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2015 Leadership Foundations Program

January 14-15, 2015
Lawyers Who Lead Discover Opportunities

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Leadership Orientation, Strengths, Jazz Impact - Listening, Connecting

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 Welcome and Introduction
David Fisher, Executive Director, Corporate Institute
John Matheson, Director, Corporate Institute
9:00 Leadership: Why it Matters
Meredith McQuaid (’91), Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, University of Minnesota
9:30 Igniting Your Strengths!
Jean Nitchals, Discover Your Niche
11:00 Break
11:15 Young Professionals Leadership Panel
Al Coleman (’04), Principal, Gray Plant Mooty (moderator)
Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Policy Director, Citizens League
Luis Moreno, Senior Marketing Manager, Synchrony Financial
Marshall Lichty (’02), Partner and COO, EntrePartner Law Firm
Amy Salmela (’03), Patent Attorney, Patterson Thuente IP
12:15 Lunch with Young Professionals
1:15 Developing Listening Skills
Michael Gold, Jazz Impact
2:45 Break
3:00 Connecting With Others
Nate Perez, author of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting
4:15 Wrap Up, Day 1
David Fisher, Executive Director, Corporate Institute
4:30 CONNECT Event with Alumni, MSBA, HCBA, Corporate and Community Leaders


Thursday, January 15, 2015
EQ Value, Grit; Understanding Leading Up and Around, Gaining Confidence/Influence

8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:45 Emotional Intelligence Quotient
Grayce Belvedere Young, Founder and CEO, Lily Pad Consulting
10:30 Break
10:45 Developing and Applying Grit
Sarah Rohne, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, The Grit Project Committee; Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Business Development, Law School Career Center
12:15 Lunch Buffet
1:00 Negotiation and Leadership
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Teaching Specialist, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
3:00 Break
3:15 Leading Up and Around
Phil Bauer, VP, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary at The Mosaic Company
Mandy Tuong (’05), General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Donor Services, InFaith Community Foundation
4:15 Wrap Up, Day 2
David Fisher, Executive Director, Corporate Institute


For more information, stop by N130 Mondale Hall or email melloh@umn.edu.