Leaders Connect

Rob Pasick’s Leaders Connect:
We’re Back in Person!

Meaningful connection +
Stimulating presentation and conversation =
Rewarding and memorable learning experience 

For over 20 years Rob Pasick’s Leaders Connect has been a community learning and networking event for leaders from throughout Michigan. Gathering together in large and small groups are a diverse set leaders from a variety of sectors including: for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial enterprises, universities, government agencies, and education.

Currently, Leaders Connect communities exist in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Activities include large group breakfast workshops where thought leaders from throughout the region gather to discuss their ideas with the members of the Leaders connect community.

Additionally, Dr. Rob hosts small groups of 10 to 12 leaders who meet monthly to discuss their leadership challenges.

Many of the past Leaders Connect events are available on Robs’s YouTube channel. Sponsors for Leaders Connect include Bank of Ann Arbor, Office Evolution, Rehmann, The Surnow Company, and Zingerman’s.

The list of distinguished speakers (of which there are too many to mention all) include:

  • Two University of Michigan Presidents (Mary Sue Coleman and Mark Schlissel)
  • Authors (including Jeff Zazlow, John Bacon, John Baldoni, Steve Gil and Jim Tobin among others)
  • University of Michigan Faculty (Jane Dutton, Bob Quinn, Kim Cameron, Wayne Baker, Len Middleton, and Gretchen Spreitzer)
  • Two Michigan entrepreneurs of the year (Roger Newton, and Ted Dacko)
  • Non-profit leaders (Cheryl Elliot, Neel Hajra, and Stephanie Blackbun Freeth)
  • Government officials (Governor Snyder).
  • Executives from large corporations such as Blue Cross /Blue Shield, Boeing, Plante Moran, and Thomson Reuters.
  • This list is not exhaustive, as Rob has been honored to host many other distinguished leaders. Check out videos of past events at Leader’s Connect
Upcoming Leaders Connect

Dr. Mike van Lent and Jack Zaintez on AI

Friday, April 28, 2023

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Zingerman’s Roadhouse 2501 Jackson Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been advancing rapidly over the past few years with new systems and applications appearing in the news on almost a daily basis.

  • What’s driving this acceleration in the technology and how it’s used?
  • How do we, as business leaders and as a society, adapt to and take advantage of these advances?
  • What are the potential issues and misuses to be aware of?
  • Where is all this going in the future?

The panel will focus on various topics related to AI, including the current state of the technology, its applications, and future trends. Dr. Mike van Lent will bring in his expertise in the development of intelligent systems, while Mr. Jack Zaientz will provide insights on the use of autonomy in various applications. ChatGPT, as an AI-based model, will offer a unique perspective on the topic, sharing its knowledge and experience in the field of AI. Together, the panelists will offer a comprehensive view of the potential of AI and its impact on various industries.

Register here.

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