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Derek Greenfield is 5th speaker in Leadership Development Series
Jan. 31, 2007 --Derek Greenfield, founder and senior consultant for VOICES (Visions for Organizations and Individuals to Create Effective Solutions), a motivaDerek Greenfield (click on photo for high res. version)tional and educational consulting firm dedicated to positive change, is the fifth featured speaker in ASU’s Leadership Development Series.

Greenfield’s speech, “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?” is Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

The Leadership Development Series is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and the Office of Multicult
ural Affairs.

According to Jerrod O. Lockhart, assistant dean of students at ASU, “Greenfield is a wonderful lecturer who will discuss self-responsibility, hope, and the power of a dream. He has a remarkable ability to connect with an audience, to motivate and empower them.”

Greenfield’s powerful seminars inspire participants to develop winning philosophies, discover their own greatness, and achieve excellence. He has provided
training and consulting services to a variety of companies, colleges, agencies, and conferences nationwide, with clients including the National Youth Professionals Institute, McDonald’s Corporation, National Dropout Prevention Network, Hilton Hotels, Milwaukee Bucks, Boys and Girls Clubs, American Society for Quality Control, Los Angeles Housing Authority, and many others.

He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University and is pursuing his doctorate in cultural studies from the University of Washington. Greenfield’s academic background includes extensive coursework and research in group dynamics, race relations, human development, and education.

Greenfield is currently a tenured sociology instructor at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash., where he has established a reputation as a dynamic and talented educator committed to helping all students reach their full potential. As a testament to his dedication to students, Greenfield has been included twice in the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.        

Greenfield's innovative course, "Hip-Hop and American Society," has been featured twice in Source magazine as representing the first college class in the country focusing exclusively on hip-hop culture. He previously taught at numerous colleges and universities and spent seven years creating and implementing youth empowerment programs for social service agencies while developing his models for personal and organizational success.

Greenfield’s energetic style, sense of humor, and innovative ideas have made him a popular presenter across the country. For more information, contact Jerrod O. Lockhart at (870) 972-2055.




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