|Lifelong Learning This webpage is under construction. Select educational experiences (2011 to present) include:
Mini Master of Business Communication, Center for Business Excellence, Division of Executive Education and Professional Development, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Patrick Redmond received the “Mini Master of Business Communication” certificate May 19, 2011. The University of St. Thomas (Opus College of Business) is the only private university in Minnesota accredited by AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to the AACSB, “AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5 percent worldwide have earned the achievement.”
According to the University of St. Thomas: “Today’s professional business communicator must focus on the merger between great communication strategy and its application in the specific context of business. This leads to messages and communication strategies that ramp up the impact of every contact with customers and other business audiences, and ultimately results in an improved bottom line. The Mini Master of Business Communication exposes participants to all the critical areas of strategically developed business communication. You will come to understand the importance of each essential area of communication practice and learn ways you can jump-start your own contributions in these areas.”
According to the University of St. Thomas:
“The Mini Master of Business Communication consists of 13 sessions covering the following topics:
- The Business Communication Manager/Leader
- Public Relations/Media Relations
- Marketing Communications/Branding
- Strategies in Advertising
- Promotional Marketing
- Communication Technology – Web 2.0 and beyond…
- Internal Employee Communication
- Teambuilding and Group Process
- Intellectual Property Law
- Interpersonal Communication
- Strategic Communication Planning
You will leave this program with:
- Knowledge of the key elements of effective business communication and how they can help you further your career goals
- The capability to position communications as a valued organizational function
- An understanding of how strategic planning of business communications dovetails with overall organization planning and strategy, resulting in more successful communications across the board
- Awareness of the range of communication issues faced by businesses including: practical challenges; organizational necessities; and ethical considerations which will allow for better communication planning.”
Other selected events attended, i.e., exhibitions, seminars, presentations, etc.:
Edward Tufte "Presenting Data and Information"
Course (in Minnesota), August 1, 2018.
"Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century" exhibition, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Toured exhibition May 14, 2011. Note (according to exhibition literature): [Exhibition includes] "scale models, furniture, newly discovered film footage, and more than thirty rare drawings never before seen by the public from nearly every type of project Frank Lloyd Wright designed." ... "This exhibition explores Wright's seven-decade career and the relevance of his principles to contemporary times.""Managing Your Digital Footprint. TouchPoint Strategy in an Evolving Media Environment." Seminar attended by Patrick Redmond. Chamber U, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul, Minnesota, May 12, 2011. Presenter: Lisa Helminiak, Principal and Chief Strategist, Azul 7, Azul7.com. Note: According to SPACC "About Chamber U: This presentation is part of our ongoing Chamber U series, which is designed to give Chamber members the opportunity to participate in professional development and educational events focused on important business issues. This series will give you tangible ideas to take back and apply to your business."
"Do's and Don'ts of Social Media Integration." Seminar attended by Patrick Redmond. Chamber U, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 27, 2011. Presenter: Jeff Sauer of Three Deep Marketing. Note: According to threedeepmarketing.com: “Three Deep Marketing is a St. Paul, Minnesota based Marketing Technology Company specializing in Customer Acquisition, Marketing Optimization, and Measurement of Results. The name Three Deep comes from our passion to go past the surface data and dig three levels deep to provide maximum results.”
"iPad in Business" seminar attended by Patrick Redmond. FirstTech, Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 3, 2011. Presenter: Jennifer Walker, FirstTech.
“iPad Means Business: How Apple's Tablet Computer is Changing the Work World,” presentation by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press tech writer and author of “iPad Means Business: How Apple's Tablet Computer is Changing the Work World,” (Cupertino, California: Happy About® publishers, December 8, 2010), FirstTech, Uptown Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 3, 2011. Presentation attended by Patrick Redmond. Note: "Happy About, a California corporation (located in the heart of Silicon Valley), is a quick2publish book publisher".
Attended the 6th Annual PIM (Printing Industry of the Midwest) Print Showcase at Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, February 21, 2013. Attended presentation "Print in the New Media Mix (Life with Print)" by Daniel Dejan, North American ETC [Education, Training and Consulting] Print & Creative Manager for Sappi Paper.
Other experiences of note:
(may or may not be recent... contact Patrick Redmond for further information)
La Varenne, Paris. Attended culinary arts class led by Chef Pierre of Maxim's.
Shorewood Yacht Club, Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Sailing lessons. Instructor: Bill Sorem.