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Center for Community Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship

Programs and Course Descriptions

For the upcoming fall semester, there will be five programs, each lasting three hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Neumann University’s campus. Please check back prior to the scheduled program to confirm room location.

We have an excellent group of speakers for the spring program and look forward to helping provide leadership skills and training for the current and future leaders of our local communities, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

 

The programs are listed below.
Please click on the titles to view the complete course descriptions and
click on the presenters' names to read the bio.

 

 

From Philadelphia to the World: Leading in a Global Environment
January 23   ~   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

As the world shrinks and evolves into a global society, the demands on a leader are greater than ever. Leaders in this new world must learn to work together collaboratively, overcoming cultural and other differences, for the betterment of society. Leaders need a high degree of cultural competency, as well as emotional intelligence, to maintain effective relationships with global partners. It is clear that a provincial, and a narrowly focused, leader will not work well in today’s diverse organizations.

 

PRESENTERS:

 

Jack Ferguson
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola

State of Pennsylvania

Dino Ramos
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia



 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership
February 20 ~   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Recent descriptions lauding women's success in the corporate world are said to be misleading. Increasingly, women are bumping into a "glass ceiling." In Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Morrison, White & Van Velsor, 1994) the authors describe the problem of the glass ceiling as a barrier "so subtle that it is transparent, yet so strong that it prevents women from moving up the corporate hierarchy." From their vantage point on the corporate ladder, women can see the high-level corporate positions but are kept from "reaching the top."

 

PRESENTERS:

Carol Burns
Intact Vascular


Beth Duffy
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

 

Carolyn Dumaresq
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Binney Wietlisbach
Haverford Trust

 


 

Leadership, Risk Taking, and Resiliency
March 27  ~   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Leaders, who take risks, can expect to get exceptional results. Leaders who do not take risks are often viewed as ineffective leaders. However, when is risk taking wise? Are there times when risk taking is unwise? Risks must be evaluated carefully before taking action - balanced with the right timing. Successful leaders have an appropriate amount of risk tolerance. They are not reckless, they are balanced.

 

PRESENTERS:

 

Marianne Grace
Delaware County


Senior Judge Frank T. Hazel
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

 

Will Morey
Morey Organization


Joe White
Get Life Coaching



Envisioning and Shaping the Future
April 24  ~   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

 

Leadership is commonly associated with motivating staff and streamlining organizational effectiveness. While these skills are essential, leadership suggests much more. It implies foresight and vision. Leaders are not only responsible for an organization’s best performance today. They also carry the burden of responsibility for their organization’s best performance tomorrow.


PRESENTERS:


Renold Capocasale
FlowMetric


Sharon Pinkenson
Greater Philadelphia Film Office


Bruce Toll
Toll Brothers

 


 

Constant Change and the "New Normal"
May 22  ~   2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

 

“New Normal” is a term has been used in business and economics in the aftermath of the 2008–2012 global recession. The term has since been used in a variety of other contexts to imply that something which was previously abnormal has become commonplace. Some have suggested it is a cliché. According to Ian Davis, worldwide managing director of McKinsey & Company (2009)1 following the global recession, “the business and economic context will not have returned to its pre-crisis state. Executives preparing their organizations to succeed in the new normal must focus on what has changed and what remains basically the same for their customers, companies, and industries. The result will be an environment that, while different from the past, is no less rich in possibilities for those who are prepared.”

 

PRESENTERS:

 

N. Cornell Boggs, III
Dow Corning


Virginia Essandoh
Ballard Spahr


Kyra McGrath
WHYY

 

Ronald Tomalis
Chartwell Education Group


Each program will consist of fundamental leadership training in various topics, including practical advice, theory, case studies and best practices. Instruction is provided by successful community leaders.


The cost for each program is $59, or take advantage of a special rate by joining our Leadership Cohort and registering for all five programs for the reduced price of $249.

Participants will receive a Neumann University Certificate of Completion for attending all five sessions. In addition, current students and continuing education students can earn one undergraduate CAPS college credit for attending the full series.  


 

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