Real Leadership in 21st Century focus of KeyBank Global Leaders Forum

February 17, 2016 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

Real Leadership in the 21st Century is the theme of the 2016 KeyBank Global Leaders Forum, which will be presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Thursday, March 17, in Savage Arena on Main Campus.

The morning-long program is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.

leadership posterThe keynote speaker will be global engagement authority Jim Haudan, CEO of Root Inc., which is located in Sylvania, Ohio, and has been recognized nationally as a Great Place to Work, who will discuss “The Power of Engagement.” Haudan is also the author of the best-selling book, The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities.

Also presenting at the event will be Jim Hoffman, president of KeyBank; Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, president of The University of Toledo; Dr. Clint Longenecker, UT Stranahan Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Leadership and Organization Excellence; and Marc Lautenbach, president and CEO of Pitney Bowes Inc.

“The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum provides a wonderful opportunity for our regional business owners and leaders to hear from difference-making leaders such as Jim Haudan, Marc Lautenbach, Dr. Longenecker and President Gaber,” Hoffman said. “It is part of our vision at KeyBank to help our community, and our businesses, thrive.”

“The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation is extremely pleased to again partner with KeyBank to present another Global Leaders Forum,” noted Dr. Gary Insch, dean of the College of Business and Innovation. “Holding the event in UT’s Savage Arena assures that hundreds of area professionals, as well as many UT students, will have an outstanding opportunity to learn, network and benefit from the presentations and discussions at this unique event.”

Longenecker said, “As leaders are attempting to deal with the challenges of this turbulent economic environment, this event is a great way to discover new ideas for becoming a better leader and creating competitive advantage with people. We invite them to come, be ready to learn, and be in a better position to make 2016 a great year.”

In 2008, KeyBank and the College of Business and Innovation presented the first Global Leaders Forum, which featured John Snow, former secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, and the second event in 2013.

The Global Leadership Forum was created to provide an environment for regional business leaders to talk about contemporary issues, discuss cutting-edge leadership practices, and explore trends.

Convenient parking is available, and a continental breakfast will be served.

To register for this free forum, go to

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