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Matthew M Swetonic
E Bruce Harrison Co

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American Management Association    


A not-for-profit organisation which boasts of being "the oldest and largest training organization in the world"


Organiser: Mary N Miller
Trainer: Robert ('Bob') J Nobile

1991 Aug: Matt Swetonic of E Bruce Harrison Co (owned by Hill & Knowlton) is planning to run a series of half-day seminars for RJ Reynolds, with the assistance of the American Management Association. One EBH proposal says:
    Working with AMA, we will develop and sponsor a seminar series called, "Accommodation and Consensus — How to implement a smoking policy that works for everyone."

    A series of half-day seminars would be held in selected cities around the US, and lead by Mr Robert Nobile, an attorney who specializes in the development of human resource policies and procedures. The seminars could cover current regulations regarding smoking in the workplace, workers' compensation , issues, the development of smoking policies, penalties and the Issue of rehabilitation vs. Anti-Discrimination Administration. The seminars would include a combination of lectures, team exercises, interactive discussions and specific subject matter planning.

    The following is the proposal and additional information submitted byAMA
    [See the document} [Note: There is no suggestion here that these seminars would be anything other than a human-resources review of the law.]

The American Management Association (AMA) can trace its origins back to 1913, when the National Association of Corporation schools (later the National Association of Corporation Training) was formed.
    In 1922, this group merged with the Industrial Relations Association of America (founded in 1918 as the National Association of Employment Managers) to form the National Personnel Association. In 1923, the Board of Directors of the NPA chose the new name, American Management Association. In 1925, the new AMA was joined by the National Association of Sales Managers.
    In 1973, AMA consolidated five closely related national associations, all of which were dedicated to management education, into one organization and became American Management Association. Due to this consolidation, recognition by the New York State Board of Regents was granted to AMA as an educational institution.
    Today, AMA is a 75,000-member organization made up of top- and middle- management executives. The Association has a staff of approximately 800 and holds more than 4,000 educational programs per year, serving some 100,000 executives, both in the United States and overseas.