September 19, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 19, 2006 – Eileen Timmins, a PhD student of Capella University’s School of Business and Technology, presented on human resources leadership at the Oxford Round Table 2006 Women in Leadership Conference at Exeter College in Oxford, England, on Aug. 7.   Timmin’s presentation, “Leadership within Human Resources: How is it possible for Human Resource Leaders to become Central Players at the Highest Levels of Organizational Decision-Making?,” highlighted strategies that human resource leaders can use to develop credibility and influence, specifically women human resource leaders who want a more central role in developing organizational strategy and direction.   “It was a remarkable experience.  Not only the atmosphere of Oxford University with its history and knowledge, but also the women leaders I met in the academic world.  The exchange of knowledge was just an exceptional learning event,” Timmins said.  
Timmins is a senior partner of human resources at JWT, a Chicago-based advertising agency. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Management at DePaul University. The presentation she gave at Oxford is based on a paper she wrote for her PhD comprehensives at Capella University. Capella, which is an accredited online university and a leader in online education, has designed its human resource curriculum to meet competencies identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 
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Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth.Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in
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