Dec. 5 — Brown Bag Discussion with Lindsey Godwin

Contact: Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30 p.m.

Guest speaker:  Lindsey Godwin, Ph.D., professor of business

About Dr. Lindsey Godwin: Lindsey Godwin wants her students to be leaders of change wherever they are in the world. “Whether you are a seasoned executive of a large company, or a new employee of a small start-up, there are endless opportunities to create positive change in your organization, and the Champlain MBA program helps prepare you to be an effective change agent at all levels.”

Because Champlain MBA students engage in experience-based reflective practice at every step of their educational journey, “they are honing their ability to not only become aware of the needs within their organization, but to intervene effectively to help make their organizations better places.” By blending theory and practice, the Champlain MBA is perfectly designed to “prepare graduates to start being more effective in their workplace from day one.”

Dr. Godwin truly embodies the scholar-practitioner model. Having graduated from one of the top-ranked programs in Organizational Behavior, she has studied and collaborated with the leading scholars of Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, and Experiential Learning Theory. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and books, and presented at national and international conferences, including the Annual Academy of Management Meetings. Dr. Godwin’s work, however, extends beyond the walls of academia and into practice as well. During her time at Case Western, she helped launch the Center for Business as Agent of World Benefit, which sought to highlight and foster the many ways that businesses can be a force for positive social change around the globe.

Dr. Godwin also remains very active in the Appreciative Inquiry community of practitioners, serving as a Co-Chair for past International Appreciative Inquiry Conferences held in Orlando, FL and Kathmandu, Nepal. With a passion for helping organizations leverage their potential through strength-based change, Dr. Godwin has consulted with a wide variety of organizations including: World Vision, Houston Independent School District, The California Teachers Association, Imagine Nepal, The United Nations, and the American Society of Association Executives.

To volunteer for a brown bag talk, please contact Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

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