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The EDRT Fall 2014 Meeting will be held on November 13 -14, 2014 at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, MA. The meeting theme is " Developing a Global Leadership Mindset". EDRT is very pleased to announce that Dr. Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, will be the keynote speaker at our Fall meeting. Mark You calendar for this exciting event. Check out the Meeting Agenda!
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Executive Development Roundtable
Boston University
School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
P: (617) 353-2031
F: (617) 353-4878
Email: edrt@bu.edu

Director: John F. (Jack) McCarthy
Assistant Director: Patricia A. Collins
Founding Director: Douglas T. (Tim) Hall
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Welcome to The Executive Development Roundtable!

Founded in 1988 as an institute at the School of Management at Boston University devoted to the study of issues in leadership and executive development, the Executive Development Roundtable (EDRT) continues to build a community of executive development professionals who are passionate about the field of leadership and developing world class leaders.

What makes a leader a leader? Can we help leaders improve their skills? Can we identify high potential leaders among our younger staff and help them grow? What traits, issues, worries, experiences and challenges do leaders share? What can a body of academic researchers and real-world practitioners from leading organizations do together to help executives and senior leaders maximize their own and their companiesí potential?

These are the driving questions of EDRT and they continue today.

EDRT operates at the unique intersection of academic research and contemporary real-world business applications. EDRT Members, who represent leading corporate, public and non-profit institutions, have the strategic advantage of learning from and contributing to the latest applied research on how successful executives drive their organizations and why executive development remains a key competitive advantage in business today.

EDRT provides members with a collegial and open environment where upper-level leadership and executive development professionals can discuss best practice solutions, obtain industry-specific benchmarking tools, and gain the overall professional development they need. EDRT meetings, facilitated by world-class speakers and thought leaders on executive development, include closed-door, roundtable discussions of leaders from a wide cross section of industries, where confidential ideas may be shared, where problem-solving is a group effort, and where the sharing of both familiar and unique organizational challenges help build a deeply rewarding network. EDRT faculty, whose work on leadership and executive development is well known and respected throughout academic and practitioner circles, provide corporate members with the tools of solid quantitative and qualitative research, readily applied. Here, long-term learning communities and rich friendships are built. Once a year, the Marion F. Gislason Award is given to a distinguished individual in the leadership development field for the excellence of his/her work in advancing the state of knowledge or act of practice.

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary, but the first 25 years are only the beginning. Flashback through 25 great years of leadership in EDRT, by watching this video commemorating our anniversary. EDRT has grown over the years, with a thriving collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, for EDRT members to receive premium CCL benefits and content. This alliance was forged in 2010 to extend EDRTís value proposition and maximize membership opportunities and reach for both Boston University and CCL. Our members are provided full access to CCLís Leadership Guidebooks, Publications, Webinars, discounts to Open Enrollment Programs and other valuable CCL benefits. More importantly, this alliance strengthens and deepens EDRTís learning community.

These are exciting times for EDRT! We look forward to working with you to develop the next generation of senior leaders. Thank you for your visit and interest. To learn more about EDRT, check out this article on Fostering Leadership about us from the BU School of Management's Builders and Leaders magazine.

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» EDRT MEMBER NEWS
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.

Frances Hesselbein Featured on the Cover of "Diversity Woman" Magazine
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!

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

Wharton's weekly SiriusXM radio program "Leadership in Action" Welcomed Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Frances Hesselbein this Thursday, March 27th
On Thursday, March 27th at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard time, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and current President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, spoke as the featured guest on "Leadership in Action," on SiriusXM channel 111 powered by the Wharton School. To find out more, click here!

Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute November/December Newsletter
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!

Executive Development Roundtable (EDRT) Celebrates 25 Years at Fall 2013 Meeting in Boston
In October, 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 Universityís School of Management, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the profit and nonprofit organizations that comprise the membership. The sessionís topic, The Power of Relationships and Developmental Networks, was a particularly fitting one as EDRT celebrated its 25th anniversary during this meeting Ė serving as a testament to the relevance and impact of strong networks over time. To read more about the meeting summary, click here.

Egyptís army chief trained at Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
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.

Vistaprint Visits OB221
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!

Boston University's Conversations with Ken: John Ryan, CCL
Watch Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management, as he interviews and explores vital issues in leadership with John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership, former Chancellor of the State University of New York, former Superintendent (President) of the US Naval Academy, and US Navy Vice Admiral (retired). John Ryan was one of our speakers at the EDRT Fall 2010 Meeting, Collaborating in a Dynamic, Globally Connected World, and discussed the topic of Collaboration and Global Leadership: Developing Senior Leaders.

Check out video here!

Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute E-Newsletter
The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute released their February 2013 Newsletter. The E-Newsletter includes updates, news and also profiles EDRT.

To check out the February 2013 E-Newsletter click here!

State Farm Ranked among "Best Companies for Workforce Development"
State Farm Insurance was chosen as a 2013 LearningElite Honoree by Chief Learning officer magazine. LearningElite awards are Chief Learning Officer magazine's annual recognition of excellence in the learning and development field. Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior L&D practitioners, the LearningElite is a peer-based benchmarking initiative that recognizes excellence using five key L&D performance indicators: learning strategy, learning execution, learning impact, business performance results and leadership commitment. Congratulations to State Farm Insurance!

To view article click here!

Mentoring, Coaching, and Developmental Networks: Creating and Sustaining High Quality Connections at Work Workshop
Kathy Kram, Shipley Professor in Management at Boston University School of Management, will be offering a 5 day workshop alongside colleague, Illene Wasserman. The workshop will take place July 22-26, 2013 in Cape Cod, MA. In this workshop participants will reflect on their own experiences while drawing on research and case studies to explore the challenges and opportunities of coaching, mentoring, and developmental networks. Participants will shape professional strategies and come away with action plans for their work with client systems and their own development.

Register before March 1st, 2013 to get discounted rate. For more information click here!


Henry V Play in OB221
Yvonne Tran, a former graduate student at Boston University College of Communication, created a great recap video of the Organizational Behavior Departments experience with the School of Theatre play Henry V in OB221 last month. Yvonne does a wonderful job showing scenes from the public performances of the play at CFA along with clips from the OB221 event, plus excerpts and comments from the outstanding Talk-Back session that the actors and director did with our 400+ OB221 students, where so many great management and leadership lessons emerged.

Check out video here!

Boston Globe Top Places to Work 2012
EDRT would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Hill Holliday, Millennium, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, & Vistaprint for being recognized among The Boston Globe Top Places to Work for 2012. The Globes Top Places Survey honors employers who care for their most valuable resource: The people who work for them, states The Boston Globe. Each employer was measured according to six factors: Direction, Execution, Connection, My Managers, My Work and My Pay and Benefits. This is Cubist, Hill Holliday & Millennium fifth year on the renowned list.

To view full list click here!

MEDIA Magazine 2012 Agency of the Year
Congratulations to Hill Holliday for being among MEDIA Magazine 2012 Agency of the Year Honorees in the Full-Service Agency Media category. This award celebrates the agencies that rose above the rest, the shops that represented the best of class in the media industry.

Check out announcement!


Madigan Writing Award for 2012 Recipient
Congratulations to Retired Col. Charles D. Allen for being awarded the Madigan Writing Award for 2012.The Madigan Writing Award is given in honor of John J. Madigan III, who was the editor of Parameters(The US Army's Senior Professional Journal) from March 1993 to January 1999. The award is open to all military and civilian staff and faculty members of the US Army War College and other Carlisle Barracks organizations. All books and articles must deal with a subject taught in the War College curriculum. The Madigan Writing Award is presented for excellence in writing. Each award winner sent in a book, manuscript, or article. The award will be presented to Retired Col. Charles Allen in December 2012.

To view article by Retired Col. Chuck Allen click here!

William A. Bachman Scholarship Fund
The William A. Bachman Scholarship Fund was recently established in honor of Bill Bachman retirement from the position of Chief Operating Officer at Bingham McCutchen. The scholarship will benefit the U.S. Military Academy Fallen Graduates Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Through donations to this endowment, the U.S. Military Academy Association of Graduates will make funds available to applicants for support, and eligible children will be able to seek aid from the endowment during each year that they are receiving post-secondary education.

For more information on the scholarship, please contact Catherine Curtin, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Director of Community Affairs, at catherine.curtin@bingham.com.

Boeing Announces Grants to Support Veterans and Military Personnel
The Boeing Company affirmed its commitment to veterans and the military personnel in the Puget Sound region with five grants totaling $365,000.00, as announced on November 9, 2012. Boeing and its employees are deeply committed to supporting our nation military personnel, veterans and their families. We recognized that service in defense of a nation is an enduring mission, said Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest Region.

Check out full press release!

Bingham McCutchen Appoint New COO
Bingham McCutchen LLP announced the appointment of L. Tracee Whitley as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2012. Whitley, most recently Deputy Chief Operating Officer, succeeds William A. Bachman, COO since 1989, now appointed as the firm Executive Director, Partner Leadership Development. Mr. Bachman will also serve as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Boston University School of Management.

To view full press release click here!
» HIGHLIGHTS

Thanks to our participants and the cooperation of Hotel Commonwealth the EDRT Spring 2014 Meeting on "Leading Cultural and Strategic Change in a Turbulent World" was a great success! Check out the Overview & Agenda here! Also check out all the meeting presentations and materials under Member Resources!

EDRT would like to extend its warmest congratulations to John P. Kotter, keynote speaker for the EDRT Spring 2014 meeting, for being the recipient of the 2014 Marion F. Gislason Award.

EDRT released the January 2014 edition of the EDRT Newsletter including member news, new research topics, meeting recap, among other interesting and valuable information. To check out the EDRT Newsletter -January 2014, click here!


Check out this interesting article on Lesson from WWII Leaders published in the Washington Post by one of our members- Col. Charles D. Allen!

EDRT has a powerful alliance with CCL that brings EDRT members significant value and benefits including: semi-annual meetins, access to EDRT engaged community and mentoring in professional leaderdship development, among other things. To view full list of membership specifics click here!
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