BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A new center opening this fall in the
University at Buffalo School of Management will aim to create more
effective leaders and organizations.
The Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
(CLOE) will significantly advance research and teaching in the area
of leadership and its impact on organizational effectiveness. It
also will support UB 2020's goals of accelerating academic
excellence, translating scholarship and developing leadership
capabilities in UB students and business leaders.
“Through the center we will seek to create partnerships
with the business, nonprofit and public sector communities that
support leadership development, innovation and change efforts that
both contribute to leadership and organizational effectiveness and
the advancement of UB as a thought leader in this critical
area,” says Paul Tesluk, PhD, the Donald S. Carmichael
Professor of Organizational Behavior and the center’s
Critical to those efforts will be the center’s newly hired
executive director, Sarah Gilson, an experienced leader with
expertise in leadership and organizational development.
“We are off to a strong start, launching programs,
initiatives and projects to help organizations in rapidly growing
industries such as the life sciences and health care,” says
Among those plans is an initiative to share the school’s
expertise in leadership development with other units in the
university, including the UB’s Academic Health Center (School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the schools of Dental
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public
Health and Health Professions).
CLOE will also offer executive leadership programs, similar to
its recent non-degree program, “Leading Transformation and
Change in Health Care,” which gives participants a strategic
understanding of the trends and transformations taking place in the
health care industry through a series of presentations and
discussions with noted health care leaders and experts.
Arjang A. Assad, dean of the School of Management, says CLOE
will be a means for building a top-tier faculty of leadership
scholars and will provide ways to work with the business community,
as well as with other units across campus.
“Western New York is in a time of critical growth and
transformation,” says Assad. “CLOE will support
UB’s pivotal role for economic engagement in the region,
while producing world-class research and instruction.”
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.