October 11, 2012
5:30 to 8:30
2001 Point West Way
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Presentation 1: Jerry Estenson, PhD, Your world-incomprehensibly complex, volatile, and interconnected: Now make better decisions.
During more than 30 years in management, Jerry D. Estenson served as chief administrative and operations officer of a public agency and chief executive officer of two private corporations. Dr. Estenson consults extensively in the United States and Asia. His private clients have included:
Aerojet, INTEL, Sutter Health, Coopervision, Raley’s, and Holt Caterpillar. In the public sector, his list of past and current clients include: United States Army Corps of Engineers, State of California Franchise Tax Board, State of California Department of Transportation, State of California Department of Corrections, Sacramento, Region, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Alameda Contra Costa Transit, and Placer County. In addition he has conducted research for the Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff and Commander in Chief of the United States Special Operations Command.
Since 1980, he has taught organizational behavior and management for the University of California, Davis, St. Mary’s College of California, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently a professor in the California State University Sacramento College of Business and is a visiting Professor at Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and University of Southern California Executive Masters of Leadership program and at Bosporus University, Istanbul Turkey. He is also actively engaged in the development and delivery of Senior Executive Leadership Development Programs and is conducting research related to leadership behaviors of exemplary senior executives in business, government, and the military.
Dr. Estenson received his B.S. in Economics from the University of San Francisco. He holds an M.B.A. from Portland State University, Oregon and Master and Doctorate degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He served in the United States Army Special Forces as a Commissioned and a Special Forces Non-Commissioned Officer.
Presentation 2: Linda Villatore, M.F.A., “Occupational Agility”
We try to ignore and resist change. Yet, even things we have taken for granted are changing.
In a changing world it’s vital to be adaptable, future-oriented, and an effective thinker. Old behavior patterns can be our worst, or best, friend.
So, whether making ourselves indispensable to our employer or presenting ourselves to the employer we seek, we must constantly develop the agility needed to succeed in today’s unpredictable workplace. We must develop several new learning skills and the ability to apply multiple ways of thinking to a variety of situations. What are the core concepts involved? What skills do we need to cultivate? What do we need to unlearn, and what should we watch out for? How can we build up those vital, multifaceted career muscles, keeping our thinking agile and educating us for continual change?
Linda Villatore is formerly active PMI-SVC member, an award winning educator, television producer and marketing executive who often works one-on-one with leaders internationally to facilitate change. She has consulted with the US Army, state and local government, business and universities in the US and overseas. She creates custom courses as performance enhancing journeys to promote resilience in individuals, cohesion in groups, productivity in business, and a more positive future for our planet.
She authored such courses as; Women Who Run from Computers®, Bridging Four Generations at Work, Stress Reduction in the Workplace, Wellness of Mind, Body and Spirit, and the webinar series Sustainability in Commercial Building Operations.
She has recently been nominated for the Governor’s Environmental Economic Leadership Award.