Alan Kolp Visits ESR as Friend in Residence for October 2009

Alan Kolp, former ESR Dean and currently the Moll Chair in Faith & Life and Professor of Religion at Baldwin-Wallace College, will be visiting ESR during the week of October 12th as Friend in Residence.

While on campus, Alan will be participating in two public events:

 Common Meal - October 13, 11:20-1 pm

 "Contemplation: A Quaker Pastoral Academic Benedictine Oblate’s Perspective"

Alan arrived from Germany to ESR in August, 1974, without being interviewed with a one year contract. He comes back to ESR, again without being interviewed, as an experienced academician, a former pastoral leader and still a Benedictine oblate. The thread through all this is a call to ministry---broadly understood and a rootedness in contemplative spirituality. In so doing he ascribes to Thomas Merton’s conviction that contemplation is the highest expression of human intellectual and spiritual life

 Afternoon workshop - October 16, 12:15-4 pm (lunch included, RSVP requested)

Presented by Alan Kolp and Peter Rea

“Innovating with Effectiveness, Leading with Integrity”

In a Post-Enron, economically depressed time and the global economic realities that characterize the 21st century all three segments of American life---profit, non-profit, and government--- have no choice but to be innovative and do that with integrity.  The workshop focuses on the innovative process for imagining a viable future.  Some attention will be given to the link between innovation and entrepreneurial activity and the connection to need for integrity to undergird the process. 

Alan Kolp earned degrees from Guilford College, Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Alan is co-author with Peter Rea of the 2006 book, Integrity is a Growth Market: Character-Based Leadership.  Much of the work he does now focuses on the global aspects of business and human interaction.  He is in demand as a speaker, retreat leader and, along with Peter Rea, a consultant for businesses, non-profit organizations, and a variety of faith communities. During 2007 and 2008 Alan and Peter led seminars in Russia, China, Lithuania, Brazil, England, India, as well as locally in the USA. In 2006 Alan received BW’s Bechberger Award for Human Development, one of the three prestigious awards Baldwin-Wallace College faculty can receive.  And then in 2008 he and Peter Rea, his colleague and co-author, received the Gigax Faculty Scholarship Award.

Peter Rea is the Burton D. Morgan Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies at Baldwin-Wallace College, and co-authored Integrity is a Growth Market and Leading with Integrity with Alan Kolp.  From 1994 until 2006, he was chairman of the Business Administration Division at Baldwin-Wallace College.  From 1989 to 1994, he was Associate Academic Dean at Baldwin-Wallace College.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Akron, a Masters of Arts from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University where he graduated summa cum laude.  He has completed postdoctoral studies in international marketing and business, and marketing strategy at the University of South Carolina, Memphis University, Carnegie Mellon University and Duke University. 


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Earlham School of Religion
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Phone: 765-973-2158
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Event Date: 
10/12/2009 (All day) - 10/16/2009 (All day)