Speaker Series

March 29, 2018: DIY: Diversity, Inclusion, and You (Do It Yourself)

Dr. Lamara D. Warren has over 20 years of eclectic experience in higher education and student affairs as a practitioner-scholar in the areas of multicultural affairs, enrollment management, Greek life, student affairs, and residential life.

 Dr. Lamara Warren

The global challenges of today will require organizations and individuals to embrace and effectively manage diversity and inclusion. Dr. Warren focuses on self-exploration as the first step to embracing and effectively managing diversity and inclusion. Learn how to be raise your diversity and inclusion awareness to work effectively with others. In this interactive session, we will explore and challenge our own personal identities and biases. Ultimately, participants in this session will gain a greater personal awareness, develop actions for being more diverse and inclusive, and learn how to improve individual and group relationships.

November 15, 2017: Leader as Coach

Ray Luther, executive director of the Partnership for Coaching Excellence and Personal Leadership at the Kelley School of Business

Ray Luther

Eric Johnson, executive director of Graduate Career Services at the Kelley School of Business

Eric Johnson

As Google recently discovered through their Project Oxygen research, coaching is one of the most important skills for effective leaders to have, and one of the most powerful tools in a leader's toolkit.  Yet, the everyday practice of coaching remains underutilized at many organizations. 

Leaders cite a lack of time, skills, knowledge, and other contributing factors for this underutilization -- but the fact remains that valuable organizational talent is not being developed its full potential.  We believe in the power of purposeful coaching in leadership. 

Becoming consciously aware of the type of conversation you intend to have as a leader, and the work you want that conversation to do, is an important developmental opportunity for your team.  Coaching, advising, teaching, and storytelling are among the types of developmental conversations a leader can choose to have. 

With just a little knowledge and practice, and by consciously choosing which type of conversation will be the most impactful at the right moment, you can take the development of your team to new levels.

What: Leader as Coach

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March 8, 2017

Mike Langellier, president and CEO, TechPoint

Mike Langellier

The state of tech in Indiana and cultivating talent

Entrepreneur and software executive Mike Langellier spoke on the state of tech in Indiana and how to cultivate young talent. He shared tools that he adapted from Salesforce in order to increase team alignment and execution, Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles and Measures, or V2MOM.

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December 13, 2016

Chris J. Foley, assistant vice president and director of Online Education at Indiana University

Chris Foley

Useful Leadership: Leading Organizational and Technological Change from the Functional Perspective

Clichéd though it is, the necessity to accept and embrace change is fundamental to success. The challenge for leaders today is no longer whether to change but rather deciding what sort of change is best. Moreover, the need to lead and assess change holistically and not as a series of independent successes is essential to accomplishing transformative change. Dr. Foley explored a form of leadership that looks at leading change through a holistic approach and focuses on useful outcomes for stakeholders and clients that pursue a “big win” for an organization.

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May 9, 2016

Jim Sherman Ph.D.,  Coginitive Science Program, IU College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Sherman

What can research about counterfactual thinking ("---- if only") teach us about leadership?​ 

Dr. Sherman’s research focuses heavily on judgment and decision-making.

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September 29, 2015

Tony Reilly, Ph.D.

Tony Reilly

Emotional Intelligence: the heart of leadership

Reilly joins individuals and teams to support them in continuing to be the best they can be in their chosen careers and vocations. His professional mission is to create safe and competent environments where individuals, teams and organizations heal their wounds from the past, and continue to create effective an fulfilling places to work. Tony brings his years of experience to bear in programs he conducts, combining practical theory with application. His bias is that individuals learn best by being actively involved in their own learning.

February 8, 2015

Timothy Baldwin

Timothy Baldwin

Building Winning Cultures

This was our first event in the ITLC Leadership Speaker Series. Timothy Baldwin, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at IU’s Kelley School of Business and author of “Developing Management Skills: What Great Managers Know and Do,” will share what it takes to build winning cultures. 

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