Leadership in Action Breakfast Series
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USM President, Glenn Cummings: Leading Disruptive Change in Higher Education
The model for higher education in the U.S. is on the precipice of meaningful transformation, and USM President, Dr. Glenn Cummings, is at the forefront of this critical conversation. Please join us for Lift360’s next Leadership in Action Breakfast: Leading Disruptive Change in Higher Education. Dr. Cummings will speak on the leadership skills and action steps needed for assessing, addressing, and acting on the biggest questions surrounding the future of higher education. What will the system of state education in Maine look like in the next 5-10 years? And what will it take–for leaders from all sectors–to support and actualize this change? Come to hear answers and advice from one of our community’s most influential leaders in higher education.
Breakfast and networking: 7 – 7:45 am. Dr. Cummings’ speech, plus Q&A: 7:45 – 9 am.
Discounts for Lift360 Alumni and all students, faculty and staff currently working in higher education! Save by purchasing your tickets online (on sale online until 5:00pm 3/28/16). All tickets bought at the door: $30.
Dr. Glenn Cummings began his academic career in Gorham, ME as a high school history teacher and department head. He served as a faculty member at the Southern ME Community College and was a long-serving member of the USM faculty, most recently as an assistant professor of Educational Leadership, teaching in the masters and doctoral degree programs. Dr. Cummings is currently serving as President of the University of Southern Maine. Prior to becoming USM President, he served as Interim President of the University of Maine at Augusta. Dr. Cummings obtained his Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously earned a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Paul Born, Director of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, will
be sharing best practices in collaborative leadership and community innovation.
**This Breakfast will include a special 2-day workshop with Born. Workshop tickets need to be reserved separately.**
Paul Born grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism. He holds a Masters degree in Leadership is considered a global leader in helping organizations and communities to develop innovative ideas that motivate people to collaborative action. Paul is the President and cofounder of the Tamarack Institute which since 2001 has provided leadership in Canada on issues of citizen engagement, collaborative leadership and community innovation. More than 12,000 subscribers engage in Tamarack’s learning communities. Tamarack also sponsors Vibrant Communities Canada, active in cities across the country and that has so far reduced the impact of poverty for more than 200,000 people. Prior to Tamarack, Paul was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Community Opportunities Development Association one of Canada’s leading community economic development organizations that was recognized by the United Nations as one of the top 40 projects in the world. Paul was elected into the world’s largest network of social innovators, as a Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2013. An Author of four books, Paul is a motivational speaker who loves the power of stories.
The Lift360 Breakfast Series takes place from 7-9 am at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
September 29, 2015 | December 15, 2015 | March 29, 2016 | June 2, 2016