Global Leadership Advancement Center

2013-2014 Academic Year
Charles Schwab with GLAC staff

A Message From Our Executive Director

I'd like to express my thanks to our Global-Leaders-in-Residence and GLAC staff, especially Bobbi Makani, for their continued successful efforts in producing the 2014 Social Innovation Leadership Forum. They also deserve commendation for several new initiatives -- the Freshmen Passport Program with its graduate Cohort Leader Program, the GLLab free-standing training modules, and the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership. I'm especially grateful that they continued to maintain and grow GLAC programs while I was on sabbatical this year.  


Joyce Osland

Executive Director of GLAC

San Jose State University

Announcing a New Fall Program! Advanced Global Leadership Certificate Program

Drs. Gretchen Lester, Marlene Turner, and Joyce Osland proposed a new 3-course online or hybrid graduate certificate program designed for a wide variety of global particiants from all sectors. If the approval process continues as planned, the first course will be offered by Joyce Osland in Fall 2014.
Charles Schwab - Global Speaker Series
Charles Schwab, Chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation, philanthropist and author, was featured in our annual Global Leader Speaker Series on March 5, 2014.  Mr. Schwab answered audience questions, moderated by Dean David Steele, concerning "The Role of Financial Services in the Global Economy" and his journey as a well-respected entrepreneur and innovator. Don Lucas, who with his wife Sally recently endowed the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, presented Mr. Schwab with an award. 
Don Lucas and Charles Schwab
GLAC Training & Development Programs
New Freshman Passport Program
Global Leadership Passport Program was expanded and offered in Fall 2013 to all incoming LCoB freshmen. They were invited to a LCoB Launch Day that included a GLAC Passport Program orientation, GLLab teamwork module, and talks by global business leaders Annette Finsterbusch, Nancy Long, and Dave Wilde.

Cohort Challenge 2014

GLAC held its first-ever global team scavenger hunt for fifty freshman in the Global Leadership Passport Program. Despite the rain, they raced across campus in teams chasing clues that lead them to the site of programs promoting global opportunities, cultural understanding, and student success.


German-US Global Leadership Lab at SJSU

The Global Leadership Laboratory (GLLab) held a week-long session from March 10-14, 2014 with 16 SJSU MBA students and ten masters students from Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. 
Social Innovation Leadership Forum (SILF)
The 2014 SILF had 278 participants from various sectors, a 12% increase over last year. With the help of SJSU IT and Cisco teams, we were able to increase our virtual impact by providing WebEx and Telepresence support for key sessions. This year more SJSU colleges and external universities took part.   
The morning agenda panels and interactive sessions laid the groundwork for the afternoon Community Challenge in which groups brainstormed innovative solutions to either homelessness or educational technology. Some groups are continuing to meet and attendees were invited to join our network (SVSILN).
Thanks to Bobbi Makani for directing the Social Innovation Initiative for the last 2 years. 
2013 Research Symposium
On August 8, 2013, GLAC co-sponsored the Advances in Global Leadership Symposium with the Institute for Simulation & Training at the University of Central Florida, under the leadership of Drs. Joyce Osland and Shawn Burke. 
This working symposium was attended by 45 well-known scholars and doctoral students from various fields who read, critiqued and discussed draft chapters for the upcoming volume in the Advances in Global Leadership series. Volume 8, co-edited by Joyce Osland, Ming Li, and Ying Wang, is scheduled for publication by Emerald in June 2014. 
GLAC Staff


Joyce Osland, Executive Director and Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership

Marlene Turner, Interim Executive Director

Bobbi Makani, Social Innovation Director, Resigned

Jeffrey Gaines, Assistant Director

Gretchen Lester, Professor of Global Leadership

Pamela Wells, Passport Program Coordinator

Stacy Wheeler, Program Analyst and Cohort Leader Supervisor, Resigned 2014

Jacquelyn Peterson, Marketing and Programs Coordinator

Carmen Pan, Student Assistant

Silma Lange, Research Assistant


In This Issue
New Advanced GL Certificate Program
Charles Schwab
New Freshman Passport Program
SILF 2014
Research Symposium
GLAC Staff
Global Leader-In-Residence
Board Members
New Research
Colette Menzel 
 New Global 


Colette Menzel, Director of PMO at Corra Inc., started sharing her project management expertise on GLAC's online system for tracking student participation in the Passport Program in summer 2013. She is also a frequent and popular guest speaker in Lucas College and Graduate School MIS courses. 
 Andy Chung
2014 Scholar-In-Residence 


Seungwha Chung, Professor of Management in the School of Business and Director of the Center for Business and Government at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea visited in March. 
Global Leadership Book  
Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development, co-authored by Joyce Osland, was nominated as one of the top ten leadership books published in 2013 and won the University of San Diego's Leadership Book Award for Scholarship. 
"The Context of Expert Global Leadership" by Joyce Osland, Allan Bird & Gary Oddou won the Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. This chapter appears in
Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 7, 2012. 

Board Members 


Annette Finsterbusch

Colby Stuart

David Steele

Janet Bennett

Jeremy King

John Baird

John Picone

Bradley Maihack

Mary Calegari

Richard Okumoto


Research Productivity
Since 2008, GLAC faculty has made 110 presentations and produced 46 publications. See GLAC faculty research on our website.

Since its inception in Fall 2008, the GLLab has educated a total of 654 SJSU students, 33 Canadian EMBA students and 71 German masters.

GLAC's Mission

Advancing, fostering, disseminating cutting-edge knowledge on global leadership and its development.


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The Global Leadership Advancement Center is funded by the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation