Participants at the 3rd Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable – 2016
Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable
It is with great pleasure that we announce the third edition of the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable, which will take place on 1 and 2 September 2016 at the Bifrost University in Iceland. For the third version of the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable in 2016, we aim to bring together a small group of active servant leadership researchers in a setting that allows for creativity, brainstorming and setting the agenda for the future of global servant leadership research. Please find information on registration, accommodation and transport below.
Dirk van Dierendonck (RSM, Erasmus University), Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir (Bifrost Univ. and Univ. of Iceland) and Kathleen Patterson (Regent University, Virginia Beach)
An agreement has been made with Administrative Sciences in relation to the third Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable about a Special Issue “Servant Leadership, New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice”. More information will be available at the Roundtable. Please see their website here: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/admsci/special_issues/servant_leadership.
Conference fee (payment in ISKR):
- Early bird registration before 1st July 2016: is ISKR 42.000 (approx. € 295 and USD 325)
- Late registration from 1st July 2016: is ISKR 49.000 (approx. € 345 and USD 380)
Conference fee includes attendance of all sessions, lunch at both days, dinner at both conference days, coffee and tea during the day & a short excursion.
Not included are an informal dinner on Wednesday evening, drinks during the dinners, transport from the airport to Bifröst and accommodation.
Agenda- 3th Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable
- Dinner, informal get-to-know each other (buffet; not including in conference fee, please register separately).
- Setting the stage: Dirk van Dierendonck, Servant Leadership: pitfalls, challenges and opportunities
Thursday 1st September
9.00 Welcome – Vilhjálmur Egilsson, rector, Bifröst University.
9.15 First round presentations – Understanding servant leadership
- Bob Liden et al. More than handholding, sunshine, and lollipops: The role of “though love” in servant leadership
- Peter Sun, The motivational foundation for servant leadership: implications for research and practice
- Sigurdur Ragnarsson et al. The practice of servant leadership, a literature overview.
11:00 Second round presentations – Measuring Servant Leadership
- Jim Laub, Measure what you value
- Justin Irving, The Purpose in Leadership Inventory: Applications for Servant Leadership Research and Practice
13:30 Third round presentations – Quantitative results I
- Jari Hakanen, Building employee well-being through servant leadership – findings from the Finnish Spiral of Inspiration project
- Vincent Giolito et al, Servant Leadership and eudaimonic wellbeing
- Marta Herrero, Can servant leaders help their workers to achieve their daily goals? Servant leaders as promotors of daily meaningfulness
14:45 Short Break
15:00 Fourth round presentations – Integrating SL into the organizational context.
- Floor Slagter, Understanding the leader’s role in strategic alignment within organizations.
- Lotta Dellve, Servant leadership with logics of vision and trust builds the capacity for improvement of sustainable health care service – practice
- Carl Coetzer, A conceptual framework to operationalize servant leadership within an organization.
17:00 Fifth round presentations – Quantitative results II
- Kasper Edwards et al. How is social capital linked to servant leadership in hospital settings?
- Tricia Berry, The relationship between servant leadership, job satisfaction and organizational commitment for virtual employees
- Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir et al. Is there a link between servant leadership and health promoting environment in hospitals?
- Emin Duyan, Servant Leadership for justice and performance: Hospitality industry sample from Turkey
18.15 End of the first day
19.30 Dinner (buffet, inclusive)
Friday 2nd September
9.00 Sixth round presentations – The 21th century challenge and Millennials
- Patterson et al. The Narcissistic Millennial: The Death of servant leadership or a mythe?
- Norris et al. Mentorship and servant leadership: The Key to the millennial generation
- Robert Jack, Is Greenleaf green?
10.45 Seventh round presentation – Teaching Servant Leadership
- Thomas Thibodeau, Pilgrims in an emerging discipline: The Viterbo University Story.
- Armin Pircher Verdorfer, Examining mindfulness as a potential route to humility, motivation to lead and actual servant leadership behaviors
- Don Frick, Greenleaf’s Inner disciplines: Wisdom for the digital age.
13.00 Bus-tour and a hiking trip around Borgarfjörður area (inclusive). – Deildartunguhver, Reykholt, Hraunfossar.
16.30 Next steps towards a Global Servant Leadership Research Program.
Concluding interactive session. -Dirk van Dierendonck & Floor Slagter
18.00 End of program
19.00 Dinner (inclusive)
Accommodation – Hótel Bifröst
Special offer to Global Roundtable participants at Hótel Bifröst
- Room – one bed: 70 Euros/ room / night with breakfast
- Room – two beds: 100 Euros / room / night with breakfast
- Room – three beds: 136 Euros / room / night with breakfast
Please book a room via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Global Roundtable 2016).
To book an informal dinner on Wednesday (31st Aug) (€ 30) please send an email to: email@example.com (subject: Dinner Wednesday).
For those interested the same offer is open for Global Roundtable participants the week before and the week after the conference.
Sightseeing trip for Global Roundtable participants
Friday 2nd September we have arranged a short sightseeing trip (approx 3hrs) for Global Roundtable participants. Among places we will visit are:
Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring
Reykholt, the home of Iceland’s best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241.
Hraunfossar, springs of subterranean water seep through the lava.
Further information about the sight-seeing trip Friday 2nd September will be provided during the conference. Please bring comfortable shoes and jackets.
Transport from Keflavík Airport and between Reykjavík and Bifröst
Bifröst is located in West Iceland (147 km from Keflavík Airport) see map here. There is public bus transport from Reykvík to Bifröst but only few times every day. For people interested in hiring a rental car we recommend Höldur Car Rental. See information on driving safely in Iceland here, here and here:
Public Flybus from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík
Special shuttle to Bifröst for Global Roundtable participants (and again from Bifröst)
The trip from Reykjavík to Bifröst is 107 km (90 min drive). For Global Roundtable participants we have arranged a shuttle from Reykjavík BSÍ Bus terminal 31st August and from Hótel Bifröst 3rd September as follows:
- From Reykjavik to Bifröst, Wednesday 31st August at 5 pm (17.00), from Bus terminal, BSI. One way: Reykjavík-Bifröst (ISKR 10.000 (approx. 70 Euros and 77 USD)). Please book a seat on this shuttle here:
- From Hótel Bifröst to Reykjavík, Saturday 3rd September at 9 am (9:00). One way: Bifröst -Reykjavík (ISKR 10.000 (approx. 70 Euros and 77 USD)). Please book a seat on this shuttle here:
- From Reykjavik to Bifröst, Wednesday 31st August at 5 pm (17.00), from Bus terminal, BSI. & From Hótel Bifröst to Reykjavík, Saturday 3rd September at 9am (9:00). Round trip: Reykjavík-Bifröst & Bifröst-Reykjavík – Keflavik Airport (ISKR 20.000 (approx. 140 Euros and 154 USD)). Please book seats on these shuttles here:
Book a round-trip: Reykjavík – Bifröst & Bifröst – Reykjavík (Keflavik Airport)
A Public event on servant leadership in Reykjavík Tuesday 30th August 17:30 – 19:00
University of Iceland, Bifröst University and Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership Iceland have, in relation to the Global Roundtable, arranged a public event on servant leadership in Reykjavík Tuesday 30th August at 17:30 – 19:00. Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck and Prof. Kathleen Patterson will talk about interesting aspects on servant leadership. The event is open for public and is located at University of Iceland, mainbuilding.
Travelling & Interesting sites:
Car Rental. For people interested in hiring a rental car we recommend Höldur Car Rental.
Visit Iceland – information about travelling in Iceland.
Maps on Iceland, overview maps
Bifröst University is located in West Iceland, 90 min drive from Reykjavík.
- The area around Bifröst offers a great variety of interesting sights.
- Borgarnes, town, 20 min drive from Bifröst.
- The Settlement Center Borgarnes
- Trips in West Iceland, information about trips in West Iceland.
Some interesting sites in West Iceland:
- Húsafell, hotel, geothermal spa.
- Húsafell, art
- Snorrastofa, Reykholt, historical site, Icelandic Sagas (author Snorri Sturluson, 1206-1241), ca. hours drive from Bifröst.
- Langjökull glacier, man-made ice tunnel.
- Snæfellsnes Peninsula, ca hours drive from Bifröst.
- Deildartunguhver, hotspring, located in West Iceland. See their webpage.
Iceland’s Water Cure. Can the secret to the country’s happiness be found in its communal pools? By DAN KOISAPRIL 19, April 2016. The New York Times Magazine.
West Iceland, travelling tips (lonely planet)
Some videos from Iceland:
The third edition of the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable 1-2 September 2016 at the Bifröst University in Iceland
For the third version of the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable in 2016, we aim to bring together a small group of active servant leadership researchers in a setting that allows for creativity, brainstorming and setting the agenda for the future of global servant leadership research. This will be a co-creation event with a specific research focus. What we envision is a format that combines the familiar conference setting of presentations with structured short group discussions.
A short history:
The idea of a servant leadership roundtable originated at the Regent University, and is organized yearly. In 2008, Kathleen Patterson and Dirk van Dierendonck organized what came to be called the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable (GSLRR) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in collaboration with Zani Dannhauser from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Four years later, Patterson & van Dierendonck organized the second version at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in collaboration with Sen Sendjaya. This third version of the Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable is a joint initiative of Dirk van Dierendonck (RSM, Erasmus University), Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir (Bifröst University, University of Iceland and Greenleaf Iceland), and Kathleen Patterson (Regent University, Virginia Beach).
Bifröst means Rainbow. In Norse mythology, Bifröst is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. According to the Prose Edda, the bridge ends in heaven at Himinbjörg (Wikipedia).