|Sharon Dalox Parks to discuss artistry of leadership Nov. 6|
As part of the 125th celebration, Sharon Daloz Parks will discuss the artistry of leadership from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, November 6, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Parks is director of Leadership for the New Commons, an initiative of the Whidbey Institute in Clinton, Wash. Previously she served for over 16 years in faculty and research positions in the formation of leadership and ethics at Harvard University in the Schools of Divinity, Business, and the Kennedy School of Government. She is the author of "Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World," published by Harvard Business School Press, 2005, and "Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith," 2000. She is co-author of "Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World," a study of the formation of people who sustain commitment to the common good when they are keenly aware of the complexity, diversity, and moral ambiguity of the contemporary world. She teaches in the executive leadership program at Seattle University and serves nationally as a lecturer and consultant.