup for 2005-2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Eunice Trent
September 19, 2005
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.717.6259
E-mail: etrent@snu.edu

SNU announces PLN speaker lineup for 2005-2006

BETHANY, OK – Dan Ariely will be the speaker for this year’s first Peer Learning Network seminar at Southern Nazarene University, Thursday, October 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Royce Brown Business Building, located off NW 39th Expressway and Peniel. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Dan Ariely begins the 2005-2006 PLN series with his approach on leadership effectiveness. He is a preeminent authority on economic motivation in all its forms and specializes in consumer behavior in the electronic age. He brings a unique perspective to companies seeking to understand their customers and how and why people act certain ways in business.

Ariely holds a PhD in both marketing and cognitive psychology. He also holds joint appointments at MIT in the Sloan School of Management where he is Luis Alvarez Renta Professor of Management Science and the MIT Media Lab where he is Director of the eRationality Research Group.

Ariely’s workshop, “Customer Behaviors in the Electronic Age” is a part of the Peer Learning Network, a program facilitated by Southern Nazarene University. Peer Learning Network partners, comprised of chief executives and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based corporations and their management teams, pool their resources to bring world-class presenters to the leaders of Oklahoma’s premiere companies, four times a year.

The three remaining sessions for this year include the following:

November 10
Ken Deffeyes
The Impending World Oil Crisis and Beyond
Southern Nazarene University


February 2
Joseph Grenny
Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations
Southern Nazarene University


April 13
Ari Fleischer
Taking Heat: The President, The Press and My Years in the White House
PLN Luncheon Presentation
Cox Convention Center, Downtown Oklahoma City

For further information about this or future Peer Learning Network workshops,
Contact, 405.491.6311, e-mail pln@snu.edu, or log on to www.snu.edu/pln.