Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

The New York Times' Adam Bryant to Kick Off Manhattanville's GPS 20th Anniversary Speaker Series
Monday, 04 November 2013 15:40


Adam BryantThe School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Manhattanville College will host a networking reception and special program featuring Adam Bryant, The New York Times “Corner Office” columnist, on Monday, Nov. 18, from 5:30-7:00 pm.  The event will be held at Manhattanville’s historic Reid Castle in Purchase, NY, attracting members of the Manhattanville community, including alumni, students, and faculty, as well as the Westchester and Fairfield business communities.

In addition to his work at The New York Times, Bryant is the best-selling author of The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. His next book, titled Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation, will be published in January 2014.

On Nov. 18, Bryant will present “Lessons from the Corner Office: Qualities of Effective Leadership.” Having interviewed hundreds of CEOs and business leaders, Bryant has identified qualities that set high-performers apart, and will share key lessons with the audience that will help speed the trajectory of their careers.

  • Learn what top CEOs consider to be the secrets to effective leadership and what it takes to lead an organization— whether it’s a sports team, a nonprofit, a start-up or a multinational corporation.
  • Bryant will share memorable stories and eye-opening insights from chief executives such as Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, Alan Mulally of Ford, Drew Gilpin Faust of Harvard, and Tony Hsieh of Zappos.

Dr. Anthony Davidson, dean of Manhattanville College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies, noted, “This program is the first in a series of industry-focused events marking The School of Graduate and Professional Studies’ 20th anniversary year.” The “Insights into Leadership” series will offer speakers with a broad range of business expertise, presenting their views on local, national and global trends. These are scheduled to include presentations on global finance, sport business, marketing communications, and human resource management.

Tickets for the Nov. 18 event are $25 each and reservations are strongly encouraged at Limited space is available. The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of Bryant’s best-selling book The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. The event is sponsored by Westfair Communications, Heineken USA and LSW Chauffeured Transportation. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Julia Emrick at 914-323-5413 or

About The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Manhattanville College:
For two decades, The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has helped prepare today’s professionals for tomorrow’s business.  Instructors are seasoned experts holding senior positions at major companies such as Morgan Stanley, Major League Baseball, Pitney Bowes, Verizon, ABS Sports, and Associated Press. 

Originally established as Adult and Continuing Education, GPS evolved in 1993 with the launch of the Masters of Science degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources Development.

Today, the school offers six Master’s degrees, including, Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness, International Management,  Marketing Communication Management and Sport Business Management.  GPS also offers Advanced Certificates in Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Communication Management as well as three accelerated Bachelor’s degree programs for adult learners.

Under the innovative leadership of its dean, Dr. Anthony Davidson, GPS has redesigned and expanded its offerings with six MS degrees, a Center for Managing Risk, Executive Development, and Paralegal Studies, with faculty who bring their professional and business perspectives into the classroom.