Leading From Where You Are with Dr. Benjamin Akande, Tuesday March 15, 2011


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Leading From Where You Are

Dr. Benjamin Akande, Dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, Webster University

Challenges are before us – now and in transitioning from where we are to where we want to be. Join us on Tuesday, March 15th as Dr. Benjamin Akande, provides an inspiring message of empowerment and the ability to lead from wherever you are in life.  Coupled with sage advice on how to overcome and eventually succeed, it’s time to relish the possibilities that come when one dares to look around the corner and believes that the future belongs to those who can see it!

About Our Presenter:
We are excited to welcome back to GO! Network Dr. Benjamin Ola. Akande, Professor of Economics and Dean of The George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University. As the chief academic officer of the 13,000-student business school, Dean Akande leads one of the few truly global institutions with a long-term presence in ten countries, with extended impact on students of more than 100 nationalities and 150,000 alumni. Dr. Akande has effectively used technology to enable curriculum development in a multifaceted manner combining “click and brick” delivery of content across a global platform.
Dean Akande holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. He completed post-doctoral studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and executive programs in leadership at Harvard University. Dean Akande has been recognized as one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Leaders from 2007-2010. In 2007, Dean Akande was honored with the St. Louis Business Journal Most Influential Minority Business Leaders award.
Dr. Akande consults for leading Fortune 500 companies in the areas of strategy, leadership, corporate responsibility and market positioning. He is a former consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Dean Akande is a highly sought after speaker and is a regular commentator on Business, Economics, at the local and national level on Fox, NBC and CBS and CNN networks. He authors monthly book review published by Ladue News and syndicated nationally.
Currently, Dr. Akande is completing work on a book entitled “The IPOD Generation: It’s Their World, We’re Just Living in it.” The book provides insights into the Internet savvy, Phone addicted, Opportunistic, Digital conscience generation.

Registration is free but space is limited, so please register for this unique opportunity to hear an inspiring message of hope, encouragement, and practical advice!

8:00 – 9:00 am          Complimentary Breakfast and Networking
8:15 – 8:50 am          New Member Orientation
9:00 – 11:30 am        Leading From Were You Are with Dr. Benjamin Akande
(10:15 – 10:30 am     Networking Break)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm SLATE Orientation with Bob Petrich

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