FIU Center for Leadership - Better Leaders. Better World.

A Wave of Change and Opportunities.

It has been a year filled with accomplishments and new opportunities: The Center's leadership development programs drew more than 100 new graduates; attendance for The Leadership Lectures series topped 2000; the 2014 Alvah H. Chapman Outstanding Dissertation Award competition received over two dozen entries from scholars around the world; and Ambassador Steven J. Green was honored with the Center's annual Transcendent Leader Award. We launched a redesigned branding and new media effort with a warm reception and surge of followers on social media. And, selected from among the top universities in the U.S., the Center was ranked as the #1 leadership development program in the country!

The capstone to our year was the recent announcement that the Center was named as a university-wide center at FIU, allowing us to enhance leadership development initiatives across the university and to reach out more broadly to the leadership community at large.

In the coming months, we will launch The Physician Leaders Program, developed in partnership with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine; round out The Leadership Lectures with Abe Ng (CEO, Sushi Maki), Barrington Irving (Founder, Experience Aviation) and Herminia Ibarra (Professor, INSEAD); and, once again present The Leadership Research Colloquium, showcasing new ideas in leadership scholarship.

It will be an eventful 2015, one full of opportunities. We hope you will join us in the journey; it promises to be exciting.

With warmest best wishes during this holiday season,

Mayra E. Beers, Ph.D.
Director of Strategy and Implementation
FIU Center for Leadership

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