Leadership Program Activites & Events
Each academic year the Society broadcasts six live speaker events to members of the society via satellite. These presentations are a vital component of the leadership training that members receive, with topics as diverse as effective money management techniques, cutting edge internet networking tools, and personal health and wellness for a lifetime of achievement. Below is the schedule of speaker events for the 2013-2014 school year.
Outside of the speaker presentations, the CSM chapter is looking to develop professional development activities for the college community. Please review our calendar of events on the right hand side to see the activities planned for the year.
Fall 2013 Speaker Line Up
"Chasing Greatness and Leading the Way"
Kevin Bracy learned the importance of nurturing dreams at an early age. It was the struggle of his childhood that gave him the fuel and created the work ethic necessary to be successful. Kevin is an internationally renowned speaker, author and entrepreneur. He has spoken to more than 600,000 students at approximately 900 high schools and colleges across the country. Kevin was voted the number one youth speaker in the country six years in a row by students and counselors. He has spoken before employees and executives at Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Farmers Insurance, Disney, The U.S. Army, The U.S. Air Force, and The March of Dimes, to name a few. He coaches corporate leaders on how to achieve Everyday Greatness in Execution.
"The Greatness in You"
Common is a multi-Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist and actor. For the past 16 years, he has produced over nine albums, including Can I Borrow a Dollar?, BE The Dreamer/The Believer and Finding Forever, a Grammy-nominated collaboration with Kanye West. As a renowned actor, Common has portrayed a freed slave, Elam Ferguson, in AMC's historical drama series Hell on Wheels. He also appears in several movies, including Smokin' Aces, American Gangstar, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, and New Year's Eve. He is the author of several books, including One Day It'll All Make Sense. In 2007, he launched the Common Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and development of America's urban youth.
"How To Soar Like An Eagle In A World Full of Turkeys"
Robert Stevenson is the author of the best-selling book, How To Soar Like An Eagle In A World Full of Turkeys. With over 30 years of extensive corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and interviewed more than 10,000 employees, managers and seniors executives in over 250 different industries. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where he received his BS in Industrial Management. His new book is called 52 Essential Habits for Success.
Spring 2014 Speaker Line Up
"Jim Cramer's Getting Rich Carefully"
Jim Cramer is the renowned host of CNBC's Mad Money w/Jim Cramer. He is also co-host of Squawk on The Street. Jim graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He joined Goldman Sachs and worked in sales and trading. He left Goldman to start his own hedge fund, producing an annualized return of 24%. He retired his fund to embrace radio and television to help educate people on the financial markets. He is the founder of The Street, Inc., a multimedia financial news organization. Jim developed a charitable trust portfolio that has grown to several million dollars. The trust has distributed over $1.5 million to well-known charities. Mr. Cramer is the author of several bestselling books. His new book, Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully, will be published in January 2014.
"The New Social Entrepreneurism"
Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One™, which has turned into a global movement. Since it began in 2006, TOMS has given more than 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need, and has helped save and restore sight to more than 150,000 people in need around the world. Blake's first book, Start Something That Matters, which offers his own amazing story of inspiration and the power of incorporating giving into business, became a New York Times bestseller. Blake's unique and successful approach to business has awarded him with numerous accolades, including being named on Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" list in 2011.
"From Secretary to CEO"
Carly Fiorina is one of the most recognized business leaders in the world. She started her business career as a secretary and went on to become the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. She was named Fortune's Most Powerful Woman in Business for six consecutive years. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Carly currently serves as Chairman of Good360, the world's largest product philanthropy organization.