Identity Leadership: A Black History Month Celebration featuring Stedman Graham
The Polsky Center, Office of Civic Engagement, Chicago Urban League, and Federal Reserve of Chicago are honored to welcome best selling author and business leader Stedman Graham. His keynote will explore how self-identity is tied to leadership and inspire current and future leaders.
- 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Arrivals & Networking
- 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Program
- 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Networking
Light hors d’oeurves will be served.
About the Speaker //
Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates. As a businessman, educator and speaker, he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, educational entities, the military and veterans, nonprofits and the government. His Identity message is grounded in the fact that the key to success is self-leadership capability. The Identity Leadership programs, driven by his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™, are based on the philosophy that individuals hold the power to their educational, career and personal success or failure.
Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, was a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
As a veteran of the United States Army, he has proudly served our active military, veterans and their families through programs at Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Jackson, NATO, the Military Child Education Coalition, and internationally at Landstuhl, Germany and the US Military Community in Rotterdam, Holland. A proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham has demonstrated an enduring pledge to youth and community.
Graham holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.