Advisory for October 19

Students from UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA Program
Change the Lives of Deserving Children with a Unique Philanthropic Team-Building Event

WHAT: On Sunday, October 18th, 14 deserving children from the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club had their lives changed by UCLA Anderson students and Odyssey Teams.

As part of a unique philanthropic team-building workshop "with a twist," Odyssey Teams, the international provider of leadership and team building programs, worked with 72 students from UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA Program to assemble 14 brand new bicycles. This exercise developed a greater sense of trust and friendship among participants as they worked as a team to create a bike. The payoff continued as the bikes were delivered to 14 unsuspecting and very surprised kids. Not only were the kids surprised, so too were the Executive MBA students who knew only that they were participating in a teambuilding activity.

WHO: UCLA Anderson EMBA Program and Odyssey Teams

MEDIA CONTACT: Dianne Dillingham, UCLA Anderson, 310-206-7707

About the UCLA Anderson EMBA Program
UCLA Anderson's 22 month Executive MBA Program is designed for working professionals who have demanding jobs with high levels of responsibility. To accommodate their busy schedules, UCLA Anderson arranges EMBA classes for Fridays and Saturdays on alternate weekends. The EMBA program attracts highly accomplished individuals who share a record of successful work performance and managerial experience, as well as a clear potential for executive leadership.

The Strategic Management Research Management program, Global Travel Study, and International Exchange Programs are unique among Executive MBA programs and take advantage of the strength of the UCLA Anderson faculty and partnerships with international business schools, as well as the extraordinary classmates who work together to address complex global business problems.

About Odyssey Teams
Odyssey Teams, founded in 1991, is a recognized pioneer in team building and leadership skills development. Odyssey Teams created the renowned Life Cycles program in which participants renew their commitments to their organizations and communities while building free bikes for deserving children. In the past eight years, more than 10,000 bikes have been provided worldwide. Odyssey Teams remains at the forefront of philanthropic team building with a new program in which participants create prosthetic hands for amputees. Odyssey Team's blue-chip clients have included Wells Fargo, Abbott Laboratories and eBay. For more information on how Odyssey Teams can help "build" individuals and teams, please visit or telephone Lain Hensley at 530-342-1650.

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