The faculty of the Leadership Certificate 3.0 program bring practical, hands-on experience as well as sound exposure to the latest research and trends. Professors from the School of Business and Leadership, CEOs and seasoned consultants make the classroom experience rigorous, engaging and “real world.
TERENCE K. HIRD
Terence Hird has spent most of his over forty-year business career in international business. From 1972 through 1997 he worked for, managed and owned businesses in international trade and export. In 1997 he began a new and exciting career working as an international business consultant and educator. Having acquired entrepreneurial and management experience in most all facets of international business operations, he has a unique perspective on how to take a business global.
In 1999 Terry founded Negotiation-International to provide consulting and training in negotiation strategy for companies and governmental organizations. His website, www.negotiation-international.com features a popular and well-followed blog on negotiation. A popular and dynamic speaker, he provides keynote speeches on various topics related to the art of negotiation.
Terry teaches in various programs for UC Berkeley Extension. A 2004 UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor, his popular courses have included business negotiation, entrepreneurial venture creation, and international business strategy.
A 1968 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Terry obtained his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1980.
CHRISTOPHER LEEDS, Ph.D., MBA
Professor of Business and Leadership
Dominican University of California
Dr. Leeds possesses twenty years of corporate/consulting experience specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, business communications, and leadership development.
Academically, Chris serves as Professor in Dominican University of California’s School of Business and Leadership and as the University's Faculty Athletic Representative. Previously, Dr. Leeds served as Associate Dean at the Sneden Graduate School of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as faculty at the University of Illinois, Rush University, and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois.
Chris’ international experience includes research for the Swedish Employer’s Confederation, Stockholm, Sweden; service as a visiting professor at the ESCEM in Tours, France and the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Nagoya, Japan; and as a consultant in Germany.
Chris received his undergraduate degree in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University, and his MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
DENISE LUCY, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Leadership Studies
Professor, Business & Organizational Studies
Emerita Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dominican University of California
Dr. Denise M. Lucy is an expert in leadership and organizational change. She is a Professor of Business and Organizational Studies, Founder and Executive Director of the Dominican University of California’s Institute of Leadership Studies. She has 29 years experience in higher education as an educator and executive; first at the University of San Francisco and currently at Dominican since 1993. Some of her former professional roles include Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean, Associate Dean, Director of Marketing and Corporate Development.
As a professional manager and professor, she teaches and consults in leadership and team development, strategic planning, and organizational change, negotiation and conflict management. Her research interests include leadership and teams, small business enterprise, micro-finance poverty reduction, community leadership, civic engagement and corporate social responsibility.
MARK LUSNAR, Ph.D.
President, Founding Principal, Vertical Quest
Faculty, Business and Leadership
Dominican University of California
Mark is an organizational psychologist, executive coach and business school professor. His consulting practice, Vertical Quest Consulting, provides Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Management Skills Training, Teambuilding, and Assessments for Leaders, Managers and Teams. He also works with companies on developing business plans and facilitating management retreats. As an Executive Coach, Mark focuses on enhancing existing skills and improving management performance. In addition to consulting, he is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Leadership, Change Management, Communication and Team Dynamics in the Masters programs of Dominican University of California, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California at San Francisco. Mark's professional background spans 20+ years and includes management positions with Arthur Andersen and Staples. Mark earned his PhD in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Steve McMahon has over 30 years of experience as a senior Human Resource executive at both large and small companies in a variety of industries including transportation, financial services, food production and information technology.
He began his career with American Airlines where he was one of the youngest managers in the Company in charge of the Employment and College Relations functions. After receiving his MBA in Organization Behavior from the Harvard Business School, Steve joined Chase Bank as an Internal Strategy Consultant.
Moving to the west coast, Steve joined Castle and Cooke, Inc. (now Dole Foods) where he created the Company’s first Management Development and Training function. Next, Steve spent seven years with Fireman’s Fund/American Express successively as Director of Executive Resources, Executive Assistant to the COO, and Vice President of Human Resource.
After three years as an Executive Search Consultant, Steve joined Apple Computer where he ran the global Recruiting function, hiring nearly 5000 new employees over a two-year period. His next assignment with Apple was as HR Business Partner in the Asia Pacific Division that included operations in Australasia, Canada and Latin America.
In 1992, Steve joined Autodesk as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, Facilities and Community Affairs and was instrumental in the Company being named as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work for. Following four years at Ninth House, an on-line leadership development startup, Steve joined Hyperion Solutions (now part of the Oracle Corporation) as Vice President of Human Resources and Community Affairs.
For the past five years, Steve has been an independent consultant specializing in leadership and team development, executive coaching, and strategic HR management. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received a BA in history, obtained his coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
President and CEO, North Bay Leadership Council
Cynthia Murray is President/ CEO of North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC). NBLC is an employer-led public policy organization which represents the leading employers in the North Bay. NBLC’s goals are regional prosperity and improving quality of life by focusing on education, economic competiveness, transportation, and sustainability.
Murray served eight years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors and seven years on the Novato City Council, including one term as Mayor, where she led the reuse of Hamilton Army Air Field, the first transfer of a military base to private hands in the nation.
Murray received the 2010 Women in Business award from the North Bay Business Journal for her achievements in economic development. She serves on: Executive Committee of Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Bay Area Water Forum; Sonoma County Innovation Council, REAL Coalition, California Forward’s Business Advisory Committee, Dominican University’s Business Advisory Committee, and others.
Murray is a graduate of Rutgers University and spent 20 years in sales and marketing.
PATRICIA NEWMANN, MA
Principal, Partner in Change
A pioneer in workplace learning and change, Pat Newmann has 25+ years of successful experience helping individuals, work teams, and organizations achieve maximum effectiveness.
Pat taught leadership and communication classes at the University of Minnesota and Claremont Graduate School and is a Leadership Faculty Fellow at Dominican University. She regularly conducts workshops and presentations for a wide variety of professional organizations.
Prior to consulting, Newmann held senior leadership positions at PG&E, Hexcel Corp, and Lawrence Livermore Lab. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Minnesota and completed doctoral coursework in Organizational Behavior and Education at the University of California at Berkeley.
Kate Powers has over 20 years experience working throughout the United States as an organizational development consultant within a wide range of public and private sectors including finance, health care, government, education, the environment, energy, and private citizen’s groups.
Kate generates measurable results. Her work as a consultant, trainer, and coach for a financial organization in the Fortune 500 increased productivity by a reported 25% and reduced costs by 20%. Her work as a consultant, trainer and coach with a health care organization reduced the bottom line by 13%. Her work as a coach, consultant and facilitator for a prestigious University helped to reduce the budget by $60 million, a 21% savings in 16 months; and resolve a four-year personnel conflict which stopped the labor unions from intervening.
She has worked with over 30,000 managers and executives who are going through significant change initiatives such as reorganizations, re-locations, culture changes, and acquisitions. She designs comprehensive methodologies and cutting edge tools for individuals, teams, and organizations to develop excellence and solve the urgent problems of the 21st century.
Kate is a dynamic, award-winning teacher and has designed, developed, and facilitated hundreds of customized trainings in the key areas of change and transition, leadership development, coaching, communication, teambuilding, and innovation. She provides executive coaching for individuals and group coaching for teams, as well as 360 feedback assessments for executives and managers.
Kate has a Bachelors Science in Geology, and Masters of Science (Honors) in Marine Studies with a focus on Geologic processes and coastal erosion on the east coast of the United States.
Kate’s pro bono work has taken her to Rwanda to work with men, women, and children genocide survivors, to Indonesia to work with Desmond Tutu, and to South Korea to work for an international climate change summit.
FRANCO VICINO, Ph.D./MBA
Director, Leadership Development Programs
Faculty, Business Strategy & Leadership
Dominican University of California
CEO, Vici Associates International
As a 30 years professional in Business Strategy Assessment and Human Capital development, Dr. Vicino successfully contributed to high performing organizations, such as Coca-Cola, 3M, and American Express both at corporate levels as well as at the international subsidiary level addressing issues of market positioning executive assessment, and succession planning. In addition he has worked with mid-cap and small-cap firms providing a variety of services around organizational effectiveness. He has worked in 23 countries, and speaks a few languages.
He retired in 2002 as CEO of Vici Associates International a management consulting firm he founded 1979 with offices in Europe and the US. Presently he is a faculty member at Dominican University School of Business, a Fellow for the Institute of Leadership Studies, and a lecturer at the Harvard School of Business.
He lives in Sonoma with his wife Natalia, enjoying two grandsons, still giving a go at mountain biking, and fully supporting Sonoma Valley’s main industry.
John Philip Wyek’s two decades of US and international experience as a corporate executive include Director, Office of Strategic Research and Planning for Levi Strauss & Co. and European Director of Russell Athletic Sportswear. STRATEGIES CONSULTING, the consulting network he founded in Europe in 1992 and continues to direct has provided guidance to industry leaders such as Pfizer Pharmaceutical, NIKE, General Motors, FootLocker, Stride-Rite and others; as well as numerous mid-sized companies, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, he currently serves on the Adjunct Faculty at the School of Business and Leadership of Dominican University of California. He is also an Instructor for Dominican’s Institute of Leadership Studies. His areas of expertise include : Organizational Effectiveness, Executive Leadership Coaching, and Strategy Design/Implementation.
Keynote Speaker at Final Session: TBD
Franco Vicino, Ph.D., MBA
Director, Leadership Certificate
Faculty, Business Strategy