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Becoming Better Leaders

••••••• President Jeffery R. Docking hosts Leadership course

those of other colleges and universities where teaching medicine is limited to a book. Adrian students will be able to integrate classroom learning with practical clinical care for an immersive educational experience that is truly extraordinary. The new medical facility will also have a classroom/boardroom where our doctors will meet with students to discuss cases or teach about current trends in medical care. Patients from southeast Michigan may arrive with new medical conditions requiring new treatments on the frontier of medicine. Our students will be there to see it all, to learn, to grow and to expand their knowledge so one day, they too, will be able to treat the sick using critical thinking skills and compassion. This may be the most exciting change to Adrian College in many years though the future course of this medical center is not yet set. In the years ahead, our faculty, students, doctors and staff will undoubtedly shape education and medicine in ways that we cannot imagine. It will happen organically and over time. When great facilities are built for bright, caring people who join together to do amazing things, wonderful outcomes always transpire. We know this to be true because it has been happening at Adrian College for 158 years. So as the clinic takes shape and the final bricks are laid, we search for the next mountain to climb. No time to waste, no need to stop and feel satisfied. We are not wired that way. Energy is extracted from the challenge, and Adrian will continue to move forward at a speed worthy of the great minds that choose to study here.

Students became better leaders through identifying their own strengths, working on their emotional intelligence, understanding various leadership styles, writing reflection papers, and participating in class discussions. The course included several well-known speakers on leadership.


Nido Qubein

Tom Anastos

Bill Hall

John Walsh

MaryAnn Rivers

Tom Izzo

Lou Anna Simon

Mike Rogers '85

James Thomas '84

Mark Edington

Adam Hickman

President - High Point University

Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder

President - Michigan State University

Hockey Coach - Michigan State University

Executive Business & Leadership Coach, Former CEO

CNN National Security Commentator

Partner at Procyon Advisors LLP Professor – Entrepreneurial Leadership of University of Michigan

Basketball Coach - Michigan State University

Partner – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Jeffrey R. Docking President

Director – The Amherst College Press

Learning Design Consultant – Gallup


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