Leading with Dignity – Join Donna Hicks at our Humanistic Management Community of Practice Call @ Conference call
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the International Humanistic Management Association for a Community of Practice (CoP) with Dr. Donna Hicks, Havard University of “Leading with Dignity.”

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event after your RSVP is received

The topic of this Conversation – Leading with Dignity (click here for video clip)

Everyone wants to be treated with dignity. It is a universal human yearning. We all want to be valued, no matter where we are, and the workplace is no exception. Leading with Dignity makes the powerful concept of dignity clear and accessible to anyone wanting to create a work culture where people feel they are treated as if they mattered. The problem is that very few leaders fully understand this crucial aspect of the human condition—people want to be treated well and when they are, it brings out the best in them. Not only do they thrive personally, but also, they are more loyal, more productive, more willing to give discretionary energy, and are more trusting of those exercising leadership.

Speakers Bio: Donna Hicks


Dr. Donna Hicks has 20 years of experience as a facilitator during international conflicts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cuba and Northern Ireland, and the United States. Her unique focus on dignity and the essential role it plays in resolving conflict has transformed work environments for the world’s most prominent companies, non-profits, and governmental agencies. Past clients include the World Bank, United Nations, US Navy, and the Senate of Colombia.

As a co-host with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the BBC show Facing the Truth, Donna was a key member of a three-part television series which brought victims and perpetrators of the Northern Ireland conflict together to find the resolution. She is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and has educated the nation’s brightest minds at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia Universities. In 2013, she spoke the main stage for the TEDx Stormont conference, themed “Imagine,” on the topic of dignity.


Donna is the author of the bestselling book, Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict, published by Yale University Press, with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The title was the New England Book Festival’s 2011 runner-up for best non-fiction title and subsequently released in paperback in 2013. Donna, and Dignity, have been featured prominently throughout the media, appearing on the BBC, Fox NewsPsychology Today, NPR, Newsday, and radio stations across the country.


Humanistic Management Ph.D. Network @ Conference Call
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

In our monthly gatherings, the Humanistic Mangement Ph.D. network is featuring the work of selected Ph.D. students in the field to :

  1. highlight the topic
  2. share general insights on the Ph.D. journey; its trials, tribulations, and triumphs
  3. share and discuss concerns of members of the group via zoom

This session will feature Celeste Diaz (Penn State) and David Capistran (EGADE, Mexico).

It will also feature comments by David Wasieleski, Erica Steckler and Michael Pirson for tips for a successful Ph.D. journey and beyond.

The discussion will focus on publishing Ph.D. research, which journals are open to HM work, etc.

All interested welcome!

An Intellectual Shaman Conversation with James (Jim) P. Walsh: Making the World Better though Our Teaching and Research @ Conference Call
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the International Humanistic Management Association and Sandra Waddock, Boston College, for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with James (Jim) P. Walsh, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm (EDT)
Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received


This Necessary Conversation is sponsored by the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in the Manning School of Business at UMass-Lowell.

Topic for this Conversation:  Making the World Better though Our Teaching and Research 

Jim Walsh joins Sandra Waddock for a Necessary Conversation about ‘Making the World Better though our Teaching and Research.” Jim, one of 28 academics profiled in Waddock’s book Intellectual Shamans (2014), embraces leaving the world a better place as part of his core mission. He believes that as academics, we are all called to do so. Walsh, a former President of the Academy of Management and the Gerald and Esther Care Professor of Business of Administration and Professor of Strategy (and Management and Organizations) at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, believes that what we choose to teach and how we teach it, as well as the research that we do, are fundamental aspects of how we, as academics, can do work that ‘leaves the world a better place.’ Walsh’s research explores purpose, accountability, and control of the firm and his teaching emphasizes helping students learn to lead. Please join us to explore how academics can successfully negotiate today’s academic environment and still do meaningful research and teaching.

Speaker Bio

Jim Walsh writes, “Research, teaching, and service define my professional life. Two qualities define much of my work. I’m fascinated by cross-level relationships: the influences between and among individuals, organizations, and society really engage me. And as romantic as it may sound, I think we are all called to try to leave the world a better place. The desire to better understand these cross-level relationships, done with a clear eye on enhancing our well-being, animates nearly everything I do.” — http://www.jamespwalsh.com/biography.html


Facilitator Bio

Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Winner of numerous awards, Sandra has published about 140 papers and multiple books, including Healing the World (Routledge/Greenleaf, 2017) and Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, 2014). Current research interests include large system change, corporate responsibility, intellectual shamanism, and management education.



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