Crisis Leadership: The Road to Recovery

Christine Essel

President & CEO, Southern CA Grantmakers

Gregory C. Scott

President & CEO, Community Action Partnership, OC

Rochelle Bailis

VP of Marketing, LeaseLock

Corinne Bendersky

PhD. Professor, Mgmt. & Orgs., UCLA Anderson

July 1, 2020 11:00 AM    Webinar

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The pandemic and the recent protests and events surrounding George Floyd’s death have challenged organizational leaders in responding to their stakeholders, shareholders and fellow citizens. What lessons and management strategies can help chart the journey ahead as state economies reopen and communities engage in conversations about racism, diversity and inclusion? What leadership qualities and behaviors will be valued by institutions and various constituencies? How will creativity, innovation and collaboration continue to play a role in problem-solving in this new environment?

Please join our panelists and moderator for this webinar. 

  • Christine Essel, President & CEO, Southern California Grantmakers
  • Gregory C. Scott, President & CEO, Community Action Partnership of Orange County
  • Rochelle Bailis, VP of Marketing, LeaseLock
  • Corinne Bendersky (moderator), PhD. Professor, Management & Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Christine Essel is the President & CEO of Southern California Grantmakers, a vibrant community of over 300 philanthropic organizations. SCG mobilizes our members and partners to learn, connect, and take bold actions for equitable impact in our region and beyond. Since her appointment in 2013, Essel has led SCG to triple its membership base, foster relationships with government agencies, innovate on programming, and build a strong advocacy arm. She brings a wealth of experience to SCG, including a deep knowledge of the region and a passion for forging creative solutions to complex community challenges. Prior to SCG, she spent her career building relationships and expertise in corporate philanthropy, finance, real estate development, and government relations. In recognition of her work at SoCal Grantmakers, she received the Leader of the Year Award from the Southern California Leadership Network in 2016 and was named to the Non‐Profit Times “Power and Influence Top 50” in 2016 and 2017.

Gregory Scott serves as the President & CEO of Community Action Partnership of OC (CAP OC), a leading national network championing the war on poverty, racial and economic equity, strengthening families, education and youth development, financial stability, and community and economic development. He also has served as President and CEO of New Directions for Veterans and the Weingart Center, both in Los Angeles, California. He has been honored with many accolades; among them are the Joining Forces award from Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden (for a comprehensive national Veterans support initiative), Lifetime Achievement Award, Ford Unsung Hero Award, Weingart Center Community Award, National Black MBA Association Community Hero Award, J.U.G.S. Los Angeles Community Leadership Award, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Community Leadership Award, and the Bank of America Builders Award. He was also recently featured in the inaugural Suite Life SoCal Magazine.

Corinne Bendersky is a Professor of Management and Organizations and is an expert in workplace conflict, status, justice, and inclusion in teams and organizations. Bendersky’s research resonates in constructive and concrete ways both in academe and business. Bendersky teaches in UCLA Anderson’s full-time and fully employed MBA programs, and in many of its executive education programs. As faculty director of the human resources roundtable known as HARRT, Bendersky engages with a mix of academic, consultant and practitioner knowledge of cutting-edge human resources topics with the roughly 50 corporate HR executives who are members. As founder of Morpho Leadership Development, she consults with corporate and public service agency executives, particularly on conflict management and diversity and inclusion.


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