Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Top Five Issues in District Governance Influencing Sustainable Success

July 2, 2012

Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury moderates a discussion on “Effective School Districts and Systems” as part of the School of Education‘s Looking Beyond No Child Left Behind: A Public Series Pursuing Solutions for Education. [Video]

Panelists respond to the questions:

What are the characteristics of a district governance system that leads to improved student success?

How can superintendents influence the quality of a district?

What role should school board members play in school improvement?

What are the similarities and differences between how superintendents and board members measure school district success?

What part of district governance should be changed to improve the current system?

2011 John Perkins and Shane Claiborne Lecture

August 19, 2011

Listen as Dr. John Perkins and Shane Claiborne give guidance on what it means to be a leader and discuss the importance of reconciliation in the light of the book they wrote together, Follow Me to Freedom.  April 26, 2011. [Video] [Text]

Learn more about the John Perkins Center at SPU.

2011 Perkins Lecture

May 17, 2011

John M. Perkins gives his annual Perkins Lecture at this special Seattle Pacific Chapel. April 26, 2011. [Audio]

Learn more about Dr. John M. Perkins and the work of the Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

October 21, 2009

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Transformational Leadership Ronald C. White. Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary. [Video]

Abraham Lincoln: Classical Orator Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald and Associate Professor of Communications William Purcell consider Lincoln in the context of the tradition of classical oratory. [Audio]

Civil Discourse in a Coarsening Culture Ronald C. White, Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Doug Strong, Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the School of Theology, address how Lincoln can be a guide for wisdom and witness. [Video]

From Just Paying the Bills to Intentional Living: Leadership Transforming the Off-Campus Housing Experience Associate Director of University Ministries Matthew Koenig and Sharpen Ministry Intentional Living Core students discuss the demographic changes at SPU which find more and more students commuting and how groups of students are responding through innovative forms of Christian community. [Audio]

Lincoln and the Lilacs Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten examines how Walt Whitman captured both Lincoln’s magnificence and American grief. [Video]

Lincoln and the Possibilities of Prudential Politics Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim and Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry examine why prudential politics is so difficult. [Audio]

The Lincoln/Douglas Debate The SPU Debate Team recreates part of the Lincoln / Douglas debates that helped propel Lincoln onto the national stage. [Audio]

Lincoln on Education Professor of Education Chris Sink explores Lincoln’s views on education in light of contemporary perspectives. [Audio] [Video]

Lincoln’s Use (and Abuse?) of Presidential Power Professor of History Bill Woodward asks the audience to judge both Lincoln’s actions and parallel instances today with regard to five transforming ways Lincoln wielded presidential power. [Audio]

Ode to Joy: Tragedy, Triumph and Transformation in the Life and Music of Beethoven Professor of Music Wayne Johnson looks at how adversity can help create qualities of determination, character and transformative leadership. [Video]

Transformational Leadership: In Practice and in Progress The John Perkins Center and Student Volunteer Coordinators introduce the John Perkins Center model of student leadership development and share stories of growth and engagement from student leaders currently serving in volunteer programs and at various stages along the leadership development continuum. [Video]

Transforming Leadership and the Power of Service Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz and Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson discuss how Paul Farmer’s journey offers insight for everyone, inside and outside medicine, on how real leadership arises from service anchored in vocation. [Audio]

Transforming Self to Transform Others: Lessons from the Prodigal Father Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams walks through the practices necessary to become a transformational leader and the unique types of changes that transformational leaders are most likely to make possible. [Audio] [Video]

U2 and the Future of Transformational Leadership Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at how U2 provokes leaders of the free world to reconsider everything from immigration policy to debt relief. [Audio] [Video]

Day of Common Learning 2008: Theme of Beauty

October 27, 2008

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Beauty, Love, Justice, and Worship Professor Emeritus of Yale Divinity School Nicholas Wolterstorff explores the base commonality between issues of beauty, love, justice, and worship. October 15, 2008. (33:29) [Audio] [Video]

The Psychology of Physical Beauty: Characteristics, Consequences, and Costs Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall discusses the characteristics of physical beauty, the social consequences of physical beauty, and the psychological costs of the modern obsession with physical beauty. October 15, 2008. (38:54) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty and the Beasts: How Our Ideas About Appearance Affect the Way We Relate to God’s Creatures Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden challenges how our ideas about appearance affect the way we relate to environmental conservation. October 15, 2008. (29:29) [Audio]

Dr. Seuss and the Poetics of Beauty: Why the Grinch, Sneetches, and Lorax Matter Today Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss highlights Dr. Seuss’ aesthetics influence for many children and how these images address deep questions of belief and realism. October 15, 2008. (47:28) [Audio]

Beauty and the Bible Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig and Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall explore images of physical beauty in the biblical narrative and a theory of aesthetic guidelines in the formation of the New Testament canon. October 15, 2008. (41:56) [Audio]

Beast…and The Beauty Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet explores the attraction between the beast and the beauty as found in fairy tales, poetry, science, and modern stories and the redemption found therein. October 15, 2008. (54:50) [Audio] [Video]

Leading Beautifully: Practicing the Art of Leadership SPU Faculty Margaret Diddams, Joey Collins, Robert McKenna, and Paul Yost facilitate envision beautiful leadership as an unfolding, interdependent partnership by which leaders co-create the future with the people they lead. October 15, 2008. (51:41) [Audio] [Video]

Psychology of Hope | Any Hope in Politics? | Healing from Eating Disorder

October 29, 2007

Recent Features:
The Psychology of Hope Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Lynette Bikos and doctoral student Lauren Shepherd discuss the psychological studies of hope, as defined as motivation and agency, and outline building and maintaining hope in one’s own life. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (41:32) [Video]

Is There Any Hope in Politics? Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presents the need for Christians to be involved in justice and politics as followers of Christ’s New Testament teachings on leadership and stewardship. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:01) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Healing from Eating Disorders and Addiction Actress Carol Anderson shares about her struggle with anorexia-bulimia and God’s eventual healing in her life. She offers encouragement to listeners who are struggling to overcome destructive behaviors. February 14, 1996. (23:31) [Audio]

Helping others | Restoring relationships | Reasons for hope

August 21, 2007

Recent Features:
Transforming vs. Conforming Seattle University Professor of Theology Pastor Flora Wilson-Bridges comments on the Hurricane Katrina disaster response and the need for the next generation of leaders to willingly help others regardless of socioeconomic and racial differences. October 4, 2005. (18:13) [Audio]

Listening For the Call of Christ Founder and coordinator of a volunteer Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation effort in Burundi and Rwanda Prosper Ndabishuriye shares his experiences during the recent civil war in those countries and the efforts taking place to restore relationships between the two tribes. October 11, 2005. (21:56) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Reasons for Our Hope
Former President of the Conservative Baptist Seminary Vernon Grounds admonishes listeners to care deeply for people and events that transpire in today’s society. October 26, 1973. (32:08) [Audio]


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