The Drucker School and Drucker Institute Announce Drucker Centennial Week Celebration

Leading management thinkers Ken Blanchard, Warren Bennis, Charles Handy, Stephen Covey, Jim Collins and Frances Hesselbein will headline Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker Centennial Week, Nov. 2-8, commemorating what would have been Peter F. Drucker’s 100th birthday.

The weeklong series of events, being put on by the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the Drucker Institute, crowns the Drucker Centennial. This global celebration honors the life of the late Peter Drucker, author of 39 books, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the man widely known as “the father of modern management.” Drucker’s timeless insights into leadership, innovation, organizational effectiveness, economy and society continue to shape today’s fast-changing world.

In addition to the remarkable group of speakers coming to Claremont and Los Angeles, Drucker Centennial Week will include the opening of a Japanese art exhibit and a book-signing party marking the recent publication by McGraw-Hill of The Drucker Difference, written by Drucker School faculty.

The week will be capped by two events: Drucker Centennial Day, which brings together Drucker School alumni and others interested in hearing engaging lectures, networking and enjoying great food, and a community brunch hosted by Doris Drucker, author, entrepreneur and Peter Drucker’s wife of more than 70 years.

Most of the events are free and open to the public. For more details on Drucker Centennial Week and registration information, please visit You can also email or call (909) 607-6007.