“Leadership and Institutional Integrity” Theme of July 21st Austen Riggs Center Conference



Stockbridge, MA – June 28, 2018 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce “Leadership and Institutional Integrity,” a one-day conference on Saturday, July 21, being held in memory of the Rev. Dr. A. Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster Abbey (1997-2006), former Erikson Scholar, and former member of the Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs Center. The conference examines current leadership pressures in our major institutions of education, arts, government, and healthcare. 

Dr. Jane G. Tillman, conference director and Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center, remarks, “Leadership and institutional integrity are timely topics in our culture and in our society today as we think about the purpose of institutions, how they carry out their missions, and how leaders can help.”

Speakers and Presentations

  • “Who Was Wesley Carr and What Is Institutional Integrity?” 
    Presented by Edward R. Shapiro, MD, Former Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center
  • “Leadership, Integrity, and Betrayal”
    Presented by James Krantz, PhD, Managing Principal, WorkLab, LLC
  • “Outrage and Apology: Contemporary Dynamics of Leadership and Institutional Mission” Presented by Michael Roth, PhD, President, Wesleyan University
  • “Museum Leadership—Living Mission and Values” 
    Presented by Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO, Norman Rockwell Museum
  • “Ruins and Their Discontents: Failures to Forget at Vienna’s Währinger Jewish Cemetery” 
    Presented by Diane O’Donoghue, PhD, Director of the Program for Public Humanities and Senior Fellow for the Humanities at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Fees and Registration

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and conference reception.

  • $125 by July 6, 2018; $150 after July 6, 2018
  • Please register at: www.austenriggs.org/leadership or call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator at 413.931.5230. 

Continuing education credits (7.0) are offered to MDs, PhDs, PsyDs, and social workers. Nursing Contact Hours (7.0) are offered to nurses.

About the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff.  The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center studies individuals in their social contexts through research, training, education, and outreach programs in the local community and beyond.

The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call 413.298.5511 or 800.517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.

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