Annual CBA Film Festival

"Leading with Emotional Intelligence"

The Annual CBA Film Festival has become a part of tradition in the College of Business Administration for almost a decade. This event is organized every Fall semester to feature the film-projects produced by senior students in a special topics Human Resource Management class on Leading with Emotional Intelligence, where they create 8-minute comedy-films to integrate leadership theories with emotional intelligence concepts based on a theoretical question assigned to them and explore emotions such as love, anger, loneliness, joy, envy, and courage.

The film festival sessions, which are sponsored by the CBA Dean’s Office, provide a unique opportunity to bring academics, artists, business executives, as well as our students, to lead a forum about how organizations can gain from emotionally intelligent leadership behaviors. A jury panel including professors, project alumni, and executives provide feedback for and score each film to determine the recipient of the “Best Film Award”.

Each year’s festival session focuses on a specific theme relevant for the emerging needs of organizations and hosts a leading scholar in the organizational behavior field, who provides a “commentary” to integrate these festival films with a focus on the festival’s theme. Field experts from research institutions such as Yale University, Stanford University, Wharton School, Temple University, and UC Davis have joined these events as discussants to provide these commentaries.

View Most Recent Event:

The 8th Annual CBA Film Festival, in the University Studios, on December 4th, 2018, Tuesday:

“Not alone but lonely: How emotionally intelligent leadership can help combatting workplace loneliness…”

Four comedy film-projects along with a commentary panel provide insights about how different leadership styles can enhance managers’ capacity to take timely and effective steps to help lonely employees.

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In the News:
Primarily in recognition for his contributions for the Annual CBA Film Festival program, Professor Ozcelik has been honored by the inaugural CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award in 2018.  Huge Award

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