Some Tips From Big Biz

Most corporate giants closely guard their secrets of success. But a few of them share, offering training courses to the public:

THE DISNEY INSTITUTE: Seminars on customer service and loyalty, innovation, and more. A stiff $2,695 for 3 1/2 days that comes with a pass to Walt Disney World. (407 828-4411 or

MOTOROLA UNIVERSITY: Some 40 courses, of a few hours or a few days, on quality control, product development, and other techie issues, at four U.S. locations; $150-$1,900. (847 576-1310 or

LIFEDESIGNS: Two-day seminars designed at Avon on developing a strategic life plan, aimed at professional women who are pressed for time. (This division was actually sold to its creator, 24-year Avon veteran Gail Blanke, last May, but the seminars themselves have not changed.) $395. (800 752-7314 or

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