What is most marvellous and unusual is that Nahser
not only practices what he
professes in his
own busi ness life, he
has, as provost, led a business school for tomorrow where others can learn the art of values-based leadership in sustainable organizations.
Dr Ron Nahser
International Faculty Board
Dr Nahser is a Fellow and Founding Director of the Oxford Leadership Academy™ in the USA.
Dr. Nahser is currently a Senior Wicklander Fellow at DePaul University's Institute for Business and Professional Ethics and also Provost Emeritus of Presidio School of Management, San Francisco (offering the first accredited MBA in Sustainable Management).
lectures and consults with business and academic audiences in the US and internationally on business values, vision, marketing strategy, branding, social responsibility and integrative sustainable management.
The author of Learning to Read the Signs: Reclaiming Pragmatism in Business and Journeys to Oxford: Nine Pragmatic Inquiries into the Practice of Values in Business and Education, he
has developed a strategic business problem-solving model known as PathFinder Pragmatic Inquiry® which has been used by more than 100 organizations and thousands of participants including 3M
, Levi-Strauss & CO.
, Time Inc.
, Harris Bank
, Kellogg School of Management
, Stanford GSB
, DePaul University Kellstadt GSB
, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
, Presidio School of Management
, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
and many others.
The former chairman, president, and CEO of The Nahser Agency of Chicago, serving such advertisers as The Quaker Oats Co., CNA Insurance, Harris Bank, Schwinn Bicycle Co., Merlin's 200,000 Mile Shops, Solo Cup Co., and Florsheim Shoe Co., Dr. Nahser earned a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, an MA degree in Religious Studies from Loyola/Mundelein College and the Ph.D. in American Business Philosophy from DePaul University.
four-year term as Provost and Co-CEO at Presidio School of Management
re-positioned and re-branded the college, guided the faculty, refined and integrated the educational philosophy and the School's curriculum and executive education program; and placed paramount emphasis on helping individual students discover their true callings through their careers, and organizations to connect their strategies with their values and vision . Ron
has been conferred the title "Provost Emeritus" by the College's Board of Directors.
As Senior Wicklander Fellow at DePaul's Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, he is now leading the launch of an Executive Education Program on Integrative Sustainable Management.