Visitors Program

One of the best ways to learn about leadership is from successful leaders. The Institute will invite leaders from various sectors such as business, government, higher education, and philanthropy and leadership scholars to visit campus for public lectures and intensive teaching sessions. BLI Fellows and OS students will have a unique opportunity to interact with visiting leaders and scholars who will share their experiences and identify challenges and opportunities for future leadership. Take a look at some of the highlights from this past academic year.

2013-2014 Visitors

Jon Carson
Entrepreneur
April 9, 2014

During his talk, Jonathan define the entrepreneur and their roles in our society -- past, present and in the future.  He took the audience through his entrepreneurial adventure of KCC -- going from 2 lawyers and a dream to a few hundred people and industry-leader status in just a few years.  Finally, Jonathan addressed life after a successful entrepreneurial journey, and the fact that entrepreneurs don't get to a "finish line," but instead oftentimes find themselves re-engaging in new businesses to satisfy the entrepreneurial drive.  

Dinner with Donors

This year, the Institute created a new opportunity for students to engage with successful UM alumni through the "Dinner with the Donors" series. The Institute would like to thank the following donors for participating in this new endeavor:

Dave Barger, President & CEO, JetBlue Airways Corp
Barry Blattman, Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management
Jon Carson, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Kurtzman Carson Consultants, LLC
Dan Denison, Professor, International Institute for Management Development
James Sprayregen, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

2012-2013 Visitors

Bill McKibben

Bill Moyer