52 Weeks of Leadership Program

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The Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness presents 52 Weeks of Leadership: a weekly webinar series featuring UB School of Management research scholars and guest alumni and industry experts. The series offers a combination of insights from cutting-edge research and proven practice, providing tangible tips on how to lead people and organizations more effectively. Thanks to our sponsor, GEICO Careers, past installments are available below to watch at your convenience.

As we move ahead, 52 Weeks of Leadership is adapting to these new times. We will continue to provide weekly content to our subscribers through videos, blogs, articles and other resources from School of Management faculty scholars and our extended network of leadership experts. We will also be visiting some of the top organizations in Western New York to combine research insights with thoughts and guidance from successful executive leaders.

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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
mgt-cloe@buffalo.edu

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The Public Relations Society of America's Buffalo Niagara Chapter honored 52 Weeks of Leadership with a silver Excalibur Award at the chapter's 32nd annual awards ceremony. The awards celebrate the best work in communications from Western New York’s top professionals and companies.

Watch Select Sessions From 2021

Jan. 4
Are you a leader or a manager?
Jim Lemoine, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Jan. 11
Leadership Development from
the Inside Out
Neil Stroul, CLOE Adjunct Instructor

Jan. 25
Putting People First
Richard Ferranti, CEO, Rich Products

Feb. 1
Leading During Challenging Times
John Scannell, CEO, Moog

Feb. 8
Leading through Analytics
Chuck Lindsey, Associate Professor of
Marketing

Bonus Episode
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership
Jim Lemoine, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources; Kalan Norris, PhD Candidate

Feb. 22
Leadership and Narcissism
Emily Grijalva, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

March 1
Battling Extraneous Reinforcers in a Remote Work Environment
Richard S. Gold, President and COO, M&T Bank

March 8
Learning from Setbacks
Paul Tesluk, Professor and Dean, UB School of Management

March 15
Leading with Empathy
Aisha O’Mally, Clinical Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

March 22
Planning Change Initiatives
Rick Steinberg, Executive in Residence for
Leadership

March 29
Handling Negative Relationships
Prasad Balkundi, Associate Professor and Chair of Organization and Human Resources

April 5
What Leaders Need to Know about the Future of Work
Courtney Walsh, Assistant Dean of Executive and Professional Development

April 12
Courageous Leadership in the Face of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Challenges
Teresa Miller, Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY

April 19
Ethics, Leadership and Other Deceptively Complicated Things
Jim Lemoine, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

April 26
Inclusive Leadership
Marsha King, CLOE Adjunct Instructor

May 3
Leadership and Negotiations
Kate Bezrukova, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

May 10
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Maureen Millane, CLOE Leadership Coach

May 17
Creativity: More Than Thinking Outside the Box
Anthony Billoni, CLOE Leadership Coach

May 24
The Dark Side of Leadership
Min-Hsuan Tu, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

June 1
Achieving Top 10 Through Innovation and Excellence
Satish Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo

June 7
Leaders Developing Leaders: Through Reflection
Jaimie Falzarano, Managing Director of LeaderCORE

June 14
Leading us out of the Health Care Wilderness
Larry Zielinski, Executive in Residence for Health Care Administration

June 21
Authentic Leadership
Althea Luehrsen, CEO, Leadership Buffalo

June 28
Family Matters: Leading Employees to Optimize Work-Family Dynamics
Danielle Tussing, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

July 6
Diversity vs. Inclusion: Why Knowing the Difference Improves Leadership
Kalan Norris, PhD Candidate in Organization and Human Resources

July 12
Why Working Together is (Usually) More Efficient than Working Alone
Scott Ptak, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Strategy

July 19
Leadership Expectations
Mindy Seibold, Regional Vice President, Geico

July 26 
Leadership with Numbers
Anthony Desimone, Interim Executive Director, UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

August 2
The World is F̶l̶a̶t̶.Complex. [Thoughts for Living in the 21st Century]
Scott Friedman, Partner, Lippes Mathias LLP; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Varia Ventures; General Partner, Impact Capital

August 16
Crisis Communications 
Dan Laufer, Associate Professor of Marketing, Victoria University of Wellington

August 23
The Role of Analytics in the Future of Work and Leadership
Chuck Lindsey, Associate Professor of Marketing, UB School of Management

August 30
Leading with an Intercultural Mindset
Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, Clinical Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources

September 7
Emotion in Teams      
Evangeline Yang, PhD Candidate, UB School of Management

September 13  
Leading By Mentoring: Giving Better Advice Than 'Find Your Passion'
Gwen Appelbaum, Career Resource Center Assistant Dean and Director

September 20
Developing Leadership Competencies
Mark Klein, Chairman, Hodgson Russ LLP

September 27  
Reflections on the Pandemic: Leadership Through Times of Crisis
Erin O'Brien, Assistant Dean and Chief Enrollment and Marketing Officer

October 4
Lessening the Load: Practical Steps to Facilitate Shared Leadership
Paul Tesluk, Dean and Professor

October 11
Leading an Age-Diverse Workforce
Lee Williams, General Counsel and Director of Business Development, Dent Neurologic Institute

October 25
Present Like an Executive 
Mary Ann Rogers, Clinical Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources, and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

November 1
Leadership Burnout
Chad Chiu, Associate Director, Center for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia

November 8
Leading for Creativity
Snehal Hora, PhD Candidate, UB School of Management

November 15
Your Leadership Brand: Authenticity and Integrity
Christie Joseph, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, Pegula Sports and Entertainment

November 22
Participatory Leadership - Personal Experiences and Approaches
Michael Weiner, President and CEO, United Way

November 29
Leading an Organization’s Major Governance Change
Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, EA Engineering, Science and Technology

December 6
The Importance of Written Communications in Leadership
Jesse Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

Bonus Episode
Challenging the Great Resignation
Jim Lemoine, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources

December 13
Leading the Entrepreneur’s Way
Tom Murdock, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Strategy

December 20
The Focused Leader: Help your People Escape the Triviality Trap and Get the Important Stuff Done
Tim Maynes, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources and MBA Program Faculty Director

December 27
The 52nd Week
Molly (Anderson) Oliver, CLOE Executive Director, and James Lemoine, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources and CLOE Faculty Director

Bonus Episode
How Leaders Talk to People Who Disagree with Them
Jim Lemoine, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources