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       7:30 - 9:00 am 


The “Breakfast of Champions” series returns to explore today's leadership issues with top experts and emerging talent.  Leadership Oakland is serving up a breakfast that will satisfy your brain and your appetite!          

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Cost of Single Session: 
$32 LOAA Member
$36 Non-LOAA Member/General Public

2016-2017 Session Topics and Speakers


Maureen Monte - Destination: Unstoppable

October 19, 2016

What does it take to turn a struggling team into an unstoppable team - in a matter of weeks? Drawing on lessons learned from building winning teams in the corporate world, leadership expert Maureen Monte answered the call when Cranbrook's varsity hockey coach realized his crew was in trouble. Learn how she applied her concept of No Teammate Left Behind™ to help lead them to a state championship six weeks later. If you've ever faced challenges leading or being a part of a team, this session is for you.  

Location:  MSU Management Education Center
                    811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098




Sheriff Michael Bouchard - Leading in Times of Chaos

November 29, 2016

It seems as if each day brings news of growing violence involving those sworn to protect and serve. From public outcry over alleged police brutality to innocent officers losing their lives, law enforcement is increasingly under fire. Join us as Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard – named the nation’s outstanding sheriff for 2016 – shares what it’s like to lead in such turbulent times.

Location:  Troy Community Center
                    3179 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083









Young Professionals Panel - The Changing Face of Leadership

February 21, 2017

Moderator:  Jennifer Korman, LOXIX, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services


Talisa Norton

     Talisa Norton, LOXXVII
     Co-Owner / Chief Operating Officer
     All Pro Color
Sara Stoddard - Circle
     Sara Stoddard, LOXXIV
     Chief of Emergency Management
     Oakland County Homeland Security Division
Jordan Twardy
     Jordan Twardy, LOXXV
     Community & Economic Development
     City of Ferndale


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 Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 for this event.

Location:  MSU Management Education Center
                    811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098




Joyce Jenereaux - Staying Relevant in a Noisy World

April 4, 2017 

With the world whirring 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 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.

Location:  MSU Management Education Center 
                    811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

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