Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute

Leadership moves the world. In today's world of growing complexity, it is becoming essential to not only have knowledge, but to have the imagination to anticipate, adapt to and drive change.

The Leadership Seminar Series is a community service event free to the public. The seminars are hosted simultaneously live and online. The events are designed to enhance the effectiveness of emerging and established leaders.

Leadership Institute


Leadership Conference

Philosophy, Religion, & Worldview Expressions: Leadership for the 21st Century Conference

March 19-21, 2018

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2017-2018 Leadership Seminar Series Schedule

Crucial Conversations: Engaging Conversations That Matter
Dr. Kathryn Short, Professor of Education, California Baptist University

September 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Research has shown that strong relationships, careers, organizations and communities draw from the same source of power — the ability to talk openly about high-stakes, emotional and controversial topics. This seminar will discuss how influential leaders master their crucial conversations.

Remaining Civil in an Uncivil Society
Dr. Troy Hinrichs, J.D., Professor of Criminal Justice, California Baptist University

November 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

A nationwide study found that each generation in America believes that we are becoming increasingly uncivil. “More than nine in 10 of each adult generation – Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers, and the Silent Generation – believe that civility is a problem... The generations are also in agreement that incivility has reached crisis proportions in America.” (Civility in America 2014). This seminar explores reasons for public incivility and principles for restoring civility in our public and private spheres of influence.

How They Made It: Alumni Leadership Panel
Moderator, Mr. Mike Bishop, Senior Director California Baptist University, Career Center

January 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

CBU alumni and the Director of Career Services will provide vulnerable and valuable insights to new – early- mid- and senior level career professionals on how to excel in their personal and professional pursuits. The panel will provide principles on how to earn and win leadership roles and positions at various career stages.

Panel Members:

  • Daniel Bishop, Lead Pastor, The Grove Community Church, Class of 2006
  • Kathleen Kennedy, Director of State and Federal Programs, Alvord Unified School District, Class of 1983
  • C.L. Lopez, Human Services Communication Officer San Bernardino County, Class of 2003 and 2016
  • Joshua Moss, Director of CBU Alumni and Parent Relations, former high school principal, Class of 2003 and 2006.
  • Michele Nissen, City Manager Eastvale, Class of 2015

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Raising your Leadership Quotient: Improving Leadership Practices
Dr. John Shoup, Dean of the CBU School of Education

April 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Fortunately leadership can be learned and developed. Participants will develop their leadership quotient through a detailed overview of the leadership genre and essential perspectives, skills, and practices for exemplary leadership.