Center for Executive Leadership Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

  • 10 Jan 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Middle Tennessee State University Miller Executive Education Center
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Center for Executive Leadership - Innovations & Entrepreneurship

A RUTHERFORD Cable program

in conjunction with the Middle Tennessee State University Jennings A. Jones College of Business and University Honors College.

Underwritten by


What is the Leadership Academy?

  • Professional-level instruction focusing on Innovations & Entrepreneurship
  • Begins Thursday, January 10, 2019 through Thursday, March 14, 2018
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm weekly
  • Location is the Middle Tennessee State University Miller Executive Education Center
  • $295 per person, exclusive to RUTHERFORD Cable Members; limited scholarships available for qualifying members

For?  Leaders ready to take their skills and talents to the next level through higher-level coursework, challenging classroom discussion, focused reading materials


Course Overview
  • Week 1-Nature Of Entrepreneurship – January 10, 2019

  • Week 2-Nature of Entrepreneurship (continued) – January 17, 2019

  • Week 3-The Entrepreneurial Mindset- January 24, 2019

  • Week 4-Corporate Innovators – January 31, 2019

  • Week 5-The Entrepreneur’s Identity and Social/Human Capital – February 7, 2019

  • Week 6-Women & Minority Entrepreneurs/Diversity – February 12, 2019

  • Week 7-Social Entrepreneurs/Microenterprises – February 21, 2019

  • Week 8- Finding and Leveraging Local Resources – February 28, 2019

  • *Phase 2- Weeks 9 & 10 (Optional One-on-One Coaching): March 7 and 14,  2019

- Business Plan Development

- Design Thinking



Assistant Professor, Kristen Shanine, has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from Bradley University. She currently teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship at MTSU, and her primary research applies theory from psychology and sociology to family business in an effort to better understand the family factors that influence succession failure. She also researches gender issues in entrepreneurship. She has recent publications in the Academy of Management Annals, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Small Business Management. Additionally, she’s the internship coordinator for the Department of Management and the chair of MTSU’s chapter of Sigma Nu Tau (Entrepreneurship Honor Society).  



Please Note: Subject to Change