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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!


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

Registrations are closed for this event.



Special Breakfast of Champions

Ron Fournier, Publisher and Editor, Crain's Detroit Business

April 24, 2018

We'll be talking leadership with Crain's Detroit Business publisher and editor, Ron Fournier. Join us for his take on the region, its future and what it means to lead in a vibrant Southeast Michigan.

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

Past Breakfasts:



Reprioritizing the Keys to Personal and Professional Success

Mary Pigatti, CEO, Retrofit

November 14, 2017

Leaders are increasingly turning their attention in a new direction as a means to excel personally and professionally. Mary Pigatti, CEO of Retrofit, has been in the business of transforming lives, workplaces and communities for more than 25 years and has witnessed first-hand how prioritizing well-being makes good business sense. In this session, she’ll share a blend of real-life experience and data-proven strategies for organizational and personal vitality.

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


Harnessing the Power of Leadership

Leader Dogs for the Blind

January 23, 2018

What can a blind person and a guide dog teach you about becoming a better leader? A lot more than you could ever imagine. Be prepared to be inspired and enlightened as we join Leaders Dogs for the Blind to experience first-hand their powerful Harness the Power of Leadership program. Stay afterward for the optional tour of their impressive facility that changes hundreds of lives each year.

Location:  Leader Dogs for the Blind
                    1039 S. Rochester Road
                   Rochester Hills, MI 48307 










Don’t Call Me a Millennial: Busting the Myths of the Next Generation of Leadership

Young Professionals Panel

February 27, 2018

Today’s high aspiring and emerging leaders are breaking through the stereotypes of their generation.  These bright, innovative professionals are combining wisdom from previous generations with their own definition of leading into the future. This is one of our most popular events!  Don’t miss this interactive opportunity to learn from these dedicated and visionary professionals. We will also be joined by L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40 for this event.

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

Sommer Brock, LOXXVII
Director of Development
Cranbrook Schools Horizons-Upward Bound
2018 Elite 40 Under 40 Winner
Clarence Dass, LOXXVII 
The Dass Law Firm
2016 Elite 40 Under 40 Winner
Jennifer Korman, LOXIX
Communications Project Manager
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
2016 Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Millennial Winner

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