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The Great Leadership Reset

We invite you and your colleagues to join in a landmark forum October 19-28, 2021 hosted by Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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How can business meet the biggest global challenges of the 21st century?

Hosted by the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management and Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

This earth friendly and digital format will allow you to connect Fortune 500 CEOs, world leaders, entrepreneurs, academic thought-leaders, young leaders, their networks, and engaging educators. When CK Prahalad spoke at our very first summit, he talked about the Global Forum as “an institute for tomorrow”—a forward-facing venue for companies wishing to be future—to prosper, model 21st century advantage, and be a transformational force for world benefit. Learn more at Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Help the world mobilize

Help the world mobilize

Magnify and help the world to mobilize and realize its 17 Global Goals while aiming-higher with our historic “once-in-a civilization” type transformation opportunities. To be sure, it is a privileged time. And it is not at all irresponsible or utopian to say it: we possess all the resources we need to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes; we hold in our collective hands the capacity to set in motion an unstoppable trajectory for transitioning to a nearly zero-emissions economic system powered by 100% renewable energy; we have the capacity to bring forth a near future where every child has access to school; and, perhaps most important, we have the opportunity to reclaim our world-wide belief in the “human project” through the discovery and design of positive institutions—just when we need it most.

Interact with the community

Interact with the community

Interact, network, and become part of a growing community-of-purpose with business leaders and the pioneering thought-leaders who are propelling the solution-revolution through breakthrough innovation and generative economy thinking;

Strengthen your own leadership

Strengthen your own leadership

Strengthen your own leadership and build upon your team’s strengths. When you attend together something special can happen. We know that teams become what they study—together. The flourishing enterprise is something every industry leader wants. Flourishing enterprise is about people inspired every day and bringing their whole selves into the enterprise; it’s about innovation arising from everywhere; and it’s about realizing regenerative relationship value with stakeholders, including customers, communities and societies, and ultimately, with a thriving biosphere.

Understand ecomonic trends

Understand ecomonic trends

Understand the economic trends, trajectories and macro-shifts of our era with a special focus the greatest “better business/better world” multi-trillion-dollar economic possibilities of our time;

Craft your own ‘theory of business’

Craft your own ‘theory of business’

Learn how to craft your own future-forming “theory of the business”—the kind of deeper enterprise logic that can rebuild, regenerate, renew, and propel your enterprise capacity to win the hearts and minds of your customers and people, leverage new sources of 21st century advantage, and draw the admiration of everyone who cares about the future of our planet.

Enhance collaboration

Enhance collaboration

Enhance collaboration across functions, and stakeholder communities and supply circles. This may be the most important conversation your company can have in today’s world of opportunity to lead the solution revolution. And by helping “out there”—helping the world to flourish—guess what almost always happens to the “in here” of your organization? It’s a dynamic we call mirror flourishing, and it’s a game changing resource.

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This year's topics

Whatever your interests, we have you covered.


The New Theory of the Business — Toward Full Spectrum Flourishing.

This track is designed to facilitate, across national boundaries and management disciplines, the emergent new theory of business dialogue within the management sciences and the interdisciplinary domains of constructive human science and organization theory. Including among its participants—each with a powerful contribution to the emerging theory of business--are thought leaders and vanguard models and a myriad of forms that are proliferating.


What Do We Know About Change at the Scale of the Whole?

The Global Goals mobilization stands as the largest macro-project in history, dwarfing the collaborations to heal the ozone layer; dwarfing the global eradication of smallpox; dwarfing humankind’s leap to the moon; and dwarfing the re-building of the world economy through the Marshall Plan. Moreover, the Global Goals, as the most epic earthshot macro-project ever, is not so much about solution capacity or scarcity of resources as it is about unlocking heretofore hidden powers of unprecedented collaboration.


New Visions of 21st Century Management Education.

Consciousness research is no longer a futuristic mission as it has rapidly and truly entered the fields of leadership development, neuroscience, the study of emotional intelligence, mindfulness in management, as well as “leadership and the new science” with its worldview of fundamental interconnectedness.

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This Year's Presenters

Each Global Forum session is hosted by one of our three presenters.

C.K. Prahalad

C.K. Prahalad

Corporate and social strategist, educator and author

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Nancy J. Adler

Nancy J. Adler

Professor Emeritus, Organizational Behaviour

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Manuel Escudero

Manuel Escudero

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

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Patrick Cescau

Patrick Cescau

Group Chief Executive, Unilever

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Dr. Audrey Selian

Dr. Audrey Selian

Founder, Artha Networks Inc.

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Chris Laszlo

Chris Laszlo

Professor, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

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David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider

Professor, Organizational Behavior

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Ron Fry

Ron Fry

Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Department of Organizational Behavior

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Michele Hunt

Michele Hunt

Transformation Catalyst

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Jon Bergoff

Jon Bergoff

Co-Founder and CEO of XCHANGE Approach / Executive Education Professor, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

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Our Partners

The 5th Global Forum is being elevated, enriched, and advanced by a rapidly growing set of “collaborating partners” and global associations.

Leadership Safari

Happiness & It's causes

Organizational Development Network

Strategic Doing



Conscious Development

The Asia OD Network (AODN)

Mindful on Wall Street

Leading for Well-Being

Fordham University

Humanistic Management Network

National Captialism Solutions

Conscious Business Initative

Sustainable Cleveland

Ethical Markets

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN)

Sustainable Brands

The Society for Organizational Learning

The Academy for Systemic Change

The UN Global Compact

The US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD)

SESI Consulting Engineers

Fairmount Minerals

The Fetzer Institute



The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Institute of Organization Development

The Weatherhead School of Management

Center for Purposeful Leadership

World Business Academy

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

The Drucker Institute

Weaving Influence

The B Team

Triple Bottom Line Investment (TBLI) Network

Omidyar Networks

Skoll Foundation

Masters in Positive Organizational Development program at the Weatherhead School of Management

The Flourishing Enterprise Institute (FEI)

Real Leaders

The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry

The UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

The Peter F. Drucker School of Management - Claremont Graduate University

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)

Spirituality in Management

Organization Development

Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

The International Academy of Management

The Academy of Management

The International Positive Psychology Association and World Congress of Positive Psychology


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