Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership Forum
Once a year, an internationally recognized speaker comes to the Twin Cities to engage Saint Mary’s faculty, staff, and students, and the local business community in conversation. From global migration to microfinance, world-altering events to the new world order, the Hendrickson Forum is a venue for thought-provoking information. Also at the Forum, a local leader receives the Hendrickson Institute Medal for Ethical Leadership and speaks briefly about their professional experiences.
Hendrickson Forum 2018
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Thursday, April 24, 2018
Saint Mary's University Center
2540 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
2017 What's Next? Making Sense of a Global Economy
As The Economist’s editor-in-chief and former Washington editor, economics editor, and business affairs editor, Zanny Minton Beddoes delivers unmatched insights and global perspective on the various economic elements at work in presentations that are constantly evolving along with global economic conditions and circumstances.
2016 Global Leadership: Our Future with China
Jon Huntsman, Jr., former Governor of Utah (2005–2009) and former United States Ambassador to China (2009–2011) presented "Global Leadership: Our Future with China." Huntsman shared his keen insights behind modern news headlines—from China and the economy to business abroad, as well as intellectual property protection.
2015 The Ethics of Cyber Security
James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, presented "The Ethics of Cyber Security." He brought to light how in our increasingly connected world, we digitally share more and more of our personal information, the security risks that brings, and what can be done at the business, national, and international levels to ensure our data security.
2014 Main Street Versus Wall Street
Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC, presented "Main Street vs. Wall Street and the New Financial Paradigm." Named second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, Bair challenged “too big to fail” institutions on behalf of “Main Street.” Bair addressed turning short-term gratification into long-term economic stability, producing value to generate meaningful economic gains, and looking toward global challenges.
2013 Rocking the World Order
Dr. Ian Bremmer, president, of Eurasia Group, presented "Rocking the World Order: How Changing Politics, Economics, and Geography Impact Us." He addressed the seismic shifts taking place in the world order that affect the global economy and rise (and fall) of nations. He shared what experts track and also precautions people can take.
2012 Why Wikipedia Matters
Sue Gardner, executive director of Wikimedia Foundation, presented "Why Wikipedia Matters." With nearly half a billion readers at the time, Wikipedia’s regarded as the most popular encyclopedia in human history. Gardner discussed how Wikipedia has changed access to information and what the future might hold.
2011 Social Capitalism
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, presented "Social Capitalism: An ‘App’ to Fight Poverty." Novogratz reported on Acumen’s progress in addressing practical health, food, and business issues based on her extensive international experience. Her empowering approach brought about change in global aid and development in the U.S. and abroad.
2010 Global Migration
Dr. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, professor of globalization and education at New York University, presented "Global Migration: Best Practices for Business and Society in a Changing World." At the time, one in every 35 people traveling via plane were working, living, or moving across national borders. Suarez-Orozco discussed modern migration and the profound implications for individuals, businesses, and society.
2009 Leadership in a Global Economy
John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia, presented "Leadership in a Global Economy." Howard discussed the role of world leaders in a new century, events addressing the growing concerns of globalization and global economics, the environment, and threats to international security. He explained ways and the degrees to which China, India, and the Pacific Rim may participate.
2008 Globalization and the Economy of the Future
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, presented "Globalization and the Economy of the Future." He provided a briefing on the world’s economy with commentary on globalization, where it’s headed, and opportunities for positive impact.
Medal for Ethical Leadership
Inge Thulin, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of 3M
Mary Brainerd, president and CEO, HealthPartners
Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes
Doug Baker, Jr., chair and CEO of Ecolab, Inc.
Yvonne Cheung Ho, CEO of MEDA (retired)
Richard Davis, president of U.S. Bancorp
Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota
Charles Denny, president and CEO of ADC Telecommunications (retired)
Warren and Mary Lynn Staley, CEO of Cargill (retired) and philanthropists
Nominees for the award will be ethical leaders that reflect and have demonstrated the following principles noted in Doing Right in a Shrinking World by Brother Louis DeThomasis and Neal St. Anthony:
- An attitude that embraces diversity, differences, and ambiguity;
- An appreciation for the gift of globally diverse cultures including our own;
- A creative imagination that leads not to change, but to transformation;
- The language of stewardship and abundance that transcends ideology;
- An acceptance of and enthusiasm for the positive integration of faith and finance;
- An unwavering commitment to do good and to give more; and
- Faith that the outcome of giving more is that we receive more for ourselves, and for all of humankind.
Nominees should demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Makes a significant contribution to the community
- Employs ethical approaches that are innovative or creative, whether for a business or the community
- Provides an example of an ethical decision that was in some way transformational for others (employees, customers, volunteers, the community) and the resources and influence used to accomplish this
- Serves as a role model for young and emerging ethical leaders
The medal may be presented to any individual who is an ethical business leader and lives in the 11-county Twin Cities metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, or Wright counties) or the three-county Winona area (Olmsted, Wabasha, or Winona counties).
Those not eligible for this award include employees, current students, and those involved in governance, on a paid or volunteer basis, of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
About the Hendrickson Institute
The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership is a center for excellence at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the formation of ethical leadership skills in our students and our community. By providing a forum for the exploration of ethical issues, the institute supports the university’s mission to "awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.”
Through intense inquiry on issues of ethical leadership and by fostering personal relationships, the institute is a resource for our students and our communities to explore, examine, and discover the truths in the world around us and the character within each of us.
Hendrickson Forum Sponsors:
For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Hendrickson Forum, please contact Senior Development Director Annette Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-728-5199.