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Format and Schedule
An Exclusive Experience
The only program of its kind in the world, the Executive Development Program attracts a diverse and dynamic group of participants. Now in its 24th year of offering an exceptional educational experience, the program has graduated 1,184 executives from gaming companies and regulatory agencies from throughout the world.
As a participant of the Executive Development Program, you will be among the pacesetters in the gaming industry — leaders from around the world who grapple with important strategic issues common to casino gaming. You will establish lasting professional relationships that will be valuable to you and critical to your organization well into the 21st century.
In a series of stimulating and demanding class sessions, participants will examine key issues — sustaining competitive advantage, responding to political uncertainties, managing organizational change, developing strategic alliances and adapting to the rules of a new playing field in the continually evolving gaming industry.
Participation in study teams and case-study analysis is an integral part of the program and is required of all participants. The program considers this daily interaction among faculty and participants as crucial to its success and vital to the overall experience. Fluency in English is required of all participants.
The Executive Development Program begins with registration and a reception on Monday evening, Nov. 10, 2014; the program begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The program concludes at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Expect to spend full days and several evenings on program-related activities.
In the course of his career, Bo Bernhard, Ph.D., has worked with the international gaming industry on all six inhabited continents and in more than 100 jurisdictions. In his current role as executive director of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute, he has delivered more than 200 keynote addresses to industry, regulatory and policy leaders.
Former chair of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, Mark Lipparelli, M.S., is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, and president of Gioco Ventures, LLC, a development-stage technology and advisory firm. Lipparelli served for more than 15 years in senior management roles with the gaming industry’s leading technology providers including Bally Technologies, Shuffle Mas ter and Casino Data Systems.
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