John Wooden's legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. As a legendary coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, he has dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instills in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership. And these fundamental principles provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson.
In partnership with John Wooden (Biography), UCLA Anderson School of Management is proud to present the John Wooden Global Leadership Program.
The John Wooden Global Leadership Award
Each year, one exceptional leader will be honored with this prestigious award for his/her exemplary leadership style and service to the community. Proceeds from the dinner fund $25,000 John Wooden Leadership Fellowships awarded to deserving UCLA Anderson MBA students. The 2012 recipient will be Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo. The Award Ceremony will be November 5, 2012 at the Beverly Wilshire.
- Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
- Peter Ueberroth, Managing Director, Contrarian Group
- Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President & CEO of FedEx
- Kenneth Chenault, Chairman & CEO of American Express Company
- Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO, Starbucks
John Wooden Leadership Curriculum Incorporation
John Wooden's leadership philosophy is incorporated into the curriculum at UCLA Anderson. Students utilize his Pyramid of Success, as well as his books on leadership, in their studies and collaborative teamwork.
The John Wooden Leadership Fellowships
Two deserving UCLA Anderson students will receive financial support, based on criteria that meet John Wooden's leadership philosophy. Funds are provided via net proceeds from the JWGLA award dinner.
Past Fellowship Recipients
Aviva Altmann, MBA '13
Juan Rose, EMBA '13
Karla Sarni, FEMBA '13
Russell Altenburg, MBA '12
Valerie Sun, FEMBA '13
Archana Rajan, Executive MBA '11
Joanna Schochet, MBA '11
Dana Taylor, MBA '10
Shahrouz Golshani, FEMBA '11
Andrea Swanson, FEMBA '09
Christopher Schnakenberg, MBA '09