Elizabeth (Ellie) Weldon, PhD
I am an independent executive education professor with twenty years of experience teaching in MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, and customized leadership development programs in North America, Europe, and Asia. As an independent professor, I work with business schools around the world to design and deliver executive education with impact. My goal is to help managers do their jobs better by delivering successful executive learning programs.
Over the past fifteen years, I have designed and delivered programs for IMD International, Duke’s Global EMBA program, Penn State University, Indiana University, University of Colorado, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China Europe International Business School, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, Peiking University, Insper Business School in Sao Paolo, the Petronas Leadership Centre in Kuala Lumpur, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Through my relationships with these schools, I have worked with many multinational and domestic companies, including Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Medtronic, Pepsi-Co International, Metso, and China Development Bank.
Most recently, I worked with Insper Business School in Sao Paulo to design and deliver a two-day leadership program for Odebrecht, a leading Brazilian conglomerate, and I taught in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Leadership Academy. In addition, I was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the Petronas Leadership Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The focus of my address was “Developing Change Leaders: Providing Insights + Tools + Skills to help your leaders succeed”. I also delivered a keynote lecture on “Becoming a Global Leader” in the Winter Enrichment Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
I have served as Professor of Executive Education at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Before joining CEIBS, I served as the H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked global provider of leadership development experiences. I was also Professor of Leadership and Management at IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I taught and designed executive programs focused on leadership, corporate renewal, and strategic human resource management. I have served on the faculties of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indiana University, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. I also served as an invited professor in the Global EMBA program in the Fuqua School at Duke University and the Executive MBA program at Beijing University.
I have received awards for my research from the Organization Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Emerald Publishing Group. I have also won several teaching awards.
I am the co-editor of Advances in Global Leadership, v. 4 (JAI press, 2006) and Management and Organizations in China (Macmillan, 2000). My article on Talent Management in China appeared in ‘Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative’ edited by Siller and Dowell (Jossey-Bass, 2009).Download complete CV Contact me.
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