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Upcoming Lectures

Palin, SarahThe John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the topic and guest speaker for the next John Ben Shepperd Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS). The title is: “Groundbreakers, Mavericks, and Trailblazers: How Women are showing 21st Century Leadership.”  The lecture will feature former Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and host of the new television show “Amazing America” on The Sportsman Channel.  The goal of the lecture will be to examine and illuminate how women continue to exercise great leadership in action in our times. We will discuss the general characteristics and demands of 21st century leadership, then talk about how women are meeting those challenges.

The DLS will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the Wagner-Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N FM 1788, Midland, TX 79707. Bob Brescia, Executive Director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute and Pat Canty, Publisher of the Odessa American will co-moderate the panel. The event is free and open to the public – no tickets or reservations required.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas. The JBS Institute is co-located and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Information about the Shepperd Institute and the Texas Leadership Forum is available at www.shepperdinstitute.com.