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Spring Leadership Workshop Announced

Submitted on January 3, 2019

Leadership is action and not position. A leader has a vision and a plan and must inspire people to believe in and execute the plan.

As the 2019 spring semester unfolds, Georgetown College’s Graves Center for Calling and Career and the school’s Bishop Scholars Program are preparing to host a series of Leadership Workshops featuring speakers and panelists representing various careers. Particular emphasis is on the importance of diversity and inclusion, especially as it relates to leadership in a global society.

The workshop series leverages the leadership and experience of a variety of professionals who speak and discuss their respective leadership styles. Many of the speakers are graduates of Georgetown College in which case they also talk about how their experiences as undergraduates and beyond have shaped their lives and careers.

Happy Osborne photoBookending panelists representing the legal community on Feb. 19 and counseling and social services on March 28 will be keynote addresses by Happy Osborne on Jan. 24, a former and long-time Georgetown College head basketball coach, and alumnus Chris Hogan, Class of 1993, on April 15. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

Chris Hogan photoOsborne is now athletic assistant to the principal of Clark County High School in Winchester. Hogan, pictured immediate right, is a best-selling author, a personal finance expert, and America’s leading voice on retirement.

Student attendance at the workshops is by invitation. Invitees are selected from among nominations made by faculty, athletic coaches, and staff who base their recommendation on their observation and knowledge through interactions with these young people. The workshops enable emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in professional development thereby enhancing their career readiness.

Young people graduate from college armed with academic knowledge and enthusiasm but often lack the skills required to navigate and succeed in a corporate environment. Georgetown College hopes that through these workshops future leaders can learn from experts and be inspired to develop the skills required for successful leadership roles no matter their career choices.

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