Leadership Oakland's Class of XXI and Oakland Community College presents "Action Speaks!" on June 8

Top Quote Community Outreach Conference to inform, inspire and engage leaders who are shaping the future of Southeastern Michigan. End Quote
  • Detroit, MI (1888PressRelease) June 03, 2011 - Leadership Oakland's Class of XXI and Oakland Community College will host "Action Speaks!" Community Outreach Conference from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Wed., June 8, 2011 at Smith Theater located at Oakland Community College Farmington Hills Campus in Farmington Hills. The event will bring together community leaders and change activists to inspire, motivate, and engage individuals to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism and involvement in civic reform and community services.

    "A leader is someone who takes action even in the face of adversity," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "If you want to learn how to make a difference in your community, this conference will give you the tools you need to succeed."

    The conference will include presentations and discussions on local government issues, media influence, business and entrepreneurship, public education, and heath care services. All participants will have an opportunity to network with community leaders, share ideas with presenters and fellow attendees, and develop contacts for community programs.

    Guest speakers include:
    L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
    Robert Allen, President, Luma Resources
    Herman Moore, former Detroit Lion and entrepreneur
    Mary Toni Flowers, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
    Bill Herman, Practice Group Leader, Plante & Moran
    Kent Clark, CEO, Grace Centers of Hope
    Pete Auger, City Manager, City of Auburn Hills
    Men of Grace, musicians, Grace Centers of Hope
    Margaret Trimer-Hartley, Superintendent, University Prep Science and Math
    Mark King, Manager of Economic Development, DTE Energy
    CNS Anti-Stigma Group Community Network Services
    Lois Sanders, Inspirational Speaker
    Gerald Butler, musician, Center of Healing Arts, Recovery, Growth & Empowerment
    Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive, Oakland County
    Ivory Williams, artist and storyteller;
    Joan Firestone, Director of Early Childhood, Oakland Schools
    Fran Anderson, volunteer
    Invincible, Speaker

    Tickets are $28 per person and include lunch. Visit www.ActionSpeaksConference.com purchase tickets or call 248-952-6880.

    About Leadership Oakland
    Since 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together nearly 800 leaders from corporate, civic and nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 developing leaders delve into the issues facing the region - from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, led by experts in each of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region.

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