MAY 31 - JUNE 2, 2017

MAKE YOUR LIFE AND LEADERSHIP COUNT

This three-day conference will offer key insights into an enduring challenge: How do we develop the capacity to respond in timely, principled ways to the multifaceted challenges and opportunities of effective leadership?

Spend a Day with David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character.” One of America’s most prominent political and social commentators, he goes beyond the headlines to seek deeper meaning in life, suggesting that selflessness leads to greater success.

Douglas McKenna, CEO and executive director of the Center for Organizational Leadership, presents his C4 Leadership Framework, the interacting dynamics of four key principles: composure, conviction, connection and courage. He teaches practical skills for developing these essential qualities.

Bestselling author Ronald C. White shares historical insights from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr., examining leaders who made an enduring impact by putting principles ahead of personal gain. He explains how leaders can apply these lessons today to their own organizations.

Step outside your daily routine, away from the rapid pace of life, and do some serious work on leadership at this conference.


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Speakers


David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times and regularly appears on PBS News Hour and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His previous books include “The Social Animal,” “On Paradise Drive,” and “Bobos in Paradise.” Brooks worked at the Wall Street Journal for nine years and has written for the New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, and many other periodicals. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has taught at Duke University and teaches a global affairs course on humility at Yale University.




Gayle D. Beebe
“Finding Meaning in Life Through Your Leadership”
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Chris Call
“Strategic Effectiveness: The Role of Planning in Getting the Right Things Done on a Regular Basis”
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Mary Docter
"Leadership and Global Learning: Crafting an Education to Last a Lifetime"
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Teresa Goines
“Standing in the Gap: How Hope and Responsibility Changes Lives”
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Carol Houston
"Bridges of Empowerment: Developing and Unleashing the Potential of Your Community"
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Dane Howard
“Creativity and Business: Why It Matters”
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Tom Knecht
“Where are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and What Can We Learn.”
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Douglas McKenna
“The 4 C’s of Leadership and Dante’s Divine Comedy”
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Kirsten Moore
“The Architecture of Effectiveness: How Planning, Preparation and Real-Time Decision-making Are the Best Predictors of Desired Results”
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Don Patterson
“The Internet of Everything and the Ubiquitous Role of Technology in Everyday Life”
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Carmel Saad
“Understanding Difference: Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Our Leadership”
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Serah Shani
“Leadership and Immigration: Becoming American While Preserving Your Past”
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Felicia Song
“Understanding Social Change: the Social and Cultural Pressures of Our Current Age”
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Ronald C. White
“The Moral Arc of Leadership from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr.”
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Jane Wilson
“The Science of Gratitude”
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Details


When: May 31-June 2, 2017

Where: Westmont College

Registration: $499 includes all meals, talks, conference materials and parking.
* Special Student fee of $399 includes all meals, talks, conference materials and parking



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Schedule

Wednesday, May 31

noon-2 p.m. Registration
President’s Patio, Kerrwood Hall
2 p.m. Welcome
Murchison Athletic Complex
2:15-5 p.m. TED-Style Talks about Effective Leadership for the 21st Century
Murchison Athletic Complex

“The Architecture of Effectiveness: How Planning, Preparation and Real-Time Decision-making Are the Best Predictors of Desired Results”
Kirsten Moore, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Westmont

“Bridges of Empowerment: Developing and Unleashing the Potential of Your Community”
Carol Houston, Senior Pastor, Bethel Unspeakable Joy Church

“Strategic Effectiveness: The Role of Planning in Getting the Right Things Done on a Regular Basis”
Chris Call, Vice President for Administration and for Research, Planning and Implementation, Westmont

“The Science of Gratitude”
Jane Wilson, Professor of Education, Westmont

“Understanding Difference: Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Our Leadership”
Carmel Saad, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Westmont

“The Internet of Everything and the Ubiquitous Role of Technology in Everyday Life”
Don Patterson, Professor of Computer Science, Westmont

“Leadership and Immigration: Becoming American While Preserving Your Past”
Serah Shani, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Westmont

"Leadership and Global Learning: Crafting an Education to Last a Lifetime"
Mary Docter, Professor of Spanish, Westmont

Applying the Learning by Doug McKenna, CEO and Executive Director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute, will follow each talk
5-5:30 p.m. Break and Networking
5:30-7 p.m. Reception and Barbecue Buffet Dinner
Murchison Athletic Complex
7:15-8:30 p.m. “The Moral Arc of Leadership from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr.” by Ronald C. White Jr., Bestselling author and Lincoln scholar
8:30-9 p.m. Concluding Remarks by Gayle D. Beebe, President of Westmont

Thursday, June 1
Murchison Athletic Complex

8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast Buffet
9-9:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions and Overview, Reed Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer
9:05-10 a.m. Finding Meaning in Life Through Your Leadership, Lecture and Exercise by President Gayle D. Beebe
10-10:45 a.m. A Day with David Brooks Part 1
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11-11:20 a.m. “Where are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and What Can We Learn?” Tom Knecht, Professor of Political Science, Westmont
11:20-11:40 a.m. Applying the Learning, by Doug McKenna, CEO and Executive Director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Conversation on Leadership with David Brooks and President Gayle D. Beebe
1:30-1:50 p.m. “Understanding Social Change: the Social and Cultural Pressures of Our Current Age,” by Felicia Song, Associate Professor of Sociology
1:50-2:10 p.m. Applying the Learning, by Doug McKenna, CEO and Executive Director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute
2:10-2:30 p.m. “Standing in the Gap: How Hope and Responsibility Changes Lives,” by Teresa Goines, Founder/Director at Old Skool Cafe
2:30-2:50 p.m. Applying the Learning, by Doug McKenna, CEO and Executive Director of the Center of Organizational Leadership, Oceanside Institute
2:50-3:15 p.m. Conversation about Leadership and Social Change with Felicia Song, Teresa Goines, Doug McKenna and Gayle D. Beebe
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:15 p.m. A Day with David Brooks Part 2
4:15-4:45 p.m. A Conversation on Leadership with David Brooks, Jim Taylor, and Lisa De Boer
4:45-5:30 p.m. Break and Networking
5:30-6:15 p.m. Reception
6:15-7:00 p.m. Dinner
7-7:45 p.m. A Day with David Brooks Part 3
7:45-8 p.m. Concluding Remarks by President Gayle D. Beebe

Friday, June 2
Murchison Athletic Complex

8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast Buffet
9 a.m.-12 p.m. “The 4 C’s of Leadership and Dante’s Divine Comedy” by Doug McKenna
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch, “Creativity and Business: Why it Matters” by Dane Howard, Chief Experience Officer at Trov Inc.



We’re grateful to the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership for helping to underwrite this conference and for their commitment to developing moral and ethical leaders among the Millennial generation.