Inspiring Conversations: "Leading People in an Ever-Changing World"


Location: virtual via Zoom

Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative is launching a new digital series featuring leaders from across many disciplines and industries.  “Inspiring Conversations,” will be co-hosted by the University’s Colleges and will address a different theme each semester.   This fall, the theme is “Leading people in an ever-changing world.”

Each guest speaker will share stories, perspectives and lessons learned from their own experiences as leaders – both within their organizations and in their communities.  Participants will explore the concepts of human-centered leadership – mission, empathy, courage and adaptability. 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.

Please register here.

Fall 2020 Speaker Schedule (selected Tuesdays at 1pm EDT)

August 25
Dr. Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina Health
September 8
Dave MacLennan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill
September 22
Muffet McGraw, former head women’s basketball coach, Notre Dame
October 6
Paul Karos, past president investment banking and equities, Piper Jaffray;
Cindy Karos, Founding Inaugural Member, The Order of the Myrrhbearing Women
October 20
Hubert Joly, former executive chairman, Best Buy
Hortense LeGentile, executive leadership coach and author
November 10
Fr. Dan Groody C.S.C., VP and Associate Provost, Notre Dame
December 1
Richard Leider, founder, Inventure–The Purpose Company and author