Elizabeth Weldon is a freelance executive education professor with 20 years of experience teaching in MBA, EMBA, Executive Education and customized leadership development programs in North America, Europe and Asia. As a freelance professor, she works with business schools around the world to design and deliver executive education with impact. Her goal is to help managers do their jobs better by delivering useful content through active learning strategies, and helping participants apply what they learn to their work.
Over the years, she has designed and delivered programs for many multinational and domestic companies including Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Medtronic, Pepsi-Co International, and China Development Bank.
Most recently, Dr. Weldon worked with Insper Business School in Sao Paulo to design and deliver a 2-day leadership program for Odebrecht, a leading Brazilian conglomerate, and she taught in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Leadership Academy. In addition, Dr. Weldon was the keynote speaker at the inauguration of the Petronas Leadership Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The focus of her address was "Developing Change Leaders: Providing Insights + Tools + Skills to help your leaders succeed". She also delivered a key note lecture on "Becoming a Global Leader" in the Winter Enrichment Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Professor Weldon has served as Professor and Academic Director of Custom Executive Education Programs at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Before joining CEIBS, Dr. Weldon served as the H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a top-ranked global provider of leadership development experiences. She was also Professor of Leadership and Management at IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she taught and designed executive programs focused on leadership, corporate renewal, and strategic human resource management. She has served on the faculties of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Indiana University, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. She also served as an invited professor in the Global EMBA program in the Fuqua School at Duke University and the Executive MBA program at Beijing University.
Professor Weldon has received awards for her research from the Organization Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Emerald Publishing Group. Professor Weldon has also won several teaching awards.
Dr. Weldon is the co-editor of Advances in Global Leadership, v. 4 (JAI press, 2006) and Management and Organizations in China (Macmillan, 2000). Her article on Talent Management in China appears in Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative (Jossey-Bass, 2009).
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