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Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence in Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center of Excellence in Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership for Global Competence is an extension of several leadership activities at Ursuline. The Center’s primary purpose is to prepare individuals for further education, careers, leadership positions, and service to the community which is in direct alignment with Ursuline’s mission, vision and strategic initiatives. Enhanced by Ursuline’s vibrant heritage of educating women, the Center will strive to support future business leaders to attain their maximum creative potential. The Center is located in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The mission of the Center of Excellence is to contribute to the development of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders of exceptional integrity who are empowered, informed, responsible and dedicated to educating others. The Center’s Vision is to become a premiere entrepreneurial, research-based learning center that focuses on leadership development from an ethical, values-based business perspective.  The Center is committed to teaching individuals to contribute to the local community by leading productive and responsible lives that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. These aspirations combined with Ursuline College’s spiritual vitality in the Catholic tradition contribute to a vision that inspires academic excellence and lifelong learning while promoting a sense of caring and of meaningful interaction among all members of the Center’s community.

The Center’s conferences, events and networking activities focus on entrepreneurship, ethical leadership, market innovation, economic and social business issues, technological advancements, international business and globalization. Ursuline’s President, Sr. Diana Stano, stated that “hearing from our expert speakers, students and members of the Northeast Ohio community will get a chance to share their own experiences and network with entrepreneurial business leaders and their supporters”.

Leadership and Professional Development
 - Spring Luncheon Event, March 20, 2014

Transformational Leadership: Discover How Resilient Leaders
Use Emotional Intelligence Competencies to Improve Effectiveness

Hosted by: Ursuline College’s Center of Excellence in Ethical and Entrepreneurial Leadership for Global Competence
Lead Event Sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Date: Thursday, March 20th, from 11:30 to 1:30 pm
Location: Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

Keynote Speakers: Patricia O’Gorman and Raquel Eatmon

Dr. Patricia O’Gorman, psychologist and resiliency coach, is an internationally-recognized speaker known for her warm, funny, inspiring and engaging presentations. She is a veteran of numerous television appearances including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday and the author of numerous books and articles. Pat’s first book on women and resilience is Dancing Backwards in High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience.  Her newest book is The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power. Dr. O’Gorman will discuss a variety of techniques and methods that can be used to become a more effective resilient leader; a leader who understands how to lead with integrity and distinction. 

Raquel Eatmon, President of Rising Media, LLC, is an award-winning speaker, experienced TV news anchor/broadcaster, and empowerment newspaper columnist. She is the founder of the annual Woman of Power (WoP) Leadership Conference that focuses on networking, education and wellness. As an entrepreneur, Raquel is an established businesswoman with her own professional development company. She is also a published author; her newest book is Strut Your Stuff: Principles in Purpose, Power, and Position. Raquel will discuss instructional tools and values-based techniques that can be used to enhance an individual’s personal strengths to become a more influential and inspirational leader.
Schedule of Activities
11:00  Registration and Open Networking
11:30 Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
11:45 Keynote Speakers and Lunch Session
  1:15 Closing Remarks, Q & A with Speakers and End of Session Networking

Highlights of What You Will Learn and Networking Benefits
- Discover new techniques and tools to become a more effective and influential leader
- Identify personal resilience patterns that are used by leaders to move from good to great
- Recognize virtues and character strengths associated with transformational leadership
- Understand what emotional intelligence competencies you need to succeed
- Determine how to self-motivate and to motivate others
- Discover how to enhance your strategic thinking skills to improve morale and productivity
- Appreciate the positive impact that gender and social issues can have on building future leaders
- Learn how to strengthen your values, voice and vision to become an inspirational and resilient leader

For additional information contact Dr. Debra L. Fleming at Ursuline College (dfleming@ursuline.edu or 440 708 4653).