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Breakfast with Values Champions series begins Feb. 24

Paula Hart, president/CEO of Volunteers of America.
Paula Hart, president/CEO of Volunteers of America.
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Paula Hart, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, is the inaugural speaker of the Breakfast with Values Champions series, hosted by the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program at St. Catherine University.

The first event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the President's Dining Room inside the University's student center, Coeur de Catherine, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

With events offered throughout 2015, the breakfast series will be a learning community for individuals and organizations interested in expanding their professional network.

Participants in this series can expect to engage with other leaders committed to aligning their values and purpose with all areas of how they do business: developing an executive team, strategy that is broadly owned, leading change, employee engagement, measures and metrics, engagement, onboarding and more.

Speakers for the series are leaders of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits as well as entrepreneurs, who are committed to valuing people as much as profit. This year’s line-up also includes:

  • March 24: Kandace Olsen, Vice President of Communications for Great River Energy
  • April 21: Tom Salonek, CEO of Intertech
  • June 23: Mary Brainerd, CEO of Health Partners
  • Sept. 15: Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips
  • Nov. 17: Julie Peterson Klein, EVP and Chief Culture Officer of Bell Bank, and Todd Lee, EVP and Twin Cities Managing Director of Bell Bank

Individual tickets are $25. Team tables of five or more people can be reserved for $115. To register, visit Breakfast with Values Champions.

More about the MAOL program

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program educates women and men to engage the heart, mind and spirit of an organization – its people. For nearly 30 years, hundreds of MAOL graduates have gone on to successful careers as effective, ethical, enduring leaders at organizations including 3M, American Cancer Society, AT&T, American Red Cross, Ameriprise Financial, Catholic Charities, Honeywell, State of Minnesota, Prudential Insurance, Target Corp, Wells Fargo, and more.

Feb. 12, 2015 by Ashley de los Reyes

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