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September 2009

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Fowler Center's Appreciative Inquiry Summit Method Helps Leaders Design Green Cities

From August 12-14, Weatherhead's Dr. David Cooperrider facilitated Appreciative Inquiry work with 700 Greater Clevelanders at "Sustainable Cleveland 2019," an AI summit that he called one of the most energized of his career. Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the City of Cleveland enlisted Weatherhead's Fowler Center for Sustainable Value to "build an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake." Both groups have collaborated closely over the past year to make the summit a success.

At the summit, twenty action groups worked over three days to design sustainable initiatives that would bolster the economy in northeast Ohio in specific opportunity areas including food, advanced manufacturing, urban land use, transportation, water, and health, The summit was one of the first city-based AI summits and showed that this methodology can be an effective tool for activating a geographic region's economic goals. Cities around the world are now inquiring with Weatherhead about how AI can work for them. 

View complete print coverage.


Weatherhead Appoints Three Department Chairs

Weatherhead is proud to announce the appointment of three new department chairs. They are professors Gary Previts (Accountancy), J.B. Silvers (Banking and Finance) and Susan Helper (Economics).

In these leadership roles, they bring combined more than seven decades of experience to their positions. Read the complete story.

Dr. Collopy Named to Design Jury

Congratulations to Dr. Fred Collopy who was recently named to the European Design Management Award jury for 2009.  Collopy was the only professor chosen from North America.The DME Award is a business award that recognizes the skills and leadership of management to implement design in business for commercial success.


Weatherhead Family Business Speaker Series

The world of business has never been more difficult. The world of families has never been more complex. When you put the two together, the complexity grows exponentially.

Most often a family business' decline and ultimate defeat isn't a matter of dollars and cents, it's due to poor planning and miscommunication fueled by underlying tensions and conflicts in the family.  Join Weatherhead and Dr. Ron Reece on Tuesday, October 6 for a presentation that combines lecture and audience participation to examine the advantages and disadvantages of family in business.

We will help owners and other family members recognize ways to capitalize on the family side of family business, and define best practices to insure longevity and profitability.

Be sure to join us for the Weatherhead Happy Hour prior to the event beginning at 5:30pm.


  • Identify methods to increase family consensus, family harmony and ease of decision-making
  • Recognize your family human capital-- "The Wealth of We"
  • Learn best practices for mixing the balance sheet and the family tree
  • Have fun while learning


Follow Weatherhead on Twitter

In between the monthly editions of Weatherheadlines, stay up-to-date on the latest School news by following us on Twitter @caseweatherhead

Download Weatherhead Publications Online

We recently made all of our Weatherhead print publications available online in a downloadable PDF format.  View and print The Weatherhead Collection, our 2009-2010 Executive Education Catalog, and more, with the simple click of a button.

Professor Shane on Minnesota Public Radio

Dr. Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies, appeared as part of a panel on the Minnesota Public Radio show, Midmorning, to discuss entrepreneurship's bright spots despite the down economy. Listen to program.


Alumni Section

Alumni Events

Alumni events are a positive way to reconnect and network with former classmates, faculty, and colleagues.  Please join us for our upcoming 2009-2010 festivities in Cleveland, and throughout the country.  In October, Weatherhead will host the first annual Undergraduate Alumni Reunion.  Representatives from our External Relations Department will also be on the road in Southern California for two networking events: Los Angeles and Newport Beach.  Once the snow starts falling, be sure to save the date for the 36th Annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon slated for December 11.

Cleveland Alumni Reception and Resume Building Seminar

September 9, 2009
The Union Club Ballroom
1211 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 9 and join us for our annual Cleveland Alumni Reception at the Union Club.  Reception co-chairs Robert Gross, EMBA '03, and Jeffrey Linton, MBA '85, cordially invite you to join Dean Mohan Reddy and the Weatherhead School of Management for a networking cocktail reception. 

Begin the evening with the Weatherhead Career Development Seminar: Resume Building at 4:30 p.m. Adrienne Allotta, associate director of the Career Development Center, will demonstrate how to create and update your resume for today's market.  Then, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages while mingling with fellow alumni.

Join one or both of the activities of the evening!

Reconnect with Weatherhead in the Big Easy

National Black MBA Alumni Association
Annual Conference and Alumni Reception
September 24, 2009

Acme Oyster House
724 Iberville Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Meet Weatherhead in the city of Jazz and Mardi Gras as we convene as part of the National Black MBA Association Annual Conference. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages while conversing with prospective and current students, as well as fellow Weatherhead alumni. Also, visit us at the National Black MBA Career Expo, Booth 1124 (located on Buckeye Way) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25.

Attention Job Seekers: Case Career Fair on October 1

In the interest of conserving employers' time and resources, Weatherhead School of Management's Career Development Center is collaborating with the Case Career Center to host the Fall 2009 Case Career Fair, which will be held at the Adelbert Gym on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

This is Case's largest career fair and is open to all students and alumni of Case. You do not have to pre-register, just show up if you are interested in meeting employers!

Visit us online for more information on attending the Case Career Fair.

If you are interested in participating as an employer, register online or contact Adrienne Allotta,Associate Director for Career Development at Weatherhead, at 216.368.1694 or  

Stay Connected Through LinkedIn

If you haven't joined us on LinkedIn yet, consider becoming a member of the Weatherhead School of Management group.  Within our network, you can start a discussion, post a job opening, or simply expand your contact list.  Thus far, more than 2,300 Weatherhead students, alumni, faculty, and staff from around the world have become part of this growing network. 

Once you're connected to our group, many of you will find a brand new option available to link with alumni in your area.  As part of the LinkedIn platform, we are now offering a Subgroup option for alumni in the following locations: Cleveland, Chicago, India, New York, Japan, San Francisco, Southern California, Washington D.C., and newly-added Texas.  A sub-group for the Wolstein Society has also been established.  We encourage you to get involved and start making connections in your area today!

Update Your Contact Information

Keep us in the loop so that we can keep you informed about Weatherhead news, events, and school-wide initiatives.  Update your contact information.

Read the Latest from Alumni

Find out what former classmates, friends, and colleagues are up to in our Alumni Notes, or submit your own news for the next edition of Weatherheadlines.


Executive Education Section

What You Learn in a Single Can Change Everything 

Weatherhead offers more than 70 programs and certificates throughout the year to increase management and leadership effectiveness. Seats fill quickly, so register now and discover how what you learn in a single day really can change everything. Healthcare, nonprofit organizations and CWRU alumni save an additional 30% on executive programs!

Education Spotlight

NEW! Creating Value through Strategic Risk Management
with Anurag Gupta , Ph.D.
September 28-29, 2009 (2-day program)
Now more than ever, risk management is a top priority for every enterprise.  Managers need an in-depth understanding of risk management techniques and solutions. This largely non-quantitative program provides an executive perspective, without requiring high-level math skills. Designed for both non-financial and financial managers, this program teaches specific lessons from the current financial crisis, and shows how risk management strategies can enhance the value of financial and non-financial corporations.

Healthcare Reform in the Obama Years: What Should We Really Expect? with J.B. Silvers, Ph.D.
October 23, 2009 (1/2-day program)
Realize the impending impact of the U.S. healthcare reform on patients, buyers, providers, and suppliers.
*The story will continue on February 5, 2010 with Part II: Expected Implications for Management and Strategy.

New Services and Updates

Coaching Services
Be intentional about your development.  Work with a coach to build competencies and implement change.
Email or call 216.368.6412 to learn more.

Affiliate Partnership
Maximize organizational performance and stretch your training dollars with the Weatherhead Affiliate Partnership.


Support Section

    Annual Fund Update


With Weatherhead's students beginning their academic year, our Career Development Center is actively involved in preparing them for the next phase of their careers. Through workshops on networking and resume building, individual coaching appointments, and panels of industry experts, the CDC provides a valuable service to our students. Last year, the CDC conducted 915 student appointments, reviewed 275 resumes and cover letters, and posted 779 job and internship opportunities.

Your Annual Fund gift can maintain and improve this excellent student resource. Because Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted, Dean Reddy allocates dollars to areas of greatest potential, such as the Career Development Center. Please consider giving to the Weatherhead Annual Fund today!


Your Weatherhead

Get in Touch with Your Inner-Volunteer!

Join representatives from Weatherhead and the Case community on Friday, September 25 for the 7th Annual Case for Community Day. A variety of volunteer projects will be available.  A campus social and concert featuring Panic Steel Drum Band will take place on the Kelvin Smith Oval following the day's activities.





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