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Leadership conference to feature national and regional executives

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: March 14, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- National and regional executives will share their expertise with leaders in business, health care, higher education and nonprofits at a leadership conference this spring hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s new Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).

The daylong event, “Leadership 2.0: New Frontiers in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness,” will begin at 8 a.m. on May 19 at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, 263 Michigan Ave.

Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of “Do the Right Thing: How Dedicated Employees Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits,” and Paul Green Jr., director of the Morning Star Self-Management Institute at the Morning Star Company, which was identified by the Harvard Business Review as “the most creatively managed organization in the world,” will serve as keynote speakers.

“We are delighted to host such prestigious speakers,” says Paul Tesluk, PhD, the Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior at UB and the center’s academic director.

“Jim Parker, who steered Southwest through the airline industry’s most turbulent times following 9/11, will provide us with leadership insights that have made the Southwest formula so successful,” Tesluk says. “And Paul Green, one of the primary architects of the Morning Star approach, will offer a glimpse into this remarkable leadership system, giving us a fascinating example of how self-management and shared leadership can produce remarkable innovation and results.”

A panel discussion on leadership and organizational effectiveness will feature Joe Green, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Moog; John Koelmel, president, Harbor Center; and Ann Monroe, president of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.

“Leaders who attend the conference will have the opportunity to learn about emerging leadership research and how to put that research into practice in their organizations,” says Sarah Gilson, executive director of the center.

The formal program will run until 4:45 p.m. and will be followed by a cocktail/networking reception.

For a full schedule of events and registration information, visit www.mgt.buffalo.edu/conf2014.

Launched in fall 2013, the UB School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness strives to create more effective leaders and organizations. One of the center’s key objectives is to advance research and teaching in the area of leadership and its impact on organizational effectiveness. It also supports UB 2020's goals of accelerating academic excellence, translating scholarship and developing leadership capabilities in UB students and business leaders.

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 & 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 mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Media Contact Information

Jacqueline Ghosen
Assistant Dean and Director of Communications
School of Management
Tel: 716-645-2833
ghosen@buffalo.edu