Author and business strategist Liz Nilsen will be the speaker at a free Business and Society Lecture at UW-Stevens Point Friday, Oct. 28. (Courtesy UWSP)

Annual ‘Business and Society Lecture’ offered at UWSP Oct. 28

Metro Wire Staff

A presentation on the need for collaboration in business will be offered next week.

The free program is offered through the School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The annual Business and Society Lecture will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point. A virtual option is also available for those registered by noon on Oct. 27.

The speaker is Liz Nilsen, associate director of the Agile Strategy Lab at the University of North Alabama and director of operations of the Strategic Doing Institute. Nilsen is also the co-author of the award-winning 2019 book, “Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership.

According to Nilsen, focused collaboration and innovation are key to success in today’s global economy.

“Networks can be composed of different businesses and community partners with a common goal or different units within a single organization,” she said. “The ‘Strategic Doing’ framework is ideal for tackling complex interconnected problems.”

Registration is required for this free event at https://uwspbusinessevent.eventbrite.com. The first 100 registered in-person attendees will receive a free copy of Nilsen’s book. A continental breakfast will also be provided.

Additional sponsors include the Portage County Business Council, Create Portage County, and the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.