Mount St. Joseph University

Discussions of Leadership speaker addresses the need to build ‘vibrant communities’

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Peter Block, author and popular public speaker, will present, “Building vibrant communities for all,” at the Mount St. Joseph University Discussions of Leadership event on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

Block is nationally recognized for his transforming efforts to create work spaces and communities that help all people. His more recent work is centered in Cincinnati and has captured the imagination and respect of many working to build more vibrant communities and to energize a more connected citizenry to address complex issues. He will speak about leadership and citizen participation which is needed for real community transformation.

“Too often, communities are fractured by lack of cohesion among group leadership,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of Ethical Leadership Development at the Mount. “Peter Block will talk about what needs to happen in every community—whether it’s where you work or where you live—to create an engaged, thriving community.” 

In addition to the public lecture, Block will also speak to business leaders in a downtown Cincinnati forum, as well as student groups at the Mount’s campus.

The Discussions of Leadership speaker series explores the integration of ethical leadership and the common good. Past speakers include Barbara Gottschalk, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and co-founder of Seeds of Peace; Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., author of Giving Voice to Values (2012), and Jeffrey Brown, anchor and senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.