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MAL/MBA Event on July 15

Find Your Own “Aha Moment”

Join Augsburg College for a complimentary evening featuring our business (MBA) and leadership (MAL) graduate programs PLUS a professional development exercise in creativity!

July 15th, 2014
5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
612 Brew (945 Broadway St. NE, Mpls. MN 55413)

Register using the form on this page, or email  or call 612-330-1101 for more information.

Program Description and Agenda

  • 5:00-5:30 PM – Check-in and social hour
    • (Craft beer, Pepsi Products for purchase and Famous Dave’s BBQ sandwich complimentary)
  • 5:30-6:15PM – Information Sessions
    • Learn about Augsburg’s MAL or MBA programs (both sessions cover the dual degree option)
  • 6:15-7:15 PM – Professional Development
    • Creative Behaviors for Better Decisions
      • Laura Delavie, President and Chief Alchemist of ALCEMIS, LLC
      • Experience what beer making and lions (yes, lions) have in common with creative behaviors and making better decisions for your life and work.
    • 6:15 – 6:30 - Introduction and Overview
    • 6:30 – 6:50 – Activity: Look About /Debrief: Look About
    • 6:50 – 6:55 – Activity: Deeper Connections
    • 6:55 – 7:00 – Activity: Most Interesting
    • 7:00 – 7:15  - Debrief: Deeper Connections and Most Interesting/ Q&A with Wrap up

LAURA DELAVIE, M.A., Chief Alchemist

Laura Delavie is a visionary, strategic catalyst who ignites and brings valuable ideas to life.  Both a big-picture thinker and detail-oriented, Laura sees interconnections within whole systems.  For more than 15 years she has led teams in designing and delivering solutions, leading to results and revenue growth.  As a leader, innovator  and change agent, Laura moves people to think and act differently, helping them imagine, create and deliver better solutions for better work and a better world while driving sustainable growth.  She helps clients develop creative visions and strategies, improve innovative efforts, boost team effectiveness and collaboration, design and lead change, increase organizational effectiveness, launch projects and improve leadership abilities.  As the President and Chief Alchemist of ALCEMIS, LLC, Laura uses the breadth of her knowledge and experience to brew up the creative solutions that turn organizational “lead into gold”.

Laura has a M.A. degree in Change Leadership with a specialization in Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Her B.A. degree in Philosophy and Communications is from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Additionally, she has certifications or licenses in the following creativity and innovation tools: Creatrix®, Simplex and LEGO® Serious Play®.  She enjoys practicing her own creativity by designing creative solutions for clients as well writing poetry, short stories, articles and white papers and…making an occasional doodle.

About the Master of Arts in Leadership

In this program, leadership skills are built by studying the relational side of management.  A framework for leadership studies is provided while students choose elective courses based on their individual interests and career goals. Topics include communications, ethics, problem-solving, negotiation, change management, organizational behavior, cultural competency, leadership strategy, etc.

About the Master of Business Administration

The Augsburg MBA is grounded in the values of integrity and responsibility. The program strives to prepare leaders to excel in today’s evolving global business culture using a framework of real world, real lives, real communities, real businesses and real experiences.