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Speaker Series

2017-2018 Line-Up

To register for Doug, Shari or Josh, go to PioneerWeb – Employee – Professional & Career Development – Check event – Click Continue. Please note that the events are listed by speaking title not speaker. Limited seating for each.

 Craig valentine

Thank you all for attending our Professional Development Kick-Off Luncheon with the amazing Craig Valentine. 


Doug Gertner: Thanks Giving: Making Gratitude Your Greatest Asset

doug Thursday, November 16th
 3:00-4:30pm, Location Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

 Join Dr. Doug Gertner, the Grateful Dad, as he makes a business case for gratitude. This session provides inspirational stories, tools, and techniques to bring greater gratitude into your life on a daily basis.


Shari Harley: How to have difficult conversations

Wednesday, February 7th
3-4:30pm, Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room

Shari Harley is known globally as an engaging, fun, content-rich speaker and trainer in the areas of communication and feedback. Her best-selling book, How to Say Anything to Anyone, will be the focus of her presentation on how to have difficult conversations. Shari received her Master's degree from the University of Denver and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She previously presented here at DU during Professional Development Week. 

Josh Blue: A Funny Thing Happened The Other Day...

Wednesday, May 9th
3-4:30pm, Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theatre

Josh Blue has been a fast-rising star since first appearing on Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia" before gaining the attention and endearment of the country as the winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."  Josh is a diverse and triumphant individual - hilarious stand-up comedian, stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player.