MBAAA Spring Training Early Bird Registration Ends May 7

05/02/2014 03:41 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association announced that it has pushed early bird registration for its Spring Training Event back a week to May 7. This year’s event will feature presentations about the Affordable Care Act, generational diversity and social media. The event will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Business Education Complex, home of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business.

According to LSU Flores MBAAA President Craig Juengling, this year’s presenters are individuals at the top of their game in their respective expertise.

“For those who have never attended our annual Spring Training Event, this is the one to be at,” Juengling said. “The group of speakers we have assembled will be sharing information vital for those who are in the workforce now and relevant to those who will soon be in the workforce.”

Juengling noted the cost for the event is as follows:

  • LSU Flores MBAAA Members – Free
  • LSU Flores MBA Program Students – Free
  • E. J. Ourso College Students – $10  
  • Non-MBAAA Members – $30 before May 7  


“This is a great value to hear experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield, SSA Consultants and Zehnder Communications,” Juengling said. “Mike Bertaut, Christel Slaughter and Blake Killian are among the best at what they do.”

Bertaut, who serves as a healthcare economist and exchange coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, will cover the Affordable Care Act and what it means for businesses in his presentation, “ACA—Time to Implement. Moving Forward with Reform.”

Slaughter, partner and co-founder of SSA Consultants, will deliver the day’s second presentation, “Today’s (and Tomorrow’s) Workforce and Generational Diversity … What Every Manager and Leader Should Know.” She will cover the four distinctly different generations in today’s workforce and how to use those differences to motivate and lead effectively.

Killian, director of Social Media for Zehnder Communications, will round out the day’s presentations with “Social Media: RUReady2Connect? #Help” and will discuss how to navigate the ever-changing world of social media and how to use it as a competitive advantage.

While the cost for E. J. Ourso College students will remain $10, the cost for non-MBAAA members will be $50 after the May 7 early bird registration deadline. Seating is limited, and those who wish to attend, regardless of what group they fall into, are asked to RSVP online at as early as possible. Cash and check payments will be accepted at the door the day of the event.

The LSU Flores MBA Alumni Association provides a forum for LSU Flores MBA graduates to network, stay in touch with classmates and continue their business education through meaningful events. The Flores MBA Alumni Association endeavors to play a valuable role in the continued growth of the E. J. Ourso College of Business through a capital campaign and volunteer opportunities for Flores MBA graduates.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014