Inspire! Leadership Forum

Leadership and Life Lessons

Want to learn about leadership without committing to a program? The Inspire! Leadership Forum offers such an opportunity for students by inviting notable business leaders and nonprofit executives to campus to share leadership lessons with Georgia College students. The forum is open to all GC students, allowing students to engage and network with a variety of influential leadership from various backgrounds. 

Forum Topics

Visiting speakers are invited to discuss:

  • leadership lessons they have learned through their life and work experiences
  • a particular leadership philosophy or idea they have an interest in
  • a personal philosophy of leadership they have formed over the years
  • a particular cause they are passionate about
  • leadership challenges this generation of students will face
  • the importance of getting involved in the community
  • real-world expectations
  • general advice for how students can make the most out of college and prepare for life beyond GC


Format and Agenda

Inspire! Leadership Forums are intentionally designed to be engaging, insightful and enjoyable. Interaction and networking are encouraged. The agenda for all events is as follows:

5 - 5:30 p.m. – Catered Networking Reception
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. – Forum, Discussion, and Q&A


Fall 2017 Speaker

Kimberly Ryan, FACHE

Senior Vice President, WellStar Health System
President, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Wed., November 29, 2017
5-5:30pm | Networking Reception
5:30-6:30pm | Forum
University Banquet Room     

Full Bio


Past Inspire! Speakers

Spring 2017 Inspire! Forums

Michael Warrick

News Anchor & Reporter
41 NBC/WMGT Macon

Thurs., February 23, 2017

Full Bio


Will Curry

President
The Curry Companies

Tues., March 14, 2017

Full Bio


Johnelle Simpson

Great Promise Partnership & Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Clarke County School District

Tues., April 4, 2017

Full Bio


Ed Wilson

Senior Enterprise Architect
Southwest Airlines

Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016

Full Bio


Patricia M. Falotico

CEO
Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

Tues., Nov. 8, 2016

Full Bio

Fall 2015 Speakers


Pierre Clements

Pierre Clements

Global Business Development Leader
Thurs., Nov. 12, 2015

Full Bio


Ann Cramer

Ann Cramer

Senior Consultant
Coxe Curry & Associates
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015

Full Bio


Allene Magill

Dr. Allene Magill

Executive Director
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015

Full Bio


Spring 2016 Speakers


James Sasser

Founder & President
GovStrive
Monday, February 8, 2016

Full Bio


Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Founder & President
Washington Consulting Group
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Full Bio

 

Fall 2014 Speakers


Steve Dorman

Dr. Steve Dorman

President
Georgia College
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Full Bio


Alan D. Rabb

Alan D. Rabb

VP, Sparkling Soft Drinks& Integrated Marketing
The Coca-Cola Company
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Full Bio


April M. Bragg, IOM

April M. Bragg, IOM

President and CEO
Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Full Bio


Spring 2015 Speakers


Alex Gregory

Alex Gregory

Chairman, President and CEO
YKK Corporation of America
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Full Bio


Karen Handel

Karen Handel

President
The Handel Strategy Group
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Full Bio


Tina Hollcroft

Tina Hollcroft

President and Owner
Hollcroft & Associates Inc.
and Barefoot Mountain Farms
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Full Bio

Fall 2013 Speakers


Jane Hutterly

Jane Hutterly

Former Executive Vice President
Worldwide Corporate and Environmental Affairs of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Full Bio


Gary Strack

Gary Strack

Executive in Residence
GC College of Business
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Full Bio


Ed Bullard

Ed Bullard

Chairman
Greene County Board of Commissioners
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Full Bio


Spring 2014 Speakers


Steve Dorman

Dr. Steve Dorman

President
Georgia College
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Full Bio


Mylle Mangum

Mylle Mangum

CEO and Owner
IBT Enterprises, LLC
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Full Bio


Ric Crane

Ric Crane

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Windstream Communications
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Full Bio