Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology
When Near is Far and Far is Near: Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thank you for making this event a standing-room-only success!
A sold-out crowd gathered for this day-long conference on campus at Claremont Graduate University, to hear leadership experts from around the world, including one who conducted on-site experiments with the audience through a giant two-way web-conference interface!
Questions addressed at the conference included:
- How far can a leader be from his or her followers and retain influence?
- Does 21st century technology actually shrink the distance between leaders and followers, or just fool us into thinking so?
- In what ways is the road to leadership still longer for women than for men—and where are the shortcuts?
- What shrinks or widens the gap between a leader’s actions and how they are perceived?
- How does leading vast group with many members differ from leading an intimate group?
Leaders face new challenges as they cope with changes in culture, technology, and the workplace. The 2010 24th Annual Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology examined the breadth of these changes and what models might be adopted for effective leader-follower relations. This conference brought together some of the most widely-read scholars in the field of leadership studies. Scholars from three continents discussed the latest psychological research on interpersonal leader-follower relations. Our theme tackled the impact of distance—physical, interpersonal, and social—on our organizations, our governments, and our societies.
Speakers and Schedule
Abstracts may be viewed by clicking on the talk titles below. Selected talks are also available for viewing by clicking on the video icon () below.
8:30-9:00 am - Continental breakfast and check-in/registration
Joseph Hough, Interim President, Claremont Graduate University
10:45-11:00 am - Break
11:45 am-1:30 pm - Lunch Break.
Local area maps with suggestions of nearby restaurants will be made available.
3:00-3:15 pm - Break
4:00-5:00 pm - Discussion Panel
5:00-6:00 pm - Wine and Cheese Reception with the Presenters
||Ronald Riggio, Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College
For more information, e-mail Paul Thomas, Director of External Affairs for the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 607-9016.