Stephen A. Smith is coming to Purdue University brought to you by the Business Opportunity Program(BOP) & The Society of Minority of Managers(SMM) with the help of GE, Boston Scientific, and SOGA!

” The Road to Great Leadership” by Stephen A. Smith

Friday, April 13th, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Mackey Arena Floor

Stephen A. Smith’s career has allowed him to be up close with great leaders, and he has learned firsthand and through interviews about the trials on the road to great leadership. Leadership is now more important than ever, and Smith’s anecdotes will entertain and educate as he talks about goal setting, motivation, decision making, and inspiration.

In addition to our Keynote Speaker, we will also have panel discussion the following day.

“Building Your Legacy” Panel Discussions
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Krannert Auditorium

Panel #1: Going Global: Understanding the Global Economy

To begin building a legacy, one must have a global mindset in the future. We are living in times where there is a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have an equal opportunity; no matter where they live. Minority business students need to understand how globalization has changed core economic concepts in America, and how the changing concepts in America affect minority business students, their families, and their communities.

Tarrus Richardson – CEO, IMB – Linda Clement–Holmes – SVP, P&G – John Bolden – HR Director, Caterpillar

Panel #2: M-L-T (Management Leadership for Tomorrow)

Legacies and leadership go hand-in-hand. Those individuals with extraordinary legacies of success were all leaders in some fashion, and achieved success in some form. Get an inside look into the minds of proven and successful leaders through their stories, examples, and tips on leadership; applicable to corporate and the community.

Rochelle Dorn-Hayes – Internal Control – Ford + Lillian Hunt – VP, GE – Ted McElroy, Finance Manager, SC Johnson