Founder of the Masters in Organizational Leadership Program at Alvernia Presenting at International Conference

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Two proposals accepted for the 17th Annual Global Conference for the International Leadership Association in Barcelona, Spain

“Historically the ILA receives hundreds of proposals so I am deeply honored to be presenting along with those doing cutting-edge research.”

The International Leadership Association (ILA) has accepted two proposals from Travis Berger, an assistant professor in the business department at Alvernia University and coordinator of the Masters in Organizational Leadership (MOL) program, for their conference October 14 -17, 2015.

Professor Berger is the co-author of these proposals with Dr. John Anderson, Professor of Sociology and the program coordinator for the Administration and Leadership Studies Doctoral Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The titles of the two presentations are; "Strategy's Contribution to the Leadership/Strategy (L/S) Conceptual Framework: Focus, Context, and Criteria" and "Presenting a Taxonomy of Leadership: The Foundation of the Leadership/Strategy (L/S) Conceptual Framework.”

Berger will present both papers at the ILA’s conference in Barcelona, since Dr. Anderson is unable to attend the conference.

The accepted presentations went through a rigorous peer-review process. These sessions, along with keynote presentations, round table discussions and pre-conference workshops are designed to let professionals share ideas, research and best practices on leadership.

This is the second year in a row that Professor Berger was accepted to present at this global conference.

Professor Berger explains that, “Historically the ILA receives hundreds of proposals so I am deeply honored to be presenting along with those doing cutting-edge research.”

In addition to his responsibilities coordinating Alvernia’s MOL program, Professor Berger teaches Alvernia’s MBA capstone course, MBA 680: Executive Leadership, and the MBA 675: Strategic Formulation & Implementation.

About the Masters in Organizational Leadership program
This selective program is offered in a small cohort model to promote collaboration and professional growth. Classes are offered in the evenings at Alvernia’s main campus in Reading, and are delivered in traditional, blended and online formats. Students who enroll in the fall cohort should graduate in fewer than two years.

The curriculum focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors essential for effectively leading teams, groups and organizations. By embracing a multidisciplinary approach, students gain a holistic perspective necessary for making decisions in today’s complex business environment.

About Alvernia
Alvernia is a thriving university that empowers students through real-world learning to discover their passion for life, while providing the education to turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment, helping them make the world a better place. Situated on a scenic 121-acre suburban campus in historic Berks County, Pa., the university of more than 3,000 students is conveniently located near Philadelphia (60 miles) and within an easy drive of New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. With a College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Studies, Alvernia today offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors and a range of graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels through its School of Graduate and Adult Education. Satellite sites are located in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County. As one of only 22 Franciscan institutions in the country, Alvernia’s focus on caring for each other, the environment and the community are joined with a challenging educational experience to provide an unparalleled environment to grow, develop and mature as a person and professional.

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