Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab

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Discussing Leadership Excellence

Leadership Lab is a lecture series offered by the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business in conjunction with the Office of Corporate Relations & Partnerships. Through these lectures, University of Dallas faculty/adjuncts, alumni, partners, and friends of the University are invited to join in a discussion on topics relevant to various industries as we showcase leadership excellence.

Past Leadership Lab Lecture:

Thank you for joining the latest leadership lab series featuring, UD's Professor of Management J.Lee Whittington on the topic of "Rethinking Employee Engagement in Light of the Pandemic" on Wed., May 5, 2021.

Prior to the COVID pandemic, there was a pervasive concern about the reported low levels of employee engagement and the associated costs. The essence of this concern was having employees bring their "whole selves" to work. Despite this mantra, this emphasis ignored the fact that employees are whole people and that their lives consist of more than being employees. When COVID forced a fundamental change in the way we work, leaders were forced to explicitly acknowledge the fact that their employees were also spouses, parents, children, and teachers who had to balance the competing demands of these roles with their work responsibilities.

Video on Demand!

Past Leadership Lab Lectures:

2021 Speakers

  • Rethinking Employee Engagement in Light of the Pandemic, Dr. J. Lee Whittington - Video
  • Executive Presence: Key to Getting Promoted, Valerie Pelan - Video

2020 Speakers

  • The Virtue of Gratitude in the Workplace, Dr. Jonathan J. Sanford - Video
  • Strengths & Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Ben Dilla &  Dr. Joel Bennett - Video
  • Strategic Thinking and Story Telling as a Leader, Dr. Brett Bourbon - Video
  • Co-Thrive Leadership in Community, Radha Sathe, MS '00 - Video
  • The Workplace Perspective: The Focus for Leaders in the Next Normal, Nan Fuller & Christine Wirsing - Video
  • Lifelong Learning: Enriching Your Personal & Professional Goals, Drs. Landry & Beldona - Video
  • Emerge: Making the Best of Where You Are, Abby Knowles - Video
  • The Three Essential E's for Coaching Employees Virtually, Drs. Dilla and Olson; Jennifer Howard - Video
  • Employment Law Issues During COVID-19, Attorneys Traci Clements and John Kaisersatt - Video
  • The Importance of Friendship in a Time of Crisis, President Thomas S. Hibbs - Video
  • Financial Intelligence: Navigating the Economic Crisis, Dr. John Colias, Dr. Ali Dadpay, Dr. Jenny Gu - Video
  • Current State of Supply, Dr. Sri Beldona (for Dr. Rich Miller) and Alumna Lynne Sprugel '94 - Video
  • Living and Leading Through a Time of Anxiety, Dr. J.Lee Whittington - Video


Interested in being a part of leadership lab? Contact:

Susan Rhame

COB Interim Dean
Phone: 972-721-5276
Email: cobdean@udallas.edu