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
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
“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,
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,
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