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Lars Peterson, Iowa Organizational Leadership Institute, (515) 440-1626
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986


AMES, Iowa --The Iowa Organizational Leadership Institute will sponsor seven informational Measurable Management seminars during March.

Created by Robin Byrne in his native England through his work with Xerox Corp., Measurable Management produces improved profits by combining leadership development and strategic planning implementation. Byrne is in the United States to oversee the launch of the program here.

Iowa is one of the first states to offer this program through the institute, which is sponsored by Iowa State University and the Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Iowa SBDC is an arm of Iowa State's College of Business.

Measurable Management results are measured against objectives set by company leaders. Both large firms, such as Rolls Royce and Chicago Rawhide Industries, as well as many small- and mid-sized organizations, have successfully used Measurable Management. Results come from identified cost savings, increased productivity, improved efficiency, reduced waste and other target areas.

The Measurable Management program began in the United States last April. Training programs are set in the following communities:
  • Spencer -- 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, Iowa Lakes Community College Spencer Center, 1900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 8, Room 108
  • Mason City -- 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Pappajohn Business Center, Seminar Room 224.
  • Waterloo -- 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Conference Room.
  • Davenport -- 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, Eastern Iowa Community College District's Manufacturing Technology Center, 8500 Hillandale Road, Room 207.
  • Iowa City -- 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, University of Iowa's Pappajohn Business Building, corner of Jefferson and Clinton Streets, Room S401.
  • Mount Pleasant -- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, Southeastern Community College's Satellite Center, 127 N. Main St., Heatilator Room.
  • Des Moines -- 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 14, Drake Legal Clinic, southwest corner of 24th Street and University Avenue (parking and entrance are at the back of the building), first floor Court Room. Advance registration is required. The event is free and open to owners and managers of Iowa organizations. For more information on registration, contact Lars Peterson at (515) 440-1626 or For more information, visit the Iowa Business Network Web site at


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