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Second Annual Inspired Business Forum Hosts Nearly 100 In Virtual Attendance

The Boler College of Business at John Carroll University led entering business graduate students as well as faculty, staff, and alumni through an enlightening program designed to set the stage for exploration into the notion of inspired business.

The Forum is the brainchild of Dr. Walter Simmons, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, and the Boler faculty. The inaugural live event was a resounding success in 2019, and no one wanted to forgo the experience for this year’s incoming class.

“It’s critical that students understand the expectations of the program as well as the unique brand and quality of graduate business education that we offer at Boler,” said Dr. Alan Miciak, John M. Boler Dean.

“Due to the current state of affairs with COVID-19, we decided to move forward and present The Forum as a virtual event. With the help of Dr. Mariah Webinger, Associate Professor of Accountancy, as well as many faculty and staff, we were still able to kick off the year by providing students an opportunity to hear exciting speakers and to discuss concepts of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) as well as leadership for the triple bottom line (TBL).”

Keynote speakers included Dr. Miciak; Brandon Chrostowski, CEO and Founder of Edwins; Barb Brown, Co-Founder of BrownFlynn; and Boler’s own Bob Stein, Managing Director, Boler College Responsible Leadership Initiative.

Boler faculty members delved into the four mindsets of inspired leaders during breakout virtual discussion groups that helped orient students to the challenges of responsible executive leadership.

“The quality of the presentations and engagement on the part of the students was excellent,” said Dr. Miciak. “I sincerely appreciated everyone’s participation and I look forward to an exciting and inspired year.”

For more information on Boler Graduate Business Programs, contact Tracy Patterson, tpatterson@jcu.edu or 216-397-1970.

 

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Thinking Big Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series Announced

Join us for the Thinking Big Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series hosted by the Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management, the Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, and the Boler College of Business. 

Series speakers include:

  • David Sinclair, Professor in the Department of Genetics and Co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, who will present "Lifespan: Why We Age - And Why We Don't Have To." 
  • Steven Hill, Global Head of Innovation for KPMG who will present "Innovation, Technology, and the Future of Audit, Tax & Advisory Services."
  • Aaron Beverly, the 2019 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, who will present "Smaller Stage, Bigger World: The Global Reach of Online Speaking."
  • Mike Walker, Senior Director, Applied Innovation and Digital Transformation for Microsoft, who will present "The Business of Digital Transformation."
  • Randy McShepard, Vice President - Public Affairs and Chief Talent Officer, RPM International, Inc. who will present "What is the Value Proposition of Social Justice?"
  • Tricia Griffith, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Progressive Corporation, who will present "Leadership."
  • Sarah Safari, Mountain Climber and Advocate for Women's Empowerment, who will present "Climb Your Everest: Finding Purpose and Passion."

Thinking Big is open to all alumni, staff, guests, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. The event flyer with the link to register may be found here

 

Contact 216.397.4665 for questions or more information. You may also email Lisa Heckman, lheckman@jcu.edu or Dr. Scott Allen, sallen@jcu.edu. 

 

 

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