Colors of Leadership Conference Information
The 17th Annual Colors of Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
2013 Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker for the 2013 Colors of Leadership Conference is Steve Pemberton.
A ward of the state for much of his childhood, Steve Pemberton has made opportunity, access, and equality pillars of his personal and professional life. One of America's most inspiring executives, he is recognized as a leader on matters of diversity and inclusion and their importance to the growth of the American industrial complex. Pemberton is chief diversity officer and divisional vice president for Walgreens, the first such person to hold that responsibility in the company’s 110-year history. As such, he directs activities to help serve diverse markets and populations, including customers in medically underserved areas, food deserts, and urban areas, as well as strengthens relationships with diverse suppliers and communities.
His memoir, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home, chronicles his difficult path through foster care and his determined search for his family. It is an inspirational story that crosses generations and cultures, but specifically whispers to those who have had the odds stacked against them. Pemberton’s relentless journey to overcome his setbacks, find his biological family, and right the wrongs of his parents' past is a model for all families to follow. It is a true testament of faith, fortitude, and forgiveness.
Whether sharing the story of how he found his identity or tips on how to create diversity within your organization, Steve Pemberton is a riveting speaker who never fails to inspire his audiences.
In 2006, Fortune named him one of "the top 20 chief diversity officers in corporate America." In 2007, Pemberton was called to Capitol Hill to provide testimony on best practices in diversity recruiting, and in 2008 he was named by Savoy as one of "the top 100 most influential African Americans in corporate America."
9AM - Doors Open
9:15AM - Welcome
9:25AM - 12:30AM Workshops
9:30AM -10:25AM - Session 1
10:30AM -11:25AM - Session 2
11:30AM - 12:25AM - Session 3
12:30PM - Lunch and Keynote Address
1:30PM - Leadership Celebration
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
2013 Registration Fees:
$10 UD Students (Scholarships are available. Please contact OMA at 937-229-3634 for more information.)
$15 Non UD Students
Submit a Workshop Proposal
Colors of Leadership Conference Workshop Submission
Currently, we are seeking passionate leaders willing to facilitate workshops that speak to the motto of this year’s conference “The LeaderSHIP Manifest.” The conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the John F. Kennedy Student Union at the University of Dayton. The Colors of Leadership Conference will be comprised of three 45 minute concurrent sessions with three workshops offered during each session. Each workshop is expected to be creative, interactive, and informative. When designing your workshop please consider this year’s theme. You may also consider the University’s motto: learn, lead, serve and the University of Dayton’s Guiding Leadership Development document. While there are many perspectives to leadership development, we ask that you specify one key element or essential step in creating better leadership skills.