Leadership Speaker Series

Leadership Speaker Series


The Leadership Speaker Series is an annual program designed for company leaders and staff to learn about topics that are relevant to their businesses and the construction industry. Each session is a half-day in length and features an interactive speaker with opportunities for table discussions.  

The 2022 Leadership Speaker Series is hosted in two sessions. 

Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others
Speaker: Stephen M R Covey 
Description: In 2017 Stephen came to ABC Western Michigan and taught that trust was a learn-able skill. In 2018 he was back sharing his latest insights on the direction of leadership, and how to keep up with all of the change and disruption happening all around us.
Join Stephen M. R. Covey in November as he returns to ABC/WMC with the culmination of more than 4 years of work on what Tony Robbins endorsed as “The Future of Leadership.” Stephen’s latest book, Trust & Inspire, which became an immediate Wall Street Journal bestseller with its launch just this past April has been touted by leaders like Admiral William McCraven as “the defining book for leadership in the 21st Century.” Building on ideas introduced right here at ABC/WMC, Stephen be bringing brand new tools, insights, and a robust process for building a Trust & Inspire culture in our post-pandemic, new world of work.
Date: November 29, 2022

Change is Mandatory... Stress is Optional: What the Most Influential Construction Leaders Do Differently
Speaker: Garrison Wynn
Description: This high-energy, entertaining program creates a big shift for construction leaders as they embrace the future and create an effective low-stress culture of success. It gives the specific communication tools, and tactics to dramatically increase their chances of making the most of the people, resources and opportunities that lay ahead.
This heavily researched session shows all leaders (from owners, executives, and project managers to those aspiring to become leaders) how to reduce resistance to change, poor job performance, safety problems, recruiting deficits and employee turnover. Quick-witted and armed with the latest data on what’s working for the most successful leaders right now, Amazon bestselling author Garrison Wynn (who has presented to construction leaders on five continents and been featured in Forbes and Inc. magazines) will have the audience laughing and taking notes!  
Date: December 13, 2022

The Leadership Speaker Series is sponsored by: