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The Fifth Global Forum

2021

The Great Leadership Reset.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers and the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University—are inviting the participation of new collaborating associations, sponsors, thought leaders, and participants from around the globe.

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

2021

Global Forum Speakers

Kathleen McLaughlin

Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart | President, The Walmart Foundation

Jib Ellison

CEO, Blu Skye

Sanda Ojiambo

CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact

Jenita McGowan

Corporate Sustainability Manager, Eaton

Heather R. Younger

Founder, CEO, Speaker, Consultant, Author

Natalie Nixon, PhD

Creativity Strategist, Speaker, Author at Figure 8 Thinking

Michael C.Bush

CEO, Great Place to Work

Jesper Brodin

CEO, Ingka GroupᅵIKEA

Michele Marie Hunt

Transformation Catalyst, Strategic Advisor, Author

J. Lyell Clarke, III, Ph.D.

Chairman, President, and CEO, Clarke (and affiliated companies)

Marga Hoek

Global Author and Speaker

Dr. Tiffany Jana (they/them)

CEO, Founder, Awarded Author and Speaker, Awareness Artist

Ron Fry

Professor of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick

Executive Chair, GOJO Industries

Halla Tómasdóttir

CEO and Chief Change Catalyst, The B Team

Roberto Marques

Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Natura &Co

Joseph D. Kenner

President and Chief Executive Officer, Greyston

John Salzinger

Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, MPOWERD

Seungah Jeong

Chief Executive Officer, MPOWERD

Jeremy Hunter, PhD

Founding Director, Executive Mind Leadership Institute and Professor of Practice, Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management

Edgar Villanueva

Author, Activist, Philanthropist

Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO, TerraCycle

Mary-Frances Winters

Author and President and CEO, The Winters Group

Robin Anselmi

CEO, Conversant

Justin Winters

President and CEO, One Earth

Marcel Fukayama

Executive Director, Sistema B International

Pedro Henrique Lima do Nascimento

COO, Anga&Din4mo

Dr. Gillian Marcelle

Founder and CEO Resilience Capital Ventures LLC

Jed Emerson

Managing Director, Global Lead Impact Investing

Ken Blanchard

Co-founder, The Ken Blanchard Companies

Andrew Winston

Adviser, Speaker, Author

Paul Polman

Co-founder and Co-chair of IMAGINE, Co-author of Net Positive

Tom Peters

Author of In Search of Excellence

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business, Harvard Business School

Chris Laszlo

Professor and Author, Flourishing Enterprise and Quantum Leadership

Raj Sisodia

Business Philosopher, Author, Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism

Bart Houlahan

Co-founder and Co-CEO, B Lab

Jodi L. Berg, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Vitamix

Naveen Jain

Founder and CEO, Viome Life Sciences

Bruce Mau

Author, Speaker, CEO of Massive Change Network

David L. Cooperrider

Founder and Faculty Chair of The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit
HOSTS

2021

Hosts

We're extremely grateful for our incredible hosts.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers is an independent book publisher dedicated to an ambitious mission: connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all.

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers is an independent book publisher dedicated to an ambitious mission: connecting people and ideas to create a world that works for all. What does that mean? We share ideas that lead to more positive and meaningful workplace experiences in practical, to-the-point books. We walk our talk. Our values—stewardship, quality, partnership, inclusion, sustainability—are not just words in some document created by some committee, printed out and then forgotten. We strive to live them every day. We believe that to truly create a better world, we need to take action at all levels: in our organizations, in our communities, and in our lives. Our organizations, our communities, and our lives as individuals get bogged down by old paradigms of leadership, hierarchy, self-interest, exclusion, and privilege. But we believe that can change. Our books and now our leading-edge online summits are about opening up new space for this change to flourish, about bringing people together around important ideas that make a difference in their organizations, in their communities, and in their lives.

The solutions to the world’s problems will come from all of us. When we are motivated by love, caring, and a desire to contribute, we can accomplish more than people who are scrambling to win. All our books champion change, just at different scales. Helping people to create infectious positive change in their lives and the lives of people around them. We believe the best way to grow and improve as individuals is to grow and improve our relationships and responsibilities to others. In other words—it’s not self-help; it’s us-help. All of us should strive to improve our lives in ways that are beneficial for our families, organizations, communities, nations, and world.

Because of their distinctive focus, BK Life books cut across various traditional bookselling categories, including personal development, inspiration, spirituality, psychology, career, communication, motivation, and personal finance. What these books all have in common is a focus on creating infectious positive change that starts with you. There’s a full spectrum of topics—from improving your career skills to looking deep inside yourself and discovering your inner purpose. Whether you want a pragmatic book to help you become more successful or a heady book that will help you become more in tune with the universe of possibilities, we’ve got you covered. We have been going strong for over twenty years because we live our values, take joy in innovation, and strive to make all voices heard. As mentioned, we have been pioneering with platform-based, online summits. Our last two world-class events—one on Servant Leadership and the other on Leadership for a Changing World Summit—have both exceeded and served over 20,000 participants each, drawing together thought leaders, business executives, change agents, managers, student leaders, and entrepreneurs with an eye on a future that works for all.

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to create a world where business can prosper, human beings can flourish and nature can thrive

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The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to create a world where business can prosper, human beings can flourish and nature can thrive. The Fowler Center was established in 2009, with the timely and generous gift of Chuck and Char Fowler. Originally named the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, the donation launched the inquiry into Business as an Agent of World Benefit initiative, started in 2002, to a new level of priority, scale, and scope as an interdisciplinary center of excellence. The Fowler Center's aim is clear: to build on and leverage the legacy and to create the finest research, education, and applied center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in the world.

The Weatherhead School of Management proudly embraces a student-centered culture of excellence, promoting collaboration, inclusion and diversity.  The Weatherhead School of Management is a place where innovation, entrepreneurship and critical thinking come together to inspire big ideas and take careers to the next level. More than 1,400 students study in 17 graduate and seven undergraduate programs. Weatherhead is home to business concepts taught and practiced around the world. Groundbreaking principles were developed here by our faculty that shape the way people around the world lead and manage their companies including Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Flourishing Enterprise, Intentional Change Theory and Manage by Designing.

University of Saint Thomas

University of Saint Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic university in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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University of Saint Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic university in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of students. 
The largest private university in Minnesota, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 110,000+ alumni. Eight schools and colleges offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors and 55+ graduate degree programs.

Halloran Philanthropies

Halloran Philanthropies

Halloran’s mission is to inspire, innovate and accelerate sustainable social interventions that promote human wellbeing.

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Halloran Philanthropies

Halloran’s mission is to inspire, innovate and accelerate sustainable social interventions that promote human wellbeing.  Halloran has for the last 12+ years been active in supporting great innovators and enabling their success, with a strong belief in the power of business as a major catalytic force driving positive change in the world.  The group believes that by unleashing the power of technology and innovation through sustainable social enterprise, large numbers of people can be freed from material poverty. To this end, they have taken risks since their inception, inspiring leaders in the social innovation and entrepreneurship movement, creating pathways for those who seek to join it, and providing support through funding and mentoring that can translate great ideas into reality.

Their primary work is with partners in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Uganda, Mali, India and the United States. They support outstanding people who advance wellbeing and reduce poverty through job creation, financial inclusion, clean energy and water, agriculture, education, housing and healthcare. They believe that business is a major catalytic force driving positive social change toward the emergence of the "world we all want".

sponsors

2021

sponsors

The 2021 Global Forum is made possible primarily through donations and support from our sponsors.

Sponsors include: