Weatherheadlines - August

Posted 8.4.2009

News Section

Weatherhead Collaborates with Stakeholders for Sustainable Cleveland 2019

The City of Cleveland, the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, and the GreenCityBlueLake Institute have come together to host Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Building an Economic Engine to Empower a Green City on a Blue Lake: an Appreciative Inquiry Summit.

Work on the summit began a year ago, when Mayor Frank G. Jackson met with Weatherhead's Dr. David Cooperrider. Together, they discussed the possibility of hosting a major event to design a transformative economic agenda using Appreciative Inquiry. 

From that meeting, ideas emerged for a three-day collaborative summit that would engage the community, along with national thought-leaders and regional stakeholders.  This idea becomes a reality August 12-14.

Mr. Weatherhead Discusses His Life, Career, and Outlook on the Future 

Benefactor Mr. Albert J. Weatherhead III sat down with Plain Dealer Columnist Regina Brett on WCPN's Sound of Ideas.  During this one-hour program, Mr. Weatherhead shares his thoughts on the economy and his reasons for investing in northeast Ohio.

Char and Chuck Fowler Mentioned in July Edition of BizEd Magazine

Weatherhead Benefactors Char and Chuck Fowler recently appeared in BizEd Magazine regarding their $7.5 million gift to fund the operation of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, establish a chaired professorship, and support research and the creation of teaching materials.

Professor Gary Previts Lends Expertise to AAA Panel

On August 5, the E. Mandell de Windt Professor in Leadership and Enterprise Development and newly named Accountancy Department Chair, Dr. Gary Previts, will serve as a panel member at the 2009 AAA Annual Meeting in New York to discuss developments in federal financial regulation.

Professor Gary Hunter Takes on a Lead Role at the AMA Conference

Professor Gary Hunter chaired the Sales and Relationship Marketing track for the American Marketing Association's Winter Educators' Conference.  Reflecting a surge of interest in professional selling and relationship marketing, the track drew 32 competitive papers and six special session proposals.

Article Becomes Seventh Most Downloaded in Past 12 Months

An article co-authored by the H. Clark Ford Professor of Marketing, Jagdip Singh, is the seventh most downloaded article over the past 12 months on the Journal of Marketing website.  "Consumer Trust, Value, and Loyalty in Relational Exchanges" appeared in the January 2002 edition of the Journal of Marketing, which has remained one of the most impactful resources in the marketing discipline for more than seven decades.

You're the Boss

Congratulations to the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies, Dr. Scott Shane, who recently began blogging for the New York Times' small business and entrepreneurship blog called "You're the Boss."   Read his most recent post. 

Shane also appeared on Fox News' Business Happy Hour to discuss the declining rates of entrepreneurship in the U.S., and this past week, he was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast, Tough Times for Entrepreneurs.

Assistant Professor Gregory Jonas Presents at Several Conferences

Assistant Professor Gregory Jonas presented at the Ohio Regional Meeting for the American Accounting Association on "Textbook Websites: User Technology Acceptance Behavior," and "Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Effects of Voluntary Disclosure Using Global Reporting Initiative Standards." 

Jonas also presented his work "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Disciplinary Socialization at the American Accounting Association's Doctoral Consortium," (co-authored with Weatherhead Professor Timothy Fogarty) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 


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.

Event Spotlight: Cleveland Alumni Reception and Resume Building Seminar

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 an evening of fun and networking. 

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 networking with fellow alumni.  Register online.

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 2,200 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, and Washington D.C.  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

Leadership Deep Dive 

Applications for the new Leadership Deep Dive: Premier Educational Program for Senior Executives are due on August 17 for the program beginning September 22.  This 9-day program, including a year of executive coaching, features senior faculty of the Weatherhead Organizational Behavior Department, which is ranked among the very best in the world by the Financial Times.

Just Released!  View a brief video featuring Leadership Deep Dive Faculty.

Follow the Current Changes to the Healthcare Industry with Expert Insight at these Upcoming Programs:

NEW! A New Era for Healthcare IT: Federal Healthcare Reform and Legislation with Alan Dowling, Ph.D.
September 17, 2009 (1/2-day program)
Prepare for the legislative changes happening now to healthcare delivery organizations' (HCO) information and information exchange, through ARRA and beyond.

NEW! 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.

Fall Program Highlights

NEW! Creating Value through Strategic Risk Management with Anurag Gupta, Ph.D.
September 28-29, 2009 (2-day program)
Sharpen your ability to identify and manage risk with a qualitative understanding of financial concepts and tools. 

Sustainability for Value and Profit with Chris Laszlo, Ph.D. and guest lecture by
David Cooperrider, Ph.D.

November 5-6, 2009 (2-day program)
Learn sustainable tools, methods, and frameworks for driving growth.


Support Section

Annual Fund Update 

Thank you to our 1,325 dedicated alumni and friends who donated a staggering $951,708 to the Weatherhead Annual Fund in fiscal year 2009!  Your support impacted our community by offering us the opportunities to recruit and retain our remarkable student scholars with financial assistance, and grow our academic programs with curriculum updates.  Your gifts truly made a difference.

Weatherhead would like to send a special thanks to those 101 donors who made a second gift to the Moving Forward Fund, a student scholarship support fund.  We also appreciate the 47 Weatherhead faculty and staff members who made the Annual Fund a philanthropic priority this year.  We look forward to highlighting these and other remarkable Annual Fund donors in Weatherheadlines throughout the year.

Please visit Weatherhead's support site to learn more about the impact of annual giving and how to support our initiatives.


Your Weatherhead

Celebrate the Start of the School Year with Weatherhead

Kick off the fall semester by joining us for a Weatherhead Happy Hour on Monday, August 31 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the George S. Dively Building.  Enjoy a variety of appetizers and beverages while networking with current faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  We hope to see you there! 


Interested in learning more about Weatherhead programs? Request more information or apply now, or register for one of over 70 open enrollment courses through Executive Education.

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