Servant Leadership Workshop

February 09, 2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ripon College, Seward Street, Ripon, WI, USA


- Featuring Thomas Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership,
Viterbo University inLa Crosse, WI - 


Servant Leadership is both timely and timeless. Its origins are present throughout human history. In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf, Vice President and AT&T Corporation, wrote the "Servant as Leader." his presentation will engage participants in the process of understanding the positive power of service and leadership in our personal and organizational lives. The process does not include PowerPoint. Rather it is interactive, emphasizing conversations, presence, character, and energy in serving and leading. "Leadership is who we are, management is what we do." Through research, reflection, and dialogue we will experience servant leadership as meaningful, ethical, and practical.

Friday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workshop includes lunch.

Heritage Room, Pickard Commons, Ripon College Campus

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Value to audience:

  • Understanding the power of service to positively impact the lives of co-workers, customers, and our communities
  • To rediscover the power of language in holding meaningful and critical conversations
  • To understand that all of leadership development is character development and the practice which leads to the development of both.



Tom is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University where he has been teaching for 40 years. He is the founder of the Master of Arts in Servant leadership degree at Viterbo, the first and only master's degree of its kind in the nation. He is a founding member of the Place of Grace hospitality house which had been serving meals and human dignity for 26 years. He regularly speaks to national audiences on the developing servant leadership movement. Tom is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, active community member and part owner of a country tavern.


Ripon College
All workshop inquiries can be directed to Nick Eastman, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership


Ripon College, Seward Street, Ripon, WI, USA

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