Conference for Leadership, Innovation and Social Change
Conference for Leadership, Innovation
and Social Change

April 16, 2015
DWU Sherman Center

Dakota Wesleyan University invites you to be a part of an exciting experience – the Conference for Leadership, Innovation and Social Change. This is the second year that the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship and McGovern Center have partnered to bring speakers to campus to help foster forward-thinking and change locally, regionally, as well as nationally.

This event runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. (itinerary will be posted closer to date) and features keynote speaker Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International, and sponsored by the Stark Lecture Series on campus. The second major speaker is Gary Oppenheimer, founder of Ample Harvest, and sponsored by the McGovern Center.


If attending, please register here. There is also the opportunity to preorder a boxed lunch for $10 through your registration form.

Returning this year will be the Innovatalks – short presentation by innovative leaders on campus and beyond. This year’s Innovatalks feature: DWU nursing student Ashley Kingdon Reese, executive director of Independent Health Solutions; Christian Doyle, DWU Student Senate president; Andrew DeVaney, Student Ministry Council president; and Dr. Joel Allen, assistant professor of religion at DWU.


This conference is funded by these Dakota Wesleyan lecture endowments and centers of excellence:



Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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