Wharton Club is Invited to a Special Columbia Caseworks Program in Philadelphia 11/16/15 6-8 pm

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Magrann Offices at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Columbia Caseworks: Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friendship), "What is the appropriate response of a leader in a crisis situation?" 


Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Philadelphia

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Magrann Offices at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, One Crescent Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cost: $25 for Wharton Club members and $30 for guests. Japanese fare will be provided.

Join Columbia Business School alumni for a discussion of leadership under crisis, led by Matthew Feely, who was the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy's Fleet Logistics Center, during the 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster.

This case will discuss the following: In the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the commanding officer of the US Navy's Fleet Logistics Center, located in close proximity to the center of the earthquake, was challenged to carry out the fleet's immediate mission: to provide disaster relief and logistics support to the people of the region. In doing so, the commanding officer had to address two key questions: How should he manage requests for help in the absence of required bureaucratic approvals? And what approach to leading the Japanese labor force would be most effective? As you learn of the officer's responses to the challenges he faced, you are asked to consider how a leader should behave in a crisis.

As part of the management faculty at Columbia Business School, Matthew Feely provides leadership lectures to MBA and Executive MBA candidates, as well as Senior Executive Program participants. He fuses theoretical knowledge with practical experience gained from his three decade-long navy career and his experience as commanding officer of the logistics organization that provided the assistance to Japan. Matt graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and has an MBA and a Ph.D. in decision sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University, and completed Columbia Business School's Senior Executive Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Kane Nakahara '90 at [email protected].

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