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Weatherheadlines - October

Posted 10.2.2009

October 2009

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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.


Alumni Section

Alumni Events

Alumni events are an excellent 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 November, we'll be in Columbus with J.B. Silvers, PhD, talking about healthcare reform and its impact on Ohio.  Be sure to meet us in Ohio City on November 4 for our Cleveland Happy Hour at Bier Markt and Bar Cento.

On Location: Southern California

Los Angeles Alumni Reception
October 14, 2009
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Century Plaza Hyatt Regency

Mark your calendars for the Los Angeles Alumni Reception.  In addition to an evening of networking, Reception Chair Larry Scherzer, MBA '67 and the Weatherhead School of Management are excited to host a webcast presented by Richard Boyatzis, PhD, entitled "Resonant Leadership: Inspiring Us to Be Our Best"

Newport Beach Alumni Reception
October 15, 2009
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Code restaurant

Jeff Rozic, BS '02, and the Weatherhead School are set to host the Newport Beach Alumni Reception at Code restaurant.  Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and network with fellow graduates.

Around the World and Back

Weatherhead Undergraduate Alumni Reunion
October 23, 2009

Peter B. Lewis Building

Valbona Bushi, BS '08, MAcc '09, and Kosta Pyatkovski, BS '02, MAcc '03, co-chairs of the 2009 WSOM Undergraduate Reunion, invite you to join the Weatherhead School of Management for a cocktail reception with food and drink from around the world. This event is held in conjunction with the University's 2009 Alumni Weekend.

Save the Date: David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon

Join us at the thirty-sixth annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Renaissance Cleveland on December 11 from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sam Thomas, PhD, will deliver his economic predictions for the new year. Registration will open soon, so be sure to check our website.

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 Day Can Change

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

Healthcare Reform in the Obama Years: What Should We Really Expect? with J.B. Silvers, PhD
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 continues February 5, 2010 with Part II: Expected Implications for Management and Strategy.

Additional Programming

High Impact Leadership for Women with Diana Bilimoria, PhD
October 8, 2009
Explore critical measures of leadership: power and responsibilities, expectations, and ethics.

System Thinking: Navigation through Complexity
with Fred Collopy, PhD
October 14, 2009
Learn how to build a comprehensive perspective to effectively deal with difficult situations and anticipate the effects and consequences of decisions.

Getting the Best Results: A Practical Framework for Solving Business Problems with Trish Brandt
October 20-21, 2009 (two-day program)
Seize and tackle business opportunities and challenges "better, faster, cheaper."


Support Section

Annual Fund Update


The Weatherhead Annual Fund is well on its way to achieving its $1 million goal and 1,500 donor goal. As of September 22, support from 105 donors totals $17,909. We sincerely thank our loyal donors. If you would like to contribute to our success or learn more about what the Weatherhead Annual Fund supports, please visit us online.

Meet Us in Ohio City!

Weatherhead's first-ever fundraising happy hour will take place at Bier Markt and Bar Cento in Ohio City on Wednesday, November 4 from 5:30-7:30. Fifteen percent of all proceeds raised that night from happy hour at Bier Markt and dinner at Bar Cento benefit the Weatherhead Moving Forward Fund, a student scholarship fund. Join fellow Weatherhead alumni and students and help contribute to a great cause! Register online.



Your Weatherhead

Weatherhead Makes a Difference at the Dunham Tavern

Several faculty, staff, and students from the Weatherhead School of Management participated in the University-wide Case for Community day of service on Friday, September 25.  Team Weatherhead, led by Monica Eastway, was assigned a gardening project at the Dunham Tavern Museum, located in Midtown Cleveland.  Thank you to all who participated and helped make this event an outstanding community initiative.

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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