Spring 2010 Series

Washington, D.C.

Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Smith School Suite — Concourse Level

DC

February 26, 2010

Build Bench Strength by Developing Your Employees

Joyce E. A. RussellJoyce E. A. Russell, Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow

On-the-job experience can be a powerfully transformative tool for professional growth—in fact, research indicates it may be the primary vehicle for learning critical leadership skills. Toward that end, many companies groom their high-potential managers through "stretch" assignments and other developmental experiences. Russell discusses the latest research, uncovering who might benefit most from these experiences and how best to use them in your own organization to build your bench strength and keep high potential employees on the road to success.

 

March 12, 2010

Designing Mission-Driven Organizations

Robert M. SheehanRobert M. Sheehan, Jr., Author and Academic Director, Executive MBA Programs

Most people want their organizations to be mission-driven, but do you have the know-how and skills to make it happen? Sheehan, author of a new book, Mission Impact, shows how to craft a vision aligned with your organization’s mission. Learn how to design strategic goals that will inspire your employees, create exceptional value for all stakeholders and move your organization toward maximum impact.

 

April 30, 2010

Risky Business: How Incentives, Governance and Management Impact Your Firm’s Risk Profile

Clifford RossiClifford Rossi, Tyser Teaching Fellow and Managing Director, Center for Financial Policy

Get an insider's view of the financial meltdown from the vantage point of a chief risk officer for some of the largest financial institutions in the country (including CitiGroup and Countrywide Bank). Rossi presents a tour of governance issues, incentives for risk-taking and risk management practices in the financial services industry leading up to the crisis, and recommendations for strengthening risk management practices in financial services.

 

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore BioPark
University of Maryland-Baltimore
801 W. Baltimore St.

Baltimore

March 5, 2010

Passion—and Confidence—in Successful Entrepreneurs

J. Robert BaumJ. Robert Baum, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Who really has what it takes to take a new business startup from back-of-the-napkin to financial success? “Passion plus confidence” appears to be key, according to new research from Smith. Baum will discuss personal, knowledge-based and behavioral predictors of successful startups based on an extensive, six-year study of entrepreneurs.

 

April 9, 2010

Designing Mission-Driven Organizations

Robert M. SheehanRobert M. Sheehan, Jr., Author and Academic Director, Executive MBA Programs

Most people want their organizations to be mission-driven, but do you have the know-how and skills to make it happen? Sheehan, author of a new book, Mission Impact, shows how to craft a vision aligned with your organization’s mission. Learn how to design strategic goals that will inspire your employees, create exceptional value for all stakeholders and move your organization toward maximum impact.

 

May 7, 2010

Build Bench Strength by Developing Your Employees

Joyce E. A. RussellJoyce E. A. Russell, Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow 

On-the-job experience can be a powerfully transformative tool for professional growth—in fact, research indicates it may be the primary vehicle for learning critical leadership skills. Toward that end, many companies groom their high-potential managers through "stretch" assignments and other developmental experiences. Russell discusses the latest research, uncovering who might benefit most from these experiences and how best to use them in your own organization to build your bench strength and keep high potential employees on the road to success.