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8:00-8:45 am



8:45-10:00 am

"Leadership From the Top: Shaping the Organizational Culture"

Concurrent Sessions


A research poster session on community leadership will be available for attendees to view that have been submitted by North Carolina A&T State University's Leadership Studies Ph.D. Program, directed by Dr. Alexander Erwin.

10:15-11:45 am

1) Creating Cultures Promoting Globalization

Speakers: Mr. Brad Boston, CIO and Senior Vice President of Global Government Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc., Mr. Tom Rabon, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Red Hat, Inc.

Description: Some corporations have cultures that are responsive to global conditions resulting in global competitiveness. What sets these organizations apart? Session leaders will share the behavior of senior executives that influences success in the global environment while maintaining a values-based orientation.


2) Creating Family-Friendly Work Environments

Speakers: Ms. Cathy "Cat" Lineberry, President and Co-founder, Lineberry Research Associates, LLC, Mr. Jeff Chambers, Vice President of Human Resources, SAS

Description: What’s the value of happy employees? Senior executives of large and small corporations will share their personal philosophy of workplace environments, strategies for implementing family-friendly practices, and assessment of impacts on productivity, recruitment, and retention.


3) Contemporary Leadership Challenges for Senior Administrators

Speakers: Mr. Mark Hamilton, President, University of Alaska System, Dr. Lloyd "Vic" Hackley,
Interim Chancellor, NC A&T University

Description: Institutions of higher education are complex systems with everincreasing expectations for productivity and accountability. What are the contemporary issues facing leaders in the academy? Seasoned administrators will share their observations related to issues affecting leadership, ethics and character development in higher education and engage the audience in discussion of contemporary leadership challenges.


4) Service Learning: Creating Supportive Campus Cultures

Speaker: Dr. Bob Bringle, Director, IUPUI Center for Service and Learning

Description: Effective service learning quite often requires institutional change that senior administration must lead. Structural and cultural change recognizing the scholarship of well-informed teaching that embraces civic engagement is a prerequisite for success. The reward in both learning and civic outcomes can be powerful for the student, campus and community.


5) Enhancing Professional Learning Communities

Speaker: Ms. Anne Jolly, Project Director for Professional Learning Teams,

Educational administrators and teachers will be energized by this session focusing on professional learning teams and their role in creating effective learning cultures. You will develop a greater understanding that leadership in effective learning communities is distributed among teachers and focuses on improved instruction and student achievement and a commitment to advancing policies and conditions that produce healthy school cultures.


6) Community Leadership Research

Speakers: Dr. Susan Madsen, Associate Professor of Management, Utah Valley State College,
Dr. Terry Price, Associate Professor, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Mr. David Clark, Doctoral Student, North Carolina A&T State University, Leadership Studies Ph.D. Program

Exciting research presentations highlight the importance in using contemporary leadership research to develop more effective leadership practice in community organizations, agencies and companies. Included will be studies of developmental strategies that have been effective in higher levels of leadership preparation for women. In addition, the role of character and ethics in everyday community leadership will be explored.


7) When Crisis Happens: Team Leadership

Speaker: Lt. General John Rosa, President, The Citadel

Crises happen! This dynamic session will explore the leadership traits and behaviors that are deemed to be most successful in dealing with organizational, local, state, or national crisis situations. Best practices for establishing command and control will be discussed using real-world examples.


12:00-1:30 pm


General Hugh Shelton, Presiding

1:45- 3:00 pm

Keynote Presentation

Features Speaker: The Honorable William S. Cohen