Tobias Leadership Conference – March 3-5, 2011

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2011 “Tobias Leadership Conference: A Multi-Sectored Forum on the Theory and Practice of Leadership” will be hosted March 3-5, 2011.

March 3-5, 2011
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
University Place Hotel & Conference Center
IUPUI Campus, Indianapolis, IN
Time: 5:00 P.M. Thursday – 12:00 noon Saturday

The Conference brings together scholars and practitioners from the entire spectrum of leadership including corporate leadership, not-for-profit leadership, religious leadership, educational leadership, medical leadership, and political leadership. The Forum will feature papers and panels from all academic disciplines. A primary purpose of this conference is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas on the broad subject of leadership.
The forum will began the evening of March 5. Multiple sessions will be held Friday and Saturday consisting of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and research presentations concerning the broad topic of leadership. There will be a gala dinner on Friday evening at one of Indianapolis’ premier attractions, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Conference Agenda for 2010 (2011 Agenda TBA)
THURSDAY, February 25, 2010

6:00 – 7:30 pm  Welcome, Reception, & Book Fair 

FRIDAY, February 26, 2010

7:00 – 7:55 am  Continental Breakfast 
8:00 – 8:45 am  Boundary Spanning Leadership 
 Corey Criswell
Global Product Development, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colorado


•Building an Authentic Leadership Image
9:00 – 9:45 am  Concurrent Paper Presentations, including themes on Organizational Leadership, Culture and Leadership, Adaptive Leadership, Education in Leadership, and more.
10:00 – 10:45 am  To Trust and To Be Trusted: Causes & Effects 
 Holly Brower
Associate Professor, School of Business; Director of Internship Development for the Business & Enterprise Management, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
11:00 – 11:45 am  The Power of We: Leadership for our Multicultural Millennium 
 Juana Bordas
President, Mestiza Leadership International; Board Member of International Leadership Association; President & Founder, Circle of Latina Leadership

•Salsa, Soul, and Spirit
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch at The Bistro Restaurant 
1:00 – 1:45 pm  A Pox on Charisma: Why Connective Leadership & Character Count 
 Jean Lipman-Blumen
Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Organizational Behavior,
Claremont Graduate University, The Drucker School, Board Member of the International Leadership Association

•The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World
•Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization
•The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses & Corrupt Politicians–and How We Can Survive Them
•The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders & Organizations (co-edited with Ronald E. Riggio & Ira Chaleff)
2:00 – 2:45 pm  Science Policy Leadership in a (somewhat) Flat World: Why Bioethics Matters 
 Eric M. Meslin, Ph.D.
Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Associate Dean for Bioethics, IU School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Medical & Molecular Genetics, Public Health, Philosophy


•Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects (co-edited with James F. Childress & Harold T. Shapiro)
3:00 – 3:45 pm  Concurrent Paper Presentations, including themes on Authentic Leadership, Cross Cultural Transferability of Leadership Theory, Applied Leadership, Intentional Reflection as a Leader, Emotional Intelligence, Servant Leadership, Ethical Leadership, Student Organizational Leadership, and more. 
4:00 – 4:45 pm  Leadership and the Good Organizational Citizen 
 Dennis Organ
Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

•Organizational Citizenship Behavior
6:00 – 7:00 pm  Reception at the Eiteljorg Museum 
7:00 – 9:00 pm  Dinner at the Eiteljorg Museum 


7:30 – 8:25 am  Continental Breakfast 
8:30 – 9:15 am  Decision Making & Type IV Leadership: The Missing Quadrant to Heifetz’s Work
 Richard Couto
Senior Scholar, The Union Institute and University


•Reflections on Leadership
•To Give Their Gifts: Health, Community, and Democracy
9:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Paper Presentations, including themes on Leadership Development, Elected Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Reframing Leadership, Community Leadership, Interpersonal Conflict, and more. 
10:30 – 11:15 am  The Good Substitute: What Makes an Effective Interim Leader? 
 Gary A. Ballinger
Assistant Professor of Commerce, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce
Charlottesville, Virginia
11:30 – 12:00 pm  Closing Remarks   
12:00 pm  Box Lunch Pick-Up   

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
All Forum attendees will be responsible for their own hotel accommodations and charges. However, we have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $139 + tax for a single, and $159 + tax for a double. You can make your reservation by calling 1-800-627-2700 or visiting the University Place website. When reserving your room, you will need to provide the Group Code TOBIAS in order to receive a hotel accommodation at the special rate.

Airport & Transportation
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is nine miles (12 minutes) from University Place. It is the most reliable air center in the Midwest and many airlines use Indianapolis when weather prevents landing in other cities. Airfares are generally lower than other major cities. Shared limousine service to University Place averages $16 (plus tip) per person; taxi, $30 to $35.

About Indianapolis
If you haven’t visited Indianapolis in the last decade, prepare to be surprised. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States, with a population approaching one million people. Even so it is often called “the largest small town in America.” It has been consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Cities on lists of “America’s Best Places to Live & Work.” The downtown area is an exciting destination with its sports stadiums, including the amazing Lucas Oil Stadium, world class museums, amazing shopping and a multitude of restaurants. When you are downtown you can walk along the canal and wander through scenic parks, gardens and trails.

Indianapolis is the home of a number of world class attractions including the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (home of the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the U.S. Grand Prix), the Indianapolis Zoo, with its new and unique underwater Dolphin Dome; the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Eiteljorg Museum (which contains one of the best Native American and Western art collections in the world). See for more of what is happening in Indianapolis.

For More Information

Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence
Phone: 317-278-2800


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