Conference for Leadership, Innovation and Social Change

Dakota Wesleyan University invites you to be a part of an exciting experience – the Conference for Leadership, Innovation and Social Change. This is the third year that the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship and McGovern Center have partnered to bring speakers to campus to help foster forward-thinking and change locally, regionally, as well as nationally.

This event is set for Thursday, March 3, and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with registration at 9 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. keynote speaker, sponsored by the Stark Lecture Series, is Dr. Charles Oundo, executive director of Adonai Ministries International Ltd.

The second  speaker is Alan Hirsch, founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and co-leader of Future Travelers, and is sponsored by DWU Campus Ministry.

Our afternoon speaker will be Drew Galbraith, senior associate athletic director for Peak Performance at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where he oversees an innovative leadership development program with Dartmouth athletes.


Dr. Charles Oundo, a Christian leadership trainer and motivational speaker, was licensed to preach the gospel in 1984 and ordained as a minister 1994. He is the founder of eight functional churches and is a mentor to pastors and young Christian leaders throughout Uganda. He is an educationist, psychologist and theologian, and senior pastor of Bugiri Christian Revival Church. Oundo founded and serves as executive chairman of Adonai Ministries International a leadership training institute. He is married to Betty and has 13 children, both biological and adopted. Oundo is an advocate for social justice and approaches change in his rural Ugandan village by empowering local people to engage their unique leadership skills to make a difference in the lives of others.



Alan Hirsch is the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and currently co-leads Future Travelers, an innovative learning program helping megachurches become mission movements. Known for his innovative approach to mission, Hirsch is considered to be a thought leader and key mission strategist for churches across the Western world.  




Drew Galbraith is in his 12th year at Dartmouth and moved into the role of senior associate athletics director for Peak Performance in 2011. As head of Dartmouth Peak Performance (DPII), he directs the academic, athletic and personal development programs for varsity athletes and coaches, in addition to overseeing the team of more than 40 DPII professionals.













If attending
, please register here. There is also the opportunity to pre-order a boxed lunch for $10 through your registration form. 


This conference is funded by these Dakota Wesleyan lecture endowments and centers of excellence:



Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
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