Leta Beam

Hartwick’s O’Connor Chair Lecture Features Leta Beam

September 6, 2012

Leta Beam will be the featured speaker during the O'Connor Chair of Nursing Lecture Series on October 17 and 18, 2012.

With a strong partnership program in place between Bassett Health Care and Hartwick, Beam will be presenting at both locations throughout the series. The evening lecture will be held at Basset Health Care, which was recently ranked first in Central New York and 25th in New York State in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" ranking. The morning workshop for practicing nurses and nurse educators will be held on the Hartwick College campus.

Both the lecture and the workshop are free.  The public is invited to join the evening lecture on Wednesday evening and nurses and nurse educators are invited to join the workshop on Thursday morning. Nurses and nurse educators are asked to RSVP for the workshop via the additional event details listed below.

Beam is the President of Vantage International, a premier leadership and business coaching enterprise, dedicated to serving high performing professionals and the organizations that they lead. Regarded as one of the most powerful and energetic voices for business transformation today, Beam will visit both Basset Medical Center and Hartwick College in order to share her message of engagement and leadership from every seat through coaching, teaching, speaking, and writing.

Beam provides both the business case for transformation and deceptively simple ways to apply her points in real work life situations. She offers this in the context of reality-based hopefulness. Based on her recent book, Take The Lead, Beam makes a compelling case for dramatically changing our definition of leadership. Part learning, part un-learning, her unique facilitation style first creates a shared vision of vibrant workplace community, characterized by full throttle engagement and powered by the universal application of coach leadership.

Beam also offers a practical roadmap for living that vision at work. During the lecture and workshop, she will challenge old ways of thinking and dare participants to 'take the lead' in bold new ways within their organizations.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Bassett Medical Center, Clark Auditorium, Cooperstown, NY
Evening Lecture 
"Take The Lead"
1.5 Contact Hours 
The evening lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
9 a.m. to noon
Hartwick College Campus 
Celebration Room - Shineman Chapel House 
Morning Workshop for Practicing Nurses and Nurse Educators
"Take the Lead - for Nursing Professionals"
3.0 Contact Hours
Nurses and nurse educators are asked to please RSVP  for the workshop at Hartwick College on October 18.

To RSVP and for more information, contact Coordinator of Nursing Opportunities Donna Decker at 607-431-4790, fax 607-431-4850 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031