These virtual sessions, offered free of charge, provide practical advice and inspiration related to leadership development.
Lessons in Leadership series
A webinar series where innovative, influential global leaders generously share their insights with vulnerability. These impactful leaders help us to learn from their successes and their missteps. This series is intended to extract practical advice while offering inspiration.
Lessons in Leadership with Boyd K Rutherford: Leading with Values in Divisive Times
Thursday, May 18, 9–10 a.m.
Given the events of the past few years, emotions are running higher than ever before in the workplace, and that often leads to people locking in on their positions without listening or expressing a willingness to move. Effective and successful leaders lead with values, encourage healthy debate and inspire cooperation. Maryland’s former Lt. Governor, Boyd Rutherford, will be joining us in our webinar series “Lessons in Leadership,” when we have the opportunity to hear from change makers and impactful leaders about their experiences, insights, and advice.
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Lessons in Leadership with Janet Currie: How to make leadership decisions that honor your purpose and generate profits
November 17, 2022
Join us to learn from Janet Currie, a passionate, dedicated, successful, authentic, and values-driven leader. She will share with us her leadership journey and will also help us understand why and how purpose and profits do not need to be viewed as mutually exclusive option sets.
Janet Currie, President, Greater Maryland at Bank of America, is responsible for driving regional economic mobility for individuals, families, and communities, strengthens economic opportunity, and builds strong communities. She also supports the health, safety, and engagement of local teammates. Bank of America employs approximately 210,000 people and is guided by a common purpose to “help make financial lives better for our clients and our communities through the power of every connection.” They have a commitment to responsible and sustainable growth by living their values. This may seem ambitious, and yet the progress that Bank of America consistently demonstrates towards this goal is impressive.
Lessons in Leadership with Bill Medley: Leveraging “High-Tech” to Enable “High-Touch”
April 27, 2022
With the accelerated advances of technology and the increasing reliance on digital devices, leaders express concerns that technology might be decreasing our ability to have strong human connections. We can’t slow down the accelerated speed of change, but what if we could embrace the philosophy of leveraging “high-tech” to enable “high-touch.”
Join us for our Lessons in Leadership Webinar Series, where we will have the opportunity to learn from Bill Medley, the AVP of IT and Governance with Sinclair Broadcasting Group. We will not only hear about Bill’s fascinating leadership journey, but we will also learn valuable insights about how leaders can use technology to communicate more effectively and build even stronger and more meaningful relationships with our people and our clients.
Lessons in Leadership with Anne Donovan: Building Culture in a Hybrid Working Environment
February 22, 2022
Research and the past couple of years have confirmed for us that to successfully compete for top talent and prioritize the safety of our people during the pandemic, we need to offer components of a flexible work environment. Most leaders with whom we speak express concerns that their culture doesn’t seem as strong and vibrant in a hybrid working environment. Rather than perceiving flexibility as an impediment to a vibrant culture, what if we challenged ourselves with the question: how do we best leverage the hybrid-working environment to advance and strengthen our culture?
Join us for our next Lessons in Leadership Series with Anne Donovan, a globally renowned expert on workplace flexibility, and the People Experience Leader for PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers who was instrumental in transforming the culture of more than 55,000 people to achieve prestigious awards such as Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and Forbes Best Employers for Diversity.
Lessons in Leadership with Chip Wade: Rebuilding Trust as a Result of the Pandemic
January 20, 2022
Hear from Chip Wade, president of Union Square Hospitality Group, about how they are rebuilding trust as they rebuild their organization as a result of the pandemic.
What’s Trending conversations
This series of conversations convenes leaders and stakeholders to dive into challenges and opportunities facing our region. We invite experts in their respective fields to share updates and practical suggestions to address these challenges.
Email grasmickleadership AT_TOWSON for details on "What's Trending."
What’s trending conversation: Well-being in the workplace
November 4, 2021
Join us and walk away with a greater sense of how to integrate well-being across their organizations. We are excited to partner with NAMI to bring this critical issue to the forefront.