Transform Your Organization – an Introduction to Servant Leadership

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

January 10, 2014: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn to be a leader in your organization!


Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

This hour will focus on how to be a leader in transforming your organization by focusing on the principles of servant leadership, centered on the modern servant leadership movement founded by Robert K. Greenleaf, who believed that a better society could be built if the organizations that comprised it were better.

Participants will learn what servant leadership is and how to become a servant-leader through the implementation of key practices. Servant-institutions serve their employees, customers, and business partners and community partners. This workshop will touch on the characteristics of servant-institutions in business by sharing case studies of businesses implementing them.


Booth Student          $ 5.00
Non-member            $ 10.00
UCWBG member      No Fee


Register Online

Be sure to provide your email address. Instructions for joining into the webinar will be emailed to registrants the evening of Thursday, January 9th.

Deadline: 1/9/2014

Speaker Profiles

Joseph J. Iarocci (Speaker)
CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

Joseph J. Iarocci joined the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership as Chief Executive Officer in 2012.

Before joining the Greenleaf Center, Joe spent 13 years with CARE USA, one of the world's largest international nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ending extreme poverty. Joe joined CARE in 1998 as General Counsel, was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2004 and Chief of Staff in 2008. During that time, Joe also spent a year managing CARE's external relations team, which included fundraising, advocacy, marketing and communications.

Joe practiced business law prior to joining CARE, representing individual entrepreneurs as well as multinational corporations. He was a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Lamar, Archer & Cofrin and associated with Shearman & Sterling in New York City. Joe is a regular speaker and teacher on the subjects of leadership and the practical intersection of public and private sectors.

In 2012, Joe became a Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He is also an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a member of the associated faculty at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

Joe currently serves on the boards of Social Accountability International, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and Citizen Effect. His past board service includes the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, MicroVest microfinance fund, the Piedmont Hospital Ethics Committee and the Theatrical Outfit.

Joe received his A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University with honors, his J.D. from the Cornell Law School and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while attending the Columbia University School of Law as a visiting student. Joe also holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology.


Elene Cafasso, '87 
Booth MBA Grad/VP Programs 2 @ UCWBG