Upcoming Speakers
October 14 Presentation - "Building Cross Cultural Bridges for Success"
Catherine Wilson
Program Director of Protocol, Stewardship, and Partnerships at University of Notre Dame

Catherine M. Wilson manages international visitor protocol and donor stewardship for Notre Dame International, working collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors and to coordinate and execute event and protocol management for distinguished international visitors to campus. Before coming to NDI, she was director of special projects and media relations for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the 60th Judicial Circuit of Indiana.

She earned both her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and her master’s in nonprofit administration magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a certificate in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®’s protocol officer training, and is licensed through PSOW as an intercultural protocol and etiquette trainer. She is also certified in GlobeSmart Profile and Inclusive Behaviors Inventory through Aperian Global.

Previous Speakers
September 9 Presentation - "Leverage the Power of Your Subconscious Mind"
Laura Noel
PGI Certified Coach, Trainer, Podcaster & Keynote Speaker

Laura Noel is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and certified Proctor Gallagher Institute coach and facilitator who works with individuals, groups and companies in reaching their potential and achieving their personal and professional goals.  

She has been studying and teaching personal growth and leadership for over 27 years as she served in the military and has continued to develop her expertise through working with her mentor, who is world-renowned in human potential and success, Bob Proctor.

Laura is thrilled to help clients stretch their thinking and minds in a way that opens them up to new possibilities. This mental flexibility allows them to lead happy, healthy, more abundant lives.

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May 13 Presentation - "The Mission of Catie's Closet"
Mickey Cockrell
CEO & Co-Founder 
Learn about Catie’s Closet improving school attendance and graduation rates, as well as the mental, emotional, and physical health of students facing poverty, homelessness, and other crises by providing free, in-school access to clothing and basic necessities and uniting with community partners to meet students’ other immediate needs. The Catie’s Closet model reaches students directly, right within their school, and indirectly with our partner agencies by offering a source of instant relief and empowering them to re-focus on thriving in their current environment.  Our approach is a low-cost, highly effective, community-engaged initiative.

Mickey Cockrell, executive director and co-founder, spent more than 30 years in retail management prior to co-founding Catie’s Closet. Most recently, she served as Vice President for Kohl’s. Mickey is an innovator and problem-solver, and serves as a board member for CTI (Community Teamwork, Inc.) and is also on the board of advisors for Indigo Magic.


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Susan Hackney
Director of Marketing for Harvard Summer School, Harvard Professional Development and HILR
The 60 Year Curriculum is a term used by many educational institutions for formal lifelong learning.  This term arose as a result of several forces coming together that are now requiring educators to rethink who the students are that they serve and how they might meet their educational needs over a possible lifetime.  This presentation will explore what educational institutions mean by “The 60 Year Curriculum”, the disruptive forces behind this, and how both traditional educators and entrepreneurs are rising to meet these needs.
Susan Hackney is a marketing executive with extensive experience in leadership and team management.  She works for Harvard University as Director of Marketing for Harvard Summer School, Harvard Professional Development and HILR. Prior to joining Harvard, she served as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for The Christian Science Monitor.  As a member of the executive team. She provided leadership a during a period of transition as the 100-year-old news organization became the first US based newspaper to shift from a daily print publication to a web-first format. Susan has also held senior marketing positions with Aramark CorporationUS News and World Report, and Weider Publishing.
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