Center for Business Excellence announces October programs St. Thomas Newsroom September 12, 2005 Center for Business Excellence announces October programs The Center for Business Excellence is offering several programs in October. A 33 percent discount is available to UST alumni, and a 75 percent discount is available to UST faculty and staff. For more information or to register, contact the Center for Business Excellence at (651) 962-4600 or click on the respective links below. Institute for Ministry Leaders, Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 22 The Institute for Ministry Leaders addresses the practical management issues in developing a new ministry or advancing an existing one to the next level. In an affirming environment, leaders are able to strengthen their skills by focusing on the many facets of managing a ministry. The content of this program is specifically designed to focus on faith-based nonprofit organizations and congregations to successfully move their missions forward. For more information, visit the Institute for Ministry Leaders Web page. FastTrac NewVenture, Thursdays, Oct. 13-Dec. 15 FastTrac NewVenture, a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, is a nine-module program designed to assist individuals in assessing the feasibility of a new venture. Entrepreneurs identify business opportunities, learn to research the market, develop business concepts, identify entry strategies and complete a business plan for a start-up venture. For more information, visit the FastTrac NewVenture Web page.