Annual Research Symposia

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First Annual Lucas Global Leadership Symposium (2008) - Global Competencies Symposium

The Global Leadership Advancement Center held its first annual symposium on April 14th, 2008. This event was co-sponsored with Dr. Jürgen Deller of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany and attended by 25 European and U.S. scholars and doctoral students. Presentations were made by:

  • Anne-Grit Albrecht, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • Wendy Casper, University of Texas-Arlington.

  • Martin Kleinmann, University of Zurich & Ute-Christine Klehe, University of Amsterdam.

  • René Immanuel Kusch, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany.

  • Leena Maxin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • Deniz S. Ones & Stephan Dilchert, University of Minnesota.

  • Frieder Paulus, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • Malu Roldan, San José State University.

  • Joyce Osland, San José State University.

  • Marlene Turner, San José State University.

  • Meghna Virick, San José State University.

  • Michael Stevens, University of Texas - Pan American.

Second Annual Lucas Global Leadership Symposium (2009) - GLAC-IGIM Global Change Symposium

Photograph of attendees at the GLAC-IGIM Global Change SymposiumThe Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) held its second annual research symposium on February 24-25, 2009. These symposia bring together renowned, multidisciplinary global scholars in an effort to further needed research in the field of global leadership. This year's meeting, co-sponsored by Dr. Harry Lane (IGIM Director) and Dr. Bert Spector of the Institute for Global Innovation Management of Northeastern University, focused on global change. A panel discussion with SJSU faculty and staff, moderated by Marlene Turner, was held toward the end of the symposium to allow a broader audience to meet these scholars and engage in a mutual exchange of ideas. Other participants included:

  • Allan Bird (Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor of Japanese Studies; Director, International Business Institute, University of Missouri-St. Louis)

  • Andre Delbecq (J. Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy Professor, former dean, and Director, Institute for Spirituality of Organizational Leadership, Santa Clara University)

  • Julia Gluesing (Associate Director of the Institute for Information Technology and Culture, Wayne State University)

  • Naoe Imura (Kyoto Sangyo University)

  • Barry Morris (President, Left Lane Consulting; former Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Development, Chiquita Banana)

  • Jean Neumann (Director of Studies, Advanced Organizational Change & Consulting Programme, The Tavistock Institute)

  • Sully Taylor, Director of International Programs, Portland State University

  • Marlene Turner (Global Leadership Lab Team, SJSU)

  • Joyce Osland (Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, SJSU)

Global Skill Development Symposium (2009)

The Global Leadership Advancement Center's GLLab held a symposium on Global Skill Development on April 23-24th, 2009 attended by expert scholars and trainers and SJSU professors. The symposium included a luncheon with local HR practitioners. Joyce Osland, Executive Director of GLAC hosted the event, which was also attended by fellow GLLab team members Malu Roldan, Marlene Turner, and Meg Virick. The symposium participants included:

  • Christopher Barlow, Co-Creativity Institute

  • Janet Bennett, Director, Intercultural Communication Institute

  • Allan Bird, Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai, Professor of Japanese Studies and Director, International Business Institute, University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • Janet Finley, consultant and professor, Creative Problem Solving Institute

  • Dennis Jaehne, Chair of Communication Studies and Co-chair of University Council of Directors, San José State University.

  • Andy Molinsky, Brandeis University.

  • Dianne Hofner Saphiere, founder and principal of Nipporica Associates LLC

  • Sully Taylor, Director of International Programs, Portland State University.

  • Steve Weiss, York University.