Engaged and confused? EDRT Director Jack McCarthy Speaks to Attendees of Parents’ Weekend 2015 on Expectations, Success, and Steps
During Parents’ Weekend, students, parents, and alumni flow into BU to celebrate all that the university offers. As a part of Questrom School of Business’ programming for the weekend, EDRT Director Professor Jack McCarthy delivered a talk session on creative approaches to learning, teambuilding, and discovery that work best for today’s students and VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world.
During July 2015, Jack McCarthy was named as Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University. He succeeds Dr. Ksenya Khinchuk, who retired from the university this summer after her distinguished service in this role for 25 years.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was established by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, in memory of the late Senator and former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. The Program is a Fulbright exchange activity funded by the U.S. Congress through the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It provides ten months of non-degree, graduate-level study, leadership development, professional affiliations, and related opportunities for cultural exchange.
The Program invites distinguished, mid-career professionals from developing nations throughout the world who have demonstrated potential for leadership in public service to spend an academic year at sixteen participating universities. BU is the only university to have continually hosted Humphrey Fellows since the Program’s inception.
Humphrey Fellows contribute wonderful expertise and unique global perspectives from amazing part of the world to our learning community in Boston and at BU.
The Humphrey Fellowship Program was featured at the Fall 2014 EDRT Meeting on Developing a Global Mindset, where former Director Khinchuk and three Humphrey Fellows participated in a panel session entitled “Voices from There: Developing Global Leaders through the Humphrey Fellowship Program.”
Learn more about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Here are some words from EDRT director Jack McCarthy on the value and power of the arts in management and leadership development.
BU Today Spotlights ‘Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston’, an initiative founded by two College of Fine Arts students with the help of advisors such as EDRT Director Jack McCarthy
Nearly a year ago, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, BU College of Fine Arts students Taylor Mortell and Luca decided to heal the community through art showings and workshops, in an initiative named ‘Still Running.’ When fundraising and planning logistics of the organization, EDRT Director Jack McCarthy played an instrumental role in advising the two students. His advice and connecting of other great local experts to the organization were highlighted in the article’s review of this organization’s incredible story of hope. Click here to view.
The Financial Times spotlights Professor Jack McCarthy’s partnerships with on-campus arts groups and his OB221 class in a feature article discussing the importance of involving the arts and creativity in the modern business school curriculum. Read the article here!
Frances Hesselbein, CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, is currently featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of “Diversity Woman” magazine. The cover article details her incredible legacy of work in leadership development emphasizing diversity and leading with a purpose. To read the issue, click here!
The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute released their November/December newsletter issue recently, which includes updates, news, and upcoming leadership development opportunities.
To view the November/December e-newsletter, click here!
Post by Marianne Ganley, CCL
Last week, a capacity crowd turned out in Boston for the 2013 Fall meeting of the Executive Development Roundtable (EDRT). EDRT is a dynamic, peer-based learning consortium bringing together thought leaders from Boston University’s School of Management, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the profit and nonprofit organizations that comprise the membership. The session’s topic, The Power of Relationships and Developmental Networks, was a particularly fitting one as EDRT celebrated its 25th anniversary during this meeting – serving as a testament to the relevance and impact of strong networks over time.
Another highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the Marion Gislason Award to the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, Kathy Kram, for her contributions to the field of leadership development. A long-time friend of CCL, Kathy was a Visiting Scholar in 2000-2001 and served as a member of the Center’s Board of Governors from 2002-2009. (Shown here with Tim Hall, Founding Director of EDRT.)
Kathy, along with Monica Higgins, Professor of Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, were keynotes for this meeting. Both world-class scholars, authors and consultants, their session was a deep dive into creating and cultivating developmental networks – networks of high-quality relationships characterized by mutual learning and mutual trust to provide the knowledge, guidance, and opportunities for a leader to grow.
Preceding the keynote presentation, Michael Campbell, Faculty for Delivery and Research, set the stage on the why and the how – why developmental networks are relevant and how to apply simple, practical tools for developing self and others.
Application panels on Day Two built on the previous day’s themes:
- Mary Abraham, CCL Director Digital Learning Products, along with business partners Corey Milnes of Allen Interactions and Fred Dierksmeier of Essilor of America showed how they used their networks to achieve significant business outcomes for their respective organizations. Together, they developed eLearning courses using CCL’s Guidebooks as source material in support of Essilor’s Leadership EDGE program, with Allen Interactions serving as a development partner.
- Four leaders from Boston Scientific gave the audience a glimpse of mentoring networks in action. Four years ago, women from that organization formed an all-volunteer cross-functional and cross-locational mentoring circle program begun by and facilitated by volunteers. The initiative has grown into a wildly successful program that develops and supports 250 leaders at all levels throughout their organization.
Another great example of both professional and personal relationship building in Leadership!
Recruiting al-Sisi and military leaders from other U.S. allies to build professional and personal relationships at the Army War College is an investment in the future, said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commandant at the college. Its international fellows program began in the 1970s. To read the full article click here.
Steve Gerras and COL Mik McCrea were featured in this PBS-affiliate interview. Listen to interview.
Another success story from OB221! Professor Jack McCarthy had taken the Dublin MBAs out to Vistaprint, an EDRT member company based in Lexington MA, last fall during their trip to Boston. The company has gone from zero to $1 Billion in the past 10 years and it’s incredibly innovative with a strong values-based culture. Their head of Leadership Development, Kristina Brunelle, is a good friend of EDRT who has done a great job at building a very effective leadership development organization to help support and fuel Vistaprint’s growth. Now, in the Spring of 2013, Ms. Brunelle was invited to come and talk to the undergraduates students of OB221 about how all this “OB stuff” really matters. Professor McCarthy and Ms. Brunelle collaborated and wrote a mini case for the class that was sent out to students as a pre-read. Ms. Brunelle brought 3 members of her Leadership Development team to class, including the woman who heads up the leadership work at their huge call center and support operations in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was incredible. Students loved it and the Vistaprint executives loved it.
To check out the Vistaprint Case click here!