Hesburgh Lecture featuring Dr. Carolyn Woo
Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 PM
Grace in the Competitive World
The 2011 Hesburgh Lecture will feature Dr. Carolyn Woo, dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and future president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, discussing “Grace in the Competitive World”.
The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., on Wednesday, August 17, at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus, Opus Hall 201 & 202. Dean Christopher Puto, UST Opus College of Business, will provide an introduction. The event is sponsored by the SAIP Institute at UST’s Opus College of Business and The Notre Dame Club of Minnesota.
Given the highly competitive practices in our culture, Dr. Woo will question the role of grace in our work and behavior, and discuss ways to cultivate grace in contexts dominated by winning and competition.
Dr. Woo is dean of Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Woo’s research focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship and organizational systems. She has received numerous awards for her commitment to higher education, including the Salgo-Noren Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Master’s Programs and was inducted into the Order of the Griffin by Purdue University for exceptional service and commitment. She serves on the boards of AON Corporation and NiSource Inc. She also co-convenes the United Nations Global Compact initiative Principles for Responsible Management (PRME). Carolyn Woo, current dean of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, will leave the school to serve as president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The SAIP Institute fosters ethically and socially responsible organizational conduct by promoting, applying, adapting and continually improving the Self-Assessment and Improvement Process (SAIP), a method that enables organizations to appraise and enhance their performance on questions of corporate ethics, governance, and social responsibility.