Applied Communication Leadership Lecture Series

The Department of Applied Communication hosts leadership lectures multiple times a year, highlighting research and work done by faculty and alumni in the areas of communication, management, and leadership. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Read more about past lectures or view some of the previous lectures online.

The 2022-23 lectures will be done by Adena J. White and J. J. Pitman.  Adena will present on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 on “How to Tell Authentic Stories that Shift the Narrative,” and J. J. will present on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 on “Motivation/Engagement in Today’s Organizational Environment.”

Strategic storytelling can shape your organization, build connection, and bring about change.  In this lecture, Adena J. White, APR, will share ways you can tell authentic stories that share diverse perspectives, build connection, create a sense of belonging, and lead to positive change. Adena J. White is an accredited public relations professional and social-impact storyteller with 15 years of experience leading communications efforts for place-based nonprofit organizations.  She has seen the impact of strategic storytelling first-hand, in her work.

In today’s work environment, there are many challenges faced by employers to help keep employees motivated and engaged.  Focusing on leading by example, J. J. Pitman’s lecture will help listeners understand various ways to face these challenges.  J. J. Pitman currently serves as the Director of the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center.  J. J.’s experience includes conducting leadership and team development training, consulting, and working with youth through Arkansas 4-H Center programs.

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2022-23 Leadership Lecture Series

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