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Come learn about servant-leadership research around the world!

Posted by: ferch | June 23, 2014 | No Comment |


Hi All,
We have a great (and also free!) opportunity for you coming up very soon, featuring our visiting servant-leadership scholar from the Netherlands, Dr. Dirk van Dierendonck.  I came to know Dr. van Dierendonck at a Global Research Roundtable in the Netherlands some years ago, and now his work is among the leading work in the field.  This is a wonderful chance to meet and learn from an international high level scholar!  Here it is below, and please do send me an email if you plan to attend. ferch@gonzaga.edu
Great to be learning together with you fine scholars here at Gonzaga in the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies!
Dr. Shann Ray Ferch


Come meet with Dr. Dirk van Dierendonck, to learn about the advanced quantitative techniques and robust numerics being employed in servant leadership around the world.  Did you know servant-led organizations in Fortune Magazine’s list of the 100 best companies to work for perform at twice the market rate?  Did you know Starbucks, Synovus Financial, TDI, and Southwest Airlines are examples of companies that implement full-scale servant-leadership training for employees and perennially top Fortune’s list?  Dr. van Dierendonck won’t be covering the ins and outs of these companies.  He will, however, help us look at the advanced quantitative measurement of servant-leadership and how it impacts people and organizations.
Doctoral students and faculty will welcome Dr. van Dierendonck to two events.  Please attend both if you can, as we’d love to see you there!  Also, please feel free to invite scholarly friends. 
July 11th from 1-4pm: Servant-Leadership Quantitative Research Seminar
and July 11th from 430-530pm: Servant-Leadership Research Presentation
Both events will be held in the Tilford Center room 405. 
Dr. Dirk van Dierendonck is an associate professor of organisational behavior at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), a top 3 management school in Europe.  His areas of expertise include leadership (notably servant leadership), positive organisational behaviour, leadership development, and measurement development.  Professor Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies, and co-founder and co-organiser of the New Directions in Leadership Research conference organised by Duke University in the UK, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, INSEAD in France, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.  Dirk van Dierendonck is the author of books, book chapters and over 60 scholarly articles published in the major academic journels including the Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior.
Also, here’s an exceptional video featuring Dirk’s work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV6QQxPWMUk
Shann Ray Ferch, PhD, MFA
Professor, Leadership Studies
Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University
Editor, The International Journal of Servant-Leadership
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