The Office of Leadership Programs hosts speakers each month who discuss leadership in the professional world and how our graduates can differentiate themselves as individuals with a leadership education. This series is offered in conjunction with the junior-level course in the Leadership Curriculum, Leadership Seminar Series (LDR 3000).
All seminars and presentations relating to leadership are updated weekly. Be sure to check the events calendar for additional opportunities for leadership development!
For questions or to RSVP for any of these events, or if you are interested in serving as a speaker in Leadership Seminar Series, email Sara Molloy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You a Human?
Monday, February 11th
12:00pm- 1:00pm in room M218
Reid Tatoris, Co-Founder/COO, Are You A Human, AreYouAHuman.com
How a Detroit-based company is revolutionizing the internet and how you can turn your ideas into a reality.
Are You a Human came about as a solution to a very common problem with internet security being bypassed by computer programs, or bots. CAPTCHA solutions weren’t able to consistently stop automated attacks. Reid became part of a team that came up with a better solution, something complex enough to block the bots, yet simple and fun for actual people. They decided to use little games and after a few years of tinkering, Are You a Human was born.
"Culture and Leadership - two sides to the same coin"
Monday, March 4th
12:30-1:30pm in room M218
Tim Kuppler Founder, The Culture Advantage
Tim Kuppler led multiple organizations through cultural transformations with a high level of involvement, teamwork, and rapid performance improvement. He built on this foundation as a business leader when he was President of Denison Consulting, a leader in organizational culture assessment and improvement that's worked with over 5000 organizations. Read his new eBook - Building Performance Cultures. A Guide for Leaders. Download for FREE at www.The-Culture-Advantage.com
Panera Cares: How to Be a Catalyst for Change Against Poverty in our Communities
Wednesday, March 20th
6:00-7:00 pm in UTLC Gallery T210
Colleen Kincaid, General Manager, Panera Cares Community Cafes
Join us for an important seminar on how to be a catalyst for change against poverty in our communities. Colleen Kincaid, Gerneral Manager at Panera Cares Community Cafes, will be our presenter. This will be a dynamic and informative presentation about the Michigan Avenue Panera store that swirls their refreshing business model with kindness and community spirit.
Universal Truths of Leadership
Tuesday, March 26th
12:00-1:00p.m. in M218
Richard Kolpasky, Managing Director, Boyden Global Executive Search
Rich Kolpasky, Managing Director, has over 25 years of professional experience, including senior executive roles. He has expertise in the areas of Operations, Design & Development, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Restructuring, and Leadership. Prior to joining Boyden, Mr. Kolpasky was the CEO & President of North American Seating for Faurecia SA, the 6th largest automotive Tier I supplier in the world. Under his leadership, the Fluid Carrying Business built dominant market shares and world-class operational and financial performance in all regions.
Entrepreneurship & Business Karma
Wednesday, April 10th
6:00-7:00pm in room M218
Pizza will be served!
Terry Bean, Author and Founder
Motor City Connect
Join Terry as he delivers an impactful seminar with big ideas on authentic communication, the power of doing it now, ways to lead whilst serving, how giving helps you receive, attracting, engaging, and enrolling others, and the planetary shift in consciousness. You will want to be a part of this conversation!