Seattle Pacific University

This is the first event in the Lessons in Leadership series, brought to you by the SPU School of Business, Government, and Economics and the SPU Center for Integrity in Business. More events are already being planned and will be announced in the coming months. If you lead, work, or volunteer in an organization or business, you will find these problem-solving events highly relevant.

Stephen M.R. Covey explores how trustworthiness, character, and competence are central to success for any leader working with clients and employees, and in personal relationships. Based on his book The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything, Covey brings practical and inspirational insights to the topic of trust.

 Also joining Stephen will be John R. Childress.  This will be John’s first domestic program that will highlight his soon to be released book “The Many Faces of Corporate Culture.” The insights provided by John will be used daily by all who attend.

This is the first in a series of events focused on the challenges confronted by our leaders.   We think you’ll agree that no topics are more relevant given today’s business and social climate. 

As a leader in your organization you will find these events relevant now, today, and preparatory for your future.

** Added program bonus… Stephen and John will participate in a panel discussion …….

This problem solving event will be a game changer for the Seattle business community. 



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The days agenda:

9:00 – 9:15:  Welcome and Program Introduction by Seattle Pacific University                          

9:00 – 11:30:  Stephen M.R. Covey – Leading at the Speed of Trust

11:30 – 12:00:  Open Discussion/Panel Areas for discussion:

  • Can we identify the impact of low trust on your critical business objectives?
  • Can we define success and measure the cultural and business outcomes?
  • Can we identify how to make high trust an explicit strategic objective?
  • Does a proper organizational Culture insure Trust?                   

12:00 – 1:15:  Lunch                                                            

1:15 – 2:30:  John R. Childress – The Many Faces of Corporate Culture                                                     2:30 – 2:45:  Break                 

2:45 – 3:15:  Open Discussion/Panel Areas for discussion:

  • Is there an economic business case for Trust?
  • Is Trust the most impactful lever to pull to dramatically impact performance?
  • Is Trust Soft?  Can you teach Trust?
  • How do Trust and Culture interelate?                                                                    

3:15 – 3:30: Closing                             

Here is what you need to know:

What: "Leading at the Speed of Trust"

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Where: Upper Gwinn Commons, Seattle Pacific University

Cost: Group discounts, table discounts, and priority seating will be available. 


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