CEO & Executive Roundtables

The Evolution of Leadership in an Age of Twitter

We spend $50 billion each year on leadership development – but are we getting the results we want?

Explore this question with Dr. Barbara Kellerman, of Harvard Kennedy School, at our next Senior Executive Roundtable. Dr. Kellerman believes the digital age has leveled the playing field and alters the way we see authority. Context matters more than ever, people have options and access to information, and will only follow if they want to.

Join us to consider what this means for your personal and corporate approach to leadership development. Expect to challenge your assumptions and rethink your current leadership framework as we draw conclusions about what the future requires from leaders and followers.

The Evolution of Leadership in the Age of Twitter

Senior Executive Roundtable
Friday, November 10, 2017  |  1:30 to 5 pm
Benedictine University  |  Lisle, IL

$175/pp (request information about group discounts)

Walk away with:

  • New perspectives regarding your leadership in the context of history.
  • New insights about emerging trends and patterns that can make your work more effective.
  • New capacity to assess the context that influences your situation so you can reach your goals.

About the speaker:

Kellerman | Public Leadership | HarvardBarbara Kellerman, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the study of leadership, a founder of the International Leadership Association, and the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, where is also the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership.

She is author and editor of many articles and award-winning books that explore leadership and followership from multidisciplinary perspectives. In addition, she has contributed articles and reviews to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Harvard Business Review. Her next book, Professionalizing Leadership, will be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Kellerman speaks to audiences all over the world. In 2009, she was ranked by as among “Top 50 Business Thinkers” (2009) and by Leadership Excellence in top 15 of “thought leaders in management and leadership” (2008-09 and again in 2010-2011). In 2016, she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association.

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.

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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

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.



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 or visit to see other opportunities for partnering with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.

Previous Sponsors Include: