Category: Announcements

Millennials: A User Guide

October 7th, 2016 in Announcements

EDRT Assistant Director Sandy Keldsen teaches at NH Dance Festival

July 19th, 2016 in Announcements

EDRT Assistant Director Sandy Keldsen is also co-director of Dances by Isadora – Boston, a company dedicated to preserving the work of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan.  She recently taught an Isadora Duncan Master Class at the Shaker Summer Dance Intensive in New Hampshire.  A link to a review of her session is below.

Finding Movement at Canterbury Shaker Village



Dr. Brian Harney, Senior Lecturer from Dublin City University, recipient of the 2016 BU/DCU Faculty Fellowship to Boston

May 31st, 2016 in Announcements

Dr. Brian Harney, Senior Lecturer from Dublin City University, recipient of the 2016 BU/DCU Faculty Fellowship to Boston, who is working with EDRT Director Jack McCarthy on research and teaching initiatives in leadership and strategic human resources, delivered a presentation of his research on creative human resource practices in Ireland to faculty and staff of EDRT, the Organizational Behavior Department and the Humphrey Fellowship Program. Also in attendance was Dr. V. “Shubha” Shubhalaxmi, founder and CEO of Ladybird Environmental Consulting in India (andformer BU Humphrey Fellow in 2009-2010),one of the very first environment consulting firms in India.Brian Harney

EDRT Presence at DCU’s Leadership & Talent Institute Inaugural Conference

April 13th, 2016 in Announcements

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In March 2016, EDRT Director Jack McCarthy spoke at Dublin City University’s inaugural Leadership & Talent Institute conference on the subject of Leadership for a Sustainable World. Jack spoke about his experiences in helping to facilitate leadership development workshops with NGO managers in Ethiopia and our colleagues from CCL’s amazing Leadership Beyond Boundaries program and his work and travels in Africa fostering sustainable leadership initiatives in the developing world. His session was entitled “A Quest for Global Leadership: Living and Leading in a Changed World.” Our colleagues at Dublin City University founded the Leadership & Talent Institute as the first of its kind in Ireland based on their experiences with EDRT’s unique model in Boston.

Learn more about Dublin City University’s Leadership & Talent Institute here.

A Guide to Millennials + Workplace from EDRT Director Jack McCarthy

April 6th, 2016 in Announcements

The Spring 2016 issue of Everett Magazine includes a fascinating feature by EDRT Director Jack McCarthy on Millennials and the workplace. He shares his potent insights on the integration of technology, service-oriented missions, and strong work culture as important factrs for what Millennials are looking for as they enter the workforce.

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Engaged and confused? EDRT Director Jack McCarthy Speaks to Attendees of Parents’ Weekend 2015 on Expectations, Success, and Steps

October 20th, 2015 in Announcements

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.


EDRT Directory Jack McCarthy Named as New Director of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

September 4th, 2015 in Announcements

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.

September 2015

July 28th, 2015 in Announcements

EDRT Fall 2015 Member Newsletter

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

April 8th, 2014 in Announcements

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.

EDRT Director Jack McCarthy featured in Financial Times for his Creative Teaching Approach

April 1st, 2014 in Announcements

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!