Industry Roundtable: Storytelling as Leadership

When:  Nov 9, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

Storytelling as Leadership

Presented by:  Raymond A. Lauk, PH.D., MBA | Laugh Out Loud Learning

Great leaders are great communicators, and the best communicators are great storytellers.  Stories help the audience understand your message and remember your key points.  Stories also reveal insights about yourself that add to your authenticity as a leader in the construction industry, and to reinforce your core message.  Participants will learn the elements of effective storytelling and the importance of incorporating relevant stories into their speaking.   In a workshop format, participants will then practice creating and delivering their own stories and receive immediate feedback in order to improve them and tell more powerful stories.

Cost: Complimentary to members and nonmembers.
Registration required.  Out of courtesy of our speakers and volunteers, registered attendees are asked to make every effort to attend.

About the Presenter:
Ray_Lauk.jpgDr. Ray Lauk has studied Improv Comedy, Acting, and Writing at the Second City Theater in Chicago, and he has performed stand-up comedy at “Open Mics” in Chicago, Washington, DC, Tampa, Bangkok, and Rio de Janeiro. He co-wrote, produced, and performed in “NonTextual Relations,” a sketch comedy show at Donny’s Skybox Theater at Second City.  Lauk is bilingual in Portuguese and travels regularly to Brazil.  He has been a school district superintendent for most of 1993-2014 serving children in suburban Chicago school districts.  As the author of FUEL for Learning, Lauk has spoken to organizations all over the world.  Fast Company Magazine named Ray to the 2005 Fast 50 Award for working with his community to re-invent education.  Dr. Lauk holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, an MBA, and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education—all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Bachelor’s Degree in Education is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 


Beth Winkler


DIRTT Environmental Solutions
325 N Wells St #1000
Chicago, IL 60654