BB&T Colloquium

BB&T Colloquium — Fall 2018

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise & Markets hosted the latest in our BB&T Colloquium series. Entitled "How to Find a Great Place to Work and Maximize Your Potential," this forum took place in the Frank Auditorium of the Smith School of Business.

The topics covered included:

  • What makes an organization a great place to work, a place where you will foster your own enterprise and potential?
  • Why do some organizations succeed in creating a culture of innovation?
  • Why should you want feedback that hurts?
  • Why is the author of a book on diversity and inclusion sick of talking about the topic?
  • And what is it that top performers do to get to the peak of their professions?

In conversation with the Ed Snider Center director Rajshree Agarwal, Michael Bush and Dan Whalen at "Great Place to Work" answered these questions and many more. They shared their insights based on 40+ years of personal experience, and their interactions with organizations who consistently make their annual list of ideal corporate environments.

If you couldn't make it to this interesting and engaging event, never fear! You can watch the full colloquium as well as read a recap blog at the Snider Focus website.

Past Events

In 2017, BB&T Chairman Kelly S. King, spoke to a packed audience at the Frank Auditorium, giving a talk entitled Enterprising Finance: Ethics and Leadership in the Banking Industry.

In 2016, Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, discussed freedom of expression on college campuses and in academia in an event dubbed Assault in the Ivory Tower on the Market for Ideas. Read about the event.

In 2015, Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, addressed ethics and leadership in the international sports and entertainment firm. Read about the event and an article in the Smith Brain Trust.

In 2014, Jonathan Haidt of the New York University Stern School of Business spoke about the intuitive foundations of morality and its variations across American political cultures.

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