Life on Purpose TEDxGustavusAdolphusCollege 2016
“This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.”
The 2016 conference will build upon the successes of past events and continue to highlight the amazing people and wisdom in this region. Here are the key goals for 2016:
1. Have amazing content - great speakers, great set, great ideas
2. Create a "social feel" to the conference
3. Create an "engaging environment" where the audience is part of the experience
What does it Take to Push the Racially biased System, and Fail?
Carol Markham-Cousins has experienced both the teaching and administrative aspects of education. After being removed as the principal of Washburn High School for standing up for equity in education, Markham-Cousins will talk about how she continues to find ways to engage all students in education.
Positive Power of Servant Leadership
Tom Thibodeau is a distinguished professor of servant leadership at Viterbo University. He will speak about the act of servant leadership being both timely and timeless, and how it is expressed every day through our words, presence and commitment to the common good.
The Art and Science of Engagement
Part design thinker, part producer, and part coach Carry Metkowski says that the jury is still out on a repeatable set of conditions needed to create engagement. In this session, Metkowski will take an unorthodox approach at examining what science is available behind engagement.
Founder/president of Good Leadership Enterprises, Paul Batz will show that with shared values, good intentions and concern for people both personally and professionally, good leaders thrive in all kinds of market conditions and placate the complexities that test our resilience.
Knowing Your Worth
“Volunteer of the Year” winner, Fardousa Jama will talk about our mission to create a reason for being here. As we engage our goals there will be obstacles, but if you believe in yourself and believe in your decisions you will move forward.
Religious Discrimination is "Un-American"
Kathy Lund Dean currently holds the Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Ethics at Gustavus. Her session will describe research on how American workers have responded to religious diversity in all types of organizations, and how this research engages by sharing workplace experiences.