Roger Saillant to Lead the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value
Continuing an exceptional and varied career, former Plug Power CEO Dr. Roger Saillant of Watervliet, New York, has accepted the post of Executive Director at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School of Management.
Dr. Saillant will join the Fowler Center's team in November and will work alongside the faculty and staff of the Weatherhead School. The Fowler Center practices, researches, and teaches whole-system design methods for advancing the 'how-to' of sustainability, and works with businesses, organizations, and economic regions to discover the power and promise of sustainability as an innovation engine for doing good and doing well.
As a recognized authority in renewable energy and sustainability, Dr. Saillant has been a pioneer in fuel cells, energy policy, and holistic management techniques. His extensive corporate experience includes seven years as CEO of Plug Power, a cutting-edge fuel cell company. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation, and he has worked to open plants and operations in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Read the complete news release.
Weatherhead Featured in Crain's Cleveland Business
In the article CWRU Weatherhead School Program Staying on Course, reporter Shannon Mortland details Weatherhead's leadership by Dean Mohan Reddy and Albert J. Weatherhead III, its expanding focus on Sustainable Enterprise, and its recent MBA curriculum redesign which has led to an increase in enrollment this fall. The article also discusses the School's fundraising efforts which totaled $10.3 million last fiscal year.
Former Chief Editor of the Harvard Business Review to Speak at Weatherhead
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, PhD, the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School, author of The Change Masters, former chief editor of the Harvard Business Review, and the recipient of twenty-three honorary doctorate degrees, will address the Weatherhead School on Thursday, November 12.
At the event, hosted by Weatherhead Executive Education and the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, Kanter will present her newest book, SUPERCORP: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, and discuss ways in which businesses can use their clout to prosper while contributing to positive change. Register online today.
Fowler Center Set to Convene the UN Global Compact Meeting
On October 19 in San Francisco, Weatherhead's Fowler Center for Sustainable Value will host the United Nations Global Compact meeting entitled, "The Boardroom Imperative: Redefining Corporate Governance in the 21st Century."
The Fowler Center is the Secretariat of the U.S. Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UNGC includes 4,700 corporate participants and stakeholders from 130 countries, and is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations with ten universally accepted principles in areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
David Cooperrider, PhD, Collaborating with Costa Rican President
Dr. Cooperrider recently worked with Nobel Laureate and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias on an Appreciative Inquiry Summit for the Global Alliance for Building Ministries and Departments of Peace. According to Cooperrider, President Arias is interested in looking at the profound economic benefits of peace, and the economic absurdity of war.
Richard Buchanan, PhD, Speaks in Denmark on Design Theory
Dr. Buchanan visited Denmark to speak about design theory and take a closer look at developments within design research at the Danish Centre for Design Research's annual research rally.
Reshaping Boundaries in Art, Design, and Management
The Weatherhead School took on an important step September 24-25, by organizing the workshop "Reshaping Boundaries in Art, Design and Management." The event, led by Fred Collopy, PhD, had forty-five participants from nineteen different institutions including The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Karamu House, among others.
The workshop was designed to deepen existing relationships between institutions in University Circle and to engage participants in a broader discussion of the challenges and opportunities that affect University Circle and the surrounding Cleveland arts and cultural institutions. The goal was to explore design ideas in the context of re-designing and re-framing the role and impact of these institutions.
Free Online Workshops Explore a Range of Topics Including Coaching
Weatherhead's Organizational Behavior Department offers free online workshops with world-renowned faculty and alumni to explore leadership and organization change. On October 21, Tony Lingham, PhD, will present the webinar, "Advanced Team Coaching." View our complete webinar schedule for 2009-2010.
Know Someone Who is Interested in Pursuing an MBA?
On Halloween weekend, join faculty, current students, and alumni for Weatherhead's MBA Showcase. The event offers a unique experience for candidates interested in our Full-Time (2-year) MBA, Accelerated MBA, Part-Time (Evening/Saturday) MBA, or Executive MBA.
Register and access complete details for MBA Showcase today.
The Admissions Office is also hosting information sessions in several U.S. cities. If you know someone who is considering a graduate degree in business, refer them to our calendar of admissions events.