Hall Leadership Lessons

2nd Thursday of Each Month
Alumni Hall (Ross Auditorium)
Franklin University downtown campus 
301 E. Rich St., Columbus, Ohio 43215
7:00am - 9:00am

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The Hall Leadership Lessons program presents state-of-the-art leadership knowledge delivered monthly in one hour face-to-face sessions by local and regional leaders. These leaders focus on the skills and competencies needed by existing and upcoming leaders and managers for optimal effectiveness in the 21st century business environment. The session presenters share their years of expertise, experiences and knowledge with a focus on developing the leadership effectiveness of participants. All sessions are interactive allowing attendees to pose questions and comments to the presenters. The program is held at Franklin University's Ross Auditorium in Alumni Hall at the university's downtown campus located in Columbus, Ohio. These free sessions take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. The university has free parking adjacent to Ross Auditorium for easy access to and from the sessions. A free continental breakfast is available for attendees. Doors open at 7:00 am. 

Upcoming Panel Discussion: December 14, 2017

Topic: Successful leaders know they have a duty to give something back to society whether through their time, talent, or treasure. Charitable acts spread very quickly, creating a ripple effect in the community and helping those in need. We've assembled a panel of experts to discuss giving back in Columbus and to talk about this power that we all possess... the Power of Philanthropy!

Moderator: Kermit Whitfield - Assistant Vice President, Communications for United Way of Central Ohio


  • Andrew E. Boy - Founder and Chief Executive Officer at the United Schools Network (USN)
  • Katie Matney - Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
  • Arlene Reitter - Managing Director, Development & Communications for Alvis, Inc.

Suggest a session topic – speaker? Session questions?
Do you have a leadership topic you believe would be beneficial to see presented at the Hall Leadership Lessons series? Is there a leadership speaker you would recommend be one the series upcoming presenters? Do you have questions or comments about the Hall Leadership Sessions series? If so, please let us know, by e-mailing at leader@franklin.edu.

Our Mission 
Developing excellence in leadership through forums that share knowledge, perspectives and experiences.