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Hi All, I am on the Board of the Greenleaf Scholars Program.

Please consider the following if you have recently defended your proposal, or are close to defending.

Email me if you think your work may fit, and I’ll speak with you about how best to apply.

Very best to you!


The Greenleaf Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for 2015. Applications are due March 16, 2015.
The GSP provides a $2500 research award for early career scholars to support empirical work on servant leadership. The program is sponsored by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and is administered through the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan.
The goals of the program are 1) to inspire a new generation of critical scholarship based on the concepts of servant leadership that were articulated by Robert K. Greenleaf; 2) to support rigorous empirical studies that offer evidence of the impact of servant leadership on the health and effectiveness of organizations and communities; and 3) to build a nurturing community of academic researchers, practitioners, and students who study and teach servant leadership.  
Award recipients are chosen by an international review committee of faculty members from various public and private universities.
International applications are welcome; we ask only that all application and research materials are completed in English.
Thank you for forwarding this email to anyone who may be interested in applying to become a Greenleaf Scholar. Additional information can be found at: https://greenleaf.org/research-scholars/
Program questions can be addressed to: greenleafscholars@umich.edu


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Congratulations to Evelyne!  Her book chapter is published in Leadership in Postcolonial Africa- Trends transformed by Independence.
The volume was edited by Baba G. Jallow, and published by Palgrave in the new series – Studies in African Leadership.Evelyne’s chapter is:

Leading through a medicinal plant: Transforming-Servant-Leadership among African women in Portland, Oregon.
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Journal Club Meets Again This Friday, Nov. 7th!

Posted by: ws-fgilbert | October 31, 2014 | No Comment |

Explore interesting and unpredictable topics that will stretch your horizons at Journal Club!

What is Journal Club?

Journal Club is an informal, enjoyable, and intellectually stimulating time for anyone in the Gonzaga community to explore ideas and research that interests them.  It’s a community of students, faculty, and staff who gather together to say, “This is what I’m reading, this is what I’m interested in, and this is what I’m thinking.”

When We Meet:

4:00 – 5:30 Friday afternoons before DPLS classes, Tilford, Room 115

DATES:  Nov. 7 & 21, Dec. 5

What Are The Benefits?

Journal Club is an opportunity to get to know your fellow students and network with colleagues. It is an excellent platform for developing and improving teaching and presentation skills. It will also enhance your CV!

How Can I Participate?

It’s easy to be a part of Journal Club. You can either take 10 minutes to present a journal article, book chapter, or other scholarly work OR you can just show up and enjoy the dialogue!  Either way, it’s a great time of networking and learning.

It’s Simple To Present!

  • Email Faith Gilbert at fgilbert@zagmail.gonzaga.edu to let her know you would like to present.
  • You will have up to 10 minutes to present.
  • During your presentation, be sure to briefly address the following:
  1. What is the purpose or main focus of the reading?
  2. What are the broad applications of the work to leadership studies or your primary discipline?
  3. Describe the intended audience, the article, and include the reference of your literature.
  4. What is your response to the author?
  • Please bring 10 copies of your presentation notes for the other participants
  • Email your presentation and a copy of your journal article or book chapter to Faith Gilbert fgilbert@zagmail.gonzaga.edu so that the article can be uploaded to the Google Archives Drive.
  • You may use PowerPoint, but you do not have to. Presentations are generally informal, and discussion is dynamic.

For more details, go to www.gonzaga.edu/journalclub.

Journal Club is sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.

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We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy event planning, marketing, logistics, fund raising, and more as we begin preparations for the 3rd Annual 2015 Leadership Symposium taking place March 27-28, 2015.

If you’d like to volunteer to help plan the symposium, email Faith Gilbert at fgilbert@zagmail.gonzaga.edu or let Dr. Shann Ferch or Dr. JoAnn Barbour know.

We always have a lot of fun planning and putting on this annual event!  Volunteer today!





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News from Doc Candidate Jeffrey Bos in Bangladesh

Posted by: francovich | October 24, 2014 | No Comment |

A recent note from Jeffrey:

“I am in Cambodia attending meetings. I was just thinking to write you that I followed up with the Journal of Educational Thought (The journal recommended to me by JoAnn [Dr. JoAnn Barbour] regarding my candidacy paper submission. I resubmitted it… and last week received word that it will be published in the forthcoming fall volume. Fr. Burrell asked has asked me to assist with teacher training at Notre Dame University Bangladesh (affiliated with Notre Dame in Indiana) and I have been appointed as adjunct assistant faculty.”

note: Father Burrell is the Theodore Hesburgh C.S.C. Professor emeritus in Philosophy and Theology at Notre Dame and now working on inter-religious dialogue in Bangladesh. He is a member of Jeffrey’s dissertation committee.

Wonderful news Jeffrey and Congratulations on both accomplishments!

Chris Francovich

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DPLS candidate Debbie Brown is spending the school year in Zambia where she will document and archive the cultural history of the Chewa people as part of her Fulbright grant. Debbie would like to invite the DPLS community to check out her website, which includes a blog, at http://www.allthingschewa.com

Great work Debbie!

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Congratulations Dr. Misner!

Here’s the site to go to for the article:




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DPLS Alumnus Dr. Matt Kincaid is writing a book!

Posted by: ferch | September 24, 2014 | No Comment |
I’ve read the introduction to the book and it is stellar!  Here’s a message from alumnus Matt Kincaid, professor and leadership consultant, that may be of interest for those of you who want to write books (all of you, I hope).  🙂   Also to all of you alumni and current students, let us know when articles are being published or books being published.  We love to sing your praises!  –Respectfully,  Shann
From Matt:
I’d like to share with fellow Gonzaga Alum a new book that my consulting partner, Doug Crandall, and I are writing. It’s due out in early December and we genuinely believe anybody studying and/or practicing leadership will dig it.  🙂
The book is called, Say Anything: Lead So Your People Speak Fearlessly.
This link, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/857840874/say-anything-the-book, will take you to our Kickstarter page where you’ll be able to view a short clip that introduces the book. You can also read the introduction to the book on our website, Blue Rudder Leadership Concepts (you’ll see a PDF icon).  
We’d love any support and certainly welcome feedback from doctoral program students, both past and present. 
Thanks so much!
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Dear DPLS Community,
For those in the area who may be interested, Dr. Ferch will be reading at Auntie’s Bookstore, Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm, from his debut book of poems Balefire, published by Lost Horse Press.  Live music will be on tap as well, as his wife Jennifer is an accomplished musician and her music will accompany the reading.
From Dr. Ferch:
I love the Gonzaga University community, students, graduates, faculty, colleagues, and friends.  Our community has been vital to the writing life for me and I am thankful for such a place of peace to encounter great people and great ideas.
In honor of local independent booksellers, here’s a short essay I wrote about Auntie’s Bookstore:
With appreciation,
Shann Ray Ferch, PhD, MFA
Professor, Leadership Studies
Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
Gonzaga University
Editor, The International Journal of Servant-Leadership
“The lanterns are burning and the starry night is over all.”  -Van Gogh
Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life
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On Saturday, September 20, doctoral candidate Beth Armstrong will be presenting her paper, “Second-Generation Gender Discrimination and the Stained Glass Ceiling,” at the Graduate Student Theological Seminar in Indianapolis, IN.  In it’s 51st year, the GSTS is a gathering of professors, scholars, and doctoral students from the Free Methodist and Wesleyan denominations. Beth has been honored to be one of only two students invited to present.  Congratulations Beth!

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