Leadership Development | Dr. Robert Quinn

CEO & Executive Roundtables

March 2, 2018

Leadership Development | Dr. Robert Quinn

Senior Executive Roundtable
Friday, March 2, 2018  |  1:30 to 5 pm
Benedictine University  |  Lisle, IL

Keynote Speaker: Bob Quinn, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Warren Bennis wrote that becoming a leader is becoming who you really are. Research shows, counter to conventional thought, that people of transformative power develop a characteristic called idealized influence. They become models worthy of admiration, respect, trust and emulation. They live from a moral core that generates attractive power. Without authority, they can draw the best out of others.

Conventional assumptions prevent us from seeing, understanding or aspiring to this condition. This limitation constrains organizational efforts in leadership development. Organizations cannot do what they spend much money trying to do. They can develop managers but they cannot develop leaders. This means we have to own our own leadership development. This session will explore how to become who you really are, and how organizations can radically improve their leadership development efforts.

Becoming Who You Truly Are:
Learning To Do What Organizations Cannot Do For You

March 2, 2018

Registration: $175/pp (request information about group discounts). Click link to register.

About the Keynote Speaker

Robert Quinn Robert E. Quinn is the Margaret Elliot Tracey Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn has been nationally recognized for both his research and his teaching, focused on culture, leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He has published 18 books on these subjects. His book, Deep Change is a long-term best seller and has been used across the planet. His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015. His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs. He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework which has been used by thousands of organizations. His paper, Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership, was selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself. He has 35 years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies and is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.

About the Senior Executive Roundtables

The Senior Executive Roundtables are an ongoing series designed to inform and inspire senior executives who are committed to leading at the intersection of ethics, sustainability and business results.

These invitation-only events are for senior executives – Presidents, CEOs, C-level Executives, and others – who are committed to strategic, values-driven leadership. They are ‘roll-up your sleeves’ learning experiences that utilize a dynamic mix of presentation and interaction, giving you and your senior team a new perspective on the leadership and direction of your company.

For more information contact Amber Johnson at amberjohnson@ben.edu.


We’re grateful for the support of the following sponsors:

                      Event Sponsor | Spraying Systems

Vectors by Vecteezy.com

Use the link above to register. Bringing a group? Contact Amber Johnson at aajohnson@ben.edu to learn about group discount rates and event sponsorship, or to request an invoice.

Bring Your Leadership Team

The CVDL’s Roundtables are specifically designed to accommodate leadership teams. By bringing your senior team, your organization will:

  • Gain access to top name thinkers and authors at a fraction of the cost of hosting the speaker on your own;
  • Start conversations and spark innovation organization-wide;
  • Quickly identify transferable concepts and leave the Roundtable with action steps in place;
  • Meet and exchange ideas with executives from other companies while still having time for deep-diving into valuable conversations with your team.

“Bringing my leadership team to the Roundtable was like a one-day intensive retreat: we left with new ideas we were ready to implement as a team.”

– Jeff Swallow, CEO, Magnetrol

Unable to bring a team? No problem. The CVDL will place you at a table of your peers, ensuring exceptional networking opportunities and vibrant conversation in a hands-on learning environment.

Previous Speakers


The Center for Values-Driven Leadership brings the world’s leading experts together with top executives to create a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Previous speakers at the Senior Executive Roundtables include:

Kevin Ashton, MIT-technologist, serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author of How to Fly a Horse

Bruce Avolio, Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership and the Executive Director of the Foster Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington

Maureen Beal, CEO of National Van Lines, one of the U.S.’s largest woman-owned businesses

Mike Birck, Chairman and founder of telecommunications firm Tellabs

Frank Barrett, associate professor of management and organizational behavior at the Naval Post Graduate Academy

Richard Boyatzis, professor of organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University and author of Resonant Leadership and Primal Leadership

Julie Brautigam, director of sustainability, ethics and compliance at Baxter International

Jacqueline Cambata, President, StarPort Aviation

Tom Carmazzi, CEO, Tuthill Corporation

Abby Cheesman, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Skill Scout

Kim Cameron, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan

John Coyle, senior vice president and innovation-catalyst at Maddock Douglas

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Stu Hart, SC Johnson Chair for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University and founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World.

JoAnn Jackson, Vision Realization Officer, Integrated Project Management

Bob Johansen, distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future

Barbara Kellerman, Harvard University, Kennedy School

Jason Kolb, Chief Technology Officer, Uptake

Jim Kouzes, leadership expert and bestselling author of “Credibility”

Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter International and bestselling author

Bill Pasmore, Visiting Profressor of Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University

Bill Pollard, former CEO of ServiceMaster and a best-selling author

David Small, VP of global learning for McDonald’s Corporation

Raj Sisodia, F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and the Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College

Paul Spiegelman, CEO of BerylHealth and Inc. magazine columnist

Julie Reiter, VP of HR at Clarke

Tom Walter, CEO and co-founder of Tasty Catering, and author of It’s My Company Too!

David Ziegler, chair of the board of directors for Ace Hardware Corporation

Roundtable Participants*


CEOs and other senior leaders from the following organizations have participated in previous Roundtables:

  • Accenture
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Baxter International
  • Benedictine University
  • Bison Gear & Engineering
  • Clarke – former event sponsor
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Equity Group Investments LLC
  • EW Scripps Company
  • Fairwyn Investments
  • First Alert – former event sponsor
  • Forsythe Technology, Inc.
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Interface
  • Italian Trade Commission
  • Jarden Branded Consumables
  • Jones Lang LaSalle – former event sponsor
  • JKB Capital
  • John B Sanfilippo & Son
  • Magnetrol – former event sponsor
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Molex Inc.
  • National Van Lines
  • NES Rentals Holdings, INC
  • Performance Trust Investment Advisers, LLC
  • Pritzker Realty Group
  • RBS Citizens, NA
  • Spraying Systems Co. – former event sponsor
  • Tata Services
  • Tellabs
  • Texas Health Resources
  • The Financial Group
  • Tru Vue, Inc.
  • US Cellular
  • USG
  • Vaya Group
*Mention in this list does not guarantee attendance at future events.


Our March 2, 2018 event is sponsored by the following companies:

Event Sponsor | Spraying Systems


Show your company’s commitment to values-driven, sustainable leadership by sponsoring a senior executive roundtable. Sponsorships are affordable ways to raise your company’s profile while also supporting the work of the Center.

Learn more about sponsorship by contacting Amber Johnson at aajohnson@ben.edu or visit www.cvdl.ben.edu/sponsorship to see other opportunities for partnering with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.

Previous Sponsors Include: