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Peak Paradigms of Leadership and Teamwork

Successful leaders do more than get their teams to the top. They build strong organizations to guarantee long-term success.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ed Bernbaum and Jerry Garfield, principals of Peak Paradigms: Leadership & Teamwork (www.peakparadigms.com), draw powerful paradigms from celebrated mountains around the world to help you develop the full range of leadership and team-building skills needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace, paradigms such as:
  • Mount Everest — a paradigm for setting and attaining goals that will stretch your organization and motivate people to do their utmost
  • Mount Sinai — a paradigm for transforming your organization through instilling a sense of calling and service
  • Mount Fuji — a paradigm for building strong teams and resilient organizational cultures
Their presentation—filled with spectacular photography and compelling stories, and accompanied with a hands-on training exercise based on one of these paradigms—provides you with practical lessons and experiences to take back and use in your work and everyday life.

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Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 
Location: Orrick, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cost:  $20 for WCNC members. Members of Affiliate Clubs:  $20 per person. Non-member alumni and other guests: $40 per person. Registrations after 4:00pm on October 23rd are an extra $10 per ticket. Cancellations after October 23rd are at the discretion of the WCNC. No charge for Wharton Club Gold Ticket Members (but remember as always to register via the above 'Register Online' link). New membership is available at http://www.whartonclub.com/memsub.html.


Edwin Bernbaum, Ph.D., has designed and co-led the Wharton and Himalayan leadership seminar treks to Mt. Everest in Nepal for over ten years and has conducted leadership programs for the Wharton Executive Education Program in New York and California. He has given keynotes and conducted workshops on leadership and teamwork for corporations and business organizations such as Sprint, Gene Logic, the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE), Navigant Consulting, and the International Association for Management Education.

Ed has also lectured widely to audiences such as the National Geographic Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. Ed directed a program for The Mountain Institute based on the inspirational value of mountain environments working with National Parks such as Yosemite and Mount Rainier. His award-winning book Sacred Mountains of the World was the basis for an exhibit of his photographs at the Smithsonian Institution. He is featured in “Beyond the Mountaintops: Extraordinary Mountaineers, Extraordinary People,” an exhibit at the American Mountaineering Museum on eight climbers who have pioneered advances in climbing and humankind.

He has a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, with graduate work at Harvard in social psychology and anthropology.

Jerry Garfield works with organizations such as Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, General Electric, the American Red Cross, and MedImmune Biotech. With two certifications and
twenty years of experience in change management, Jerry provides executives with strategic transition tools as they lead mergers, acquisitions, layoffs, and work redesigns. For twenty-five years Jerry has provided leadership coaching and training for executives in learning and development programs such as the University of California’s Clinical Leaders Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nursing Leadership Program, and as co-founder and facilitator of the Marin Leaders Institute.

Clients in corporate, not-for-profit, and government entities rate his highly interactive programs as “exceeding expectations,” and “highly effective.”

In the health care sector, Jerry has worked closely for twenty years with clinical and non-clinical administrators and managers, supervisory staff, physicians, nurses, and allied health practice leaders. He was executive leadership coach for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of California, San Francisco’s Clinical Leaders Institute.

Published articles include “Training Tomorrow's Leaders Today” (Consulting Today), “Building Effective Teams in Real Time” (Harvard Management Update), and “Re-linking Life and Work: Toward a Better Future” (Ford Foundation). Links to these articles and approaches and tools can be found at www.jerrygarfield.com.

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