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Manhattanville College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Business Council of Westchester, and Westchester Library System present “Gaining a Competitive Edge through Innovation and Creativity”

Bruce Nussbaum
Bruce Nussbaum

Second program in GPS’ 20th anniversary speaker series featuring author Bruce Nussbaum 
and a panel of Westchester business leaders

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Manhattanville College will host an innovation and creativity breakfast featuring author Bruce Nussbaum and a panel of Westchester’s leading professionals on Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 a.m. in Manhattanville’s historic Reid Castle in Purchase, NY. The event is being held in partnership the Business Council of Westchester and the Westchester Library System.

In his newest book, “Creative Intelligence,” Bruce Nussbaum – a blogger at Fast Company and Harvard Business Review – argues that creativity is the linchpin of economic and entrepreneurial success. A former assistant managing editor at BusinessWeek, Nussbaum explores Creative Intelligence as a method of devising outside-of-the-box solutions in the business world.

On March 6, Nussbaum will take center stage at the second program in the graduate school’s “Insights into Leadership” speaker series, marking GPS’ 20th anniversary year. Nussbaum will deliver a brief keynote followed by a panel moderated by Marsha Gordon, CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. The panel of leading professionals whose Westchester-based companies have successfully adopted this creative culture will include Larry Gottlieb, CEO, HVEDC; Dani Glazer, Founder and CEO, Green Team Spirit; Chris Maher, CEO, House Party; and Jim Giangrande, Managing Director and Partner, Altium Wealth Management.

“I’m thrilled to be moderating this panel with some of Westchester’s brightest business leaders,” said Marsha Gordon, CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “Creativity isn’t just for artists and right-brain thinkers anymore. Creativity has become a key component in the success of a business and those that have quickly adopted this creative culture are reaping the benefits. ”

GPS’ “Insights into Leadership” series offers speakers with a broad range of business expertise, presenting their views on local, national and global trends. Future presentations covering topics on finance, sport business, international management, marketing communications and human resource management are also planned, highlighting the school’s graduate programs in each of these areas. New York Timescolumnist and best-selling author Adam Bryant helped launch the series in November, captivating the crowd while sharing memorable stories and eye-opening insights on effective leadership from some of the country’s top executives.

Following the March 6th event, Manhattanville GPS will present “The Power of Building Content and Community” on April 7 as the third presentation in the “Insights into Leadership” speaker series, featuring a panel of key Westchester-based marketing masters, including Heineken USA.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event is sponsored by Westfair Communications and Fidelity Investments’ Scarsdale office. Registration is now open online athttps://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/WestchesterLibrarySystem/BusinessCreativity.html. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Patricia Braja at pbraja@wlsmail.org or 914-231-3241.


About The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College: 
For two decades, The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has helped prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business.  Instructors are seasoned experts holding senior positions at major companies such as Morgan Stanley, Major League Baseball, Pitney Bowes, Verizon, ABS Sports, and Associated Press. 

Originally established as Adult and Continuing Education, GPS evolved in 1993 with the launch of the Masters of Science degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources Development.

Today, the school offers six Master’s degrees, including, Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness, International Management,  Marketing Communication Management and Sport Business Management.  GPS also offers Advanced Certificates in Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Communication Management as well as three accelerated Bachelor’s degree programs for adult learners.

Under the innovative leadership of its dean, Dr. Anthony Davidson, GPS has redesigned and expanded its offerings with six MS degrees, a Center for Managing Risk, Executive Development, and Paralegal Studies, with faculty who bring their professional and business perspectives into the classroom. 

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