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USD Faculty and Students Present at 2017 ILA Conference in Brussels, Belgium and Experience Cambridge

Master’s and doctoral students enrolled in LEAD 581i Special Topics: Professional Development and Conferences recently attended the International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Brussels, Belgium. Several students and faculty, including course professor Cheryl Getz, PhD, had the opportunity to present (listed below) at the 2017 ILA Conference: Leadership in Turbulent Times.

As an addition to this year’s course, students were fortunate to take part in a 4 day Cambridge Leadership Experience. During the experience USD students were able to learn from and alongside Cambridge faculty and students. This unique opportunity was inspired by and included the launch of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The experience provided an opportunity for USD students to explore and participate in one of the premier universities in the world in a country that was once an empire spanning the globe, with a rich mix of international cultures.

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Presentations & Workshops

Cheryl Getz Chair, ILA Board Development Committee Associate Professor, Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego, USA

Leadership During Wild Times: Exploring Nature, Wicked Challenges, and Wildness Within (Ticketed Event) WORKSHOP LEADERS Cheryl Getz, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, University of San Diego in California Cheryl Heykoop, Assistant Professor, School of Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University Doug Paxton, Co-Director, Leadership Center, St. Mary’s College of California

Creating a Mindful Organization Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Professor, Organization Development, Alliant International University Cheryl Getz, Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, Subhanu Saxena, Regional Director, Life Science Partnerships, Europe, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Leaders who seek to create mindful organizations can do so, even within larger systems that are overwhelmingly complicated and bureaucratic. Creating mindfulness in any organization takes desire, intention, and persistence using simple processes to create a healthier work culture that promotes mindfulness and joy during work. Based on qualitative action research, this session will engage participants in a series of reflection and awareness practices and small group exercises, to discover how they can create such an organization within their own workplace. No advance preparation is necessary and a wide range of levels of experience with regard to mindfulness will be accommodated.

Student Presentations

Studio 313 | Workshop | Public Leadership Finding Insight Amidst the Fire Andres Mauricio Bernal, Graduate Student, Public and Urban Policy, The New School Taylor Harrell, Ph.D. Student, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego This workshop will create a space for deep reflection to generate understanding about the political state of the world while exploring — in a safe environment — its relevance with our relationships, attitudes, and ideals towards ourselves and others. After a brief presentation of research, there will be a facilitated open-ended dialogue grounded in casein-point theory and group-as-a-whole systems theory to explore parallel processes occurring in the workshop and the larger global context. Utilizing this analytic approach, the group will examine possibilities for interventions at individual and collective levels that could potentially bring about new visions and social narratives about the future concluding in an emergent closing section on taking action.

Latina Leadership in the United States — A Crisis of Representation Cristina Padilla, Consultant, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego Briseida Elenes, Ph.D. Student & Instructor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego Latina women are disproportionately underrepresented in leadership roles in the United States. This roundtable will examine the state of Latina leadership in the U.S. and discuss whether culturally-tailored leadership programs are a viable solution to the obstacles Latinas face in obtaining positions of leadership.

Latina Community College Leadership Briseida Elenes, Ph.D. Student & Instructor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego Cristina Padilla, Consultant, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego Latinas have made strides in obtaining executive leadership roles at community colleges, but have not achieved equity. Research on their leadership pathways and experiences is scarce. This roundtable will discuss the role of community college boards in supporting or obstructing the leadership advancement of Latinas.

Perceptions of Leadership Change in an Entrepreneurial Organization Stephanie A. Van Dellen, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego. A case study was conducted at an organization where the founder replaced himself with a new CEO to achieve strategic goals. Perceptions of the change were analyzed through document analysis and interviews. Two leadership models were utilized. As a result of the change, there was a shift in organizational culture.

Global Millennials: Similarities and Differences of a Generation Across Cultures and Countries Stephanie A. Van Dellen, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego A literature review of global millennials provides insight into how national culture influences the values of the generation. The presenter will compare how millennials behave in various countries not just based on their national culture, but also based on their generation. Findings will help influence how people interact and lead millennials around the world.