On Servant Leadership - 2013 Business SymposiumPosted by on March 18, 2014 in The third annual Angell Snyder School of Business symposium was held on October 24 in The College’s Fredrikson Chapel and featured four presentations related to servant leadership.
The day began with Phillip Anderson, director of learning and development for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, who spoke on “The Essentials of Servant Leadership.”
Katie Blot, president of education services for Blackboard Inc, and Laura Owen, CEO of PontSalus LLC, provided the second presentation of the day, titled “Doing Well to do Good.” Blot presented through the perspective she has acquired from almost 20 years of experience in effectively aligning human capital, business processes and technology to achieve business objectives in the education industry. Owen presented from the perspective she has developed while working to increase access to quality health care worldwide.
The audience then moved to the Mowbray Union for a luncheon and presentation of the David C. Owen Leadership Award to Jerry Haney. Following his acceptance of the award, Haney spoke of his experience as director of fundraising efforts for All India Mission, a Christian ministry dedicated to the spiritual and physical needs of people in northeastern India.
The final presentation of the day featured John Sherman ‘79, founder of Inergy Inc. and trustee of Great Plains Energy. Utilizing an interview format, Dr. Kirk Wessel, dean of the Angell Snyder School of Business, queried Sherman on his personal experience surrounding “Servant Leadership and a Life of Significance.”
The symposium wrapped up with a Non-Profit Networking event in the Mabee Center, with approximately 15 area non-profits showcasing their services and providing students and attendees with the opportunity to make valuable connections.