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Leadership Forum at LIU Brooklyn To Focus on Networking and Business Skills Development, March 30

LIU Brooklyn and Howard University Team to Host Free Event


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director, Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Business majors from colleges across the metropolitan area can tap into the expertise of top business professionals during a leadership seminar on Friday, March 30, at LIU Brooklyn.

The 7th Annual Leadership Skills Development Program for Business Students - “We’re About Success!” - will be held at LIU Brooklyn’s Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gymnasium (located at the corner of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn) from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free event is open to college juniors and seniors majoring in business, holders of A.A.S. degrees and candidates for a 2012 A.A.S. degree. The focus will be on the skills and values necessary to be a leader in the workplace.

Learning the rules of the game, organizational culture and standing out, building support and alliances, uncovering unconscious bias, ethics and creating a vision will be among the topics discussed during presentations conducted by professionals from various business fields.

Sponsored by the Hughes Foundation, the seminar is made possible by the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at LIU Brooklyn; the Center for Accounting Education at the School of Business at Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and the Maryland-based consulting firm Cook Ross, Inc. LIU Brooklyn alumnus Frank Ross, director of Howard University’s Center for Accounting Education and a founding member of the National Association of Black Accountants, will moderate the event, along with Leslie Traub, president and CEO of Cook Ross, Inc.

“By attending this program, students will learn what to expect as they transition from college to the life of a professional,” Mr. Ross explained. “They will learn techniques that they can rely on in becoming a top performer in their careers and will ensure they stand out from other professionals.”

Mohammed Ghriga, dean of the business school, praised Mr. Ross, saying, “No one has done more to systematically draw from his past success and successes of others to empower young professionals to achieve success, academically and professionally.”

Breakfast and lunch are provided; business casual dress is desired. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Joan Pierre of the LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at 718-488-1121 or

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Posted 03/07/2012

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