Leadership Oakland to explore next generation of leaders in Breakfast of Champions series

Organizations are set to experience a double tsunami within the next 10 years as one large generation of the workforce retires and another is eager to take the helm. The next generation leaders – commonly known as Generations X & Y (Millennials) – have some very different views on what it means to lead and live successfully. What does this mean for organizations as they try to remain competitive and retain talent? And how can they effectively manage leadership development and transition within diverse generational style.

Join Leadership Oakland for the next session of its highly popular Breakfast of Champions (BOC) series on February 21 for the Annual Young Professionals panel discussion. The breakfasts are open to the public. The BOC series will be held at the MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

The cost is $32 for LO alumni association members and $36 for non-members and guests and includes a complete breakfast. Pre-registration required. To register, contact Carol Dendler at 248.952.6880 or register online at: http://www.leadershipoakland.com/breakfast-of-champions/

February 21, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  
“The Changing Face of Leadership– Young Professionals Panel”

The face of leadership is changing as a new generation begins to ascend. These bright, innovative professionals definitely have some ideas of their own. This is one of our most popular events! In a special panel discussion, they’ll share their views on leadership, success, how to work effectively with them, and what it takes to be an impactful leader. We also will be joined by Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 under 40 for this event. 
Jennifer Korman, LOXIX (moderator) – Domain & Change Management Analyst, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Talisa Norton, LOXXVII – Co-Owner/COO, All Pro Color
Sara Stoddard, LOXXIV – Chief of Emergency Management, Oakland County Homeland Security Division
Jordan Twardy, LOXXV – Community & Economic Development Director, City of Ferndale
The final breakfast in the series features: 
April 4, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
‘Joyce Jenereaux – Staying Relevant in a Noisy World’

With the world whirling at warped speed most days, how does a leader keep up and stay relevant? Perhaps no one knows that challenge better than Joyce Jenereaux, former publisher and president of the Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com. Joyce successfully navigated the digital revolution to transform the traditional newspaper to meet the needs of today’s hyper-connected society. Recently retired and on to new ventures, she’ll share the leadership and business lessons she learned along the way.
The Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions Series is sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, HAP, DTE Energy Foundation, Corp!, Baker College and SMART.

Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. The organization provides a nine-month Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.