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Climate Change, Overcoming Fears, and Unemployment

On September 22nd, Claremont Lincoln University held its Fall 2017 Gathering Weekend, an event that gathers the global CLU community of students, alumni, and faculty for a weekend of networking, seminars, and discussions. One of the main events of the Fall 2017 Gathering Weekend was a set of short student presentations on the various ways leaders can overcome obstacles to change.

Take a look at some of the presentations below, dealing with the obstacles of climate change, fears adults face when going back to school, and the hurdles of unemployment.

Why Should Leaders Care About the Climate?

by Rob McManus

Leadership expert Ron Heifetz says that leaders must “go to the balcony” in order to facilitate the adaptive work of leadership. In order to do that, we have to see the “big picture” of what’s going on in our organizations. Dr. McManus’s 8-minute presentation helps us “go to the balcony” and take a look at how leadership works and why the climate is just as important for effective leadership as any other resource.

You can also see Ron Heifetz’s classic Harvard Business Review article, “A Survival Guide for Leaders” to learn more about going to the balcony.

When Your Fears Are the Only Thing in the Way of Your Goals

by Lynne Garcia

Sometimes fear is the only thing holding us back from achieving our life goals. One admissions counselor tells the story of confronting her own fears about going back to school as an adult graduate student.

What fears have you learned to overcome? How did you do it? Share your insights in the comments below.

Your Job Just Ended. Now What?

by Sarah Arslanian

In an economy of increasing change and disruption, people face seasons where they are “between jobs,” and “looking for opportunities.” These seasons can be intensely stressful. One CLU graduate shares how the core skills she learned at CLU helped her navigate a transition in employment.

Stan Ward

Stan Ward

Dr. Stanley J. Ward is the Dean of Capstone Studies at Claremont Lincoln University, where he continues to develop CLU's unique action research model for mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration that lead to values-based change. As dean, he also supervises graduate student action research projects in ethical leadership, social impact, and interfaith action.

Outside of academia, he is a certified 360 feedback facilitator through the Center for Creative Leadership and a certified change management practitioner through Prosci. In 2014, he founded Influence Coaching, LLC (www.coachingforinfluence.com) to provide individual and small group coaching resources that help leaders maximize their strengths, correct their liabilities, and make peace with their weaknesses, all while developing others in their organizations.
 
Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, thinks fountain pens are cool, and jams on the ukulele with his family.

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Stan Ward

Stan Ward

Dr. Stanley J. Ward is the Dean of Capstone Studies at Claremont Lincoln University, where he continues to develop CLU's unique action research model for mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration that lead to values-based change. As dean, he also supervises graduate student action research projects in ethical leadership, social impact, and interfaith action.

Outside of academia, he is a certified 360 feedback facilitator through the Center for Creative Leadership and a certified change management practitioner through Prosci. In 2014, he founded Influence Coaching, LLC (www.coachingforinfluence.com) to provide individual and small group coaching resources that help leaders maximize their strengths, correct their liabilities, and make peace with their weaknesses, all while developing others in their organizations.
 
Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, thinks fountain pens are cool, and jams on the ukulele with his family.

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