Leadership for Life Alumni Newsletter
As we enter a new season, the Center is bustling with new and exciting activities!
Here are some highlights.
Most of you should have received an e-mail from me requesting your help with updating your contact information in our database. We are pleased with the substantial response to the project. Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have not had a chance to update your information, please take a moment to do so. Having updated contact information will help us keep you connected to the Center's work and to the thousands of other alumni who have had a similar CCL experience. With the contact update request, we included a brief survey to find out more about our alumni, and we have some of those results to share with you in this issue. If you have not participated in this survey, you have the opportunity to do so now by clicking on this link.
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What's Happening at the Center
Giuliani, Gergen Headline Friends of the Center Event
How do you guide America's largest city through an unprecedented crisis? Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, addressed that question and other topics at the Center for Creative Leadership's seventh annual Friends of the Center Leadership Conference. In another seminar, keynote speaker David Gergen, an adviser to four U.S. presidents, discussed the most important traits for succeeding as president of the United States.
The more than 150 people who attended the conference in Jersey City, N.J., in early October also heard keynote addresses from Belle Halpern, an expert in enhancing leadership through theater, stories and song; Roberta Kraus, a CCL faculty member and authority on the mental aspects of peak performance; and Bill Jensen, a best-selling writer on simplifying work. The conference brought together representatives from nine countries and professionals in job sectors ranging from business and education to government and health care.
Center Honors Nonprofit Institute for Latina Leaders with Distinguished Alumni Award
As president of the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), Marisa Rivera-Albert has devoted herself to developing top-notch Latina leaders. The list of lives her work has touched keeps growing — as does her organization's legacy.
NHLI was the 2005 recipient of the Center's seventh annual Distinguished Alumni Award. This occasion marked the first time that CCL presented an organization instead of an individual alumnus with the award, which honors the accomplishments and continuing development of participants in CCL programs. This special presentation was made because of NHLI's unique role as a network dedicated to cultivating minority leaders. The organization has created a distinguished community of CCL alumni through its commitment to developing innovative, ethical and highly effective leaders.
Rivera-Albert accepted the award at the Center's annual Friends of the Center Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, N.J. in October.
Center for Creative Leadership Appoints International Management Expert Andrew Kakabadse as Visiting Fellow
As a management guru and prolific writer, Andrew Kakabadse has circled the globe in search of knowledge about leadership. He's making a new stop on his remarkable journey — at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Kakabadse, professor of International Management Development at the Cranfield University School of Management in the United Kingdom, has been named CCL's H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow. During his yearlong appointment, which began in October, Kakabadse will assist CCL in building its research capacity in Europe and Asia.
"Dr. Kakabadse has traveled the globe studying and writing about effective leadership, and his body of work is extraordinary," CCL President John Alexander said. "Increasing our understanding of leadership practices in Europe and Asia is a top priority for CCL, and we are delighted that Dr. Kakabadse has agreed to join with CCL researchers worldwide in these efforts."
Further Your Development
Center To Launch New Program
The Center will launch a new three-day program, Navigating Complex Challenges, March 27-29. This new program is designed to help today's leaders learn specific strategies and skills necessary for understanding and effectively managing complex challenges.
In the program mid- to senior-level managers will have the opportunity to work on a challenge they are currently facing, re-frame their challenge to see it through different perspectives, gain new insights into their relationship to the challenge, and better understand the challenge within the context of the organizational setting.
For more information about Navigating Complex Challenges contact a CCL Client Service representative at +1 800 780 1031 or email@example.com.