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May 9, 2008
By Andrea Turman
The 18th annual Executive Development Program for the gaming industry will be offered by the University of Nevada, Nov. 5 through 13 at Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort. Sponsored by the University’s Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, College of Business Administration and Extended Studies, this year’s program emphasis will be “Critical Issues and Strategic Planning for Today’s Casino Executive.”
The only program of its kind in the nation, the exclusive nine-day series is designed for gaming professionals in positions of substantial responsibility, and delivers state-of-the-art, industry-specific knowledge in an intensive week of seminars, presentations and interactions utilizing case-study analysis.
The Executive Development Program has provided a unique educational experience to a diverse and dynamic group of participants, graduating more than 800 executives from gaming companies and agencies throughout the world. In past years, executives from gaming establishments as far away as South Africa and Macau have traveled to Lake Tahoe to exchange ideas, insights and knowledge integral to improving strategic leadership and repositioning their organizations to meet current and future challenges.
The annual program is moderated by William R. Eadington, Ph.D., director of the University's Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming and Andrew MacDonald, executive vice president of gaming with Genting Berhad in Malaysia. The program’s faculty consists of casino industry experts drawn from some of the most prominent casino operations in the world.