AUBURN — Dr. Tara Coste will be guest speaker at the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club meeting at noon Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Village Inn, 165 High St.

Coste is a leadership and organizational studies professor at the University of Southern Maine and teaches courses in communication, group dynamics and research methods.

Her research focuses on deliberate creativity and innovation in multicultural, multinational environments, with a particular emphasis on work in larger corporate enterprises and communities in Africa and Asia.

She is concentrating her attention on how ancestral belief systems drive modern behavior and the Montagu Project, the development of a multi-decade global leadership lab in South Africa. This work aims to refine the training processes that enhance creativity in teams and to provide professionals tools that will allow them to enhance their global leadership abilities.

Coste has published numerous articles and presented her work at venues around the world. She is a Colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, a Visiting Scholar at Singapore Management University’s Wee Kim Wee Centre for Cultural Studies and past president of the American Creativity Association.

Reservations are not required at the luncheon.

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