Upcoming Leadership Events

Women in Leadership: Jane Addams, Spirit in Action
December 1, 2010, 6:00 pm

The transdisciplinary Women in Leadership reading group will host a meeting to discuss the life and experiences of Jane Addams, one of the most influential female leaders of the early 20th Century. To participate in the meeting, please contact Stephanie Glassburn at Stephanie.Glassburn@cgu.edu.


Claremont Leadership Roundtable
December 2, 2010

The speaker for our December 2 meeting is reknowned organizational psychologist Dr. Jay Conger of Claremont McKenna College.

Claremont Leadership Roundtable meetings are invitation-only events. If interested in attending, please contact Dr. Michelle Bligh.


Recent events have included: 


Women in Science and Medicine: Can You Achieve Work/Life Satisfaction?
September 22, 2010

This talk, to take place at the Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum, is sponsored by the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children.


Women in Leadership Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A Transdisciplinary Reading Group

The Women in Leadership Across Disciplines reading group will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 5th at 4:00 p.m. in Albrecht Auditorium. Come learn from women who currently hold leadership positions in a variety of fields who will share their own practical experiences in the workplace.

Contact: Bianca Blanco
Contact Email: Bianca.Blanco@cgu.edu
Location: Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Hall of Learning


On the Margin and at the Center: Presidential Leadership for a Pluralistic Democracy
Mildred Garcia, President, California State University Dominguez Hills
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What role does presidential leadership play in our increasingly pluralistic higher education institutions? How can we best prepare the next generation of higher education leaders for the challenges they will face? How will P-16 partnerships, diversity, and community issues impact the future of higher education? These are just some of the areas Dr. Garcia will address in her presentation, drawing both from her experiences as president of two different institutions and her own scholarship on leadership and diversity.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact: Monica Almond
Contact Email: monica.almond@cgu.edu
Location: Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Hall of Learning


Claremont Leadership Roundtable
Thursday, October 14, 2010

The first Claremont Leadership Roundtable meeting of 2010-2011 will feature Louise W. Knight, Visiting Scholar and well-published researcher on Jane Addams from Northwestern University.

Claremont Leadership Roundtable meetings are invitation-only events. If interested in attending, please contact Dr. Michelle Bligh.


Dana Akin and Gertrude Ankrah of Women’s Trust
October 21, 2010

Two leaders from Women's Trust, a non-profit micro-lending organization, will discuss their work with a non-profit in Ghana. This talk will take place at the Marion Miner Cook Athenaeum.


The Puritan Gift: Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global Financial Chaos
November 8, 2010, 5:00-6:30 pm

Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Hall of Learning, Claremont Graduate University

Co-sponsored by "Org Talks" and "Women in Leadership Across Disciplines"

The Drucker Institute’s Writers-In-Residence, Ken and Will Hopper, who will be discussing their Financial Times Top Ten Business Book of 2007, The Puritan Gift: Reclaiming the American Dream Amidst Global Financial Chaos.

The Puritan Gift traces the origins and the characteristics of American managerial culture which, in the course of three centuries, would turn a group of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It was the Protestant ethic whose characteristics--thrift, a respect for enquiry, individualism tempered by a need to cooperate, success as a measure of divine approval--helped to create the conditions which led to America's managerial and corporate success. Thus, the authors contend, the drive, energy and acceptance of innovation, competition, growth and social mobility, all have their origins in the discipline and ethos of America's first wave of European immigrants: the Puritans. And, the authors warn, as Americans distance themselves from core values which produced their nineteenth and twentieth century business and economic successes, they endanger the basis for their prosperity and security.

Ken Hopper has been active throughout his professional life as a consultant on industrial matters in the U.S. and Europe. As a writer he has taken a particular interest in differing national managerial cultures, which encouraged him to go to Ireland when the ‘Celtic Miracle’ was getting underway, to Japan when that country’s ‘Economic Miracle’ was at its peak and finally to the United States. He is now U.S. citizen living in New Jersey.

Will Hopper has been an investment banker for over 40 years, beginning his career as a financial analyst at W.R. Grace & Co. in New York, then becoming personal assistant to Sigmund Warburg at S.G. Warburg in London. As a Director of Morgan Grenfell in London, he pioneered the Dragon Bond Market in East Asia in 1976 with a fund-raising for the European Investment Bank (ranked by Institutional Investor as ‘Deal of the Year’) and launched the first Eurobond issue for an East European country (Hungary) in the same year.



“Navigating through the Labyrinth”
Thursday, April 8th
A discussion of ways women (and men) can develop their leadership ability and access to opportunities.

Optional Reading
See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work (Frankel, 2007)

This meeting was a part of the series, Women in Leadership Across Disciplines.


SBOS-Stauffer Colloquium with Dr. Alice Eagly

Dr. Alice Eagly will be joining us on campus for an SBOS-Stauffer Colloquium on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 4 pm.

All are welcome to join. This event will take place in room Burkle 16.
Ron D. Burkle Family Building
1021 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont CA 91711.




2010 Symposium on Applied Social Psychology:

When Near is Far and Far is Near: Exploring ‘Distance’ in Leader-Follower Relationships

Mark your calendars for a day-long exploration of Leader-Follower relationships on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Tickets on sale now!


Women In Leadership

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate University Campus
Stauffer Hall of Learning, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont CA 91711


Dr. Michelle Bligh (Psychology)
Dr. Linda Perkins (Education)
Dr. Katarina Pick (Management)
Dr. Becky Reichard (Psychology)
Dr. Jean Schroedel (Public Policy)

This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the new transdisciplinary group, "Women in Leadership Across Disciplines." This group aims to connect students and faculty from diverse disciplines interested in women and leadership. These different perspectives will enrich our discussion of the support, challenges, and situational landscape women face in leadership positions.

Copies of Through the Labyrinth were raffled off to members of the audience.



"Creating Great Leadership Organizations: Achieving Results with Integrity"

November 2, 2009, at 6:45 p.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College

This presentation will be the capstone event of a full day of leadership education and development at Claremont McKenna College on Monday, November 2, 2009. Gregg and Bob Vanourek will discuss the book they are writing together entitled "Creating Great Leadership Organizations: Achieving Results with Integrity." They have interviewed people in 50 organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, such as Google, GE, Xerox, Procter & Gamble, and Ashoka, about values-based leadership. Attendees will hear about four practices that lead to the zone of results with integrity, enabling them to lift their leadership to a higher ethical level. Huntley Bookstore will be on site for the purchase of various books related to this event. Books may be signed by the author at the end of the evening.

For details, visit the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum website.



Women in Leadership Across Disciplines

Tuesday December 1, 12-1 p.m.

"From cracks in the glass ceiling to navigating the labyrinth: The complex path to power women face"

The group will discuss the book, Through the Labyrinth (Eagly & Carli, 2007). Refreshments will be provided

Room Burkle 24.
(1021 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont CA 91711)



Claremont Leadership Roundtable Luncheon

The most recent Claremont Leadership Roundtable luncheon meeting was Thursday, January 28th at 11:30 am, at the Drucker Institute. Our guest speaker was Robert Waltman of the Claremont University Consortium.

Thursday, February 18, 11:30 am
Philip Nowlen, Head of the Getty Leadership Institute

Thursday, March 4, 11:30 am
Dr. Birgit Schyns, Portsmouth Business School

Dr. Jeanne Nakamura discussed her new book, Good Mentoring: Fostering Excellent Practice in Higher Education on Wednesday December 2, 11:30 a.m.





Other speakers at the Claremont Leadership Roundtable have included:

Yair Benson, Professor of Education, University of Haifa
Lori Bettison-Varga , President, Scripps College
Ken Blanchard , Founding Associate, the Ken Blanchard Companies
Michelle Bligh , Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Ira Chaleff , Founder and President, Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates
Jay Conger , Henry R. Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies, Claremont McKenna College
Stephen Covey , FranklinCovey
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi , Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Barbara DeHart , Director of the Urban Leadership Program, Claremont Graduate University
Stewart Donaldson , Dean and Chair of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
David Drew , Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University
Pamela Gann , President, Claremont McKenna College
Ron Heifetz , Founder of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard College
Joseph Hough , Former President, Union Theological Seminary
Maria Klawe , President, Harvey Mudd College
Robert Klitgaard , President, Claremont Graduate University
Susan Murphy , Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
David Oxtoby , President, Pomona College
Rebecca Reichard , Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Ron Riggio , Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
Jack Schuster , Professor Emeritus of Education and Public Policy, Claremont Graduate University
Sheldon Schuster , President, Keck Graduate Institute
Thomas Sy, Professor, University of California Riverside
Laura Trombley , President, Pitzer College
David Waldman , Chair of the Department of Management, Arizona State University
Nick Warner , Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College
Fritz Weis , President, Scripps College
Weichun Zhu , Professor of Management and Organization, Penn State University


Leadership institutes at the Claremont Colleges include:



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