Presentation Details

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Mentoring Revisioned: Collaboration Replaces Competition

Dr Marilynn Butler, Dr Catherine Hackney, Dr JoAnne M. Podis.

Through an interactive discussion presenters will define a contemporary paradigm for leadership that will focus on the mentorship function. Participants will be placed into small groups for an activity using guided story-telling methodology. The exercise will enable the presenters and participants to deconstruct their stories in order to discover themes that will be examined in light of the contemporary leadership theories that have been presented.
The workshop will be designed using theories drawn from feminist ethics, emotional intelligence, and the combined more than fifty years of educational institutional leadership that the presenters represent.


Dr Marilynn Butler  (United States)

Ursuline College

Dr Catherine Hackney  (United States)

Ursuline College

Dr JoAnne M. Podis  (United States)
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs
Ursuline College

JoAnne M. Podis is professor of English and vice president for academic affairs at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She has more than 25 years experience in higher education, including both teaching and administration. She has published and presented in areas such writing pedagogy, popular culture, and film, and is the co-author of three composition textbooks. Her doctorate in British literature, with a concentration in nineteenth century literature, was earned at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Inclusion
  • Egalitarianism
  • Equity
  • Community
  • Culture
  • Self-worth
  • Respect
  • Diversity
  • Justice

(60 min. Workshop, English)