General Session

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Opening Session with Jeff Havens
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!

Not your typical leadership speech, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! will have you laughing and learning at the same time. Jeff will help you become a better leader by showing you everything you should avoid – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens into the world of stand-up comedy, where he worked with some of the brightest lights in American comedy and honed the art of engaging audiences through laughter. But his impulse to teach never faded, and soon he began looking for an avenue to combine both of his passions into entertaining and meaningful presentations.

The result is Unleash Your Inner Tyrant, and since its introduction Jeff has brought his unique, side-splitting, message-based lectures and keynote addresses to General Electric, Ford Motor Company, University of Wisconsin, Purdue, and hundreds of other corporations and colleges in the United States and Canada. Original, informative, hilarious and powerful, Jeff’s speeches have transformed the way business people and college students approach the idea of personal and professional growth. In the words of one conference attendee, “I laughed until I had tears in my eyes – and walked away feeling better about work than I have in years. The reverse psychology is a great way to get the point across, and he does a wonderful job of it.”