LSU Continuing Education to Host ‘Building Exceptional Teams’ During Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week

11/09/2011 02:58 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Continuing Education will host “Building Exceptional Teams” on Nov. 16, a free event for entrepreneurs to discuss how to build effective teams in order to support company growth and increase productivity.  


“For a business to advance to the next level, every entrepreneur has to develop their employees and form successful teams,” said Lisa Verma, program manager of LSU Continuing Education. “Continuing Education offers programs that are appropriate for small startups and larger, more established companies.”


Leadership Management 2.0 is a new program offered by LSU Continuing Education that will be featured at the event. The program teaches company executives and owners how to develop a key employee or second-in-command to reliably support and manage the responsibilities of a growing enterprise. Tim Stoll and Don Mahoney of the Alternative Board will lead a short workshop to demonstrate how reducing distractions to the first-in-command can boost his or her productivity.


“Building Exceptional Teams” will take place during the first annual Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, or BREW. This week-long series of events, held at venues throughout Baton Rouge from Nov. 11-19, will include lectures, pitch competitions and networking sessions.


“Building Exceptional Teams is one of the many events happening during BREW to inspire fresh thinking and celebrate entrepreneurialism in south Louisiana,” said Wendy Overton, a member of the BREW organizing team and assistant executive director of LSU Continuing Education.


“Building Exceptional Teams” will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge from 2 – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. For more information visit, or contact Lisa Verma at or 225-578-4316.


About Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week:
Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week is held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For more information about BREW visit and
BREW is being coordinated by the Regional Innovation Organization; along with Entrepreneurs' Organization; the Louisiana Business & Technology Center; the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute; LSU Continuing Education; Louisiana Technology Park; CMO Accelerator; Startup Weekend; the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report; Baton Rouge Area Chamber; Entrepreneur Rising; EHQ; The Force Agency; and SeNSE. Follow BREW on Twitter @BREW_2011 and on Facebook.


About LSU Continuing Education:
LSU Continuing Education acts as a leading university provider of educational outreach and engagement to help people achieve their goals and improve their quality of life, their organizations and their communities. Visit for more information. Follow LSU Continuing Education on Twitter @LSUCE and on Facebook.

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011