Registration – Inspiring Conversations

Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative is launching its second installment of the highly successful digital series launched this fall semester featuring leaders from across many disciplines and industries.  This semester “Inspiring Conversations” will have the theme of “Transforming Lives and Lives Transformed” and will focus on three critical and timely topics: pursuing a Second Act, the intersection of Spirituality and Leadership, and Solving Societal Problems.

Each guest speaker will share stories, perspectives and lessons learned from their own experiences as leaders – personally, within their organizations and in their communities.  Our focus will be on the human side of transformation – their catalysts, purpose and mission. It is our hope that participants will walk away enriched and inspired to take action within their own communities.

This digital series is open to all and offers a unique and engaging opportunity to engage with industry leaders and Notre Dame’s academic leadership. The “Inspiring Conversations” Series is exclusively offered through ThinkND, Notre Dame’s open online learning community.

Live meetings will be held on select Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET on March 2, 9 & 30; April 6 & 13; May 18 and on Wednesday, April 21.

March 2:  The Art of Creating Renaissance
Paul Grangaard, Chairman and CEO, Faribault Woolen Mill Co.

March 9:  Inspiring Girls to Achieve
Dr. Juliana Otieno, Senior Lecturer, Uzima University, Medical School & Founder, Rusalia Resource Foundation

March 30: Leadership Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Ebert ’82, President of J.W. Ebert Corporation which owns and operates over 40 McDonald’s

April 6:  Chosen to Lead
Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., ’63, ’67 M.A., ’69 M.A., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

April 13: The Myths and Terrible Truths of Human Trafficking
Sr. Gabriella Bottani, S.M.C., Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking &
Sr. Ann Oestreich, I.H.M., President, U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

April 21: The American Justice System and the Future
Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Richard (Dick) Nussbaum II ’74, Partner with Sopko, Nussbaum, Inabnit, & Kaczmarek
PLEASE NOTE: This edition of Inspiring Conversations with Karl Racine has been moved to WEDNESDAY, April 21st at 1:00 PM. 

May 18: Why Care? – Crafting a Leadership Grounded in Truth and Empathy
Dr. Adrienne Boissy, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic

If you have already registered for Inspiring Conversations in the past, you do not have to register again and will receive all emails. Start the series here.


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