Garcia to present free management webinar Oct. 30

Joseph E. Garcia

Western Washington University Professor Joseph E. Garcia plans to present a free webinar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. The professional development webinar will be presented by the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators.

Garcia, the Bowman Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership at WWU, will share some ideas about furthering our thinking, understanding and enacting ways of leading that brings out the best in who otherwise might be unlikely partners. We already live in a multi-cultural world and leaders in business, government, non-profit and other organizations find themselves leading heterogeneous/multi-cultural teams with skills that are more appropriate for homogenous teams. Garcia also plans to engage in a conversation on how management educators can re-form their curriculum and further their own capacity to address this topic.

Sign up for the free webinar at http://www.obtc.org/webinars. You'll get a reminder e-mail a few days before the session.

Garcia's career focus is on building healthy communities in organizations, with publications covering such topics as leadership, diversity, managerial skills, management education, group support systems and change management. He is a member of many academic and professional organizations and currently serves as president of the Management Faculty of Color Association. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Management Education, the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Most recently, he has served as designer and lead facilitator of the Summer Leadership Institute for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native American Scientists. Among his other honors, he has received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division Exceptional Leadership and Service Award and was recognized by the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators with both the Peter J. Frost Excellence in Mentoring Award and the Distinguished Service Award.

The OBTS Webinar Series connects prominent management scholars with colleagues in a technology-mediated format that can serve many purposes. The OBTS webinar connection is co-sponsored by Drexel University's Lebow College of Business, Center for Teaching Excellence.