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Jones Graduate School of Business

The Management Incubator

Feb 25—26, 2020
2 days
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 1800
USD 900 per day

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Being an effective manager is an organizational expectation that will allow you to have a more meaningful career. Acquiring the right foundational knowledge and management competencies will differentiate you and your organization because those you lead will perform better. In this two-day course, Professor Brent Smith will utilize case studies, group exercises and extensive discussion to guide the class through the state-of-the-science in management.

What to Expect

  • Discover what’s different when assuming a management role
  • Capture and develop your individual team member's potential
  • Identify the basic principles of effective delegation
  • Set common and compelling direction for your team
  • Establish objective expectations and evaluate performance appropriately
  • Identify the new management role as your self-development

Who should attend

Junior managers, first-time supervisors, and those who are preparing for their first management responsibility.


Professor Brent Smith, Ph.D. is currently Senior Associate Dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Prior to his current academic appointments, he was a member of the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University where he taught in the School of Industrial and ...
Sheree Ahart, Ph.D., is the Director of Executive Education at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She brings a wealth of talent development experience from her work in oil and gas, consulting and executive coaching. Dr. Ahart has taught at the University of Houston and leve...
Zoran has more than 20 years of experience in executive education and management consulting with hundreds of clients in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. He has expertise in a wide area of managerial disciplines, like design and implementation of innovation strategy and processes, developm...


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