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The Evolving Nature of Leadership: Leadership Beyond 2020

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Ballrooms C


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It seems the only constant these days is CHANGE! According to the Center for Creative Leadership, “To thrive in a dynamic, uncertain, and fast-changing world, organizations need agile, digitally savvy, and effective leaders at all levels—and they need them now: from top executives to first-time managers, and everyone in between.” If you have been wondering what leadership skills your students will need as they enter the workforce, what leadership qualities are necessary for you to move up today and what leadership skills are needed for everyone in the future, join us for a discussion with top leaders in academia, consulting and human resources.


Thomas Harwell
Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, Google 

Thomas Harwell is a member of Google’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy team within the Global Business Staffing Organization. As a part of his role, Thomas is charged with developing and tracking institutional practices that help Google achieve the workforce representation, equity, and inclusive culture goals that pertain to hiring & the hiring organization. Thomas is a proud alumnus of Texas A&M where he received a B.S. in Biology & M.S. in Educational Administration (SAAHE) and Boston College where he completed his MBA 


Featured Panelists: 

Michael S. Roth
President of Wesleyan University & Author of "Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters"

Michael S. Roth '78 became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute, and President of the California College of the Arts. At Wesleyan, Roth has overseen the most successful fundraising campaign in its history – emphasizing financial aid – as well as the launch of such academic programs as the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, the College of the Environment, the College of Film and the Moving Image, the College of East Asian Studies and the College of Integrative Sciences.

 Author and curator (most notably of the exhibition “Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture,” which opened at the Library of Congress in 1998), Roth describes his scholarly interests as centered on “how people make sense of the past.” His fifth book, Memory, Trauma and History: Essays on Living with the Past was published in 2012. His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, is a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future. He regularly publishes essays, book reviews, and commentaries in the national media and scholarly journals. He continues to teach undergraduate courses and through Coursera has offered MOOCs, the most recent being “How to Change the World.”

Adam Forbes
Vice President, Talent Acquisitions Operations and Systems at Honeywell

Adam Forbes leads the Talent Acquisition Ops and Systems organization and plays a critical role for Honeywell in helping the organization exceed industry benchmarks and provide a consistent and reliable service experience to our customers. Adam joined Honeywell in 2005 as manager of staffing process excellence. He was promoted to global university relations leader in 2006, then the N. America staffing leader for the former Automation and Control Solutions business group in 2008. In 2010, Adam joined PMT and led the Staffing function during a period of tremendous growth and delivered great staffing outcomes and big reductions in cycle time. In 2013, Adam transitioned an HR Director role supporting the Fluorine Products business and Marketing function. In March 2015, Adam was promoted to Vice President HR, for Resins & Chemicals and the PMT Technology function. Following PMT, Adam led Defense & Space in AERO ($5B SBU), the major AERO reorg of 2017, and then led Mechanical Systems & Components and Aftermarket Americas (sales). Prior to his return to TA, Adam was the Executive Sr. Director of HR for The Connected Enterprise (Honeywell’s software focused business) and Commercial Excellence & Strategy. He was responsible for providing HR leadership for initiatives tied to Honeywell’s top objectives: organic growth and becoming a software industrial.

Prior to joining Honeywell, Adam gained 10 years of staffing and university relations related experience in business development, sales, university recruiting, and as a consultant. Adam earned a Master of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Communication, Learning and Design from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. He also holds two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Bachelor of Music, also from Ithaca College. He is six-sigma Green Belt certified.

Terri Moore
Associate Principal, Korn Ferry

Terri Moore, Associate Principal, is a coach, strategist, and facilitator for Korn Ferry, is based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Ms. Moore currently manages a team of five facilitators. She abundantly enjoys the focus areas of leadership development, inclusion, coaching, transformational leadership and talent development throughout industries including media, finance, consulting, pharmaceuticals, insurance, marketing/PR, product services, higher education, chemical, and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Moore led diversity and inclusion and leadership development efforts in the cable and media industry, where she focused on talent management and coaching employee resource groups and inclusion councils throughout all levels.

Ms. Moore has also focused on recruiting and developing emerging talent to work in media, entertainment, sales, and STEM careers. She also focused on career development with students and alumni at the University of Virginia and Gettysburg College.

Ms. Moore most recently served on boards for the Community Building Initiative (CBI) and the Diversity Forum in Charlotte. She also served on the Women In Cable and Telecommunications and National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) national boards in the past.

Ms. Moore received a bachelors degree from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has completed a coaching certification and master’s program courses in organization development from Queens University, Charlotte.