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2017 Conference Schedule & Papers

December 10–12, 2017
Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond, Virginia, USA
49 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23173

International Studying Leadership Conference name badge required for all sessions, meals, and events. (Exceptions are Welcome and Plenary Panel I: Democracy in the Trump Era on Sunday, Dec. 10.)

Leadership, Dissent, and Disobedience: Leaders and Followers in a Populist Age

Sunday, December 10

12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.   Historic Richmond Tour
**Pre-registration and additional fee required. Confirmed participants will receive email itinerary on Dec. 1.
"Richmond: Rich in History and Full of Promise"
Tour Guide: Dr. John W. Mountcastle, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Retired 
Meet at Omni Hotel

4 p.m.  Shuttle Departs from Omni Hotel to Jepson Alumni Center
Shuttle will depart from the Omni Hotel’s James Center Entrance on Cary Street Road (next to the Starbucks in the hotel lobby).

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Conference Check-in
Jepson Alumni Center, Foyer

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Opening Reception
Jepson Alumni Center, Ukrop Gallery

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Poster Display
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
"Leadership Wisdom from Ancient China," Ken Wong

6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.   Welcome (Open to the Public)
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.   Plenary I: "Democracy in the Trump Era" Panel Discussion (Open to the Public)
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
Thad Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (Panel Chair), University of Richmond
Paul J. Achter, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, University of Richmond
Jennifer Erkulwater, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond
Julian Maxwell Hayter, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

7:30 p.m.   Shuttle Departs from Jepson Alumni Center to Omni Hotel

Monday, December 11

8 a.m.   Shuttle Departs from Omni Hotel to Jepson Alumni Center
Shuttle will depart from the Omni Hotel’s James Center Entrance on Cary Street Road (next to the Starbucks in the hotel lobby).

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.   Conference Check-in and Coffee Service
Jepson Alumni Center, Foyer and Ukrop Gallery

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Plenary II: "Humility as a Political Virtue"
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
Kenneth P. Ruscio, President, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges; President Emeritus, Washington & Lee University

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Concurrent Session 1

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
Leadership Lessons from History: Placing Populism in Historical Context
Chair: Crystal L. Hoyt
"Muslims Are the New Jesuits: What We Can Learn About Leadership and Modern Islamophobia from Shakespeare's England," Kristin M.S. Bezio
"Latin American Populism Is Not Your Problem, But It Can Be Part of Your Solution," Ernesto Semán
"From the Ground Up: The Civil Rights Movement and Public Policy," Julian Maxwell Hayter

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
Leadership Outside the Box: Alternatives to Convention
Chair: David J. Worley
"Interrogating Taken-For-Granted Processes of Interpretation: Critical Methods of Leadership in Times of Crisis," Brandon W. Kliewer
"The Presence of the Stranger: A Sociological Perspective," Nathan Harter
"Responsible Leadership in an Age of Collective Abdication: A Parallel Reading of Hannah Arendt and Franz Neumann," Paul Sanders

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Buffet Lunch
Jepson Alumni Center, Ukrop Gallery

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Concurrent Session 2

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
Great Men of the Past: Historical Perspectives on Populism
Chair: Joanne B. Ciulla
"Eric Voegelin on the Seemliness of Symbols," Nathan Harter and Cydney Clark
"Is There Still a Place for the Study of Great Leaders?," Sean M. Heuvel
"Revisiting 'Are the Best Leaders Both Transformational and Transactional?' through 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate'," Patrick Gavan O’Shea
     Presentation slides

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
A Whole World Problem: Breaking Down Populism on a Global Scale
Chair: Nuwe Chris Don
"Courageous Leadership: An Answer to Populism?," Frank Hamilton
"Why Has an African Spring Not Occurred?," Iyabo Obasanjo
"Immigration and Refugee Policies in the United States and Germany: Comparison of Approaches in How School Leaders and Systems Engage with Immigration Officials," Tom Shields, Pierre Tulowitzki, and Kate Cassada

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Concurrent Session 3

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
Break-Throughs and Balance: Developing Different Kinds of Leaders
Chair: Kate Cassada
"Dealing with Destructive Leadership in Research Teams, Balancing Leader-Centric and Holistic Approaches," Thomas Sewerin and Robert Holmberg
"Breaking the Mold of Leader-Centric Development: Experiences from a Team Intervention," Robert Holmberg
"Where Do Leaders Come From?: Contextual Differences in Determining Paths to Leader Emergence," Achira Sedari Mudiyanselage
"Envisioning a Future Paying Attention to the Past: Rediscovering the Work-of-Leisure," Charlotte von Bülow and Peter Simpson

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
Why Do Followers Support Toxic Leaders?
Chair: Brandon W. Kliewer
"Adolescent Family Conflict Shapes Adults' Implicit Leadership Theories for Tyrannical Leaders," Ronald Riggio
"When Bad is Good: The Impact of Leaders on Outgroup Attitudes," Julie Christian
"The Role of Follower Masculinity and Femininity in Perceptions of Toxic Leaders’ Effectiveness," Leslie L. Trainor
Discussant: Jean Lipman-Blumen

4:45 p.m.   Shuttle Departs Jepson Alumni Center to Omni Hotel

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.   Gala Dinner
John Marshall Ballrooms, 101 N. Fifth Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Tuesday, December 12

8 a.m.   Shuttle Departs Omni Hotel to Jepson Alumni Center
Shuttle will depart from the Omni Hotel’s James Center Entrance on Cary Street Road (next to the Starbucks in the hotel lobby).

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.   Coffee Service
Jepson Alumni Center, Ukrop Gallery

9 a.m. –  10:15 a.m.   Plenary III: "Perceptions and Pitfalls of Leadership"
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
Joanne B. Ciulla, Professor of Leadership Ethics, Department of Business and Global Management Research Director of The Institute for Ethical Leadership Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University; Professor Emerita, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Concurrent Session 4

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
Breaking with Tradition: New Approaches to Leadership
Chair: Tom Shields
"Examining the Evolution of Creating Sustainable Leadership," Emad Rahim, Terrence Duncan, and Darrell Norman Burrell
"Room for Dissent: Exploring Sociomaterial Leadership in Non-Dominant Organizational Spaces," Siiri Pöyhönen
"A Pragmatic Leadership: Ruth Anna Putnam’s Moral Value and Democracy in an Age of Populism," Jen Jones

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
Heroic Dissent: How Leaders Instruct Followers in Rebellion and Conformance
Chair: Kristin M.S. Bezio
"So Who's Your Hero? The Heroism Construct," Scott T. Allison
"Seeing Through Walls: How Heroic Acts Follow from Empathic Bonds," Ronald Humphrey
"Ghost in the Machine: How Communication Practices in Social Systems Enable the Hero’s Immortality," Laural Adams
"The Making of a Moral Compass: How Charismatic Heroes Encourage Rebellion and Conformance," George R. Goethals

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Buffet Lunch
Heilman Dining Center

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Concurrent Session 5

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
Fixing What Is Broken: Ethical Perspectives on Modern Leadership
Chair: Javier Hidalgo
"'Getting' and the Ethics of Influence," Terry L. Price
"Leadership and the Theatre of Sustainability," Jessica Flanigan
"On the Cult of Anti-Leadership: Moving Beyond Epistemic Relativism," Anthony Hesketh

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
Narratives of Transformative Leadership Toward Collective, Activist Identity on Social Media
Chair: George R. Goethals
"Tweet, Tweet, Tweet - Leaders’ Ethical Use of Digital Media," Hayley Gray-Hoehn
"#TheResistance: Emerging Leaders and the Exercise of Dissent in the Twitterverse," Kimberly Yost
"Ctrl-Alt-Del: GamerGate as a Precursor to the Rise of the Alt-Right Online," Kristin M.S. Bezio

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.   Concurrent Session 6

Jepson Alumni Center, Quigg Conference Room
The Sacred and the Savior: Leadership Through Religious Perspectives
Chair: Jen Jones
"Developing Inclusive Leaders with Religious Literacy in the Workplace," Darrell Norman Burrell and Emad Rahim
"Revisiting the Sacred in Leadership," David J. Worley

Jepson Alumni Center, Rosenbaum Conference Room
The Dynamics of Heroic Leadership and the Rise of Trump
Chair: Donelson R. Forsyth
"Leader-Follower Dynamics and the Election of Donald Trump," George R. Goethals
"Donald Trump as Puer Aeternus: A Heroic Leadership Dynamic Analysis," Scott T. Allison

4:15 p.m.   Conference Close / Shuttle Departs from Jepson Alumni Center to Omni Hotel