BHSU to host national Leadercast Summit through simulcast

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, April 10, 2015/Categories: 2015



   

   

   

       

           

       

       

            Black Hills State University will host a simulcast of the 2015 Leadercast on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., and simulcast to hosting sites throughout the nation. Leadercast focuses on building leaders worth following by offering a series of dynamic speakers and brainstorming sessions.

       

   



Black Hills State University will offer an opportunity for community members and students to hear from some of the world&rsquos most influential and motivational speakers in May.

BHSU will host a simulcast of the 2015 Leadercast on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. and simulcast to hosting sites throughout the nation. Leadercast focuses on building leaders worth following by offering a series of dynamic speakers and brainstorming sessions.

"This provides our local leaders and organizations to get low-cost leadership development and network," said Mitch Hopewell, MSSL coordinator and instructor of education technology and leadership at BHSU.

Registration is $49 for the general public $39 for those in education, non-profit and military and $10 for students. Lunch will be included. Register online at www.BHSU.edu/Leadercast.

The theme of this year&rsquos Leadercast is "The Brave Ones," showcasing courage and bravery in leadership.

"Leaders are not always those with a title," Hopewell said. "Leadership is really the ability to influence people. This happens in ways we don&rsquot always see."

The speakers and events at the Leadercast simulcast will honor those with strong ethics and a strong vision. This year&rsquos lineup includes:

&middot Rudy Giuliani, 107th mayor of New York City

&middot Seth Godin, bestselling leadership author

&middot Aja Brown, mayor of Compton, Calif.

&middot Commander Rorke T. Denver, Navy S.E.A.L.

&middot Mala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate

&middot Andy Stanley, bestselling leadership author and speaker

&middot Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation

&middot Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP AG

Hopewell said the lineup is very diverse and he highlighted speakers Mala Yousafzai, Commander Rorke T. Denver and Aja Brown.

Mala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. After an assassination attempt by the Taliban, Yousafzai was left critically injured. She survived and now speaks on the importance of education, especially for women.

"The courage to go back and do what she did is a pretty amazing story," Hopewell said. "The international notoriety she has she used to leverage back in Afghanistan."

He added the Commander Rorke T. Denver, a former Navy SEAL will speak on the courage it takes to lead a group of men into battle and Aja Brown&rsquos story of leadership as the 32-year-old mayor of the city of Compton, Calif. will inspire attendees.

In addition to the speakers, three scholarships will be awarded to BHSU students.

BHSU students are encouraged to apply for the Uttke Student Leader Award, which is a competitive scholarship opportunity. The scholarship supports and promotes student leadership development.

Three scholarships will be awarded in the categories of freshmen/sophomores juniors/seniors and graduate students. Students must register in advance for the Leadercast event to be eligible for the scholarship.

Full-time BHSU students should submit an original essay by April 30. Essay topics and criteria are available at www.BHSU.edu/Leadercast. Scholarship winners will be announced during the Leadercast simulcast on May 8. Students must be present to win the award.
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