Visiting distinguished faculty and executives from leading institutions teach side by side with the program's core faculty in the Ph.D./D.B.A. program in values-driven leadership. This exposes the cohort to the latest theories in leadership, sustainability, and organizational change while equipping students to have marketplace impact.
Global scholars value the opportunity to interact with the program's exceptional students. As one distinguished visiting scholar reported, "I can't get the experience of Benedictine out of my mind. I think that something very special is going on in the values-driven leadership program. I know of no other program like it. I enjoyed every aspect of the weekend. It was incredibly stimulating to be around such highly motivated professionals who are intellectually curious and operating on a high level of moral reasoning." -Diane Swanson, Ph.D., professor of management and the von Waaden Professor of Business Administration at Kansas State University
Read more about our distinguished visiting scholars and business leaders below.
Dr. Audi's books explore the integration and ethics of business, education, religion, and politics, and are the classroom standard for many academic institutions. He is the former president of the American Philosophical Association, served as the editor-in-chief of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995 and 1999), and was the director of many National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars and institutes. In addition to ethics his interests and research extend to the theory of knowledge, the philosophy of mind and action, and the philosophy of religion. His B. A. is from Colgate University, his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Buchowicz is a thought leader and researcher in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology strategy, sustainable innovation, and strategic change. Currently at National University in La Jolla, California, he also teaches courses in organization development, entrepreneurship and strategy; he previously held responsibility for the school's M.B.A., B.B.A., and entrepreneurship programs. Prior to coming to National University, he was a professor of strategic management, and director of the M.B.A. program at Benedictine University. He a Ph.D. in applied behavioral sciences from Northwestern.
Kim Cameron is a Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. He is a leading scholar in the field of positive leadership and organizational studies, with more than 120 published articles and 14 books, including the recently republished Positive Leadership. Cameron currently serves as a co-principal investigator for the Return on Values initiative, a three year study in partnership with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership and the Small Giants Community. He has consulted with organizations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. He and his wife have seven children.
Dr. Ehrenfeld is a preeminent scholar in the field of business and environment. He is the former executive director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and the author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture. Ehrenfeld retired from MIT, where he served as the director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Weatherhead's Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. He holds a B. S. and Sc. D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Dr. Ford's research and teaching focuses on personal leadership effectiveness, particularly in leading and managing change. He is the award winning author of The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results, and Deadline Busting: How to be a Star Performer in Your Organizations. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Harvard Business Review and Organizational Dynamics.
Dr. Ford is a frequent speaker and trainer to organizations and business and teaches graduate and executive-level courses on personal leadership effectiveness and leading and managing change. He has an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Fry's research interests focus on the factors and dynamics that foster system-wide, positive change. He is the co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry theory and method, a change management process now widely used by for profit and nonprofit institutions. Dr. Fry works with executive groups, organizations and institutions to engage the whole system in strategic thinking, planning and change. His most recent books include Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity and Appreciative Team Building, and he currently is Co-Editor of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. He has a B.S. from the University of California, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Dr. Hart's best-selling 2005 book, Capitalism at the Crossroads, was named as one of the top 50 books on sustainability of all-time. His award-winning articles provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world. Hart is a professor of management at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management. He is also founder and president of Enterprise for a Sustainable World and a consultant to clients such as ABN AMRO, Baxter Healthcare, DuPont, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Intel, and Walmart.
See videos featuring content from Hart's presentation with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership, Sustainability: Overcoming Hurdles to Innovation.
Dr. Hatch is one of the field's leading organizational theorists. She writes and lectures in the areas of corporate branding; organizational culture and identity; and art, design and organization. She is retired from the University of Virginia and now serves as an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and is a visiting professor at Gothenburg University's School of Business, Economics and Law. Over the course of her career she has published over 75 articles and several books. She is the author of one of the most popular textbooks on organization theory: Organization Theory: Modern, symbolic and postmodern perspectives. Hatch holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Stanford.
Dr. Johansen has more than 30 years experience as a business and technology forecaster. One of the first social scientists to study the human and organizational impacts of communications and computing technologies, his focus is on emerging trends between three and twenty years out. He previously served as IFTF's president and CEO, has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, and has authored six books. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Johansen also has a divinity school degree from what is now called Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where he studied comparative religions.
Read content from Johansen's visit to the Center for Values-Driven Leadership, and watch summary videos, at Three Forecasts that Will Change Business in the Next 10 Years.
Dr. Laszlo is the faculty research director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management. He is the co-author of Embedded Sustainability: the Next Big Competitive Advantage (2011), Stanford University Press. His work over the last decade has helped launch mainstream management approaches to sustainability for value and profit. Laszlo is the managing partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners, a sustainability strategy consulting firm. He has a Ph.D. in economics and management science from the University of Paris.
Dr. Ludema specializes in the area of international trade. He is currently serving as the senior economist of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. The Council of Economic Advisors is a team of nine senior economists charged with offering the President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy. Ludema's appointment is the latest accomplishment in a distinguished career focused on international trade and the political economy of trade policy. He has an extensive record of academic publications and is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant. He received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University. He is brother to Dr. Jim Ludema, the Director and Co-founder of the Center for Values-Driven Leadership. Dr. Rodney Ludema recently shared three global economic trends leaders should have on their radar.
Dr. Manning has dedicated his professional career to educating and developing executives, designing effective organizations, and creating applied action research processes and intervention techniques. His special expertise is designing and implementing large group interventions for whole systems change, creating specialized management development workshops, and creatively designing action research. His research focuses on issues of occupational stress and well-being, the role of emotions in processes of change, and whole systems change and has been published in numerous academic journals. Dr. Manning is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. He has a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Administrative Science.
Dr. McCauley is a globally respected author, educator, and speaker in the area of leadership development. Over the last 20 years she has led many of the Center for Creative Leadership's research and product development initiatives. One of her most popular publications, Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences Without Changing Jobs, was featured on CNN.com and in Harvard Management Update. She has a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. In 2003, she was elected as Fellow in the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Mora holds a Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the
Dr. Northouse is a thought leader in the fields of leadership, ethics, and interpersonal and organizational communication. He is the author of several books and scholarly articles in his areas of focus, including Leadership Theory and Practice and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. In addition, he has worked as a consultant in leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and master's and bachelor's degrees in communication education from Michigan State University and is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Orlitzky is a researcher and professor in the areas of strategic management, corporate responsibility, quantitative methodology/measurement, and investing/finance. He currently is the Chair and professor in management at The University of South Australia. His research has been published in Organization Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management & Organization, Organizational Research Methods, Business & Society, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Review, and many other publication outlets. He has received several research awards, including the 2004 Moskowitz award for outstanding quantitative study in the field of social investing (for the widely cited meta-analysis by Orlitzky, Schmidt, & Rynes, 2003) and the 2001 Best Article Prize by the International Association for Business & Society in association with California Management Review (for Orlitzky & Benjamin, 2001). He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Joyce Osland specializes in international management and has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and career achievement including the IMD Outstanding Educator Award, the highest award in her field. Dr. Osland has published over 80 articles, chapters and cases in academic journals and professional publications and has co-authored three textbooks: The Organizational Behavior Workbook: An Experiential Approach, The Organizational Behavior Reader and Global Leadership Research, Practice and Development. Dr. Osland is a consultant and trainer for global companies and a senior partner in the Kozai Group, which develops global competency research instruments.
Dr. Riggio is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership development, charismatic and transformational leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology and social psychology. His research work has included studies on the role of social skills and emotions in leadership potential and success, empathy, social intelligence, emotional skill and charisma. He holds a B.S. from Santa Clara University; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Stensaker's research interests are within strategic change processes focusing on the dynamics between change agents and change recipients. Sensemaking and identity processes during strategic change and how organizations can develop change capacity are key questions in her work. Dr. Stensaker conducts research in close collaboration with companies and uses qualitative methods to analyze organizational change as it is taking place in real time. Her work has been published in journals such as Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Change Management.
Dr. Swanson is a leading thinker in the field of corporate social responsibility and value-based leadership. She has published widely in these areas, and her 1999 article in Academy of Management Review was awarded "Best Article" in 2002 by the International Association for Business and Society in conjunction with California Management Review. She has served on several journal editorial boards, including Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business & Society. In January 2012, Dr. Swanson was selected to hold the Edgerley family chair of distinction at Kansas State University where she directs the Business Ethics Education Initiative. She holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in corporate social responsibility, strategic management, and sociology of organizations and an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Dr. Amodeo is founder and creator of Branding from the Core, the Branding from the Core Network, and president of idgroup in Pensacola, FL and Cleveland, OH. She leads a team of dedicated brand experts with a vision to move business-as-is to business-as-it-can be. She is a passionate about working with "game changers"-helping individuals and organizations transform who they are into something beyond what they thought possible. Dr. Amodeo holds a Ph.D. in organization development and change from Benedictine University, and a master's in communication arts. She is recognized as an expert in the areas of whole systems change, branding and innovation.
Charles "Chuck" Bartels is charged with promoting and protecting the brand and culture, as well as the interests of all company stakeholders, for ManpowerGroup, a global leader in recruitment, assessment, outsourcing, and other workforce solutions. Bartels has been associated with ManpowerGroup for over 40 years and is the former co-owner of several ManpowerGroup U.S franchises. He is a member of the Alverno College Board of Trustees and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Bartels holds a B.S. degree from John Carroll University and M.Ed. in global human resource development from the University of Illinois.
Maureen Beal leads National Van Lines, a $90 million annual enterprise that began with her grandfather and one horse and wagon. Consistently highly rated in customer service, National Van Lines is also one of the nation's largest woman-owned companies. At its helm, Beal is a hands-on leader recognized for her expertise in employee retention and sound business practices. She is a leader in the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook, Illinois, and is a community advocate for women's health and for people with developmental disabilities. Currently, Beal is a trustee for Benedictine University, an Associate at Northwestern University, and a board member for the Humanitarian Project of Carol Stream, Illinois.
Beal spoke with CVDL students and partners about the importance of caring personally for customers and employees. You can hear an excerpt of her comments at Treating People with Dignity & Respect , and read more about how she does this on our
Baxter's leadership in sustainability and CSR has been globally recognized. At Baxter, Brautigam has responsibility for coordinating the Executive Sustainability Steering Committee, which sets the company's long-term sustainability vision and goals. She works across the organization with internal business partners to implement programs to achieve and track progress. Prior to joining Baxter, Brautigam worked at Indeck Energy Services as an EHS safety manager, and at International Paper on environmental management systems, sustainable forestry, and climate change policy. She has a B.S. in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a master's in environmental management and resource economics and policy from Duke University.
After a successful engineering career, Michael Birck founded Tellabs, a publically traded firm that designs, markets and services voice and data equipment in more than 90 countries. Today Tellabs systems are used by 43 of the top 50 global telecom service providers. Birck received the Outstanding Master Entrepreneur award by Inc. Magazine/Ernst & Young in 1995 and is a member of the Chicago Business Hall of Fame and a winner of the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a trustee of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and serves as a director on the board of Molex Incorporated. He has a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from New York University and a B.S. from Purdue University.
Birck shares three leadership lessons in this short video.
Dr. Griffin is a consultant and speaker with more than 25 years of experience leading talent management and development strategies that enhance organizational learning and contribute to the achievement of critical corporate goals. Dr. Griffin served as vice president of organizational learning & chief teaching officer at U.S. Cellular. Prior to U.S. Cellular, he worked in the areas of organizational learning and development for SBC/Ameritech and Texas Instruments. He has master's degrees in engineering technology and organization development and change management; and a doctorate in organization development from Benedictine University. He is an adjunct faculty member at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Jim Kouzes is the coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 1.4 million copies sold. Based on research involving over 70,000 surveys, 1,000 written case studies, and 100 in-depth interviews, Kouzes' work describes the leadership practices that generate high performance in individuals and organizations. Kouzes served as president, then CEO and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988-until 2000 and is currently the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University.
Hear excerpts of Kouzes' comments on leadership and credibility from his time with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.
Mr. Kramer is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, and a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University,s Kellogg School of Management. He is also the author of a leadership book entitled "From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership." He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $10 billion global healthcare company, a role he assumed in 1997. Before joining Baxter, Mr. Kraemer worked for Bank of America in corporate banking and for Northwest Industries in planning and business development.
He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from Lawrence University of Wisconsin and an MBA degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is a certified public accountant.
Ms. Meezan leads global sustainability initiatives for Interface, a global leader in carpet tile manufacturing and also in the efforts to integrate sustainaibilty with manufacturing. Interface has an aggressive goal of having zero negative emissions by 2020. Meezan leads a team that provides technical assistance and support to the company's global business units to acchieve the company's aggressive sustainability vision. She is a frequent lecturer on sustainable business to senior management teams, universities, and the growing green consumer sector. Meezan is a magna cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School, where she earned her master's in environmental law and her Juris Doctor degree.
Meezan discusses the importance of your starting place, in sustainability initiatives, in a short video.
Bill Pollard is the chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm. For over 25 years he worked in leadership at The ServiceMaster Company, serving twice as its CEO. During his leadership, the company was recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500 and also was included as one of its most admired companies. The company also achieved market leadership in each of its markets and substantial growth in shareholder value. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Soul of the Firm. Pollard is a sought after speaker and consultant on business leadership and ethics.
While speaking with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership, Pollard shared three often-overlooked responsibilities of ethical leaders. Find short video excerpts at The Softer Side of Leadership.
Mr. Small has led McDonald's Global Leadership Institute, since the Institute's inception in 2005. He also oversees Global Talent Management. The Institute serves as a global center for leadership development strategies and tactics. He oversees succession management for the top 220 leadership positions. Small's professional career includes working for US West/Quest and Ameritech/SBC/AT&T prior to joining McDonald's in 1995. Under his guidance, McDonald's was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of their 20 best companies for leadership. He holds a B.S. in psychology from Colorado State University, and a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from University of Colorado at Denver.
Mr. Webster a practitioner and pioneer in the area of leadership and life development. In 1995 he founded Authentic Leadership, Inc. He is the author of numerous books and is a sought after speaker and mentor in the areas of transformational leadership, the six phases of leader development, and increasing your personal impact.
Webster has worked with numerous senior leaders in hundreds of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations globally, including Chick-fil-A, U.S. Armed Forces, Steelcase Corporation, U.S. Cellular, and YMCA.
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