Seminars

Bridgeview supports a variety of collaborative partners to present and sponsor informative programs of interest to those in the business community. One of our partners is The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of The University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu. We would love to have you attend one of these excellent events as our guest.

2020 IEE Event Schedule

Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders
Speaker: Rob Shallenberger
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00AM
Where: Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry

Rob Shallenberger, a leading authority on leadership and execution, will share the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders to help you and your team achieve success.
Learn how to bring out the very best in all areas of your life from Rob Shallenberger, a leading authority on leadership and execution. He will share the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders, based on 40 years of research, to help you and your team achieve success. Becoming Your Best includes inspiring and instructive business stories along with tools and processes that can positively impact revenue and net profit as well as culture and customer retention.

Convict to Classroom
Speaker: Shon Hopwood
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Where: Duquesne Club

Lunch event with Shon Hopwood, convicted bank robber who became a successful jailhouse lawyer and is now a law professor and legal scholar.
Jailhouse lawyers are prisoners who manage to learn enough about the law while incarcerated to help themselves and other inmates with their legal issues. During this lunch event, we are going to introduce you to Shon Hopwood, arguably the most successful jailhouse lawyer ever – he had one of his cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court while serving a 12-year sentence for armed bank robbery. Since his release he has become a legal scholar, professor, and advisor to the White House on criminal justice reforms.

Seeing Around Corners, How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen
Speaker: Rita McGrath
When: Monday, May 11, 2020
Time: 7:30-10:30AM
Where: Fairmont Hotel

Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can create new entrepreneurial opportunities or lead to devastating consequences. Leaders who can spot disruptive inflection points developing before they hit are better poised to succeed. According to Columbia Business School professor and widely respected author Rita McGrath, these seemingly overnight shifts are not sudden or random, but have been subtly building for some time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, you can see these inflection points coming and use them to gain a competitive advantage.

The Success Cadence
Speaker: Dave Mattson
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00AM
Where: Regional Learning Alliance, Cranberry

Is there a strategy you can count on to deliver rapid, “hockey stick” growth to your company? The answer is yes! Aggressive growth depends on a critical strategic decision: investing in your sales team. High-performing salespeople create and sustain critical one-on-one relationships with the senior-level decision makers of your customers and potential customers. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dave Mattson, CEO and President of Sandler Training, one of the most respected sales training organizations in the world.

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead & Win
Speaker: Flynn Cochran
When: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 7:30-10:30AM
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Cochran, who has served as a Navy SEAL and worked at McKinsey & Co., will share leadership lessons supported by true combat stories in this dynamic program.
Flynn Cochran is the chief strategy officer of Echelon Front, who works with their clients to build high-performing teams. Extreme Ownership applies important principles from combat to leading a business: if the team fails, everyone fails; communication must be simple, clear and concise; prioritize and execute; everyone must understand not only what they are doing, but why. Cochran, who has served as a Navy SEAL and worked at McKinsey & Co., will share leadership lessons supported by true combat stories in this dynamic program.

Demystifying Family Business Pressures Leading to Multi-Generational Success
Speaker: Christina Wing
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 8:00-11:00AM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe

Learn how internal and external pressures in family businesses lead to multi-generational success and what role ego plays in a multi-generational company.
Harvard Business School senior lecturer Christina Wing draws on both her research and her experience leading a family office as she explores many aspects of success in a family business. Join us for this program to learn how internal and external pressures lead to multi-generational success and what role ego plays in a multi-generational company. Wing will explore how to balance owners’ rights with best practices of operational control and how to approach decisions related to succession.