leadership program leadership seminar series

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). Be sure to check the Service 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 Brian Craigo, bcraigo@ltu.edu


Preston True, Diag Partners
Wednesday 2/12, 12-1pm M218

 "Most of us have it that leadership is a gift. That's entirely off base - we either choose it or we don't." -Preston True As an account partner with Diag Partners, True's focus assists client organizations and business leaders in optimizing their recruiting strategies, creating the best cultural fit, and producing breakthrough results with their most important and valuable resource - their people.


Joy Goberville, Enlighten 360 Degrees, LLC
Monday 2/24, 12-1pm M218

Ms. Goberville has over 20 years of experience in Workforce Development providing individuals and companies with value-added solutions throughout North America. Please join us for a lively discussion on leadership strategies!


Colleen Kincaid, Panera Cares
Tuesday 3/4, 6-7pm M218

Join us for an important seminar on how to be a catalyst for change against poverty in our communities. Colleen Kincaid, Panera Cares Community Cafes, will be our presenter.


Kevin Krason, Biznet Internet Solutions
Wednesday 3/19, 12-1pm M218

With a passion for Internet technology and love using it to help companies conduct better business, Kevin Krason founded the company Biznet Internet Solutions. Biznet specializes in web and mobile solutions that increase market share, enable online commerce, improve customer service, and automate processes. We pair cutting edge technology with strong marketing programs to meet defined business objectives and provide a real, measurable return on investment. Don't miss his exciting seminar!

Vito Pampalona, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Wednesday 4/ 9, 12-1pm  M218
Drafted into the army in 1965 where he served in Vietnam with the 1st Air Calvary through 1967, we are honored to welcome Vito Pampalona to LTU. Beginning his real estate career in 1968, he has built hundreds of custom homes, was featured in Professional Builder and in Hour Magazine. A lifetime member of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and its educational, patient, treatment, and research activities, Mr. Pampalona has been involved in many fundraising activities and heads the Ambassador program as well. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Yellow Ribbon Fund which assists injured service members and their families while they recover and the Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center. You won't want to miss this exciting and inspirational seminar!


John Bailey, Author
Tuesday 4/15, 12-1pm  M218

After helping John Bailey & Associates for 16 years — with a roster of blue-chip clients that included Stroh Brewing, the North American International Auto Show and the Detroit Grand Prix — Bailey sold his firm to Lambert Edwards in 2012 and retired. But retirement became an opportunity to put a career’s worth of wisdom into a book — “The Power of Ownership” — which became available on Amazon.com June 1. Much of the book outlines Bailey’s philosophy that a successful business is less about dog-eat-dog and more about being treated the way you would like to be treated, with honesty and integrity. Please join us for his interesting take on leadership and success!


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