Sally Helgesen to Challenge Business Leaders in Workshop at SNU

Sally Helgesen highlights the business leadership topic of “Leadership in the Knowledge Economy” at the second Peer Learning Network seminar this year on the campus of Southern Nazarene University, Thursday, November 15, 8:00-11:30 am, on the campus of SNU.

The morning begins with a 7:45 a.m. continental breakfast with the session from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Royce Brown Business building on NW 39th Expressway and Peniel.

Featured presenter Sally Helgesen will offer six powerful strategies for both men and women to achieve personal and professional equilibrium, from her most recent book, Thriving in 24/7: Six Strategies for Taming the New World of Work. Helgesen demonstrates how to become partners in change with our employers, and customize our lives and careers to suit our individual needs as they change over time.

Helgesen works with organizations eager to understand how to retain knowledged workers in the years ahead while unleashing their capacity for innovation. She believes that the development and marketing of highly custom products and services requires a parallel commitment to the practice of custom work—work that evolves to fit the needs and interests of those who perform it and transforms the organization in the process. Her pioneering studies of grassroots leadership and the increasing importance of customization in the workplace have influenced the scores of organizations where she has consulted, directed workshops or given keynotes.

Helgesen is a participant in the Financial Times Leadership Dialogues, a fellow of the Center for the Digital Future, a member of the Harvard Business School Thought Leader Network, a former seminar instructor at Harvard Graduate School and Smith College, a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, a consultant for The United Nations to create a group of “Centers of Experimentation,”and a published author.

Helgesen’s workshop is a part of The Peer Learning Network that is comprised of chief executives of 10 local corporations and their management teams. The group meets four times a year to share experiences and innovative ideas with member companies.

For further event information, contact SNU Special Events office at 405.491.6600, or E-mail