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The Power of Three: Managing Life's Challenges

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8:30am - 9:30am
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Drucker Business Forum presented Alisa Griffis in conversation with Margaret Grogan. Alisa Griffis is a professor of education at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she is the head of Educational Research in the Master's in Education Program. She teaches all classes in the M.Ed. program as well as undergraduate English. Dr. Griffis has a B.A. degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, an M.S. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in brain research in learning and methods of learning acquisition. Dr. Griffis wrote The Power of Three: Managing Life in a Hectic World after observing so many energetic professionals begin to wear down after years of being overly busy. In today's world, busy adults are compelled to accomplish many feats all at once. Parents and professionals alike juggle tasks and feel pressured to do and achieve even more. This leads to "the crazies" we have all experienced exhaustion, panic, weight gain, stress, broken health, and/or lack of peace. Margaret Grogan is currently professor of educational leadership and policy, as well as dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. A frequent keynote speaker, she has published many articles and chapters and has authored, co-authored, or edited five books. Her latest, co-authored with Charol Shakeshaft, is entitled Women in Educational Leadership (2011). Her current research focuses on women in leadership, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and leadership for social justice.