My experience of MALS changed my life in big ways. As an executive coach, I had a specific line of research that I wanted to conduct and it involved the combination of studies from two departments, so the MALS program had the flexibility I needed to focus specifically on what I wanted to learn. Dr. Patterson, my advisor, was one of the most positive and inspiring people I have ever had the privilege to know. He always supported me in finding a bridge to what I needed at just the right time. My Chairman, Dr. Craig, in the Industrial & Organizational Psychology Doctoral Program, was exceptionally gracious to take on supervision of my program when he has so many PhD candidates to support, so I was very appreciative of his willingness to offer guidance and advice as I navigated the journey toward completion of my project. The MALS seminars were very enriching and one of them included a trip to France that I will never forget. My career has been enhanced by involvement in this program and I have since been invited to speak at two international conferences to share my research results. In 2010 I spoke at the International Leadership Association conference in Boston, MA, and in 2011 at the International Coach Federation Conference in Las Vegas.
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MALS Brunch Mixer and 30th Anniversary Celebration
The MALS Brunch Mixer and 30th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th (10 a.m. to noon) in the Caldwell Hall Lounge on NC State's campus.
MALS Alumnus Jeff Leonard wins award; credits his studies at NC State
In a recent interview with MALS Alumnus Jeff Leonard, Jeff discusses the personal impact he experienced through his MALS studies and how his creative approach was molded through the MALS program.