Golden Gate University is welcoming a prestigious group of thought leaders to the 2017 Braden Leadership Speaker Series. The lectures will take place at the San Francisco campus from August through December and are free to the GGU community and the public. This year’s speakers will discuss leadership in the context of timely issues such as women in the workplace, mindfulness, and managing change.
Lunch and Learn
Join us for any of these free talks from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
BECOME THE CCO OF YOUR OWN MIND TO OPTIMIZE FOCUS, PRODUCTIVITY, AND ENGAGEMENT IN CAREER AND LIFE
LORI GRANGER, LMFT
HEAD OF WELLNESS RESOURCES, GGU
Lori Granger has taught a mindfulness curriculum for over ten years. She began her mindfulness journey through Zen meditation while working as a market-research based broadcasting consultant. She currently serves the GGU community as the head of Wellness Resources.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
TRANSFORMING FINANCE–LEADING AN ORGANIZATION THROUGH CHANGE
VP OF CORPORATE TAX, SYNOPSYS
Don Rath is VP of Corporate Tax at Synopsys where he leads finance transformation and finance leadership development. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Global Tax and Corporate Risk Assurance (CRA) with Symantec Corporation, responsible for worldwide tax compliance, planning, and tax controversy as well as the company’s internal audit and advisory function.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
THE BIG FLIP
HEAD, STRATEGY & RESEARCH, IZZY CHAN CONSULTS
Izzy Chan’s award-winning documentary feature on breadwinner moms and at-home dads, The Big Flip—Stories from the Modern Home Front (2016), premiered at the Austin Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
OCTOBER 10, 2017
Q&A WITH JACOB JABER, CEO, PHILZ COFFEE
Philz Coffee’s unique blends, community-oriented stores and one-cup-at-a-time approach have drawn a cult following nationwide. Founded by Phil (Jacob’s Dad) with Jacob by his side, the first store opened in the Mission district of San Francisco in 2002.
OCTOBER 24, 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
LANGUAGE AS A WINDOW INTO CORPORATE CULTURE
PROFESSOR AND HAROLD FURST CHAIR IN MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES, UC BERKELEY’S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Sameer B. Srivastava is AssistantProfessor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and is also affiliated with UC Berkeley Sociology.
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
BECAUSE PEOPLE MATTER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BPM
As CEO of BPM, Wallace focuses his attention on leading strategic initiatives that raise the Firm’s national prominence through the expansion into new markets, concentration on specialty services and business combinations in key markets.
NOVEMBER 28, 207
PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP
VP, FINANCE COMPLIANCE OFFICER & SOX, KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC. AND KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS
In addition to his leadership role at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Ramsey serves on the Board of Trustees at the California CPA Education Foundation.
DECEMBER 5, 2017
CEO AND FOUNDER, F2 OILFIELD SERVICES, AND NEOK ENERGY, LP
Bruce Braden is the CEO and Founder of F2 Oilfield Services in North Texas and NEOK Energy, LP in Oklahoma. In addition to operating energy service companies, Bruce also uses his entrepreneurial and leaderships skills in the real estate market where he devotes a majority of his time and energy.
His investments include The Stanford Storytelling Project, the Braden Diabetes Center at Marin General Hospital, and GGU’s School of Taxation. Braden is an active member of the Golden Gate University Board of Trustees and was a GGU Taxation instructor from 1978 to 1981. In recognition of his significant contributions to the university’s educational capabilities and services, GGU awarded Braden with the Amicus Award in 2012.
A Stanford University undergraduate alumnus and veteran of the United States Army, Bruce holds an MBA with a concentration in Taxation from Golden Gate University (’74).
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