"Leading For Impact: A Science-Based Approach" speaker series debuts

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Sessions draw on Center for Leadership Science expertise

UNC Charlotte’s Center for Leadership Science is redefining leadership using scientific knowledge. In one initiative to share knowledge and spark conversation, the center is offering a new Leading for Impact: A Science-Based Approach speaker series.

The first of four sessions is Friday, Oct. 20 at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th Street. The Gender at Work: The Role of Male Leaders as Powerful Allies event starts at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and networking and an expert panel discussion at 9 a.m.

The in-person series is complimentary, although advance registration is appreciated.  Guests who attend at least three of the four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Throughout the series, speakers will draw on expertise in ethics, emotions, inclusion, gender and race, family and work dynamics and social media analysis. The series is one way the Center for Leadership Science is delivering on its efforts to redefine societal meanings of leadership in an inclusive manner, to train leader behaviors that are effective regardless of background, and to improve systems within organizations.

At the first session, panelists will cover a set of key organizational and individual practices that are necessary to jumpstart gender equality in the workplace, with a particular focus on how men's actions matter greatly for equality.

  • Moderator: Janaki Gooty, Director, Charlotte MBA and Co-Director, Center for Leadership Science
  • Panelists: George Banks, Co-Director, Center for Leadership Science
  • Alyssa McGonagle,  Associate Professor, Psychology and Organizational Science
  • Jill Yavorsky, Associate Professor, Sociology and Organizational Science 

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