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2015 Wm. A. Stewart Lecture featuring Mark Cohon

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2015 Wm. A. Stewart Lecture featuring Mark Cohon

Time: March 26, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: London Convention Centre
Street: 300 York Street
City/Town: London
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Phone: 519-826-4204.
Event Type: wm., a., stewart, lecture
Organized By: ROI Institute
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2015

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Event Description

Join us for an evening with Mark Cohon, former CFL Commissioner and one of the most influential people in Canadian sport.

Cohon will share how his sports leadership experiences are applicable to any team, company or organization in his talk entitled “A Career in Leadership.” 

A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture, providing an opportunity to meet and network with others in Ontario’s agri-food industry.


About the Speaker

Mark Cohon, the former CFL Commissioner has amassed a successful career as a proven leader that stretches far beyond the playing field. Cohon led the CFL organization through a transformation of its business model and a major boost to its brand. His leadership accomplishments also include executive positions with Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2013, and serves on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, the Canada Post Community Foundation and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

Proceeds from this event support the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). Started in 1984, AALP boasts over 400 graduates and continues to offer opportunities for Canada’s aspiring agricultural leaders who want to broaden their horizons and expand their networks to help shape the future of agriculture and agri-food sector in Ontario.

 

Thanks to RBC for being the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Stewart Lecture & Reception

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