The President’s Dining Room was packed with around 50 faculty members and students Tuesday to support Carol Sawyer, professor of organizational leadership, as she presented her first and last lecture before retirement after 22 years at the University.
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The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony was hosted by Associate Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Montano-Cordova with a cheer. The ceremony recognize faculty for time served, promotion and tenure, and recognized academic research.
Organizational consultant and author Warren Bennis spoke on the topic “Memoir of a Life and Leadership” on Monday in Morgan Auditorium.
On Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom, students, faculty and community gathered to hear the words of Daniel H. Pink, the author of four best-selling books and revolutionist on changing the world of the workplace.
Carol H. Sawyer, professor of organizational leadership, will be traveling to Poznan, Poland, in May to present on the topic “Learning Globally Management Education That Connects Through Learning Theory and Reflection,” at the fourth international conference on Innovation in Management.
Relationships, sacrifice, trust and courage described educator and award-winning author Barry Posner’s vision of leadership at the 50th “Coffee, Cake and Conversation” on Oct. 25.
Bernice Ledbetter has held the position of chairwoman of the University’s master of science in leadership management program since August, replacing Carol Sawyer, professor of organizational leadership who held the position for more than 11 years.
In its 10th year, the Master of Science, Leadership and Management Program’s Coffee, Cake and Conversation series welcomed Samuel Culbert, co-author of “Don’t Kill the Bosses!” who addressed the complex nature of business and the importance of change in the traditional chain of command.
The University of La Verne’s Faculty Research and Professional Activity Day will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Oct. 13, in the library and Harris Art Gallery.
Author Peter Frost will speak about his most recent book “Toxic Emotions at Work: How Compassionate Managers Handle Pain and Conflict” at 6:30 p.m. on April 7 in La Fetra Auditorium.