Global Leadership Academy in Vienna: Finance, hackathon, IR program-in-depth, leadership profiles

| June 10, 2015
Global Leadership Academy in Vienna with David Pendleton

David Pendleton and the GLA fellows discussed leadership models in the 21st century, while the fellows connected their own personality profiles to leadership characteristics.

A very busy week in Vienna continues for 2015 fellows of Webster University’s Global Leadership Academy.

Over breakfast on Tuesday, the fellows met with Greg Gunderson, vice president and chief financial officer, who has been leading the cohort through a financial simulation this year. He led a discussion of why each team made the decisions they did and how those decisions led to the outcomes at this point in the simulation.

International Relations Perspective

Two International Relations professors joined the fellows for the morning to discuss leadership in an international relations perspective: Franco Algieri, associate professor and department chair, and Samuel Schubert, assistant professor. Algieri and Schubert discussed topics from Machiavelli to Morgenthau, from Janus to the European Union and modern China. Schubert explained that the essence of studying international relations is looking at power, how power is handled, and how that leads to decision making.  In leading from where one is, the fellows examined groupthink, consensus and compromise.

GLA Fellow Presentations

After lunch two teams of fellows presented workshops for Webster Vienna staff and faculty. Robin Assner, Amy Bommarito, DeLyle Bowen, Silvia Navia and Michael Zakibe presented “Helping International Students Thrive.” Cheryl Fritz, Terri Lucas, Chrisoula Papadopoulou and Joe Roberts developed a hackathon entitled “Building Global Competency & Experience for Students.”

"Helping International Students Thrive" presentation

“Helping International Students Thrive” presentation by GLA fellows

Leadership for a New Age

The fellows spent Wednesday with leadership consultant David Pendleton, who presented “New Leadership for a New Age” in the morning, discussing how to develop a leadership model in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever before. In the afternoon, Pendleton helped the fellows interpret the results from the individual personality profile they completed in May. Pendleton linked the results to leadership characteristics.

In the evening, small groups of Webster University Vienna campus faculty and staff ventured out  to host dinners for small groups of GLA fellows at local restaurants. The groups were centered around themes that tied together the roles of fellows and the Vienna team members.

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