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Frances Hesselbein to Speak at Moravian College about Leadership in a New World

Dr. Francs HesselbeinBethlehem, Pa., October  9, 2006— Dr. Frances Hesselbein, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute, (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), will present “Leading in a New Century, a New World,” on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium at Moravian College.  The title of the lecture is excerpted from the third part of her latest book, Hesselbein on Leadership.

A recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Moravian College in 2000, Hesselbein serves in the nonprofit and private corporate sectors, including the Veteran’s Corporation Advisory Board, Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, N.Y., and the Boards of the Center for Social Initiative, Harvard Business School, and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Management at the Kennedy School.  She is Chairman of the national board of directors for the Volunteers of America, and has been described “as a pioneer for women, diversity and inclusion.”  Her dedication and accomplishments have garnered many accolades including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor, awarded in 1998 in recognition of her leadership as Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts, U.S.A., and as founding president of the Drucker Foundation.  As CEO, Hesselbein is credited with the transformation of the Girl Scouts organization into an effective management structure with a strategic vision for the 21st century.

Hesselbein and General Eric K. Shinseki co-authored Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way in 2004. She is the Editor-in Chief of the quarterly journal Leader to Leader, and co-editor of a book with the same name.  One of the three volumes co-authored for the Drucker Foundation Future Series, The Leader of the Future, has been translated into sixteen languages, and she has writing credits for nineteen other publications in multiple languages.

Her career has been distinguished by the appointment to two Presidential commissions on community service by President Bush; the Legion of Honor Gold Medallion from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains; the Distinguished Alumni Fellows Award from the University of Pittsburg; the International ATHENA Award; the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising; the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series Award; the Juliette Award from the Girl Scouts of U.S.A.; and the Visionary Award from the American Society of Association Executives Foundation and many other honors.

The presentation, sponsored by the college’s Leadership Center, is free and open to the public.  Prosser Auditorium is located in Moravian’s Haupert Union Building, at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.

For more information, call 610 861-1491.