Join ACRL President Irene Herold and PLA President Felton Thomas, Jr. for a unique, joint Presidents' Program featuring leadership expert Bernard (Bernie) Banks, Associate Dean for Leadership Development and Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. This program will offer key leadership development for all levels of academic, research, and public librarians who are faced with complex problems. Banks will discuss how organizational challenges can be understood from a variety of organizational frames, thus giving attendees a more complex approach to developing effective, robust solutions. This event is a can’t-miss for those interested in increasing their leadership responsibilities, as well as those looking to expand their ability to understand and assess multi-faceted challenges.
This event is open to all conference attendees.
About Bernard (Bernie) Banks
As an Associate Dean for Leadership Development at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Banks possesses responsibility for leadership development integration across the school’s global portfolio of programs. He retired from the Army as a Brigadier General in 2016 after having successfully led West Point's Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership from 2012-2016. In addition to having studied leadership extensively, he has led multiple military units ranging in size from 10 to 500 people. In 1995, Bernie was selected from over 40,000 officers to receive the Army's top award for entry-level managers (General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award). In 2006, the Apache Helicopter unit he was leading in South Korea was designated as the top Apache Helicopter unit globally in the U.S. Army's annual best aviation unit competition.
A West Point graduate, Banks is broadly educated. He holds graduate degrees from Northwestern, Columbia, and Harvard Universities. Additionally, he earned his Ph.D. in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. His work has been published in a variety of outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Military Psychology, and The New York Times. Furthermore, he has worked extensively with organizations across all sectors concerning their leader development efforts. These organizations include Procter and Gamble, Mercedes-Benz, General Electric, IBM, 7-Eleven, The US Forest Service, and International Chiefs of Police.
Meeting Type: Social Event, President's Program
Sponsors: ACRL, PLA
Cost: Included with full conference registration.