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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Where: University Club
2402 Garland Avenue
United States
Presenter: Corky Valenti and Phil Zwieg

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October 26th at the

University Club

2402 Garland Avenue


What Makes a True Leader?


The literature is full of information that identifies key leadership traits.  How many are there, really?  Do we know them when we see them? Are they the same today as they were 5 years ago … or might be 5 years from now? Do they change from situation to situation?  Does it matter?  Why do we continually read about the shortage of great (or even good) leaders in today’s businesses?


Join Corky Valenti and Phil Zwieg, two facilitators for the highly successful SIM Regional Leadership Forum, as they lead meeting attendees through a series of discussions and exercises that help to frame the dialogue around successful leadership qualities.  This will be a participative meeting, so bring your expertise, enthusiasm and energy!  The goal will be to refresh your awareness of meaningful leadership traits and how you personally exhibit them in daily business interactions.


Presented by Corky Valenti and Phil Zwieg

Facilitators-SIM RLF (Regional Leadership Forum)


5:00 p.m.         Registration and Networking

5:45 p.m.         Dinner

6:15 p.m.         Presentation and discussion



SIM Members             No Charge

Non-members              $25.00



Corky Valenti| Facilitator |

Corky Valenti has more than 30 years of consulting and leadership experience in strategic communications, marketing and technical communications, and training design and development for technology firms and IT departments of other businesses.  He is currently heading internal strategic communications for the IT Department at Asurion LLC in Nashville.  He also serves as New York Metro Forum Facilitator and Communications Consultant for RLF.  He previously held communications officer and leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase, Chubb Corporation, Aon Corporation and other software and technology companies.   Corky holds a B.A, in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Factors from Rice University.

Corky has worked with RLF since 2005 when he helped market the program. He attended the program in 2007, began providing communications and curriculum support in 2008, completed the Hartford LDR program in 2009, and received the Friend of RLF Award at SIMposium in 2012. 




Phil Zwieg| RLF Director and Facilitator |

Phil Zwieg currently functions as a Director and Facilitator for the Regional Leadership Forum.  He formerly served as Vice President - Information Systems at Northwestern Mutual and head of the Information Systems organization at We Energies.  He holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MBA from Marquette University. He taught for over 21 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at Marquette University. 

Phil has been a member of the Society for Information Management for over 30 years, serving in board roles at both the national and local levels.  In 2009, he was named IT Leader of the Year by SIM International


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