Skip to Main Content

Share / Save   

The Leadership Lectures at FIU’s Center for Leadership Attracts Corporate Sponsorship.

The buzz around The Leadership Lectures, presented by the Center for Leadership at Florida International University (FIU), has been ongoing! Enough so that Mercantil Commercebank has signed on as corporate sponsors of the series for three years. 

People interested in the subject of leadership appreciate the chance to hear first hand from international experts who candidly share their opinions, research and perspective on a variety of up-to-the-minute aspects of leadership. 

“This season follows last year’s inaugural Leadership Lecture Series which drew impressive attendance and accolades from the business community,” reports Mayra Beers, Ph.D., Director of Operations for the Center and a Knight Research Fellow. “We are pleased to welcome Mercantil Commerce Bank as the sponsor of this series for the next three years.”

The success and attention The Leadership Lectures as garnered is in no small part due to the impressive line-up of presenters last year, as well as the Center’s ability to attract similar high profile multi-disciplinary, corporate and academic thought leaders to be presenters at these lectures.

The Leadership Lectures 2012-2013 so far include:

Manfred Kets de Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty-five books and has published over 350 academic papers. The Financial Times, Le Capital, Wirtschaftswoche, and The Economist have rated this award-winning professor as among the world's top fifty leading management thinkers and one of the most influential contributors to human resource management. 

Friday, November 16, 2012 9:00 a.m. 
location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, FIU
Manfred Kets de Vries

Manfred Kets de VriesThe internationally acclaimed clinical professor of leadership development at INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration) and founder of INSEAD’s Global Leadership Center will share with attendees his view on leadership and the dynamics of individual and organization change. 

Mr. Kets de Vries is also the first non-American recipient of the International Leadership Award for “his contributions to the classroom and the board room” by the International Leadership Association.

He has also held professorships at McGill University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal, and the Harvard Business School, and has lectured at management institutions around the world. 

Mr. Kets de Vries’ topic in the Leadership Lectures is “The Leadership Challenge: A Cultural Odyssey.”

When a company is thrust into international news, as Carnival Cruise Lines was with an incident off the coast of Italy in January, 2012, the reflections of the leader in charge are definitely worth listening to. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:00 p.m.
location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, FIU
Gerry Cahill

Gerry CahillGerald R. Cahill joined Carnival Cruise Lines’ parent company, Carnival Corporation, in 1994 as vice president - finance and in January 1998 was promoted to senior vice president - finance and chief financial officer. In December 2003, Cahill was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Carnival Corporation & plc. In July 2007, he was appointed to his current position, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. Before joining Carnival, Cahill spent six years with Safecard Services, Inc., a NYSE-listed company, where he served first as chief financial officer and then as chief operating officer. From 1979 to 1988, he held financial posts at Resorts International, Inc. He worked for six years at Price Waterhouse.

Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the world, based on passengers carried. Mr. Cahill will share his insights into leadership during everyday challenges—and when the unspeakable happens.

For more information call (305) 348-LEAD (5323) or to register for the series click here.