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Drexel Constitutional Leadership Conference | Sat., May 31, 2014

"Conversations that Transform History:
Leadership Lessons from Our Past"

National Constitution Center - 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership Development & Traditions

Saturday, May 31, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Advance Registration Required: Closes Friday, May 30 at 5 p.m.
Click Here to Register: All Participants Entered to Win Apple iPad Mini!

FREE Septa Tokens with Proof of Registration
Breakfast & Lunch Provided; Free Book from the Keynote Speaker

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…”

The theme of this one-of-a-kind historical leadership conference is “Conversations that Transform History: Leadership Lessons from Our Past.” Participants in this interactive, multimedia experience will learn invaluable lessons from prominent leaders in our nation’s history, and deconstruct the conversations that helped to shape our Constitution and the great country we live in today. Our keynote speaker and Drexel alumna, Judith E. Glaser, MS '69, founder and chief executive officer of Benchmark Communications, Inc., will help to bridge the lessons of history with her research on Conversational Intelligence™ — the wisdom and practices behind great conversations. During the conference, through panel discussions and breakout sessions, participants will engage in conversations and exercises to gain time-tested advice and strategies from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, and Antigoni Ladd, academic director of Tigrett Corp.—Historic Leadership Training.

The conference will draw upon the abundant resources of the National Constitution Center to deepen the understanding of how America’s Founders built trust, handled conflict, accepted the challenge of change, engaged in negotiation and compromise through the spirit of cooperation, and ultimately created a revolutionary form of government. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results and have a chance to sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers present at the Constitutional Convention in Signers’ Hall. One lucky participant will win an Apple iPad Mini! Everyone will be inspired and engaged in learning about conversations that transformed not only history, but the world! This will surely be an unforgettable experience for all.

The conference will also honor and recognize the achievements of those students who have sought to develop both personally and professionally by participating in at least one (1) CEO LEAD workshop during the 2013-2014 academic year. Certificates will be awarded to students who attended the minimum of six (6) workshops. Former presenters, faculty, staff and alumni will also be honored for their dedication and contributions to the program and are invited and encouraged to attend.

Advance Registration Required (by 5 p.m. Friday, May 30): Click here to RSVP. Registration is FREE for the Drexel University community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, stakeholders and partners). Participants can earn 3 CEO LEAD credits for attending the all-day conference. All participants will receive a special certificate of completion.

Conference Details and Contact Information:
To register (by 5 p.m. Friday, May 30), visit http://tinyurl.com/DCLC2014Register.
For more details, visit http://tinyurl.com/DCLC2014.
For more information, email leader@drexel.edu.

Conference Schedule and Agenda

Time

Confederates

Group #1

Republicans

Group #2

Yankees

Group #3

Federalists

Group #4

7:30am-8:20am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Kirby Lobby

8:20am-8:35am

Welcome Remarks

Kirby Auditorium

8:45am-9:05am

Freedom Rising

Kimmel Theater

9:15am-10:05am

Keynote Address: Conversations That Transform History – Looking Back to Look Forward

Judith Glaser, MS '69, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Communications, Inc.

Kirby Auditorium

10:05am-10:20am

Break

Kirby Lobby

10:20am-11:20am

Historical American Leaders Panel Discussion

Panelists: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln | Moderator: Judith Glaser

Kirby Auditorium

11:30am-12:20pm

Leadership Conversations with Benjamin Franklin

Kirby Auditorium

Leadership Conversations with Abraham Lincoln

Bogle Chairman’s Room

Leadership Tour:
Story of We the People

DeVos Hall

Leadership Lessons from History with Antigoni Ladd

Freedom Classroom

12:30pm-1:20pm

Lunch

Kirby Lobby

1:30pm-2:20pm

Leadership Conversations with Abraham Lincoln

Kirby Auditorium

Leadership Tour:
Story of We the People

DeVos Hall

Leadership Lessons from History with Antigoni Ladd

Freedom Classroom

Leadership Conversations with Benjamin Franklin

Bogle Chairman’s Room

2:30pm-3:20pm

Leadership Tour:
Story of We the People

DeVos Hall

Leadership Lessons from History with Antigoni Ladd

Bogle Chairman’s Room

Leadership Conversations with Benjamin Franklin

Freedom Classroom

Leadership Conversations with Abraham Lincoln

Kirby Auditorium

3:20pm-3:35pm

Break

Kirby Lobby

3:35pm-4:25pm

Leadership Lessons from History with Antigoni Ladd

Kirby Auditorium

Leadership Conversations with Benjamin Franklin

Bogle Chairman’s Room

Leadership Conversations with Abraham Lincoln

Freedom Classroom

Leadership Tour:
Story of We the People

DeVos Hall

4:30pm-5:00pm

Closing Remarks, Awards Recognition and Wrap-up

Kirby Auditorium

Session Descriptions:

 

“Freedom Rising”

You’ll be inspired and engaged by this 17-minute journey from 1787 to the present! Freedom Rising is a multimedia theatrical experience that brings the Constitution to life through 360-degree projection, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a dynamic live actor who illuminates the American quest for freedom. This perfect start to the day will surely be an unforgettable experience.

“Leadership Tour: Story of We the People

An expert guide will take you on an interactive leadership tour. Through multimedia displays and a rotating collection of rare artifacts, this cutting-edge Main Exhibition celebrates the Constitution’s legacy of freedom. Highlights include a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s actual Supreme Court robe. You’ll have the opportunity to recite the Presidential Oath of Office on camera, take a seat in a genuine, 20th-century jury box, cast a vote for your favorite president and explore the American National Tree exhibit to learn about 100 citizens who shaped constitutional history. The tour will end in one of the Center’s most popular and iconic attractions, Signers’ Hall, where you’ll have the chance to sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers present at the Constitutional Convention.

Presenter Bio's:

 

Judith E. Glaser

 

Judith E. Glaser, a Drexel Alumnae, is the CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc., and the Chairman of The Creating WE Institute. She is one of the most innovative and pioneering change agents, consultants and executive coaches in the consulting industry – and refers to herself as an Organizational Anthropologist. A best-selling business author, Judith is the world’s leading authority on WE-centric Leadership, Neuro-Innovation and Conversational Intelligence®. Through the application of neuroscience to business challenges, Judith shows CEOs and their teams how to elevate levels of engagement, collaboration and innovation to positively impact the bottom line. Judith is the author of 6 books and an animated film on Leadership. Three of her books are best sellers including: Creating WE: Change I-Thinking to We-Thinking & Build a Healthy Thriving Organization, The DNA of Leadership, and 42 Rules for Creating WE. Her 7th book, on Conversational Intelligence™, was published by BiblioMotion in 2013. Judith was awarded Business Woman of the Year in New York City in 2004. In 2012 Executive Excellence 500 ranked Judith as one of the Top 15 Leadership Consultants globally, and as the #1 Woman in this category, and since 2006 she has been listed as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders globally on the subject of Leadership. In 2011 she was awarded the Drexel University Distinguished Alumni Award, and in 2006 she was inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success. Judith is a Founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching. Judith has appeared on CBS, NBC’s Today Show, ABC World News, The Fox News Channel, CBS Morning News with Charlie Rose and Gayle King, The Martha Stewart Show and the Family Network talking about Conversational Intelligence, We-Centric Leadership, Neuro-Innovation and Cultural Transformation. She is frequently quoted on her revolutionary workplace approaches in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Harvard Business Review, AMA World, Huffington Post, Executive Street, Entrepreneur Magazine, and many more. She is also a contributing Editor for Executive Excellence Magazine. For more information, visit: http://www.creatingwe.com.

Antigoni Ladd

 

Antigoni is Academic Director of Tigrett Corp., developing and instructing leadership workshops. Prior to co-founding Tigrett Corp. with her husband, Antigoni was Senior Vice President of the Consumer Bankers Association, and served for 15 years as Director of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia. She has more than 30 years of experience in leadership education, as both program designer and instructor. For more information, visit: http://www.historicleadershiptraining.com.

George Washington (portrayed by Dean Malissa)

 

A life-long resident of Philadelphia, Malissa has been a performer since childhood.  Today, his historical portrayal of George Washington represents 95% of his work today. Dean serves as the official and sole George Washington historical actor at Mount Vernon for the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, their dedicated staff members and Mount Vernon visitors. He has also portrayed General Washington in TV productions for PBS, The Discovery Channel, NBC, National Geographic Channel and the Showtime Network; appeared on CNN and in films for the National Park Service, Mount Vernon, the U.S. Navy, The Bill of Rights Institute and the National Flag Foundation. He has appeared at a State Dinner at The White House, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, National Portrait Gallery, Independence National Historical Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the National Constitution Center, the Betsy Ross House, Liberty Hall, and many historical venues and societies throughout the original 13 states. Dean is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. When not “crossing the Delaware” Dean has pursued a wide range of avocations in his life including 22 years as a volunteer firefighter (working his way up to Deputy Fire Chief), a couple years as a crime lab photographer, advanced SCUBA diver certification, a 2nd degree black belt, stone sculpting, and treks by horse into the Teton and Gros Ventre wildernesses. He married his high-school sweetheart and he is blessed with two grown children who are off and running in their own exciting lives. For more information, visit: http://www.gwashington.com.

 

Benjamin Franklin (portrayed by Ralph Archbold)

 

More than 200 years after his death, the timeless wisdom of Benjamin Franklin lives on through an award-winning, authentic portrayal of the famed author and inventor by Ralph Archbold who has addressed over 10,000 audiences in a 30 year career. As the alias of the elder statesman, Ralph Archbold has earned a following of his own: Ralph was chosen as the official Ben Franklin for the City of Philadelphia, and became the primary spokesman for America's Constitutional Bicentennial Celebration. He has been featured as Ben in "200 Years of Benjamin Franklin's Genius" and is the official Ben Franklin for the University of Pennsylvania, Freedom's Foundation, and The Franklin Institute. Ralph was appointed by The President and Congress to a 15 member Federal Commission to oversee the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th Birthday (January 17, 2006). His realistic portrayal and stimulating performances have won his appearances on: The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Constitutional Gala, the Disney Channel, Arts and Entertainment, The History Channel, and on all major television networks. Among the numerous distinctions Ralph Archbold has been awarded as Ben Franklin are: Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly Award," the "Invest in America Eagle" award presented to him by Malcolm Forbes, the "Constitutional Eagle" award presented by Warren Burger and the "Council of Peers Award of Excellence" (CPAE, Speaker's Hall of Fame) awarded by the National Speakers Association. Ralph Archbold is the leading Franklin Portrayer in the world by any measurement. Like his counterpart, Ralph was also born on January 17. He launched his career as Benjamin Franklin in 1973 during a performance for a historical village and spent years polishing his portrayal before moving to historic Philadelphia in 1982. Since that time he has been delighting thousands of audiences at corporate meetings, conventions and other distinguished gatherings with his talent for combining contemporary thought with the wisdom and witticisms of Franklin's time. For more information, visit: http://www.ben1776.com.

 

Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by James A. Getty)

 

One of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s “most recognized” residents is nationally-renowned Lincoln actor and Lincoln historian, James A. Getty. Whether taking the stage in Gettysburg, or in cities and towns across the nation, Getty captivates audiences of all ages with his award-winning interpretation of our country’s 16th President. Portraying President Lincoln, Getty has motivated and inspired many of America's top corporate and government leaders, providing them with unique insights into the leadership decisions Lincoln made during his lifetime and his Presidency. Jim Getty was commissioned to perform the voice recording of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address, along with the Gettysburg Address, for playback at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Getty's voice is that of President Lincoln at the "With Liberty and Justice for All" exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. He also portrays President Lincoln in the Turner Network film, "The Ironclads,” and his voice is that of President Lincoln on A&E's "Abraham Lincoln: A Biography" and "The Assassination of President Lincoln". Further, Jim has narrated Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. For more information, visit: http://jimgetty.com.