There’s a secret to getting promotions and moving up to executive levels within an organization. Jay Conger, CMC’s Henry R. Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies, is in on this secret. As one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership in business, Conger has coached thousands of managers and senior executives in leadership development. The key, according to his new book, is to be identified as a “High Potential.”
Two upcoming events will highlight women in leadership roles and their trajectories toward those roles.
Women and Leadership Workshop
The Claremont Colleges Women and Leadership Alliance, a joint endeavor to support and promote student programs at the Claremont Colleges that will highlight issues faced by women in leadership in business, government and the professions, will hold its 7th Annual Women and Leadership Workshop on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
When the Board of Trustees voted 40 years ago, on April 24, 1975, to turn CMC into a coeducational institution, historian Kevin Starr writes in his history of the college that the vote marked a major milestone in CMC's first 50 years.
Today, the opportunities for growth and enrichment for female students at CMC -- and The Claremont Colleges, in general -- is regularly addressed by the Women and Leadership Alliance, which gives special attention to issues touching on women's leadership in business and the professions.
Among the many traditions at CMC is its enviable track record in the number of students who win scholarships and fellowships among a nationwide (sometimes worldwide) field of highly competitive applicants. And this year is no different with CMCers finishing in the top rank of some of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. To date, 21 students from CMC have received grant awards this year from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.
Following is a list of CMC students who (as of April 1st) have received scholarships and fellowships.
Remarks made by CMC Board of Trustees Chairman David Mgrublian '82 P'11 on April 10, 2015
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
As many of you know, April 24th is a day of special significance in the Armenian community – it is the day we remember the Armenian Genocide. What you may not know is that on that day exactly 100 years ago, Ottoman authorities rounded up 250 Armenians in Istanbul who they felt posed the greatest threats to their plans to perpetrate a mass extermination.
One of the ways in which the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) contributes to the life of Claremont McKenna College students is by introducing them to academic conferences, whether it is by bringing conferences to campus, or by taking students away to them. Over the past semester, the KLI hosted the 23rd Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference; students also had the opportunity to attend the International Leadership Association and Net Impact conferences.
A classroom full of curious eyes stare back at me. I am the first American they have ever met. I am shorter and barely older than they are. I do not have teaching certification or a relevant degree. And yet, I am their English teacher. But as I have come to realize, I am also – in a way – their leader.