Effective, Purposeful Leadership for Executives

Westmont’s Lead Where You Stand conference, June 6-8, 2018, helps executives and executive teams strengthen their leadership skills

Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Lynda Weinman and President Gayle D. Beebe lead three days of engaging, inspiring and practical sessions at the new Global Leadership Center.

“Transformational Leadership in the21st Century: Pursuing the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” provides insights and information for executives in the government, non-profit and for-profit sectors. The Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership and the Brittingham Family Foundation sponsor the conference.

Goodwin, a biographer, historian and political commentator, has written six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.”

Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators. He writes a bi-weekly op-ed column for the New York Times and regularly appears on PBS News Hour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He has also written “The Social Animal,” “On Paradise Drive,” and “Bobos in Paradise.”

Weinman, who worked in the film industry as a special effects animator for Dreamquest, cofounded Lynda.com, which she sold to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. For more than 30 years, she has spoken on issues ranging from blending technology with education, progressive and alternative education, entrepreneurship, to women in business. She has written 16 books on web graphics.

Beebe has served as Westmont’s president for 11 years and has spent 26 years in higher education. He has written or edited 10 books and more than 40 articles, including “The Shaping of An Effective Leader: Eight Formative Principles of Leadership,” and “Longing for God: Seven Paths of Christian Devotion.”

Beebe is delighted with this year’s line-up of great speakers. “The conference, now in its fourth year, will integrate presentations in the style of TED talks by several faculty with keynote speeches by our three distinguished guests,” he says.

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