‘Teamwork Initiatives’ To Be Topic Of Development Forum at U.T. Dallas

Why One-Man Bands Don’t Hit the Charts: Teamwork Initiatives in a Challenging Business Environment” will be the topic of a presentation by Charles (Rusty) Cone, president of Alliance Systems, at a Professional Development Forum Dec. 6 at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Cone, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has more than 20 years of leadership experience in high-technology manufacturing and quality process management. Companies he has led have received the Texas Quality Award and have been nominated for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. His presentation will highlight how a team strategy benefits companies in today’s economy.

A breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., with the presentation following from 8:30 to 10 a.m. There will be a $10 charge for the breakfast and presentation, both of which will be held at the UTD Conference Center, Room 1.212. To register, please contact [email protected] or call Ken Gilliam at 972-883-2204 by Nov. 30. For location information, please see (visitor parking between Conference Center and Drive H).

The UTD School of Management presents a Professional Development Forum on the first Thursday of each March, June, September and December at the UTD Conference Center. The forum series promotes training and development as an integral, bottom-line function in organizations and presents current trends and issues in employee training and professional development.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at

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