All PhD students across campus are invited to attend Western’s first Doctoral Students’ Leadership Forum entitled, Leadership - Your Path to Career Success.
Discover how developing your leadership character opens doors, builds connections, creates opportunities, guides risk-taking, and provides tools to navigate life’s challenges and upsets!
DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Somerville House, The Great Hall
A FREE hot lunch is available from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. for participants.
From the world-renowned Ivey Business School Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Professor Mary Crossan and Dr. Brenda Nguyen will illuminate the often invisible essence of leadership character for maximizing the impact of your scholarly work, to create your career path after graduation, and to meet society’s future needs.
Dr. Mary Crossan is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Ivey Business School, Western University. Amongst the most highly cited researchers in her field, her research on leadership character, organizational learning and strategic renewal, and improvisation is published in the top management journals including the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly and Organization Science. Her article on “Developing Leadership Character in Business Programs” was awarded the Outstanding Article of the Year for 2013 in the Academy of Management Learning and Education. The book “Developing Leadership Character” is a culmination of the team’s research on leader character. In a joint venture with The Second City, she developed a management video entitled Improvise to Innovate. Her textbook “Strategic Analysis and Action” is widely used in strategy courses. She has been identified as one of the top 40 case-writers in the world with her Starbucks business case selling over 100,000 copies to business schools worldwide. Her research, teaching, and consulting have provided her with exposure to a variety of companies and industries in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Brenda Nguyen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Ivey Business School working on expanding research focused on leader character. She received her PhD at the University of Calgary. Her work is in organizational behaviour with an emphasis on Character, decision making, authenticity, and self-presentation. She has presented her work at international conferences, and has published papers on dysfunctional personality, impression management, leadership, authenticity and self-monitoring. Brenda has also worked extensively with many organizations such as Alberta Securities Commission, Sabz Consulting, Petroleum Human Resource Council, Calgary AIDS Society, and Construction Owners Association of Alberta.
We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!