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Shepperd Edge

Shepperd Edge

The Shepperd Edge is the winner of the 2013 Association of Leadership Educators Outstanding Program of the Year. This totally free program is designed to provide today’s college, high school, and middle school students with the tools needed for effective leadership tomorrow through a customized interactive training program. We also train organizations, leadership teams, and others by request. Call today to schedule a Shepperd Edge program for your school or organization.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

Our DLS is the perfect way to keep the Permian Basin in the national conversation. Previous DLS speakers have included Arthur Schlesinger, William F. Buckley, Jr., Ralph Nader, Arianna Huffington, Eleanor Clift, Helen Thomas, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Spellings, Karl Rove, Bob Beckel, Cal Thomas, Malcolm Gladwell, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein. Newt Gingrich, James Carville, Peggy Noonan, Dee Dee Myers, Mike Huckabee, Ben Stein, and many more.

Leadership Roundups

Leadership Roundups

Each Leadership Roundup tackles a leadership challenge that is both a priority for Texas and the Permian Basin. We literally “round up” both regional and state leaders within a certain focus area. These are normally held on the UTPB campus – free and open to the public. Previous Leadership Roundups have included expert panels on oil exploration strategies, water conservation, state representatives candidate’s debate, and community approach to education.

Special Events

Special Events

Occasionally JBS will pick a particular vein of leadership and create a special event around it. For example, JBS produced and directed a spectacular “Fine Arts Leadership Revival” show featuring Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon, a Grammy award-winning music producer originally from Crane, TX. The show was a combination of music, performing arts, oration and more – all with the central theme of leadership throughout each performance within the show.

Texas Leadership Forum

Texas Leadership Forum

The annual JBS Texas Leadership Forum (TLF) accomplishes two goals: 1) Provide a unique and powerful way to unite established Texas leaders with young aspiring leaders for the purpose of leadership education, mentoring, coaching, and addressing the topmost state challenges in support of the Texas Legislature and, 2) Recognize selected outstanding Texas leaders in various categories, including induction into the Texas Leadership Hall of Fame.

Texas Leadership Hall of Fame

Texas Leadership Hall of Fame

An esteemed group of present and past recipients of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute’s Outstanding Texas Leader (OTL) and Outstanding Local Leader (OLL) awards. These award winners represent the cream of the crop for Texas leadership. Two new categories have been added to recognize more youthful leadership including young professionals and high school juniors and seniors. Take a look at this stellar list and we also encourage you to nominate next year’s group of award candidates.