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August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Leadership is a hot topic in the world of organizational behavior. Many of today’s leaders are uber technicians that have been promoted for their superlative technical skill set however are unprepared to lead others to reach their goals. While leadership education and training is critical to organizational development there is a specific area that has had minimal focus. A leader without followers is really just a person out for a walk. Gaining a clear understanding of the concept of followership will aid future leaders and current leaders alike with leveraging these relationships in the most effective ways possible.
Dr. Bradley W. Gronke currently serves as a Talent Acquisition and Development Manager for Gallagher Bassett. Dr. Gronke’s responsibilities include recruitment, training, development, engagement, and retention of 700 employees across 23 offices. He is a results driven, motivational claims leader with 17 years’ experience. He has obtained degrees including a master of science in social justice, master of business administration in organizational behavior, and a doctorate of education in leadership. He is constantly striving for excellence through action research that is practitioner based. Dr. Gronke holds the professional designations of AIC, AIS, AIM, and SCLA while currently pursuing his CPCU. Dr. Gronke serves on the faculty at Benedictine University as an adjunct lecturer. He has volunteered since 1999 as an emergency medical technician. He holds numerous instructor and practitioner certifications in first response. Dr. Gronke’s why is to impact society in perpetuity by sharing the study of followership with others.