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1 MERLOT International Conference 8-11 August 2006 Working With and Learning From the World’s Best

2 2 Jane Ross, Alberta Maurice Hladik, Ottawa James Stewart, Arizona Ashis Gupta, Calgary Monica Bolesta, Connecticut Wilf Backhaus, Calgary Andrew Creed, Australia UMUC Faculty & Assistants Integrating an Executive in Residence into an Online MBA Course in Global Business MBA & Executive Programs Graduate School of Management & Technology University of Maryland University College UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

3 3 AMBA Organizations & the External Environment Global Business A pressing question How can sustainable business skills in the global environment be imparted to online students? Part 1:Add a virtual executive in residence Jane Ross Part 2:Expand learning resources across courses James Stewart Part 3:Perspective from an Executive in Residence Maurice Hladik Part 4:Lessons learned, questions and comments UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

4 4 Part 1: Add a virtual executive in residence 2000 UMUC Web Tycho-Proprietary online technology Team teaching situation-Dispersed global faculty Who & what skills needed? -Expand teaching resources Think differently -Technology, guest teleconferences 2002 Program and needs growing-Business people welcome Identify resource people -Ask for their help & integrate them 2003 First virtual executive in residence, global business Expand virtual executives in residence to other classes UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

5 5 A Virtual Executive in Residence How to integrate an EiR in an online program & course Support - key people onside -new teaching relationships -identify the best -broad range of skills! How to add a virtual Executive in Residence Research & Contact - business schools -visual arts & writing -learn from existing models -patron, paid, volunteer, other UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

6 6 Contributions of Executive in Residence Content enrichment For students and faculty Industry perspectives Sustainable business Global perspective Specific case examples Dialogue and debate Project consultation Current insights Teleconferences UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

7 7 Contributions of Executive in Residence Teleconferences To Remind! Wrap-up teleconference with Executive-in-Residence Maurice Hladik Review AMBA 606 topics in view of global events ! Pull your case study learning together ! Bridge knowledge between AMBA 606 and AMBA 607 ! Conference 1Conference 2 When: July 19, 2006, 05:00 PM ETJuly 19, 2006, 08:30 PM ET Conference ID: 9890Conference ID: 8262 Call: Toll free: Register: via with Faculty Assistant Jacob Krivoruchko; copy your professor and Dr. Ross You will not want to miss!

8 8 Contributions of Executive in Residence Current insights - From: Maurice HladikMaurice Hladik To: James Stewart; Wilf Backhaus Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 Starving for Fuel: How Ethanol Production Contributes to Global Hunger - Lester Brown Wilf and James, Just winding up invitation only Dept. Energy workshop in Washington on how US is going to produce 30 % of transportation fuels by 2030 from forest material, marginal land and non food agricultural residues. Fuel from foodcrops was hardly mentioned - is deemed relatively insignificant and non sustainable. The numbers in the article are correct on starch calorie equivalent to fill a SUV but those close to the industry do not discuss this doomsday scenario - as all food produced in US, only tiny percentage goes to energy production. This will increase for corn but wheat (better human food) is too expensive to use. The rest of the world even less so except for Brazil which is on par with the US but with sugar which is only calories. 518 MauriceMaurice Hladik 518 From: Maurice HladikMaurice Hladik To: ; ; Sent: Wednesday, August 02, :25 PM Subject: Re: Starving for Fuel: How Ethanol Production Contributes to Global Hunger by Lester Brown - response Wilf and James, Interesting. I am just winding up an invitation only Dept. Energy workshop. In Washington on how the US is going to produce 30 per cent of their transportation fuels by 2030 from forest material, marginal land and non food agricultural residues. Fuel from foodcrops was hardly mentioned and is deemed relatively insignificant and non sustainable. The numbers in this article are correct on the starch calorie equivalent to fill a SUV but those close to the industry do not even discuss this doomsday scenario as of all the food produced in the US, only a tiny percentage goes to energy production. This will increase for corn but wheat (better human food) is too expensive to use The rest of the world even less so except for Brazil which is on par with the US but with sugar which is only calories. Maurice

9 9 Part 2. Expand learning resources across courses James Stewart, AMBA 604 & AMBA 606 Know the syllabi of all courses Adjust earlier courses’ content to feed into AMBA 606’s Motivate students in earlier courses with how they will expand their learning in AMBA 606 Use selected AMBA 606 EiR materials in earlier courses Exchange current news items, commented, with all program faculty Anticipate students’ learning needs in advance of AMBA 607. UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

10 B/U10 How AMBA 604 Uses Its EiR - Operations Management - Focus on: –Knowledge management –Careers in technical management –Gender motivation Exposure to: –International program management –Defense industry ethics Dr. Judie Forbes UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

11 11 Part 3: Insights from a Virtual Executive in Residence Maurice Hladik How I became an Executive in Residence Globalization? - Rules based international commerce and law so all players know and practice common rules of engagement. - Organized sport and organized religion have led the way. UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

12 12 What I do as a virtual Executive in Residence Encouraged to present business world as I see it, even if in conflict with some course material – however, usually compliments. Never asked to prepare lectures - free to deliver on subject matter and content. Deliverables: -three conferences per semester– each repeated three times on such subjects as globalization, sustainability, and preparing effective executive summaries. End of semester teleconference chronicles major world events and experiences that occurred during course along with relevance to course topics covered. -unstructured activities with moniker “Practical Insights” where students are encouraged to -- raise questions they might have about course material, job, world or current events. -interface with faculty on current business trends and emerging issues. E.g., brought sustainability from “tree hugger” concept to a mainline business discipline. Took 3 years! UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

13 13 Other EiR functions and observations From time to time, suggest where academy and academics can be more businesslike in their approach. Encourage adoption of current business practices in academic MBA conferencing - a key issue. Distance learning more realistic environment than traditional classroom in preparing MBA students for the business world. Spin-offs - the student coop concept. Integrate learning from sustainable business world, e.g., IOGEN UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

14 Sustainability and Iogen Imparting sustainable business skills to students in the global online learning environment

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16 16 Iogen’s cellulose ethanol process

17 17 Iogen enzyme and cellulose ethanol facility

18 18 Front end hammermilling of wheat straw

19 Global Available Acreage Total Available Acreage (M acres) Available Acreage Per Capita (M acres) Cropland Pastureland According to the FAO, there are 3.8B acres currently used for agriculture and another 8.6B acres of pastureland, of which ~5B could be converted to agricultural use Source: Ceres

20 20 Potential Western Canadian Sites

21 Iogen Cellulose Ethanol Plant Preliminary U.S. Feedstock Availability Assessment Based on total combined wheat and barley straw and corn stover averages for 1999/2000 drawn within a 100 km radius (metric tonnes) 1. MN-ND South (4.8) 2. NW KS -S. Central NE (4.3) 3. OK Panhandle (KS,CO,OK,TX) (4.2) 4. SW Nebraska (Chase County) (4.1) 5. Western KS – Eastern CO (3.8) 6. North Central South Dakota (3.5) 7. North East CO (3.3) 8. Hodgeman -KS (3.1) 9. South Central Kansas (2.9) 10. MN-ND North (2.5) 11. NE Montana (2.2) 12. Whitman-Lata (WA-ID) (2.2) 13. North Central Montana (2.2) 14. N. Central KS (2.2) 15. N. Central OK (1.9) 16. Lincoln – Adams – Grant (WA) (1.8) 17. Butte (CA) (1.7) (includes rice straw) 18. Central North Dakota (1.7) 19. NW North Dakota (1.6) 20. Walla Walla – Umatilla (WA-OR) (1.5) 21. SW Oklahoma (1.2) 22. San Joaquin (CA) (.94) (includes rice straw) Not Estimated <10,000 10, ,999 25,000-49,999 50,000-99, , , ,000+ ACRES Reference: Superimposed on the USDA Map - All Wheat Harvested Acres by County created by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service January 02

22 Iogen Cellulose Ethanol Plant Preliminary U.S. Feedstock Availability Assessment Based on total corn stover averages for 1999/2000 drawn within a 100 km radius (metric tonnes) Reference: Superimposed on the USDA Map - All Corn for Grain Harvested Acres by County created by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Not Estimated <10,000 10, ,999 25,000-49,999 50,000-99, , , ,000+ ACRES E. Central IL - W. Central IN (11.7) 2. W. Central IL (11.0) 3. North IL (10.9) 4. N. Central IA – S.Central MN (9.6) 5. S. Eastern NE (8.9) 6. East Central IA (8.6) 7. NW Iowa – SW MN (8.4) 8. Central MN (8.3) 9. Central Indiana (7.8) 10. West Central Iowa (7.7) 11. S. Central Iowa (7.5) 12. S. Central NE (6.6) 13. NE Iowa – SE MN (6.3) 14. NE Nebraska (5.9) 15. South Illinois (3.6) 16. SW NE – Chase County (3.4) 17. OK Panhandle (KS,CO,OK,TX) (2.9) 18. NW KS – S. West NE (2.5) 19. MN-ND South (2.5) 20. N. Central SD (2.3) 21. NE Colorado (2.2) 22. W. Kansas – Eastern CO (1.9) 23. Hodgeman (1.6) 24. S. Central KS (.84) 29 January 02

23 23 States capable of supporting a cellulose ethanol industry

24 24 DOE & USDA: Cellulose ethanol could displace over 30% of U.S. present petroleum consumption “The purpose of this report is to determine whether the land resources of the United States are capable of producing a sustainable supply of biomass sufficient to displace 30% of the country’s present petroleum consumption (i.e. 60 billion gallons per year) … 1 billion dry tons of biomass feedstock per year. The short answer to the question … is yes.”

25 25 Switchgrass Today Field yield = 5 tonnes of dry matter per acre Cellulose ethanol yield = 320 litres/80 gallons per tonne Value of switchgrass in the windrow = $15 per tonne (based on contracted straw with oil at $60/barrel) Yield to farmer = $75 per acre in the windrow Cellulose ethanol yield per acre = 1600 litres/400 gallons

26 26 Switchgrass Future Field yield = 10 tons of dry matter per acre Cellulose ethanol yield = 400 litres/100 gallons per tonne Yield to farmer ~> $200 per acre in the windrow Other dedicated biomass perennials: miscanthus, short rotation coppice willow, and energy cane show equal promise Cellulose ethanol yield per acre = 4000 litres/1000 gallons

27 27 Source: Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development/Iogen Study, 2004

28 28 Part 4 - Lessons learned Lessons learned include Use of an Executive-in-Residence has proven to be a cost-effective way to both broaden and deepen student learning in an online MBA seminar in global business An internationally-based faculty with a mix of academics and practitioners has substantially enriched student learning in this seminar Sharing and coordinating seminar content within an online MBA program has also proven beneficial, to both faculty and students UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

29 29 Lessons learned Student experience - communication From: Barbara Jones To: Jane Ross Sent:Wednesday, July 26, :22 PM Subject: Executive in Residence I found Mr. Hladik's contributions to be very useful. His experience in international business added real- life insight to the textbook and other readings, especially when he was able to provide examples of actual events in which he participated. I found the "practical insights" to be my favorite readings each week. Mr. Hladik's articles were unpretentious and didn't always agree with other sources in the course, which added depth to the material and helped us exercise critical thinking. Mr. Hladik served almost like a mentor to us who have no global business exposure. Thank you for all your efforts this semester! Barb UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

30 30 Lessons learned Student experience - communication From: Paul Brown To: Jane Ross Sent:Monday, July 31, 2006 Subject: Executive in Residence As an older, more experienced student with over twenty-nine years of working experience, I was somewhat skeptical what I could learn from an Executive in Residence. Maurice Hladik was a pleasant surprise. He brings not only a realistic view to the academic world, but his expertise on sustainability provided me a new outlook for my business responsibilities. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading his weekly insights and joining him during teleconferences where he was very open to discussion of the topics at hand. Having an Executive in Residence definitely rounds out the class with a solid foundation of practicality. Paul UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

31 31 Applying lessons learned in class Student experience - Executive Summary Testimonial Global Meeting Place. 7/19/2006 I have a real-life executive summary experience to share with the class. I had been trying, literally for months, to spend some time with our CFO to present some insurance proposals to him. It was difficult to schedule this with him, and I finally asked him for a maximum of 30 minutes of his time. I had to present months of research and proposals to him, but I did it by creating a bullet-format executive summary that listed the challenges and possible solutions. Then I created a small table that showed the advantages and disadvantages of each in bullet format. Finally, I included a 3-bullet recap of my recommended solution. The meeting was over in well under 30 minutes and I had his full support. Later he called and complimented me and thanked me for distilling it down. I just wanted to let you know that the executive summary skills we have practiced this semester will serve us well in our careers. By Barbara Jones. UMUC - Work and Learn with the Best!

32 32 Your comments & questions!

33 33 Integrating an Executive in Residence Into an Online MBA Course in Global Business Work and learn with the world’s best... MBA & Executive Programs Graduate School of Management & Technology University of Maryland University College Jane Ross, Maurice Hladik, James Stewart, Monica Bolesta, Wilf Backhaus, Andrew Creed, Ashis Gupta,


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