IU East’s upcoming “Read to Lead” session to focus on “One Book, Many Voices” selection

The “Read to Lead” series will discuss the featured book for this year’s IU East “One Book, Many Voices” project. For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places by Peter Kageyama will be the topic of discussion from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. Participants should read the book prior to the session to optimize the cooperative learning experience.

A box lunch will be provided; RSVP is required. A copy of For the Love of Cities can be picked up at the Campus Library for free.

Strong leaders are readers. Take this opportunity to join the conversation by reading a business book and talking about it with other leaders. Each session is facilitated by a member of the IU East faculty or staff and a box lunch will be provided.

There is no charge for the “Read to Lead” sessions. The sessions are being underwritten by the IU East School of Business and Economics.

Kageyama ‘s book For the Love of Cities focuses on learning to “love,” contribute to, and talk about our cities in a new way and we think the book will help further our conversation about what makes our community stellar.

Kageyama will give a lecture on October 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar to attend this free evening lecture and book signing in Vivian Auditorium. Tickets will be available in September at the Bursar’s Office and the Innovation Center in Uptown Richmond. He will also be the keynote speaker at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon on October 22, 2014.

Now in its third year, the mission of IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project is to foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

The discussion facilitators are Carla Messer and Cal Simpson.

Messer is a lecturer in the IU East School of Business and Economics. She has 20 years of experience in coaching, mentoring and training top performers and has presented performance improvement techniques to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Simpson is a lecturer in marketing and entrepreneurship and director of Business of the New Castle programs at IU East. Simpson obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Madonna University in Michigan. He has multiple years of multimedia experience with an emphasis in sales and marketing research.