The Alumni Association and the colleges host many exciting and educational activities and events each year.
Here's what's coming up -

  • Visionary Leadership Techniques Workshop


    This workshop developed by Phil Moeller provides employers with visionary leadership techniques which will inspire employees to strive for a culture of employee ownership; if everyone in the company is given a voice and a stake in the business future, good things will follow:

    • Employees will be driven to accomplish great things with a "Whatever it takes" attitude
    • Staff become people who lead by example
    • Employees are encouraged to dream BIG
    • Both employer and employee work together towards a shared Vision

    Location:  Governors State University
    Date:   Thursday, November 5, 2015
    Time: 9am to 7 pm
    Room:  Modular 2-01

    Registration Information:  Fee $150.  Attendees receive a copy of Phil's Book: "Employees Becoming Ownership Culture."

    Register at

    For purchase orders and information, call 708.534.4099 or visit 

    Presenter information:  When Phil Moeller began his career at Holland Company, they had revenue of $10 million and were not profitable. The company culture was not beneficial and morale was low. Today, The Holland Company is recognized by the community and railroad industry as a truly great company and has a reputation as a great place to work. 2012 marked the 11th year in a row of record profitability with total sales revenue of over $150 million.                                                                                                                                                       



  • "Are You Selling or Stalking Prospects?" Workshop


    Location: Governors State University (Modular 2 classroom 02)
    Day: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Time: 6 - 8 pm
    Fee: $15.00
    Instructor: Don Jones
    Course code:  CE-BUS10-02     
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    Description: Having Problems Meeting Your Sales Goals?

    • Are you chasing unqualified prospects? (They have no money; they have no authority to purchase; they have no need for your product or service.)
    • Are you making presentations and proposals and getting No Results?
    • Do Prospects Disappear and fail to return your calls?

    IF THESE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES SOUND FAMILIAR, let us assess your strengths & weaknesses and develop a sales improvement plan. If your behavior doesn't change, neither will your bottom line!




  • Start Something That Matters Summit


    Friday, November 20, 2015
    Governors State University Engbretson Hall
    1:30 to 4:30 pm
    Free event

    1:30-1:45pm David Deeds presenting on "Combating Human Trafficking"

    1:45-2:00pm Shaniqua Jones presenting on "Implementing Restorative Justice"

    2:15pm-3:15pm Harry Rhodes on "Sustainability and Social Justice: Social Enterprise, Transitional Jobs and Community Development"

    3:30pm-4:30pm Thea Polancic on "The Heart of the Matter"


    Harry Rhodes Bio

    Harry Rhodes is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Growing Home, Chicago's leading organic agriculture social enterprise focused on empowering people and communities. Growing Home's USDA certified organic farms serve as the foundation for the organization's three goals: to provide job training and placement for hard to employ individuals; to create better food access in Chicago; and to advocate for healthy and sustainable food systems locally and nationally. 

    Mr. Rhodes is one of the founders of Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) and is currently Co-Chair of the organization's Steering Committee. Mr. Rhodes has served as a Director on the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council since 2012. Mr. Rhodes received the Chicago Community Trust Experienced Leader Fellowship in 2013.

    Mr. Rhodes has a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and has been working as an Executive Director in the Non-Profit Sector since 1987. He managed several leading Jewish-Arab Coexistence organizations in Israel from 1987-2001, when he moved back to his native Chicago.

    Thea Polancic Bio

    Thea Polancic is a passionate advocate for the power of business as a force for good in the world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. ( The Chicago Chapter is the first in North America with almost 1000 members. Under her leadership, the Chicago Chapter produces programs for the general public and private events for senior executives who are committed to leading organizations that are both purpose-driven and highly profitable.

    Thea is also the Managing Partner of ClearSpace, LLC (, a Chicago-based consulting firm that helps leaders, teams and organizations grow and thrive. Over the past 15 years, Thea has worked closely with business leaders and their teams to align themselves with the principles of Conscious Capitalism: having a higher purpose, creating value for all stakeholders, developing servant leaders, and having healthy, values-based cultures. Her firm's clients include AllState, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, NiSource, SP Plus and WTTW.

    Thea is on the Advisory Board of the newly launched Conscious Venture Lab in Columbia, Maryland; an accelerator for early stage conscious capitalist and purpose-driven companies. As a mentor to the CVL and other accelerators she gets to help early stage entrepreneurs create businesses that are "great from the start".

    Thea is a published author and sought-after speaker on leadership, organizational effectiveness and business strategy. She lives in Chicago with her husband Frank and son Max. You can follow Thea on Twitter @tdpolancic and on LinkedIn at

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