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Northwood University Values Emphasis Week Events to be Highlighted by Inspirational Speakers

Northwood University Michigan is pleased to welcome Bryce Hoffman, Larry Reed and Don Tocco as Values Emphasis Week presenters. The events are free and open to the public. To gain additional information, please contact Northwood University Dean of Students Andy Cripe at (989) 837-4398 or cripe@northwood.edu. The schedule is as follows:

March 23rd, 7pm – Bryce Hoffman - Northwood University Bennett Sports Center:  Best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and award-winning journalist Bryce Hoffman will share management secrets he learned from some of the top executives in America while offering leadership principles highlighted in his books, speeches, workshops and consultations. The author of Northwood University’s current Omniquest selection “American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company,” Hoffman’s latest book has become the manual for CEOs and the guide for organizations that want to transform their cultures and build winning teams.

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March 24th, 7pm – Larry Reed - Northwood University Bennett Sports Center: Larry Reed will share insight regarding “Liberty and Character – The Indispensable Connection.”  An award winning author, a former Northwood University professor, and a freelance journalist whose interest in political and economic affairs has taken him to 78 countries on six continents since 1985, Reed previously served as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan and currently serves as the  president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

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March 25th, 7pm – Don Tocco - Northwood University Sloan Family Building, Room 114: The founder of Tocco & Associates, Inc., and Youth Enrichment Series (YES), a program with powerful “real world” tools for youth, Don Tocco will highlight the importance of empathy and making a difference in the world. Tocco is well recognized as a dynamic international figure with his presentations reaching young leaders from every state in America and 70 countries.

Northwood University’s Values Emphasis Week originated in 1979 with guidance from the ministerial staff at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland, Michigan. The  events are designed to offer a formal yearly opportunity for students, faculty and staff to reflect on moral and ethical values relating to their personal lives, involvement in the community, and their work in the world of business.  Guest speakers are invited to address these issues and share their experiences and expertise with the campus community.

Northwood University’s community of students, faculty, and staff affirms this code of ethics as the behaviors that advance its shared values:

  • Freedom: We will exercise personal freedom while insuring others be immune from arbitrary interference on account of condition or circumstance, insuring that freedom will be constrained only by our responsibility for its consequences.
  • Respect: We will treat all others with consideration for their circumstances and with thoughtful regard for their value as human beings.
  • Empathy: We will endeavor to understand the feelings, thoughts and notions of others in order that compassion and fairness of our actions may result.
  • Spirituality: We will seek the spiritual development necessary for our happiness and growth and encourage an environment that supports this growth for all.
  • Honesty: We will embrace truthfulness, fairness, probity and demand the absence of fraud or deceit in ourselves and others with whom we act.
  • Achievement: We will exercise our skills to create high achievement and applaud the high achievement of others.
  • Integrity: In all our actions, we shall be guided by a code of behavior which reflects our values, unimpeded by circumstance, personal gain, public pressure or private temptation.
  • Responsibility: We will be accountable for the care and welfare of others and responsible for the intended and unintended consequences of our actions.

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