Voice of the Faithful founder Dr. James E. Post will discuss “Leadership and Accountability — Paradox of Power” during a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.
The program is free and open to the public.
Post is co-founder and former president of Voice of the Faithful, a group that was formed by concerned Roman Catholics in the wake of the clergy sex-abuse scandals. Drawing on their baptismal responsibility for the life and work of the church, Voice of the Faithful members commit themselves to supporting survivors; supporting priests who are helping to heal survivors and correct institutional flaws; and working to reform governing structures so that abuse of authority could not happen again.
Post, a 1965 graduate of St. Bonaventure, is also a professor of management policy and faculty director of the doctoral program in the School of Management at Boston University. He previously served as faculty director of the Public & Nonprofit Management Program and as chairman of the Management Policy department.
Post holds degrees in law and management (MBA, Ph.D.) and teaches strategic management, government relations, and managing nonprofit organizations.
In 1994-95, Post served as research director of business and society studies at The Conference Board (New York). Subsequently, he was named a Senior Research Fellow at the board, a professional research organization that is known for its studies of economic and management trends.
Post has served as a consultant or adviser for a number of agencies, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Corporate Conservation Council, President’s Commission on Sustainable Development, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the office of the United Nations Secretary General (Global Compact Program). He has also advised companies and taught in executive education programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. He served as a member of the Nestle Audit Commission, an independent body that audited that company’s compliance with the World Health Organization’s international code of conduct.
The author, co-author, or editor of 20 books and more than 150 scholarly papers, Post’s most recent publication was a leading textbook, “Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy,” published by McGraw-Hill and now in its 11th edition.
In addition to his Sept. 16 public lecture, Post will give guest lectures to Clare College and School of Business classes.
More information about Voice of the Faithful is available at votf.org.