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					Accelerated Leadership Program  
Fall 2008 Program Information 

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Mailing Address:
Accelerated Leadership Program
Sauder School of Business
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


The Accelerated Leadership Program has been designed to be delivered through a blend of
learning environments:
       •   Traditional and interactive classroom delivery;
       •   Self-directed strategic research projects;
       •   Team projects and cases;
       •   Physical skill testing and team building;
       •   Leadership development through evaluation and coaching.

The program spans 5 months from the initial 360 assessment to the completion of the second
phase of the intensive program in Whistler. The teaching program is divided into three one-
week teaching periods. Each module provides the participants with a framework for
understanding the key issues in a particular area and list of accessible resources for
developing and maintaining their skills.

WEEK ONE:   Foundations of Business 
Sunday, October 26 – Saturday, November 1 | Whistler, BC

The first week focuses on building and reinforcing foundational business skills among the
participants. Modules are structured to provide an overview of the material; teaching
resources include extensive reading materials on the key issues in each area. The goal is to
give participants the tools to be able to advance their own skills under each theme.
       Week One Modules:
       • Understanding leadership
       • Building strategic thinking skills
       • Corporate finance fundamentals
       • Experience branding and marketing strategy
       • Operations and logistics in the new millennium
       • HRM: Finding and retaining talent
       • Accounting principles
       • Effective project management
       • Building an ethical organization
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WEEK TWO:   Leading Yourself and Others
Sunday, November 2 – Saturday, November 8 | Whistler, BC

The second week focuses on building and enhancing leadership skills. Participants have
been recruited from organizations where they have been recognized for their capacity to lead.
This part of the program focuses entirely leadership development.
       Week Two Modules:
       • Articulating your leadership challenge
       • Authentic leadership
       • Managing the message
       • Leading others to lead
       • Leading teams
       • Creating balance in leadership
       • Negotiations and persuading
       • Energizing your leadership
       • Leader as coach
       • Organizational change

WEEK THREE:   Innovations and New Frontiers 
Sunday, February 22 – Friday, February 27 | Whistler, BC

The third week focuses on the frontiers of management, identifying some of the trends that will
shape the business environment and the strategies leaders can employ to respond
productively to the opportunities these changes will create.
       Week Three Modules:
       • The need to look outwards: competitive strategy
       • Competitive advantage through creativity and design
       • Building and understanding entrepreneurship in your organization
       • Technology and moving towards the future
       • Cultivating effective government relations
       • New approaches to the customer
       • The mandate for sustainability
       • How does globalization effect your organization?

The Accelerated Leadership Program is privileged to have brought together the following
distinguished faculty and guest lecturers (in alphabetical order):

Dr. Bruce J. AVOLIO  
Bruce Avolio is the Clifton Chair in Leadership at the College of Business Administration at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is also director of the Gallup Leadership Institute,
co-director of the UNL and Gallup MBA/MA program in executive leadership, and director of
the PhD program with a specialization in leadership at the College of Business Administration
at UNL. Dr. Avolio has a PhD in industrial, organizational and life-span psychology and a
master’s in industrial and organizational psychology.

Prior to joining the College of Business Administration at UNL, he was co-director of the
Center for Leadership Studies at the State University of New York at Binghampton. He has
consulted with public and private organizations in North and South America, Africa, Europe,
and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.

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Dr. Avolio has published five books and more than 80 articles on leadership. He has worked
with government agencies on national leadership development projects, and with governments
at the state and local level.

An assistant professor in management information systems at UBC, Andrew Burton-Jones has
a PhD in information systems from Georgia State University, and a master’s in information
systems and bachelor of commerce with First Class Honours from the University of
Queensland, Australia.

He conducts research in two areas: (1) measuring and explaining the effect of IT systems on
individuals’ and organizations’ performance, and (2) improving techniques used in systems
analysis and design. He has published his research in the leading academic journals in the
field (Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly) as well as more specialized journals
and conferences.

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UBC, Georgia State University, and the
University of Queensland. His teaching specialties include systems analysis and design,
internal controls, and IT governance.

Prior to his academic career, Andrew was a senior consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers,
consulting to large organizations on matters of IT security, project management, and systems

Ms. Christy CLARK 
Christy Clark is former minister of education, deputy premier, and minister of children and
family development with British Columbia’s Liberal government. She hosts the “Christy Clark
Show” on CKNW radio and writes a column for the Vancouver Province newspaper that
appears on its editorial pages. In addition, Ms. Clark serves as a roundtable guest on CTV
Newsnet’s The Verdict which is associated with Burrard Communications.

Ms. Clark studied political science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia,
religious studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and French at the Université de la
Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Dr. Darren DAHL 
Darren Dahl is the Fred H. Siller Professor in applied marketing research at UBC. His research
interests are in the areas of new product design and development, creativity, consumer
product adoption, the role of social influence in consumer behaviour, and understanding the
role of self-conscious emotions in consumption. He teaches courses in consumer behaviour,
marketing research, and strategic marketing analysis at the undergraduate, MBA, and
executive education levels.

Professor Dahl’s research has been presented at numerous national and international
conferences, and published in various texts and such journals as the Journal of Marketing
Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science,
Journal of Consumer Psychology, Marketing Letters, Journal of Business Research, and the
Journal of Advertising Research. He currently is a member of the editorial board of the
Journal of Consumer Research–the leading academic journal in the field of consumer
behaviour. He has won awards for both his research (e.g., Marketing Science Institute Young
Scholar) and his teaching (e.g., CGA Graduate Teaching Award) efforts.

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Before coming to UBC he held a faculty appointment at the University of Manitoba for four
years. He also has been a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology (in 1997 and in 2001) and the Thammasat University in Thailand (2005, 2006).
He has been an invited speaker at Harvard, Chicago Graduate School of Business, Columbia
University, the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, University of Southern California, the
London Business School, National University of Singapore, and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau,
France. Before entering academia Dr. Dahl worked with Coopers & Lybrand chartered
accountants in the areas of audit and insolvency. He has consulted and organized education
programs for a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations such as Cathay Pacific,
Procter & Gamble, Xerox, General Electric–Camco, Vancouver Public Health, Teekay
Shipping, Hagensborg Foods, Lululemon Athletica, Agent Provocateur, Daehong Advertising–
Korea, LIC India, and the Government of Kuwait. Dr. Dahl has also consulted extensively on
the development of the Sauder brand after the renaming of the business school. Professor
Dahl received his PhD from UBC.

Dr. David GILLEN 
Dr. David Gillen is a professor of transportation and logistics in the Operations and Logistics
Division of the Sauder School of Business, where he holds the Vancouver International Airport
Chair in Transportation Policy and Management. He is also the director of the Centre for
Transportation Studies at UBC. His interests include the linkages between transportation
investment, industry structure and strategy, supply chains, product distribution, firm
productivity and competitiveness. In addition to teaching and publishing, he has served as a
consultant and advisor to major transportation and government agencies internationally.

Dr. Gillen holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto, graduating in 1975. He
has held academic positions at University of Alberta, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of
California-Berkeley, University of British Columbia, as well as Visiting Professorships at
Queen’s University, University of British Columbia and University of Hamburg, Germany. He
has held adjunct professorships at the University of Waterloo and University of Western

Dr. Gillen has published over 100 books, technical reports, journal papers, conference
presentations, and other articles in various areas of transportation economics, including airline
competition and industry structure, airport economics and noise externalities, and
transportation policy in Canada and the United States. He is the associate editor of
Transportation Research E–Logistics and Transportation Review and he is a member of the
editorial advisory board of the Journal of Transport Economics & Policy. He has also served
on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Transportation & Statistics.

He has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MSc, MA, MBA and PhD) levels in:
transportation economics, microeconomic theory, transportation and logistics, transportation
management, competition policy, economics of regulation, urban economics, urban
transportation economics, transportation systems analysis, project management, economics of
strategy, industrial organization, business and government, benefit cost analysis, applied
econometrics and general equilibrium theory.

Dr. Dominique HÉAU 
Dominique Héau is professor of business policy at INSEAD and associate dean for INSEAD’s
Executive MBA Programme. A graduate of HEC and IEP in Paris, he holds a MBA (with
distinction) and a DBA from Harvard Business School.

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Professor Héau has been associated with INSEAD since 1973. He was director of the
Advanced Management Programme from 1981 to 1987 and from 1993 until 2002. He also
was the associate dean of Executive Education, as well as a member of INSEAD’s Board of
Directors. Since September 2002, he has had responsibility for conceiving and launching
INSEAD’s new Executive MBA in Singapore as well as in Fontainebleau. Professor Héau also
directs the PGA programme, a top executive course for Brazilian Executives. He has held
visiting professorships at Wharton School, Philadelphia, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Belo
Horizonte, and Cape Town University.

Professor Héau has published numerous articles and over 15 case studies in the field of
strategic management. His main research interests involve the strategic challenges facing
European firms in this new millennium, and more particularly the organizational requirements
for competitive success. Lately Professor Héau has focused his attention on financial
services, both from a strategic perspective (universal banking; cross border mergers) and from
an organizational point of view (matrix management; sharing of best practices).

Besides his academic activities, Professor Héau is also an active consultant with a great
variety of clients such as IBM, Solvay, and Crédit Agricole, where he intervenes on matters of
strategic and organizational choice.

Dr. JoAndrea HOEGG 
JoAndrea Hoegg is assistant professor of marketing at UBC. Her research interests include
the influence of marketing cues on sensory perception and effects of product appearance on
information processing.     She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in buyer
behaviour. Dr. Hoegg’s work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and
has been presented at numerous conferences throughout North America. She has written
book chapters on how branding influences sensory perception and on the psychology of
product design. Prior to entering academia, she worked in California as a market research
consultant to non-profit firms and internet start-ups, and also in Vancouver in commercial
property management. Dr. Hoegg received her PhD from the University of Florida.

Jeff Kroeker is a faculty member in the Accounting Division at the Sauder School of Business
at UBC. He teaches management accounting in the undergraduate, graduate and executive
education programs at Sauder. He received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity Western
University and MBA from Queen’s University. He has a CMA from the Society of Management
Accountants of British Columbia and an FCMA as a Fellow of the Society of Management
Accountants of Canada.

Drawing upon his experience in corporate finance, his for-profit and not-for-profit work in
project management took him to Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Cambodia, Bangladesh
and the Dominican Republic. Jeff brings a broad perspective and global passion to the role of
moderator. He has engaged leaders of tomorrow in conferences as a keynote speaker on
leadership and the value of higher education in Venezuela and Mexico.

Employing an interactive teaching style, he engages students in debate through the use of
cases and role playing, solving business dilemmas collaboratively with students emphasizing
the application of concepts in the creation of management decision-making skills.

He has been recognized for teaching excellence by Sauder students, Sauder faculty, the UBC
Alma Mater Society, and most recently by the Goldenkey International Honour Society. He is
a recipient of the 2005 Killam Teaching Prize at UBC.

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Dr. Nancy LANGTON 
Dr. Nancy Langton received her doctorate in sociology from Stanford University. She is
associate professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource division of the
Sauder School of Business at UBC. She is also the academic director of the Business
Families Centre at UBC.

Nancy teaches organizational behaviour, organizational theory, and leadership at the
undergraduate, MBA and PhD level. She conducts executive programs on attracting and
retaining employees, personal productivity, family business issues, as well as women and
management issues. She has published articles on differences in men’s and women’s
leadership styles, why female managers are paid less than men, the causes and effects of pay
inequity in the workplace and inequality within labour markets.

Currently Nancy is investigating differences in the way that male and female entrepreneurs
design their human resource practices. Her articles on these and other topics have appeared
in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review,
Organizational Studies, Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Management Education, and
Gender, Work and Organizations, as well as having been featured in The Globe and Mail, The
National Post, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Business Magazine, and on the CBC.

Nancy has won Best Paper commendations from the Academy of Management, the Center for
Women’s Business Research and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She
has won several teaching awards, including the Sauder School of Business’s “Talking Stick”
for Innovation in Course Development. She is also the co-author of four major textbooks,
including the widely used and award winning Organizational Behaviour: Concepts,
Controversies and Applications, and the texts Management, Fundamentals of Organizational
Behaviour and Fundamentals of Management.

Dr. Kai LI  
Dr. Li holds the W. Maurice Young Endowed Chair in Finance at the Sauder School of
Business, and has held various visiting positions at the MIT Sloan School of Management,
Tuck School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Cheung Kong
Graduate School of Business, Exeter University, and Jiaotong University. At the Sauder
School of Business, she teaches capital structure, valuation, and security analysis at the MBA

Dr. Li’s research focuses on the economic consequences of corporate governance
mechanisms. Her current research projects explore: (1) the presence and determination of
shareholder cross-holdings, (2) the role of compensation mechanism and institutional
investors in mergers and acquisitions, and (3) the role of gender and psychology in corporate
decisions. Her research has appeared in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics,
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Canadian
Investment Review. She is the recipient of the 2008 Research Excellence Award at the
Sauder School of Business, and the 2002 Barclays Global Investors Canada Research Award,
and her research is featured in New York Times, New Yorker, Bloomberg, BNN, National Post,
Globe and Mail, and U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Daniel F. MUZYKA  
Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka, the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship, is currently
serving his second term as Dean of the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Dr. Muzyka was
first appointed Dean in 1999.

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Dr. Muzyka is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of entrepreneurship and
corporate strategy.       In addition to publishing in a number of management and
entrepreneurship journals, Dr. Muzyka has edited and contributed to books and videos on
entrepreneurship, including the Financial Times Mastering Entrepreneurship series (now
translated into five languages) and Mastering Innovation series.

In May, 2008, he was appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
(NSERC) of Canada.

Dr. Muzyka is a governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, and served as chair of the
organization from 2005 to 2006. He is currently a member of the organization's Executive
Committee and Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Premier's Technology Council,
the BC Competition Council, and serves on the Board of the Investment Dealers' Association.

Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Muzyka was the IAF Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD
(France), where he also served as associate dean of the MBA program and director of the 3i
Venturelab. Dr. Muzyka was previously a faculty member at Babson College, and was a
visiting professor at the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Muzyka has previous experience in finance and corporate strategy at the General Electric
Company, and spent five years as a strategy consultant, primarily with Braxton Associates
(Boston). He has also served as a board member for several entrepreneurial and growth
business ventures.

Before pursuing a career in business, Dr. Muzyka worked as a research associate in the field
of astrophysics for a number of organizations, including the NASA-Goddard Institute for Space
Studies (New York), the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany) and the Owens
Valley Radio Observatory (Caltech).

Dr. Muzyka has a BA from Williams College (Astrophysics), an MBA from the Wharton School
(Corporate Strategy), and a DBA from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Peter SENGE  
Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also is
founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global community of
corporations, researchers, and consultants committed “to increase our capacity to collectively
realize our highest aspirations and productively resolve our differences” through the mutual
development of people and institutions. The Journal of Business Strategy named him a
“Strategist of the Century,” one of twenty-four men and women who have “had the greatest
impact on the way we conduct business today” (September/October 1999). His special
interest is on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the
capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Senge's work places human
values at the cornerstone of the workplace, proposing that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, and
systems thinking are essential for organizations to realize their potentials.

Dr. Senge is the author of several books, including the widely acclaimed, The Fifth Discipline:
the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990). This book, which provides the
knowledge for organizations to transform rigid hierarchies into more fluid and responsive
systems, is widely credited with creating a revolution in the business world. Since its
publication, more than a million copies have been sold, and in 1997, Harvard Business Review
identified it as one of the seminal management books of the past 75 years.

Dr. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of
systems theory into tools to create economic and organizational change.

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Professor Daniel Skarlicki is the Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behaviour in the
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division at Sauder School of Business. He
received his bachelor of commerce and MBA from the University of Alberta, and his PhD from
the University of Toronto. He teaches and consults for organizations in North and South
America, China, and Europe. His teaching areas include leadership and negotiation.

The author of more than 50 publications and conference presentations, Professor Skarlicki
received the Western Academy of Management’s 2000 Ascendant Scholar Award. He also
received the Sauder School of Business Faculty Research Excellence Award for 2003-2004,
and the CGA Master Teaching Award in 2005.

Dr. Skarlicki is also a visiting professor at HEC in Paris, and has taught at the University of
Toronto, Tulane University in New Orleans, Tulane University in Houston, and the University
of Calgary. His work has been published in the top management and psychology journals
including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of
Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Applied Psychology: an International
Review. He has served as a consulting editor of Journal of Organizational Behaviour, is on
the editorial board of Journal of Management, and is a co-editor of Research in Social Issues
in Management.

Dr. James TANSEY 
James Tansey joined UBC in 2006 and is jointly appointed between the Sauder School of
Business and the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics. James’ research activities
cover a number of areas including the social impacts and acceptability of new technologies
including stem cells and biobanks.

He has written extensively on the role of public consultation in the governance of industrial
societies, industrial ecology, scenario methods, and climate change. His current research
focuses on emerging international markets for carbon exchange, social determinants of health
in developed countries, and the governance of biotechnology and genomics in Canada.

James Tansey received his PhD from the University of East Anglia in 1999. After a number of
years in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at UBC in Canada, he spent two years in the UK as a
lecturer in Science and Technology Studies with the Said Business School in Oxford, where
he was also deputy director of the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization.

Dr. Tansey is managing editor of the journal Integrated Assessment and co-founder of a
Canadian carbon offset entity called He has taught on MBA, EMBA, executive
education, MSc, and undergraduate programmes in the UK and Canada. He currently
contributes to the MBA core and to graduate teaching in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
James has recently worked as an advisor and contributor to the World Economic Forum, the
UK National Audit Office, Oxford Analytica, Cisco, Isis Innovation (Oxford), Environment
Canada, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, and the Asymmetric Threats
Contingency Alliance.


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