Inspire! Leadership Forum

Stories. Expertise. Advice. 

The Inspire! Student Leadership Forum series invites seasoned leaders to Georgia College to share leadership lessons with our students. The forum is designed to be engaging and to allow for exchange between the presenters and guests. All GC students are invited to attend. 

Inspire! Forums are intentionally designed to be engaging, insightful, and enjoyable. Interaction and networking are encouraged. 

  •    5:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Catered Networking Reception 

  •    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Forum, Discussion, and Q&A


Spring 2018

Lt. Gen. William Burke Garrett, III

Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command (ret.)

7 March 2018

University Banquet Room, Maxwell Student Union

 

Betty Cantrell

Miss America 2016

10 April 2018 

University Banquet Room, Maxwell Student Union


Since 2013, the Inspire! Student Leadership Forum has welcomed innovative and insightful leaders to share their experiences with the Georgia College community. Inspire! presenters share the university’s commitment to leadership for the collective good, whether in business, the non-profit sector, or public affairs, and are typically C-suite executives in private enterprise or hold leadership roles in the public sector. 

Inspire! presenters discuss:

  • Leadership lessons they have learned through their life and work.
  • A particular leadership philosophy, model, or concept that interests them.
  • A particular cause or issue that motivates them.
  • Leadership challenges that we face in the world.
  • How to engage effectively with our communities and government.

 

Nominate an Inspire! Presenter

Do you know someone who should facilitate an Inspire! Forum? Please nominate a future presenter. 

 

Q. May I nominate a speaker I know personally? 

A. Yes. Many of our Inspire! presenters share some previous relationship to Georgia College and the community. If you would help to arrange an introduction, the Leadership Programs staff will gladly reach out to potential speakers. 

Q. May I suggest someone I don't know? 

A. Sure. Is there someone you would like to hear from and engage in a discussion of leadership? The Leadership Programs staff welcomes such nominations and will work to bring insightful leaders to Georgia College for a discussion with our students. Please tell us how you learned about this person, and we will reach out. 

Q. When is the nomination deadline? 

A. There is no deadline, and we accept rolling nominations. The Leadership Programs staff plans Inspire! forums six to twelve months in advance, so the sooner you make your nomination, the sooner we can research potential presenters and reach out. 

Q. Does Inspire! partner with other organizations? 

A. Yes. The Office of Leadership Programs frequently co-sponsors Inspire! forums with other university offices and student organizations, as well as external groups. To solicit such a sponsorship, please contact the Leadership Programs staff

 

Past Inspire! Speakers

Fall 2017

Kimberly Ryan, FACHE

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

Wed., November 29, 2017

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