Gov. Palin to speak at Southeastern University’s 2013 National Leadership Forum in March
Posted by Dr. Fay on January 27, 2013
Governor Palin will be speaking at the 2013 National Leadership Forum at Southeastern University, a Christian university in Lakeland, Florida, in March. Registration details can be found here, and a list of speakers here. The Forum website gives this description of the event:
The 7th Annual National Leadership Forum will be held March 7 & 8, 2013, at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.
Geared toward leaders in the business, professional and church communities, the two-day conference brings nine of America’s most renowned leaders to Central Florida to inspire and motivate excellence in leadership.
Mary Toothman at The Ledger wrote this article in September about Governor Palin’s participation:
The university’s 2013 National Leadership Forum has announced that Palin, 48, will speak at the seventh annual forum, scheduled for March 7 and 8 at the university’s Lakeland campus. Past forum speakers have included Colin Powell, Jeb Bush, President George Bush and Condoleezza Rice.
The forum is geared toward leaders in the business, professional and church communities.
Brian C. Carroll, vice president for university advancement, said the event was created from a desire to teach students and the community about the ideals of servant leadership. “We wanted to create an event that embodies those values,” he said.
Lakeland businessman Bill Mutz, a former auto dealer who has been involved with forum sponsorship, said the upcoming speaker lineup is exciting.
“I think the forum has continued to bring some outstanding speakers to the area who offer a little outside-of-the-box leadership thinking that has been very valuable, not only to individuals, but to organizations that send people to the event.”
Having Palin speak was not a decision made with a political agenda, Carroll said. “This is not a political forum, by any stretch of the imagination,” he said. “Sarah Palin is going to be talking about overcoming obstacles in leadership, and she’s overcome a lot of obstacles.”
The first two levels of tickets cover seating at all sessions, lunch both days and access to a hospitality tent. The VIP tickets cover reserved seating at the front of the event, lunches — including a private lunch with a forum speaker — reserved parking and access to the VIP hospitality tent.
The highest priced ticket buys premier seating, a private, evening reception with Palin and the amenities included with the VIP tickets.
Maxwell will be the keynote speaker at a scholarship gala, to be on the evening of March 7.
Sponsorships finance the speakers, and also provide scholarships. All net proceeds from the event directly benefit the Southeastern University Scholarship Fund. More than 90 percent of the university’s students receive financial aid, officials said. In 2011-12, more than $7 million was awarded to students.
For more information about the conference, call the university at 863-667-5455 or 877-367-8620.
[ Mary Toothman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 863-802-7512. Her Twitter feed is @MaryToothman.]