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Transformational Leadership Symposium brochure encapsulates timeline, speakers and purpose. The brochure was an invitation to the event and was highly successful in attracting prominent leaders from …

Transformational Leadership Symposium brochure encapsulates timeline, speakers and purpose. The brochure was an invitation to the event and was highly successful in attracting prominent leaders from both business, education, non-profit and political organizations — all with an interest in transforming social change.


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  • 1. Transform Yourself, Transform Your World 2012 Transformational & Award DinnerLeadership Symposium April 27-28, 2012 Westin Chicago | River North
  • 2. WELCOMEto a Celebration ofTransformational LeadershipThe 2012 Transformational Leadership Award Dinner andSymposium is dedicated to facilitating the best of thehuman spirit—the yearning to learn, to grow, to serve,and to become our finest selves through leading others.Join us for this unique and powerful opportunity as wecelebrate a kind of leadership that touches the heart withboth individual concern and universal vision, that engagesthe minds of all, and that puts into action the principlesand ideals that draw out the best in all. This leadershipsees new possibilities, sets new benchmarks, anddiscovers new answers to old problems.For organizations to thrive in this challenging climate,transformational leadership is no longer optional—it isimperative. Through inspirational examples, such asDr. Muhammad Yunus, and the latest social and emotionalintelligence technologies, we have the opportunity totransform ourselves, our organizations, and our world.Why Attend?> ear and honor Dr. Muhammad Yunus, one of only H seven individuals to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize plus both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. e inspired as a leader by talking with and hearing from B other world-class leaders. earn how to touch the hearts and minds of those you L lead more powerfully than you already do. ake those you lead to heights of performance they T never imagined reaching. ove your organization towards its full potential by M focusing those you lead on an inspiring vision of what’s possible for them as individuals and as a team.
  • 3. 2012 TransformationalLeadership SymposiumWestin Chicago | River North320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IllinoisProgram OverviewFriday Evening, April 27, 2012Transformational Leadership Award Dinner 6:00 p.m. – Reception 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Awards r. Muhammad Yunus will accept the 2012 Transformational D Leadership Award for his achievements as the pioneer of the micro-finance movement, as a social entrepreneur and humanitarian, and for his work in maximizing human potential and leading individuals to their best.Saturday, April 28, 2012VIP Breakfast and Panel Discussion Leadership and Social Business 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. he symposium resumes on Saturday morning starting with an T exclusive VIP breakfast panel on social business, followed by a full day program featuring speakers and panelists who will lead in-depth discussions on transformational leadership.2012 Transformational Leadership Symposium Igniting Transformational Leadership with Social Emotional Intelligence 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch will be served) Presentations • Resonant Leadership • A World without Waste • ISO Applied to Social and Emotional Intelligence •Drive Transformation with Emotional Intelligence • Taking It Into Our Organizations
  • 4. The 2012 Transformational Leadership Award Dr. Muhammad Yunusis a Nobel Peace Prize winner and recipient of boththe Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S.Congressional Gold medal for his achievements as thepioneer and catalyst of the micro-finance movement andas a social entrepreneur and humanitarian. As a catalystof the micro-lending movement, he has changed theface of humanity and humanitarian work by creatingand implementing an endeavor to empower poorpeople with financial loans giving them the means toachieve sustainable economic activity. As a founderof the Grameen Bank, Dr. Yunus became a powerfulagent of economic independence for Bangladesh’spoor, ultimately providing more than eight millionimpoverished individuals the chance to climb outof poverty. Dr. Yunus’ impact extends far beyondBangladesh: It’s been estimated that one in every1,000 people on the planet is being helped by similarsocially responsible businesses.
  • 5. 2012Transformational LeadershipAward DinnerFriday Evening, April 27, 20126:00 p.m. – Reception7:00 p.m. – Dinner and AwardThe program kicks off Friday evening with the TransformationalLeadership Award Dinner at which U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ofIllinois will introduce Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Brad Anderson,former CEO of Best Buy, will present Dr. Yunus with the 2012Transformational Leadership Award for his achievements as thepioneer and catalyst of the micro-finance movement and as asocial entrepreneur and humanitarian. The Award recognizesan individual who embodies the principles and practice oftransformational leadership; namely, to inspire others to achieveextraordinary outcomes and realize their full potential. The awardis a celebration of the human spirit and the capacity inherent inevery individual to exceed limitations. Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Springfield, is the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois, the state’s senior senator, and the convener of Illinois’ bipartisan congressional delegation. Durbin also serves as the Assistant Majority Leader, the second highest ranking position in the Senate. Also known as the Majority Whip, Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2006. In 2004,he was elected as Minority Whip. Durbin is only the fifth Illinois Senator inhistory to serve as a Senate leader.Elected to the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1996, and re-elected in 2002 and2008, Durbin fills the seat left vacant by the retirement of his long-time friendand mentor, U.S. Senator Paul Simon.Durbin sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, Foreign Relations and RulesCommittees. He is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommitteeon the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights and the AppropriationsCommittee’s Financial Services and General Government subcommittee.
  • 6. Program 28,Saturday, 7:00 a.m.2012 a.m.Saturday, April 2012 April 28, – 9:00VIP Breakfast BreakfastVIP Executive Panel Discussion Panel Discussion7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Leadership and Social BusinessThe VIP breakfast will be a dynamic event, bringing togetherNobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus; NobelPrize laureate in economic sciences, Dr. Roger Myerson;Brad Anderson, the former CEO of Best Buy; and MarcLane, noted author and attorney for socially responsiblebusinesses. This session will be a freewheeling dialogueamong these dedicated leaders on how transformationalleadership and economics can be leveraged to best servesocial transformation. The panel discussion will be hosted andmoderated by Dr. Robert Wright, co-founder of the Foundationfor Transformational Leadership.VIP Breakfast Panelists Dr. Muhammad Yunus Dr. Muhammad Yunus, in addition to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and recipient of both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the U.S. Congressional Gold medal for his achievements as the pioneer and catalyst of the micro-finance movement, is a worldrenowned economist. In 1983, against the advice of bankingand government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bankdevoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minisculeloans based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, notthe privilege of a fortunate few. In his groundbreaking book,Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and theFuture of Capitalism (the sequel to Banker to the Poor), Yunusoutlines his concept of social business—where the creativevision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most seriousproblems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing thesick, and protecting the planet.
  • 7. Brad Anderson Brad Anderson is the former CEO of Best Buy and went on to serve on its board. Mr. Anderson is the 2009 recipient of the Transformational Leadership award and currently sits on the board of directors for seven major corporations, including Waste Management, Inc. He is an innovative,creative international business leader who embraced personal andorganizational transformation to build one of the great retail successstories of our lifetime. Dedicated to his belief in the unlimited potentialof all of Best Buy’s 180,000 employees, Anderson was part of theleadership team that took Best Buy from three local record retailstores in Minnesota to the fifty billion dollar global retailer of today. Marc J. Lane Marc J. Lane, author of Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs, is a nationally recognized business and tax attorney and an expert in socially responsible and mission- related investing. The author of 34 books on corporate organization, management, taxation,investment, and social enterprise, Mr. Lane spearheaded legislationto create Illinois’ low-profit limited liability corporation model to aidcompanies with limited financial prospects but significant potentialfor positive social impact. Dr. Roger Myerson Roger Myerson is the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in recognition of his contributions to mechanism design theory. Professor Myerson has made seminal contributionsto the fields of economics and political science. He is the author ofGame Theory: Analysis of Conflict (1991) and Probability Modelsfor Economic Decisions (2005). Professor Myerson has a PhD fromHarvard University and taught for 25 years in the Kellogg Schoolof Management at Northwestern University before coming to theUniversity of Chicago in 2001. He is a member of the AmericanAcademy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academyof Sciences.
  • 8. Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.2012 TransformationalLeadership SymposiumIgniting Transformational Leadershipwith Social Emotional IntelligenceFollowing the VIP breakfast and panel discussion, theTransformational Leadership Symposium continues with anextraordinary gathering of some of the best minds in the field ofsocial and emotional intelligence and transformational leadership.The Session Leaders Dr. Richard Boyatzis Professor, Case Western Reserve University and Adjunct Professor, ESADE Resonant LeadershipDr. Richard Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor, as well asProfessor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology,and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University andAdjunct Professor at ESADE. He is the author of more than 150articles and books on leadership, competencies, EI, coaching, andchange from a complexity perspective, including: The CompetentManager; Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee,in 28 languages; Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee; andTransforming Qualitative Information.
  • 9. Jim Liautaud Clinical Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago ISO Applied to Social and Emotional IntelligenceJim Liautaud, Clinical Professor, University of Illinois - Chicago,researches and implements ISO processes for implementingpositive behavior change in the area of Emotional Intelligence.His Process-directed Emotional Intelligence (PdEI) ISO behaviorprocesses and P^EI system are clinically proven to increaseEmotional Intelligence in all participants and have been implementedin a wide variety of organizations, from the Chicago Public SchoolSystem to Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and Young Presidents’Organization. Prior to his academic career, Liautaud was awarded65 patents, founded four manufacturing companies and was thefounding investor of four start-ups including Jimmy Johns, Raffles,National Interstate, and Blue Rhino. David P. Steiner Chief Executive Officer, Waste Managment, Inc. A World without WasteDavid Steiner is chief executive officer for Waste Management,Inc. Prior to being elected CEO in March 2004, Steiner wasWaste Management’s chief financial officer. Steiner joined WasteManagement in November 2000 as vice president and deputy generalcounsel and was appointed senior vice president, general counsel andcorporate secretary in July 2001. In April 2003, he was elected CFO.He joined WM from Phelps Dunbar, a law firm in New Orleans, La.Prior to that, he was an associate at Gibson, Dunn Crutcher in SanJose, Calififornia. Mr. Steiner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountingfrom Louisiana State University and a Law degree from University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles.
  • 10. Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.2012 TransformationalLeadership SymposiumSession Leaders, continued Dr. Robert Wright Co-founder of the Foundation for Transformational Leadership Drive Transformation with Emotional IntelligenceConsidered by many to be one of the leading thinkers in humandevelopment, Dr. Robert Wright is an internationally recognizedvisionary, educator, program developer, author, speaker,entrepreneur, consultant, and executive coach. In the course ofcoaching and training hundreds of C-level executives, Dr. Wrightdeveloped the Wright Model of Human Growth and Development.Called “one of the most powerful and comprehensive models ofits kind,” it forms the core curriculum at Wright and the WrightGraduate Institute, which Dr. Wright co-founded. He is also theauthor of Beyond Time Management: Business with Purpose andPeople Skills. Dr. Judith Wright Co-founder of the Foundation for Transformational Leadership Drive Transformation with Emotional IntelligenceA media favorite, sought-after speaker, respected leader, best-selling author, world-class coach, and corporate consultant in thearea of personal transformation, leadership development, andpersonal goal fulfillment, Dr. Judith Wright wrote There Must BeMore Than This, The One Decision, and The Soft Addiction Solutionto share her personal transformation and proven methodologieswith a broader audience. Dr. Wright’s ground-breaking researchinto the fundamental process by which human beings learn, grow,and develop is the core of the curriculum at Wright and the WrightGraduate Institute, which she co-founded. Dr. Wright has appearedon more than 500 radio programs, and 80 TV programs includingOprah, ABC’s 20/20 and the Today show.
  • 11. Brad Anderson Former CEO of Best Buy Closing Remarks (See bio under VIP Breakfast Panelists) 2012 Transformational Leadership Symposium and Award Dinner Hosted by The Foundation for Transformational LeadershipThe Foundation for Transformational Leadership, a 501(c)(3)organization, is committed to developing and transmittingthe principles of transformational leadership with a uniqueemphasis on personal transformation as the starting point fortransforming our businesses, our communities, and our world.The Foundation supports the Transformational LeadershipAward and the Symposium, as well as supporting individuals tobecome the best transformational leaders and change agentsthey can be. The Wright Graduate Institute for the Realization ofHuman Potential is a division of the Foundation.
  • 12. Please join us for thisinspirational event2012 Transformational LeadershipSymposium and Award Dinner TicketsFull-Weekend 2012 Transformational Leadership SymposiumFriday Saturday, April 27 28(Awards Dinner, VIP Breakfast and Saturday Program) $1,250 per personFriday Evening, April 27 Award Dinner $3,000 per table (full table seats 10) $350 per person (received on or before April 15, 2012) $450 per person (received after April 15, 2012)Saturday, April 28 VIP Breakfast: Social Business $700 per person (attendance is limited)Saturday, April 28 Symposium (lunch included) $350 per person (received on or before April 15, 2012) $400 per person (received after April 15, 2012) $1,000 per person (VIP Breakfast Symposium)RegistrationConvenient online registration available, click here Online | http://www.transformleadership.org/2012registrationMail, Phone or Fax Registration Phone | Call 312.645.8300 Fax | 312.645.8333Name (please print)________________________________________________Title_____________________________________________________________Company________________________________________________________Address_________________________________________________________City, State, ZIP___________________________________________________Phone___________________________________________________________E-mail___________________________________________________________Method of payment (please check one)Registration must include payment (check or credit card) before processing Check | Enclosed is my check # ________ in the amount of $ ________ (Please make payable to the Foundation for Transformational Leadership in U.S. dollars. Send to 445 E. Ohio, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60611) redit Card | $ ______________ C n Discover n MasterCard n Visa Card # ________________________________ Exp. ________ SVC _______
  • 13. LocationWestin Chicago | River North320 North Dearborn StreetChicago, IL 60654Phone: 312.744.1900Hotel AccommodationsThe Foundation for TransformationalLeadership is pleased to hold the 2012Transformational Leadership Symposium Award Dinner at the Westin Chicago| River North. To book your room,contact the Westin Chicago directly at1 (800) 233-4100 and ask for the WrightFoundation Group. Rooms blocked are$199, plus tax. Dates available are Friday,April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Thenumber of blocked rooms is limited, soplease book your rooms early. (Roomblock at the hotel expires April 10, 2012following which registrants may need toseek off-property accommodations.)Photos courtesy of the Westin | River North, Chicago© 2010-2012 Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • 14. Thank You “ ach individual person E is very important. EachThis event was made possible person has tremendousthrough generous support from potential. She or heindividuals, organizations alone can influenceand many volunteers. the lives of others within the communities,Sponsors nations, within and Chicago Tribune beyond her or his Stan Smith own time.” aren Wilson Smithbauer K – Dr. Muhammad Yunus Karen Colina Wilson FoundationBoard of Directors -Foundation for Transformational Leadership Tom Terry, President Dr. Stan Smith, Treasurer John Davidoff, Secretary Richard Lyons, Board Member Karen Smithbauer, Board MemberFoundation Executive Leadership Dr. Robert Wright, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Judith Wright, Chief Learning Officer r. Michael Zwell, Chancellor D for the Wright Graduate InstituteSymposium Steering Committee Jon Fieldman, Chair John Davidoff Randy Seffren Munzoor Shaikh Scott StephenThanks to: Bangladesh6G Tom Karen Terry WrightFoundation for Transformational Leadership445 E. Ohio StreetSuite 400Chicago, IL 60611Phone: 312.645.8300TransformLeadership.org

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