Leadership Speaker Series Highlights Lessons in Leadership

The IT@WashU Leadership Committee and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) are bringing an inspiring speaker series to the University. The Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series brings local thought leaders, innovators, humanitarians and change-makers to Washington University in St. Louis to share their leadership journeys.

Lessons in Leadership features speakers from varied backgrounds and professions presenting their personal and professional experiences to achieving their goals. The series is designed to show attendees the many (sometimes unconventional) journeys to leadership and to motivate them to impact positive change within our campus and local communities.

The IT@WashU Leadership Committee is an inclusive and dedicated volunteer group of University staff committed to further advancing leadership development and practices to all IT staff at WashU through training, mentoring, and coaching opportunities.

The Committee is comprised of graduates of the MOR Leadership Program, a national organization focused on helping leaders impact their personal development and position their organization to deliver increasing value in the future. This development opportunity—sponsored and promoted by the OCIO—has been made available to more than 60 IT staff across the Danforth and Medical campuses since 2013.

The Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series will host its first event April 15, with WashU Professor Jackson Nickerson presenting. Nickerson is the Frahm Family Professor of Organization and Strategy – Olin Business School, and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies – Brookings Institution.

Visit the OCIO website to learn more about the Lessons in Leadership Speaker Series and register for an event. All events take place on the Washington University Medical Campus at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), in room Seminar A. They are free and open to the public.