Contact: Lynn Luckow
San Francisco
Hotel Nikko
Anzu Restaurant, (located on 2nd Floor)
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America

Barry PosnerJoin us for a conversation with Barry Posner about what people are doing when they are at their personal-best as leaders. Learn about ‘The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership,’ often described as "an operating system for leadership that offers universal applications for every leader.” This approach has been validated by youth, adults, and working professionals and forms the conceptual basis for RYLA and ALPS.

Barry Posner is the Michael J. Accolti, S.J. Professor of Leadership and Chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at Santa Clara University, where he served for 12 years as Dean. He has received awards for his contributions to workplace learning and performance and for teaching leadership skills. He has also served on a number of public and nonprofit boards.

Barry is the co-author with Jim Kouzes of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book, The Leadership Challenge. A prolific writer and thinker, he has co-authored other award-winning, inspiring and practical books on leadership and published over one hundred research and practitioner-oriented articles. He is a highly sought after conference speaker and workshop facilitator.

Barry received an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a master's degree from The Ohio State University in public administration; and his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and administrative theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Western Australia, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul), and the University of Auckland (New Zealand).

This is a regular membership meeting of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon  Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins 
1:30 PM  Meeting adjourns


A three-course lunch will be served. If you require a vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan lunch, please email President Mary.

For Club members and visitors, there is a $45 charge for in-person attendance (which covers the cost of your lunch). NOTE: If you present a prepaid Hotel Nikko luncheon ticket at the door, there is no other charge. For those who wish to participate via Zoom, there is a $10 fee to attend.

Click here to register for in-person attendance.

Click here to register for attendance via Zoom.

For in-person attendees: Please note that once President Mary provides the headcount to the Hotel Nikko on the Friday before our Tuesday meeting, we will be billed for that count regardless of whether you show or not. Therefore, it is important to let her know if you are unable to attend after registering, but no later than Sunday night. If you are a no-show without notifying her ahead of time, the Club will be billed the cost of the meal and will have to pass the cost down to you. We hope to not have to do this.

Parking: If you are driving to the Hotel Nikko for this meeting, please leave your car with the Hotel Nikko valet. Pick up a validation sticker available at our check-in table. The discounted parking is $17.50 for three hours.

Proof of Vaccination Required

To maximize the health and safety of Rotarians, guests, speakers, and the staff at the Hotel Nikko (where we meet), all in-person attendees must provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional during the event. We recommend that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when the risk may be high.