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The Leadership Lectures: Dave Evans

FIU Center for Leadership

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

The Leadership Lectures: Dave Evans

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About Dave Evans

From saving the seals to solving the energy crisis, from imagining mice to redefining software — Dave’s been on a mission, including helping others to find theirs. Starting at Stanford with dreams of following Jacques Cousteau as a marine biologist, Dave realized (a bit late) that he was lousy at it and shifted to mechanical engineering with an eye on the energy problem. After four years in alternative energy in the late 70’s, it was clear that idea’s time hadn’t come yet. So while en route to biomedical engineering, Dave accepted an invitation to work for Apple, where he led the mouse team and introduced laser printing to the masses. When Dave’s boss at Apple left to start Electronic Arts, Dave joined as the company’s first VP of Talent, dedicated to making “software worthy of the minds that use it.”

After 15 years as tech exec, including two more “real jobs” in telecommunications, Dave decided his real mission was to help others find and pursue theirs. So he went out on his own working with start-up executive teams, some large corporate clients, but also with countless young adults. They were all asking the same question. “What should I do with my life and why?” Helping people get traction on that question continues to be Dave’s real work, which he finds is most enjoyable and effectively done in the university setting.

Dave taught a course for eight years at UC Berkeley entitled How to Find Your Vocation (aka: Is Your Calling Calling?) and has been a Lecturer in the Stanford Program in Design since 2007, where he co-teaches the popular course Designing Your Life. Dave holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a graduate diploma in Contemplative Spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is the co-author, with Bill Burnett, of DESIGNING YOUR LIFE: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (Knopf, 2016.)


The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Mercantil Bank.

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In an effort to optimize participation in our lectures we strongly urge you to register online to reserve your place and arrive early to claim your seat. While we are unlikely to turn anyone away, we are limited to the capacity of the lecture rooms and event spaces. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33174

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)


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FIU Center for Leadership

The Center continuously engages in research projects, the development and delivery of executive leadership programs, and community engagement to ensure applicability of our models. Our leadership development program alumni include organizational leaders from industries including health care, banking and finance, technology, retail, education, government, and the military, with participants from across the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and Africa. The Center’s lecture series, The Leadership Lectures, features world renowned and distinguished academicians and practitioners and is designed to give our local community access to thought-provoking and diverse perspectives on leadership. We are committed to promoting and advancing the study of leadership, based on our model that effective, ethical decision-making and self-awareness are the keys to great leadership.
 
Leadership Excellence, a publication of HR.com, named the Center for Leadership as the recipient of their 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award, ranking the center’s programs as #1 in the educational institution category.
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