Mission Matters: Operationalizing Transformational Leadership

Becky Rasmussen

Mission Matters: Operationalizing Transformational Leadership

Date(s) - January 31, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Missouri Athletic Club
405 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Registration for this event is now closed. If you need to make changes to an existing registration, please contact Becky Rasmussen at beckyr@focus-stl.org or (314) 657-4027.

“Transformational leaders don’t start by denying the world around them. Instead, they describe a future they’d like to create instead.” – Seth Godin

A transformational leader drives innovation and inspires new ways of thinking, harnessing a team’s creativity to respond to change —both internally and externally. How can your organization operationalize transformational leadership in alignment with your mission and vision? What programs or initiatives has your organization deployed that align with urgent debates, the outcomes of which will shape the future?

This half-day workshop will engage leaders in thoughtful dialogue and active small group discussion. Each participant will leave the session with a draft action plan for transformative leadership.

In small groups, we will:

  • Identify the alignment between your organization’s mission and programs
  • Discuss the barriers/challenges to accomplishing meaningful change
  • Use an action planning rubric to align mission with action

The dialogue will be facilitated by:

  • Dr. Patricia Bagsby, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Medart Chair in Family Business, Assistant Professor of Management, Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University
  • Dr. Barnali Gupta, Edward Jones Dean, Chaifetz School of Business, and Professor of Economics, Saint Louis University

$50 – includes workshop materials and lunch

About the Facilitators

Patricia BagsbyPatricia (Tricia) Bagsby, Ph.D., is a practitioner-educator with a dual focus on helping executives pursue their goals, and teaching business students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University, Dr. Bagsby is the Medart Endowed Professor in Family Business where she develops educational content and collaborates with the Center for Entrepreneurship to develop programming for members of the Institute for Private Business. In the classroom, she teaches courses on Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Organization Behavior, and Business Ethics. As a consultant, Tricia has worked with clients on projects including family business governance, team dynamics, leadership development, change management and more. As a researcher, Dr. Bagsby has authored and co-authored articles on retirement planning, work-life interface, entrepreneurship, innovation, and ethics.

Barnali GuptaAs Edward Jones Dean and professor of economics at Saint Louis University’s nationally ranked Chaifetz School of Business, Dean Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., provides strategic direction and leadership for the faculty, staff and students in 24 academic programs and four centers of distinction. Gupta serves on the Cortex Innovation Community and FOCUS St. Louis Boards. Dean Gupta is a teacher-scholar with a distinctive record of service and a global and intercultural perspective. She is focused on inclusive leadership, continuous innovation and impactful actions that drive positive change. Under Gupta, Chaifetz School is driven to be THE top business school where “Mission Meets the Market”. Previous to Chaifetz, Gupta served 27+years at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University. Areas of expertise include industrial organization and applied game theory.

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Missouri Athletic Club