Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lecture by US entrepreneur Bill Strickland at IDB Cultural Center

The Art of Leadership
Thurs Dec 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Presented in cooperation with Artomatic, Inc., the Washington DC Economic Partnership, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

"The use of art to change students' attitudes is at the heart of my vision of education. The goal is not to produce artists but to find a tailored approach to learning that will redirect troubled young people, get them into college and on to productive lives. I see a connection between the creativity instilled by a love of the arts and the skills needed for business success." said Bill Strickland. For the past 40 years, Bill Strickland has been in the business of shaping - and changing - lives. It's a business model that works. At the heart of their unique interrelationship, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and Bidwell Training Center, Inc. share a dedication to helping disadvantaged residents of the Pittsburgh area by offering them exceptional quality educational and cultural opportunities. Strickland will describe his journey from inner-city youth to head of an organization that fosters art, occupational skills, and the equal availability of quality of life for every person. "I wanted to build something that would give the people who come here a vision of what life could be, to create an environment that says that life is good," said Strickland.

IDB Cultural Center - Inter-American Development Bank
Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Auditorium - one block from Metro Center and McPherson Square
1330 New York Avenue NW - Washington, DC 20577
202 623 3774 Photo ID required

Attire is business casual. Children ages 12 and over are welcome.
Seating limited to 350; first come, first seated. No reservations required.

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