WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business to host free Marine Corps Leadership Seminar

The United States Marine Corps is known worldwide for developing leadership, courage, tenacity and teamwork – skills that can help you stand out from the competition anywhere you go.

As a part of Marine Week 2017 (, the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar on Friday, Sept. 8, a free interactive workshop designed to showcase leadership philosophies and skills taught in the Marine Corps.

The seminar will cover topics such as decision-making methods and ethical leadership, as well as keys to success in leading a team. There will also be team-building activities in addition to a panel discussion about practical challenges faced by leaders.

The team of instructors will be led by Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Director Dr. Kenneth Dunn and Chief Instructor Major Eric Christophe, USMC. One of the program highlights will be a presentation by Brigadier General William Seely III, USMC.

“The purpose of this workshop is to give students and others tools that they may be able to use in the future,” said Major Christophe. “With leadership comes a lot of different responsibilities; some of the things we’ll talk about in this workshop will help students gain leadership skills that they may not get in the classroom.”

The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WSU Student Center Building with continental breakfast and lunch included. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit

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