• 2012 Summer Council of Presidents Presentations

    Reflection • Renewal • Reinvention
    July 14-17, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico



    8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
    Summer Council Keynote Address (Presidents/Chancellors and Spouses/Partners)

    Reflection. Renewal. Reinvention
    Charlan Nemeth’s most recent work on the topic of creativity and innovation has included interviews with Nobel Laureates, entrepreneurs and CEOs of innovative companies. She will offer insights and observations that are relevant for presidential leadership, reflection, renewal and reinvention.

    Presenter: Charlan J. Nemeth, Professor, Department of Psychology,
    University of California, Berkeley

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    10:30 a.m. – Noon
    General Session(Presidents/Chancellors and Spouses/Partners)


    Leadership for a New Age: Creating and Sustaining an Innovative Campus Culture
    Roberta Ness, author of Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas, suggests that if innovation is critical to success in science, business and education, we must place great emphasis on teaching it.
    Teaching innovation must be innovative in its own right. Ness provides techniques to expand one’s ability to generate original ideas and challenges campus leaders to create and sustain an innovative campus culture.

    Presenter: Roberta Ness, Center for Innovation Generation, University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston

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    • Danita Young
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