Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century

Pursuing the Greater Good in Challenging Times

June 6 - 8, 2018


Keynote speakers Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Brooks, Lynda Weinman and President Gayle D. Beebe share insights on effective and purposeful leadership in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors at the 2018 Lead Where You Stand Conference, June 6-8, at Westmont’s new Global Leadership Center. The three-day event, “Transformational Leadership in the 21st Century: Pursuing the Greater Good in Challenging Times,” is sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership and the Brittingham Family Foundation. Westmont will announce additional speakers in the next few months.

Step outside your daily routine, away from the rapid pace of life, and do some serious work on leadership at this conference.

Plenary Speakers

Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin
A Pulitzer Prize winning biographer, historian and political commentator, she has written six critically acclaimed and bestselling books, including "Team of Rivals."
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David Brooks David Brooks
The New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character” is one of America’s most prominent political and social commentators.
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Gayle Beebe Gayle D. Beebe
President of Westmont since 2007, he studied with Peter Drucker, earned a doctorate and MBA, and wrote the book "The Shaping of an Effective Leader."
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Lynda Weinman Lynda Weinman
The co-founder of, she has written more than 16 books on web graphics as well as guides for software such as Photoshop and other Adobe programs.
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Breakout Speakers

Reed Sheard

Reed Sheard
Joined Westmont in October 2008 and serves as Westmont CIO and vice president for advancement.
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Dane Howard

Dane Howard
is the Global Head of Design & Product Experience at Samsung NEXT.
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Carmel Saad

Carmel Saad
Assistant professor of psychology, joined the Westmont faculty in 2012.
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Andrea Gurney

Andrea Gurney
professor of psychology, began teaching at Westmont in 2005, and is a practicing clinical psychologist.
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Doug McKenna

Doug McKenna
CEO and executive director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the Oceanside Institute.
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Chandra Mallampalli

Chandra Mallampalli
Has taught history at Westmont since 2001 and was installed as the Fletcher Jones Foundation professor in the social sciences in February.
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Rachel Rains Winslow

Rachel Rains Winslow
Director of the Westmont Center for Social Entrepreneurship, assistant professor of history, and author of “The Best Possible Immigration: International Adoption and the American Family”
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Mark Sargent

Mark L. Sargent
Began serving as Westmont provost and dean of faculty in spring 2012 following 15 years as provost of Gordon College.
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Ken Rogers

Ken Rogers
A faculty member at the chief information officer department of the College of Information and Cyberspace.
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Don Patterson

Don Patterson
Associate professor of computer science, studies the interface of ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
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Wednesday, June 6: Registration 11:00am-1:00pm and Conference 1:00pm-8:30pm
Thursday, June 7th: Conference 8:30am-8:30pm
Friday, June 8: Conference 8:30am-1:00pm


Westmont College Global Leadership Center


$449 per person for 3 or less. $399 per person for 4 or more registrants. Price includes all talks, all meals, materials, Wi-Fi, and parking.

Conference Schedule

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Conference Schedule

All events take place on Westmont’s campus in Santa Barbara, California

Wednesday, June 6

11:00 a.m. Registration at the Global Leadership Center
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Reed Sheard, Welcome and Overview
1:15—1:45 p.m. Dane Howard, “The Architecture of Effectiveness”
1:45—2:15 p.m. Carmel Saad, “Hidden in Plain Sight: the Powerful Influence of Implicit Bias on Our Leadership”
2:15—2:45 p.m. Andrea Gurney, Lead for Life: The Impact of Developmental Psychology on our Leadership
2:45—3:00 p.m. Doug McKenna, “Integrative Leadership Exercise #1 and Break”
3:00—3:30 p.m. Chandra Mallampalli, “Power and Privilege: Cultural Clashes and Leadership Malfunctions in 19th Century British India”
3:30—4:00 p.m. Rachel Winslow, “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Essential Role of Leadership”
4:00—4:45 p.m. Gayle Beebe and Members of the Westmont Executive Team, “Effective Leadership and the Essential Contribution of Teams”
4:45—5:00 p.m. Douglas McKenna, Integrative Leadership Exercise #2
5:00—6:00 p.m. Free Time and Networking
6-7:15 p.m. Dinner, Global Leadership Annex
7:30—8:30 p.m. Pulitzer Prize Winner, Doris Kearns Goodwin , “Leadership Lessons from History: FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt"
8:30 p.m. Gayle D. Beebe , Concluding Remarks

Thursday, June 7

7:00-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:00—10:00 a.m. Gayle D. Beebe
10:00—11:30 a.m. David Brooks , Lecture and Q&A Session #1
11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Doug McKenna, Integrative Leadership Exercise #4 & Break
12:00—1:30 p.m. Lunch & Conversation, Leadership Lessons for Getting Started: Jon Walker
1:30—2:00 p.m. Break and Networking
2:00—4:00 p.m. David Brooks, Lecture, Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
2:00-2:50 p.m. Lecture
2:50-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion , David Brooks, Ed Birch, Lynda Weinman & Alixe Mattingly with Gayle Beebe, Moderator
3:30-4:00 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session with the Panel
4:00—4:15 p.m. Doug McKenna, Integrative Leadership Exercise #5
4:15—5 p.m. Ken Rogers, “The Way Forward: Leadership and Innovation in the Halls of Government”
5:00—6:00 p.m. Free Time and Networking
6:00—7:15 p.m. Dinner, Global Leadership Annex
7:15—8:15 p.m. David Brooks, Lecture #3
Gayle D. Beebe, Concluding Remarks

Friday, June 8

7:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30—9:00 a.m. Doug McKenna, “Kick off and Integrative Leadership Exercise #6”
9:00—9:45 a.m. Reed Sheard, “Leading Innovation: The Rise of Technology and Its Impact Across All Sectors of Society”
9:45—10:15 a.m. Mark Sargent, Leadership and Literature: The Renewing Resources of Classic Literature for our Daily Work
10:15—11:00 a.m. Don Patterson , "A.I., Machine Learning, and Technology-driven Innovation"
11:00—11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Fireside Chat with President Beebe & Lynda Weinman, Founder of
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch Q&A with Lynda Weinman, Ken Rogers and President Beebe: Leadership and Innovation in Business, Government and Higher Education
1:15 p.m. Gayle D. Beebe, Conference Summary Remarks
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