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Hear Terry O’Banion Speak at Your Next Event!

As you and your staff plan for convocations, staff development days, flex days, and other professional development events for 2010, the League for Innovation in the Community College reminds you about the vast array of speakers, consultants, and trainers available through League Services.

In keeping with our commitment to provide outstanding speakers, the League for Innovation is proud to announce that nationally known speaker, presenter, and seminar leader Terry O’Banion is available for your next event. Those individuals who have heard O’Banion speak can attest that he is an extraordinary speaker!

Terry O'BanionPresident of the League for Innovation for 23 years, Terry O’Banion retired on December 31, 1999. Under his leadership, the League became an international organization serving over 700 colleges and was recognized by Change magazine in 1998 as “the most dynamic organization in the community college world.” In honor of his 41 years of service to education, three national awards have been established in his name: The Terry O’Banion Student Technology Champion Award created by the Microsoft Corporation; The Terry O’Banion Prize for Teaching and Learning created by Educational Testing Service; and The Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Award created by the National Council on Student Development. In a survey of 11,000 higher education leaders reported in Change magazine in January 1998, O’Banion was named one of 11 “Idea Champions” who set the agenda for all of higher education—and the only community college leader on the list. He has consulted in more than 800 institutions of higher education and has written 14 books and over 140 articles. Walden University awarded O’Banion an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2005. O’Banion has been a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois, a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a distinguished visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin, a distinguished scholar in residence at Antioch University, and was the 2000 Marie Roberts Fisher Distinguished Professor at the University of North Texas. He has also been a dean in two Florida community colleges and the vice chancellor for education in the Dallas County Community College District. He is currently the director of Walden University’s Community College Leadership program and is president emeritus and a Senior League Fellow at the League for Innovation.

O’Banion is available to speak at colleges or at state, regional, and national conferences about three key topics:

  • The Learning College: One of the leading spokespersons in the country on the learning college and the learning paradigm, O’Banion is the author of the seminal work on this topic, A Learning College for the 21st Century, which was awarded the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Higher Education. His newest book, Focus on Learning: A Learning College Reader, with Cynthia Wilson, will be published in 2010. He has keynoted statewide conferences on the Learning Revolution and the Learning College in Illinois, Florida, California, Hawaii, Arkansas, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, and Louisiana; in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario; in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan; and in dozens of community colleges.
  • The Rogue Trustee: In 2008, O’Banion completed a national study on rogue trustees and their impact on community colleges. His book, The Rogue Trustee: The Elephant in the Room, has stirred a great deal of interest in this topic, and he has keynoted conferences of presidents and trustees in California and Illinois and has written eight articles on the issue.
  • The Nature of Innovation in the Community College: In 2009, O’Banion completed a national study on innovation sponsored by the League for Innovation and funded by MetLife Foundation. The multimedia report will be released in early 2010 and O’Banion will be keynoting national conferences and sharing the results with community colleges around the country. As part of the study, O’Banion and associates created a survey, “Characteristics of a Community College Culture That Support and Encourage Innovation,” which he uses as part of his work with individual community colleges.

Contact Ed Leach at leach@league.org or (480) 705-8200, x233 to bring this exciting speaker to your next professional event. Visit http://www.league.org/services/topics.html for the full list of topics available through League Services.

Posted by The League for Innovation in the Community College on 01/06/2010 at 6:23 PM | Categories: League Services -