Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum 2014

The 2014 Leadership Forum, “Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: Transforming our Culture” was held on Friday June 6, 2014 at the Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue, White Plains.

Dr. Jeanie Cockell, co-author of Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force (2012) was our guest speaker.  Dr. Cockell is the Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting.  She has also had many years in higher education in formal leadership roles including Mathematics Department Head and Associate Dean.  Jeanie has a BA in Mathematics, an MA in Higher Education and an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy all from the University of British Columbia.

This year’s Leadership Forum focused on the foundation of AI and how AI can be used to help our leadership, staff, and faculty achieve success. Further, this year’s topic further reinforced the positive psychology presentations from the 2012 Leadership Forum as AI integrates the positive psychology and strengths-based work that has influenced educational approaches in the first decade of the 21st century.

Leadership Forum 2014 Agenda

Dr. Jeanie Cockell Bio

AI Interview Questions: Pace At Our Best

Leadership Forum 2014 Video

 


 

Leadership Forum 2013

The 2013 Leadership Forum, “Reinventing Higher Education: Our Unlimited Potential,” was held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue, White Plains.

Ben Wildavsky served as our keynote speaker for this year’s Leadership Forum. Mr. Wildavsky is a senior scholar in Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation and currently serves as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World and co-editor of Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation.

The 2013 Forum continued our practice of convening the University’s leadership to discuss key topics and initiatives that will advance Pace’s mission and align with the Five-Year Strategic Plan. We focused on several critical issues facing higher education and discussed new opportunities for Pace during this time of disruption.

Click on the links below to access various documents from the day's events:

Leadership Forum 2013 Agenda

Ben Wildavsky Bio

Ben Wildavsky Presentation

Provost Uday Sukhatme Presentation

Leadership Forum Readings

Breakout Group Summary

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Leadership Forum 2012

Leadership Forum 2012's topic covered “Maximizing Employee Engagement through Positive Psychology: Creating a Strengths-Based Work Place”. The forum was held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue, White Plains.


We are very pleased that James O. Pawelski, Ph.D. served as our keynote speaker for the 2012 Leadership Forum.  Dr. Pawelski is the founding director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and the humanities and human flourishing. He is also Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is the founding executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association.


Dr. Pawleski presented concepts and techniques that helped Pace University and its employees continue to flourish during a time of challenge and change. We learned how positive psychology can help us identify and cultivate our own strengths, as well as the strengths of our team members, and sustain a strengths-based environment and culture.

Click on the links below to access various documents from the day's events:

Leadership Forum 2012 Agenda

James O. Pawelski Bio

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Leadership Forum 2011

On June 3rd, 2011, the University’s leadership convened at the Leadership Forum to discuss key topics and initiatives that will significantly contribute to Pace's success and align with the strategic plan.

This year’s topic, “Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Our Organization”, built on last year’s outstanding program on leadership, accountability, and how customer satisfaction can lead to breakthrough results.  Marty Linsky, co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates and teacher at Harvard’s Kennedy School for over 25 years, joined us to share his thoughts on how leadership and organizations develop the ability to strategically adapt to changing environments. 

Click on the links below to access various documents from the day's events:

Leadership Forum 2011 Agenda

Speaker Bios

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Leadership Forum 2010

On June 4th, 2010, the University’s leadership convened at the Leadership Forum to discuss key topics and initiatives that will significantly contribute to Pace's success and align with the new strategic plan.

This year’s topic, Transforming Strategy into Action: Ensuring Success and Sustaining Excellence, built on last year’s outstanding program on measurement and metrics. We are very pleased that Bob Murphy, from the Studer Group, shared his thoughts on how leadership, accountability, and customer satisfaction can lead to breakthrough results.

Click on the links below to access various documents from the day's events:

Leadership Forum 2010 Agenda

Bob Murphy Bio

Student Relationship Management - Process Change Presentation

Customer Relationship Management - Process Change Presentation

Leadership Forum 2010 Video Clips