Leadership expert to conclude 2017 Wheelhouse Talks series

Barbara Kellerman
Barbara Kellerman
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The 2016-17 Wheelhouse Talks series hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will conclude on April 27 with a keynote address by leadership expert Barbara Kellerman, who will discuss "Contextual Leadership for an Uncertain Future."

Kellerman's presentation will specifically highlight the graduation of students from the center's Cook Leadership Academy who have participated in a series of focused presentations and opportunities designed to strengthen their leadership potential and skills.  

Barbara Kellerman: Contextual Leadership for an Uncertain Future

Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m.

Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI

The event is free and open to the public.

Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and has studied leadership for decades. She is the founding executive director of the HKS Center for Public Leadership and has held professorships at no fewer than six universities including Tufts, George Washington, and Dartmouth. 

She has written several books on leadership and politics and has appeared on many major media outlets including CBS, NPR, and the BBC. She has contributed articles to The New York TimesThe Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

For more information, visit HauensteinCenter.org.

About the Cook Leadership Academy:

The Cook Leadership Academy is a leader development program for undergraduate and graduate students that provides co-curricular and cross-disciplinary opportunities for student fellows to develop leadership experience.

Students who take part in the academy complete a curriculum of training, assessment and practice designed to instill leadership excellence. Applicants must meet the criteria of high academic achievement, active involvement in the campus community, dedication to the public good, a passion for leading and a commitment to personal growth.