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Published: October 01, 2002
Distinguished speakers and executive workshops highlight The University of Tampa Leadership Conference on Friday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  The event will be in UT’s Sykes Information Theater.  Cost is $200 per person, and includes luncheon in the Vaughn Center Crescent Room.

After a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a welcome, introduction and overview at 8:30, the conference gets down to business at 9 a.m. with Dr. Barry Z. Posner, keynote speaker.  Posner is an internationally renowned leadership scholar, practitioner and author.  He has written more than 80 research and practitioner-oriented articles, and is co-author of the award-winning leadership best-seller The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.  He will be available for signing of his latest book, Encouraging the Heart.


The luncheon speaker is Ron O’Neil, senior vice president for Human Resources at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA.  O’Neil will provide insights into the intricacies of executive search for today’s leaders.  A former managing partner of Heidrich & Struggles, he will share his expertise in “identifying, attracting, and retaining leadership talent in a world of uncertainty.”


In addition to the speakers, morning and afternoon executive workshop sessions will be conducted by executives from Human Research Institute of St. Petersburg, Point of Contact LLC of Memphis, and Forrester-Smith of Tampa.


The Leadership Conference is sponsored by the TECO Energy Center for Leadership.


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