2022 Conference

Leading Ethically in the New World of Work.

Featuring the latest research from UB School of Management faculty and lessons from top-level industry experts.


April 7 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET


In Person
Includes four keynote speakers, lunch, networking and your choice of breakout sessions
Location: The Powerhouse, 140 Lee Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

Includes four keynote speakers
Location: Zoom

Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE)


$199 - Standard rate
$99 - UB faculty, staff and students


*Included in online program

Contact Us

Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
School of Management
University at Buffalo
UB Downtown Gateway
77 Goodell St., Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203

Tel:  716-645-2235
Fax: 716-645-2863

Meet our Team

8 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Paul Tesluk, Dean, UB School of Management

9 a.m.

Morning Keynote Presentation*

Kent Keith

Leading Ethically in the New World of Work
Kent Keith, Author, Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments

As the world of work continues to change with the rise of gig and remote work, leaders will be most effective if they expand their ethical behavior to include more and better ways to support their colleagues, while helping them grow and find the meaning that will motivate them to perform at their highest levels. Leaders should also care about the impact their organization has on all of its stakeholders, taking their contributions, needs and interests into account so it will have a strong foundation for the future.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Morning Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m.-Noon

Lunch Keynote Presentation*

James Lemoine

Leading Ethically: It May Not Mean What You Think it Means
James Lemoine, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources, UB School of Management and Faculty Director, CLOE

Sometimes it seems the more we talk about business ethics, the harder it is to identify organizations that practice morality. An organization’s ethics depend on its leaders, but the problem is that employees in the same organization may have different views on what ethics are. Dive into why and how we see morality differently, the common mistakes moral leaders inadvertently make—and what to do about it.

Noon-1 p.m.


1-1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Presentation*

Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah

How You Show Up and Lead
Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, Clinical Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources, and Faculty Director of Global Programs, UB School of Management

What is true about you, your culture and your intercultural mindset? This session will explore the importance of your holistic self and how your leadership style doesn’t have to be complicated but is embedded in who you are and how you show up every day—your identity, uniqueness and genuine respect for what makes each person one of a kind. When we can embrace ourselves, we can support and honor others’ uniqueness, too. This session will explore a winning strategy for defining, developing and harnessing an inclusive self-culture and how it translates into powerful outcomes for the individual, organization and community—that is where the magic happens to create maximum outcomes for all.  

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

3 p.m.

Closing Keynote Presentation*

Clifton LeMoure Taulbert

Servant Leaders All: Exploring the Eight Habits of the Heart
Clifton LeMoure Taulbert, Entrepreneur, Pulitzer Nominee, International Lecturer and CEO

According to Taulbert, all people can rise to the occasion of becoming servant leaders. Because they embrace the idea that others matter—as do their dreams and aspirations—servant leaders find joy walking alongside others, growing and becoming together. Taulbert will take you on a journey to a place in time where ordinary people became extraordinary servant leaders. You will explore the eight habits of their hearts that were unselfishly shared with Taulbert when he was young, lifting his sights beyond the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to who he would eventually become. These habits remain timeless and universal, not held captive by race, gender or geography.

4-5 p.m.

Reception and Networking


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