On November 14-16, Fordham Westchester will host the Fordham Forum on Leadership and Growth, a new intensive three-day program for executive decision makers. Westchester’s retreat like campus is expected to foster a think-tank atmosphere for senior executives, managers, and specialists, said Francis Petit, Ed.D., associate dean of executive programs.

The Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) sponsored event will feature an all-star lineup, including retired General Peter Pace, the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bill Baker, Ph.D., Fordham’s Claudio Acquaviva S.J. chair and president emeritus of WNET, will discuss his new book written with Michael O’Malley, Every Leader is an Artist (McGraw-Hill, 2012). And John Tognino, PCS ’75, chairman & CEO of Pepper Financial Group, will discuss ethics on Wall Street.

“Every top rank business school has an active executive education program and this will act as our flagship,” said Petit. “This program is positioned to present diverse ideologies, so that participants can take away at least one or two new ideas from each session.”

Participants will also be taking away armfuls of books, including Noble Enterprise: the Common Sense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits (Cosimo, 2008). The book by Darwin Gillett uses the turnaround of ailing ATT Canada as case study. Bill Catucci, the company’s former CEO responsible for the rescue, will be at the forum to give his own firsthand account.

Fordham Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dominique Moïsi will bring a geopolitical perspective to the program with his book The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World (First Anchor Books, 2010). Jonathan Story, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at INSEAD, will analyze the business climate in China through his book China Uncovered: What you need to know to do business in China (Financial Times Series, 2010).

With the worlds of geopolitics converging with the worlds of broadcast, Wall Street, and the military, the diversity and scale promises to bring the participants up close with a variety of successful leaders.

“The overall concept of the program is that no matter what the economic condition, leaders have the chance to grow,” said Petit.

To apply to the conference click here. For more information contact Dean Francis Petit at (914) 367-3271 or [email protected].