52 Weeks of Leadership Program

Collage of faculty and expert headshots.

What you need to lead in 2021.

Join UB School of Management and guest experts for a year of practical leadership insights—and tangible steps to put those insights to work.

  • Boost your creativity and innovation
  • Learn modern leadership strategies
  • Discuss concepts with our faculty and experts
  • Connect with industry peers

When: 30-minute sessions at noon (Eastern) every Monday, beginning Jan. 4

Where: Zoom

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
mgt-cloe@buffalo.edu

Meet our Team

Once registered, we will send you the Zoom link every Friday, with a second reminder one hour before the program begins each Monday.

Sponsored by

Geico Careers.

Recent and upcoming sessions

  • October 18
    Social Identity and Leadership
    Aisha O’Mally, Clinical Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources, UB School of Management
  • October 25
    Present Like an Executive 
    Mary Ann Rogers, Clinical Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources, and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UB School of Management
  • 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, UB School of Management
  • December 13
    Leading the Entrepreneur’s Way
    Tom Murdock, Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Strategy, UB School of Management
  • December 20
    TBD
    Tim Maynes, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources and MBA Program Faculty Director, UB School of Management
  • December 27
    The 52nd Week
    Molly Anderson, CLOE Executive Director, and James Lemoine, Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resources, UB School of Management, and CLOE Faculty Director

Watch select past sessions

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