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On Tuesday, March 26, Colby College will offer its 51st annual
program for leaders in the Maine workplace–the 2002 Colby Institute
for Leadership. This year’s theme is “Filling the Void: New Strategies
for Leadership.” Keynote speakers are Michael Useem, Egan Professor of
Management and Director for Leadership and Change Management at the
University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Richard Florida, H.
John Heinz III Professor of Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon
University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.

The program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Colby’s campus in Waterville.
Participants must register in advance to attend the institute. For
information, businesses or individuals should contact Colby’s Office of
Special Programs at 207-872-3386 or visit their Web site at
Online registration is available. Registration, lunch and an afternoon
reception are included in the $175 fee, and four or more participants
from the same organization are eligible for a group discount.

  • At 9 a.m. Michael Useem will present “Learning from Leadership Moments:
    Enduring Lessons from Leadership on the Line.” Drawing on moments when
    managers faced difficult decisions, Useem will discuss the qualities
    and actions that make a difference when leadership really matters.

  • At 10:30 a.m. participants may attend workshops on
    time management, coaching for high performance, authenticity in
    leadership, collaborative leadership, personal qualities of leadership,
    and technology at the strategic planning table.

  • At noon Governor Angus King will present the 2002 Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence
    to Maine companies that have demonstrated a consistently high level of
    commitment to their community, to their employees and to manufacturing
    or service excellence.

  • At 2 p.m. Richard Florida will present “Leadership in a Knowledge-Based Economy.”
    Florida will discuss what a knowledge-based economy is and what roles
    people, talent, resources and geography play in such an economy.

  • At 3:15 p.m. a reception will be held in the lobby of the Colby College Museum of Art. Currently on exhibit at the museum is the Joan Whitney Payson Collection, a collection of 26 works by world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, including Ingres, Monet and Renoir.

    Editor’s Note: High-resolution digital images of Michael Useem,
    Governor Angus King and Richard Florida are available from Alicia
    MacLeay ( or 207-872-3220) for press purposes.