This week I’ve been attending the Theory and Practice of Investor Relations executive education program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. The seminar is an opportunity to delve into financial, regulatory and communication aspects of IR with an expert faculty – plus a diverse group of colleagues who bring their own experiences and insights.
The annual program is co-sponsored by the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the University of Michigan. I was thrilled to attend with a scholarship awarded at the NIRI 2008 annual conference in San Diego. One purpose of this post is to say thanks to NIRI and the University – and, at end of the week, I strongly recommend it to any IR, finance or corporate communications executive.
Besides advancing my own skills, the seminar has been a time to step away from day-to-day work and think about what we do as IR and communications professionals. I’ve assembled quite a few of my comments and take-home learnings on a Lessons @ NIRI-U of Michigan notes page in this blog. Let me know if anything sparks a question or reaction for you.