Humble Leadership with Dr. Edgar Schein

Monday, Feb 6th  from 5:30-7:30pm
Humble Leadership:
Skills for Adapting to Organizational Evolution

New Insights from the 5th edition of Ed’s renowned book

Organization Culture & Leadership (OCL)

and how it is shaping his next book Humble Leadership as a skill for adapting in the real world.

Dr. Edgar Schein and Mr. Peter Schein

.                                                                        at UCSC-Extension Silicon Valley, Santa Clara

Eventbrite - Humble Leadership with Edgar Schein


  • Dr. Edgar Schein and his son Peter are co-founders of the OCL Institute
  • Dr. Schein has been researching and writing about group dynamics for over 30 years including his breakout book Organization Culture & Leadership back in the mid 80’s.
  • Actively writing and speaking on these topics at the age of 88, Ed is more direct than ever as he’s earned the right to call things out.
  • Humble Leadership is part of the answer to the challenge that organizational evolution is undergoing, especially HERE in Silicon Valley.  This book was just recently released in December 2016, still hot and will be reviewed with public for the first time HERE!
  • Over the past 4 years, Ed has presented on the topics of Humble Consulting and Cross-Cultural Communication at Silicon Valley OD Network.
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership was cited over 29,000 times in academic journals and is a textbook for many graduate level OD programs.
  • The 5th Edition expands on:
    • Working in a multicultural world with macro cultures such as nations and world wide occupations.
    • How socialization embeds layers of cultures within us and how they influence who we are as leaders.
    • Patterns and typology of cultures and rapid diagnostic methods.

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Event Agenda:

• 5:30pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-7:45pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00pm – Social hour across street at Whole Food (optional)

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Edgar H. Schein is one of the leading voices in OD, best known for his work in organization culture, which he says consists of three levels: artifacts, espoused values, and underlying assumptions.

He joined MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1956 and was made a professor of organizational psychology and management in 1964. He currently holds the title of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus. His clients have included Digital Equipment Corporation, H-P, Apple, Motorola, Exxon, Shell, BP, Con Edison, and many other corporations and agencies around the world.

Dr. Schein has been a prolific researcher, writer, teacher, and consultant. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals, he has authored fourteen books, including Organizational Psychology (3rd ed., 1980), Career Dynamics (1978), Organizational Culture and Leadership (1985, 1992, 2004), Process Consultation Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (1969, 1987, 1988), Process Consultation Revisited (1999), and The Corporate Culture Survival Guide (1999).

Mr. Peter Schein is a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley.  He provides help to start-ups and expansion-phase technology companies.

Peter’s expertise draws on over twenty years of industry experience in marketing and corporate development at technology pioneers.  In his early career he developed new products and services at Pacific Bell and Apple Computer, Inc. (including eWorld and Newton).  He led product marketing efforts at Silicon Graphics Inc., Concentric Network Corporation (XO Communications), and Packeteer (BlueCoat).  He developed a deep experience base and passion for internet infrastructure as the Web era dawned in the mid-1990s.

Thereafter, Peter spent eleven years in corporate development and product strategy at Sun Microsystems.  At Sun, Peter led numerous minority equity investments in mission-critical technology ecosystems.  He drove acquisitions of technology innovators that developed into multi-million dollar product lines at Sun.  Through these experiences developing new strategies organically and merging smaller entities into a large company,  Peter developed a keen focus on the underlying organizational culture challenges that growth engenders in innovation-driven enterprises.

Peter was educated at Stanford University (BA Social Anthropology, Honors and Distinction) and Northwestern University (Kellogg MBA, Marketing and Information Management, Top Student in Information Management).

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Date(s) - 02/06/2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UCSC Extension Silicon Valley