Professional Development


Stay tuned for information on 2018!


Thank you to all that attended in 2017 and the wonderful presenters!


Find links to information from the 2017 Learning to Lead: Motivation in the Workplace here.


Join us for the 2nd annual Learning to Lead seminar.


When:          February 17, 2017
Where:         University Center - Northern Michigan University
Time:            Registration:      8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.     
                    Conference:       9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
                    Lunch:                12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost:            $150 - lunch will be included (10% discount if 3 or more from the same company register).
                     Payment must be received at least 10 days prior to event to confirm spot.


Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Maki: Expert Brand Strategist & Professional Executive Coach 
Kimberly is a successful corporate executive having held top positions in communications, marketing, public affairs and business development for multimillion and multi billion dollar businesses. She is one of NMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni (1994) and has also earned the designation of a top Wonder Woman (2014) in the television industry by Multichannel News.  All throughout her career, she has created, guided and protected company brands as well as the personal brands of top executives.  She strategically chose to make personal branding her top "give back" mission while simultaneously running corporate communications, digital engagement and PR for a top media company. She created her own unique proprietary program to help individuals transform their personal brand. She trained at Columbia University to help refine her executive coaching technique and to apply best practices and coaching principles to help ensure success for those that participated. 

Jeff Olson: Ishpeming High School Football Coach & teacher

Andy Langlois & David Manson: Co-founders of Blackrocks Brewery

Debra LaMere: VP of Administration for Goodwill Industries and Owner of HR Consulting

Tori Sager: Co-founder of Fellow Flowers

For questions call: (906) 227-2103, click to register on-line, complete the registration form and return by email to; fax: (906) 227-2108 or mail to address on the form.





Northern Michigan University provides many opportunities for professional groups, organizations and individuals to keep learning and growing professionally. Whether the objective is to enrich one's life, keep up with the demands of a profession or even change careers, it's never too late to learn. Programs can also be customized to meet the needs of groups and organizations.



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