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Leadership Oakland’s Class of XXI and Oakland Community College presents “Action Speaks!” on June 8

Leadership Oakland’s Class of XXI and Oakland Community College presents “Action Speaks!” on June 8

Write-up by Michael Odom

Community Outreach Conference to inform, inspire and engage leaders who are shaping the future of Southeastern Michigan

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Might 19, 2011 – Leadership Oakland’s Class of XXI and Oakland Community College will host “Action Speaks!” Community Outreach Conference from 9 a.m. – three:30 p.m. on Wed., June 8, 2011 at Smith Theater situated 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 by means of volunteerism and involvement in civic reform and community services. “A leader is a person who takes action even in the face of adversity,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “If you want to understand how to make a distinction in your community, this conference will give you the tools you want to succeed.” The conference will consist of presentations and discussions on nearby government troubles, media influence, business and entrepreneurship, public education, and heath care services. All participants will have an chance to network with community leaders, share tips with presenters and fellow attendees, and create contacts for community programs. Guest speakers incorporate: • 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 &amp 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 &amp 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 per person and contain lunch. Check out http://www.ActionSpeaksConference.com acquire tickets or call 248-952-6880.

About Leadership OaklandSince 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together almost 800 leaders from corporate, civic and nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 creating leaders delve into the concerns facing the region – from education, government and the justice method to well being and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, led by experts in every of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region.

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