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: February 8, 2018 

Topic: Inspirational Leadership: What inspires someone to lead? What factors and life experiences allow our leaders to inspire others around them to achieve greatness? How can we inspire others around us to think bigger? During this discussion, we will hear from a panel of inspirational leaders who have built businesses, faced adversity, learned life lessons, and inspired others along the way.

Moderator: Dr. Doug Ross - Professor and Chair, Business Administration at Franklin University


  • Lejuan Coleman - Owner/CEO at I-Resolve Fitness
  • Merce Graell-Colas - Co-Creation Pioneer for Social Innovation at Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Mark Kovacevich - President at Improving Enterprises
  • Adam Malone - Board Chair at Columbus Inspires
  • Steve Weaver - Founder and Owner at The Candle Lab 

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.