Leadership Lecture Series

Check back for information about the 2018 Leadership Lecture!


The Wilks Leadership Institute brings speakers and lecturers to Miami University each year. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact wilksleadership@MiamiOH.edu for additional information. 


Past Lectures

Edward Davis, the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston, presented a leadership lecture entitled,"Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law Enforcement's Role in Protecting our Communities."  Commissioner Davis oversaw the law enforcement response to the Boston Marathon Bombing; his involvement is dramatized in the recent move, "Patriots Day". We were excited to host him in Oxford in April of 2017! 

Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing so said nothing at all? On April 13, 2016 we welcomed Dr. Maura Cullen for a full day of events surrounding inclusive leadership leading up to the evening lecture. Dr. Cullen is the author of the best-selling book "35 Dumb Things Well-Intentioned People Say" and hosted dialogues throughout the day over lunch, dinner and an interactive workshop changing the way we think and talk about diversity. 

In 2015, we hosted Michael Uslan, the Originator and Executive Producer of the Batman movie series. He is an Emmy Award recipient as well as numerous other Achievement and Motion Picture Industry awards. His talk described the journey of bringing Batman to the big screen despite repeated rejections and he inspires audiences to reach for their dreams and believe in themselves. To learn more, check out University Communications and Marketing's blurb.