"Mobilizing Strategic Leadership for Excellence"

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cleveland Botanical Garden, Clark Hall
11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106

Agenda: (download - pdf)


8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome :
Lynn T. Singer, PhD, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Barbara R. Snyder, University President


8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III, Provost and Executive Vice President


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Reframing Your Academic Leadership,
Lee G. Bolman, PhD, Professor and Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership, Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Group Discussion


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.



10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Table Discussions of Strategic Plan Implementation


11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Reports Out


11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

CWRU Faculty Gender and Diversity Data:
Salary Data: Lynn T. Singer, PhD, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
NSF Indicators: Diana Bilimoria, PhD, KeyBank Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management
Faculty Diversity Indicators: Marilyn S. Mobley, PhD, Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity


12: 45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III

Lee G. Bolman

Lee Bolman is an author, scholar, consultant and speaker who currently holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

He has written numerous books on leadership and organizations, including the forthcoming fifth edition of Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, expected in August, 2013, and Reframing Academic Leadership (2011), with Joan Gallos. His other books with Terry Deal include The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power (2006); Leading with Soul: an Uncommon Journey of Spirit (1995; 2001; 2011); Reframing the Path to School Leadership (2002; 2010); Escape from Cluelessness: a Guide for the Organizationally-Challenged (2000); Becoming a Teacher Leader (1994); and Modern Approaches to Understanding and Managing Organizations (1984). Bolman and Deal’s books have been translated into more than ten languages. His publications also include numerous cases, chapters, and articles in scholarly and professional journals.

Lee consults and lectures worldwide to corporations, public agencies, universities and schools. He holds a B.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. Prior to assuming his current position, he taught four years at Carnegie-Mellon University and more than twenty years at Harvard. His administrative roles at UMKC have included Interim Dean of the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, and chair of the department of Organizations, Leadership and Marketing. At Harvard he served as director and principal investigator for the National Center for Educational Leadership and for the Harvard School Leadership Academy, with a total of $3 million in external funding. He was also educational chair for two Harvard executive programs -- the Institute for Educational Management and the Management Development program.

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