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Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe

Goodloe is senior fellow for ethics and justice at Dallas Baptist University’s Institute for Global Engagement. He is a scholar, mentor, speaker and author of the book “King Maker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers" as well as "Habits: Six Steps to the Art of Influence."

Talk Title: Holding Court with the King: Leadership Lessons from the Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Erin Meyer

Meyer, author of “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business,” is a professor at INSEAD, an international business school with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Based in Paris, she analyzes how national cultural differences impact business and speaks about cross cultural management and global teamwork. In 2019, Erin was listed by the Thinkers50, for the second time, as one of the fifty most impactful business writers in the world and in 2018 she was selected by HR magazine as one of the top 30 most influential HR thinkers of the year.

Talk Title: No Rules Rules, Creating an Organizational Culture That Breeds Innovation & Flexibility

David Brooks

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. His most recent book, "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life," quickly became a New York Times Bestseller. 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. He has also written “The Social Animal,” “On Paradise Drive,” and “Bobos in Paradise.” This is the fourth year Brooks has been a keynote speaker at the conference.

Talk titles: 

  1. The American Experiment In Motion: Cultivating the Social and Cultural Resources to Transform the Moment
  2. Wisdom After Covid: Developing the Personal and Spiritual Disciplines to Transcend the Chaos
  3. Events that Challenge Us, Ideas that Change Us: A Conversation with David Brooks, hosted by Dr. Gayle Beebe, based on six New York Times column essays from this past year

Gayle Beebe

Gayle Beebe, president at Westmont since 2007, has spent more than a quarter century in higher education. He has authored or edited 10 books and more than 40 articles, including "Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion" and "The Shaping of an Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership." Leading unprecedented growth at Westmont while facing significant challenges, he has loved attracting new resources to build out the campus, developing new academic and co-curricular programs, and pursuing the next horizon. 

Talk Title: Meaning Making as a Leader

Lisa DeBoer

DeBoer earned a national book prize in 2016 when her book was awarded the Lilly Fellows Program’s Arlin G. Meyer Prize for academic non-fiction. DeBoer will speak about “Imagining the Room where it Happens: Site Specific Art and Ideas of Leadership.” As professor of art at Westmont, she specializes in visual arts and Christian worship, and 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Art. Her latest research is on the role of images in authorizing news and history in the Low Countries during the Eighty Years’ War. She’s received numerous fellowships, including a Javits and a Fulbright.

Talk Title: Imagining the Room Where it Happens, Three Parts

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The Montecito Institute for Executive Leadership, part of the Westmont Global Leadership Center, offers a world-class executive education for leaders and their executive teams. As participants wrestle with the challenges and opportunities they face as leaders, the institute will help them apply values-driven insights from a wide range of disciplines. Lead Where You Stand in the institute's inaugural program.

The Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership supports academic studies focused on a human-centered approach to leadership grounded in ethics, morality, integrity, care and respect. The center has established a national conversation on moral and ethical leadership in the American presidency and society and brings outstanding speakers to the community.

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