The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF) Alumni Association announces Managing Partner Mike Oppedahl and Senior Associate Simon Henry of GiANT Worldwide as the keynote speakers for the Aug. 31 Leadership Lunch Series. The Leadership Lunch Series provides education, stewardship and networking opportunities to keep alumni abreast of the current challenges and opportunities facing the community.
Attendees will learn how to “Become a Leader Worth Following.” The program will focus on self-awareness, support systems in the workplace and establishing intention during leadership opportunities.
After rapidly climbing the corporate ladder at Honeywell Aerospace, Oppedahl realized his true passion was in helping create organizations that draw high-quality talent. His experience starting up and shutting down many businesses is a testimony that “failing forward” helps to shape who you become as a leader.
After having successful stints in financial advising and non-profit work, Simon spent the last couple of years as an Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor at his alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University. Simon’s road converged with GiANT Worldwide when he went through their XCore program as a client and now serves at GiANT as a senior associate.
Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., with the program starting promptly at noon at the Professional Development Center, 615 3rd Ave. S. in Naples. The cost to attend is $15 for Alumni Dues Paying LCF Alumni, $20 for Alumni Non-Dues Paying LCF Alumni, and $25 for Non-Alumni interested in learning more and applying for one of the Leadership Collier Foundation programs.