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Graziadio School Hosted Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Annual Conference
The Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted the world’s top management educators in organizational behavior on Pepperdine's Malibu campus from June 13 through June 16.
The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society held its annual conference at the University, showcasing three days of peer learning, strategic curriculum development, and skills development sessions. In addition to the Graziadio School's own scholars, including Mark Mallinger, Edward Rockey, and Wayne Strom, leading management educators and researchers Edward Lawler, Craig Lundberg, Ray Miles, Jay Conger, Roy Lewicki, and Cindi Fukami were among the invited experts in the field who took part in the sessions.
Conference highlights included the 5th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC) Doctoral Institute, a two-day intensive interaction between doctoral candidates and prominent management scholars that addressed the question: "How will these emerging new PhD's become productive teachers and scholars, while enjoying a rewarding personal life?" Another highlight, the Pre-OBTC Conference Workshop, was designed to give participants the tools necessary to develop skills for teaching in an uncertain world. The workshop was facilitated by Judi Neal, President & CEO of the Association for Spirit at Work and author of Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks, Build Bridges, and Break New Ground (Greenwood/Praeger 2006).