January 05, 2009

Michael G. Oxley Addresses UCLA Anderson's Director Education and Certification Program

Keynote speech reflects on passage and impact of landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act


LOS ANGELES -- On October 27, 2008, Michael G. Oxley, the retired Ohio congressman who co-sponsored the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, addressed the opening night dinner for UCLA Anderson's Director Education and Certification Program (DECP). Rep. Oxley's address offered his reflections on the landmark legislation, including his efforts to get it passed and its impact since.

The Director Education program -- offered by UCLA Executive Education -- is an essential resource for directors with all levels of experience who want to grasp the nuances of new regulations in corporate governance, envision the impact of emerging issues, and astutely evaluate matters ranging from accounting considerations to corporate strategy. The DECP dinner offers participants an opportunity to interact with program alumni, faculty and other directors and features a keynote by a nationally recognized governance expert. From Rep. Oxley, attendees learned first-hand the background and impact of what has been a byword for legislation in the area of corporate governance straight from its author.

Michael Oxley and EMBA studentsPast keynote speakers have included such luminaries as UCLA Anderson Dean Emeritus Harold Williams, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); attorney Daniel Petrocelli, lead counsel for Jeffrey K. Skilling in U.S. v. Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay; Charles A. Bowsher, former comptroller general of the United States and Linda C. Thomsen, director of the Division of Enforcement for the SEC.

UCLA Executive Education offers the Directors Education and Certification Program twice a year. Upcoming program dates are May 18-20 and October 19-21, 2009. For more information about the DECP, please follow this link.

About UCLA Anderson Executive Education
EEP has established itself as the foremost provider of executive leadership education in the diversity space based upon its belief that the long-term sustainability and growth of an organization depends upon the extent to which it can fully leverage the diverse perspectives of its executives and stakeholders. EEP offers Leadership Institutes for managers of color, women, LGBT and those with disabilities. Founding Organizations of the Leadership Institute for Managers with Disabilities are: AIG, AOL, AT&T, DiversityInc, Fannie Mae, Google, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Motorola, PepsiCo, Society for Human Resource Management, Union Bank of California and the US Business Leadership Network. Sustaining Organizations include Avis Budget and McDonald's. The 2007 Inaugural Institute was funded in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's ODEP, and the second Leadership Institute is scheduled for Fall 2009. For information, visit www.execed.anderson.ucla.edu.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty are advancing management thinking through innovative research and teaching. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,700 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson prepares students to become global leaders.

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