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Leadership Foundations Program

The Law School's Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program each January. This program aims to introduce and develop leadership concepts and to build tangible skills students will use to network, interview for jobs, and practice law. The ultimate goal is for students to walk away with a better understanding of themselves, an improved ability to successfully work with others in a team setting, and a concrete plan for applying these leadership skills to projects in the community and beyond.

The Corporate Institute offers the Leadership Foundations Program to all current students at no cost.

January 15-17, 2014
Room 220, Science Teaching & Student Services, East Bank


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introduction
David Fisher, Corporate Institute Executive Director
Dean David Wippman
8:45 Program Overview
David Fisher
9:00 Why Leadership Matters
Ann Rainhart, Chief Talent Officer, Faegre Baker Daniels
10:00 Break
10:10 Introduction to Leadership
Grayce Belvedere Young, Founder and CEO, Lily Pad Consulting
12:05 Lunch
Todd Sorensen, Professor and Peters Chair in Pharmacy Practice Innovation, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
4:00 Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone
Ashwin Madia, Principal & Managing Attorney, Madia Law LLC
4:55 Daily Recap


Thursday, January 16, 2014

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome
David Fisher
8:45 Keynote Address
Arne M. Sorenson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.
9:45 Leading Up
Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
10:30 Break
10:40 Building Leadership and Communication with LEGOs
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Lisa Griebel, President, Crescendo Inc.
4:30 Daily Recap


Friday, January 17, 2014

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome
David Fisher
9:05 Community Leadership
Jennifer Ford Reedy, President, Bush Foundation
10:00 Leadership Panel
Moderator: Beth McGuire, Communications Director, Target Corp.
Amy R. Ault, Senior Development Officer, Regions Hospital Foundation
Roshan N. Rajkumar, Hiring Partner, Bowman & Brooke, LLP
Jonathan D. Wilson, Partner, Best & Flanagan, LLP
Mike Doyle, Senior Associate in Office Brokerage division, Colliers International
11:00 Break
11:10 The Art of Making Connections
Pat Courtemanche, Director of Business Development, Dorsey & Whitney
12:30 Lunch and "Top Ten with Dave"