WMU News

Civic responsibility and corporate leadership

Sept. 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Changing leadership development programs to reflect society's demands that today's corporate leaders pursue civic responsibility as well as profit will be the topic of a Tuesday, Oct. 3, presentation at Western Michigan University by an expert in human resource development.

Dr. Nicholas A. Andreadis, WMU assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, will address "Leadership for Civil Society: Implications for Leadership Development," at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the presentation is part of the center's annual lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Andreadis, who teaches in WMU's graduate program in human resource development, says that society's increasing insistence that corporations assume civic responsibility will require that company leaders possess the knowledge and skills necessary to balance the needs of the corporation with those of society. In his presentation, Andreadis will address how traditional corporate leadership development programs must be revised and give recommendations for those revisions.

A board-certified doctor of internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, Andreadis is a former vice president for global leadership development at Pharmacia Corp. His research interests include leadership and organizational development in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (616) 387-4397.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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