WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts forum on the art of delegating

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:38am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Learn how the art of delegating can help empower employees and improve performance at Washington State University Vancouver’s next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E. Sixth St., Vancouver.

The forum will explore how to make the shift from doing to leading. You will learn how to change your thinking in order to systematize accountability, yield predictable results and streamline your operations while resisting micromanagement. It is the fifth forum in MAP Alliance’s 10-part leadership series, which will continue throughout the 2018/19 academic year.

This month’s speaker, Al Tong, is chief technology officer for Pacific Coast Fruit Co. He is a results-driven business leader who deploys strategic/tactical analysis and planning to optimize business process and team development. He has more than 30 years of warehousing, manufacturing and logistics experience.

The forum is open to all. Register online at and click the link “Upcoming events.” Cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. There is no cost for students with a valid WSU student ID.

The Business Growth MAP Alliance brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, industry experts and WSU Vancouver faculty.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

Ginille Forest, Business Growth MAP, 360-546-9533,

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