What is leadership? UNT panel explores topic April 16

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 20:45

What: "What is Leadership?" -- A panel presented by the University of North Texas Professional Leadership Program in the College of Business. Community leaders will discuss examples of diverse leadership outside of the business realm.

When: 5 to 6 p.m. April 16 (Wednesday)

Where: Business Leadership Building, Room 080, 1307 W. Highland St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Rachel Cleveland, assistant director for Professional Leadership Program, at rachel.cleveland@unt.edu or visit www.cob.unt.edu/plp

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Business and not-for-profit executives will share their experiences and talk about the makings of a leader in a panel discussion presented by the Professional Leadership Program in the University of North Texas College of Business.

Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs will serve as panel facilitator at the event, which will be held at 5 p.m. April 16 (Wednesday) in Room 080 of the Business Leadership Building. The event coincides with the 20th anniversary year of the Professional Leadership Program, which helps students gain the polish and expertise they need to succeed in the work world. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

  • Mark Burroughs, mayor of Denton
  • Rebecca Posten, CEO of PrevaLeaf Health, Wellness and Fitness
  • Meagan Bubela, Goodwill
  • Adam Reese, alumnus of the PLP program, PLP mentor and president of WeGoSocial
  • Quentin Hix, Denton Airport director of aviation
  • Diane DeSimone, senior lecturer of engineering technology at UNT

Students in the Professional Leadership Program participate in networking opportunities, review basic soft skills such as interpersonal communication, emotional intelligence and resume writing and work on sample business case studies to get real-life experience.

About UNT's College of Business

With more than 5,500 students, UNT's College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.

With 103 full-time faculty members, the college offers 16 undergraduate degrees, 22 master's degrees, seven doctoral programs and 17 certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011.

Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment.

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