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Leadership Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 6:15 PM | Center for Arts and Performance - Raabe Theatre | * REGISTER *

Leadership Speaker Series

2017-03 CBLS Keynote Deprey

The Center for Christian Leadership launched this leadership speaker series to increase the opportunities for Wisconsin Lutheran College students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the community, to learn from talented leaders with a variety of professional backgrounds.  

The  format is similar to a TED Talk. The speaker will give a concise 15 to 20 minute presentation on a leadership topic followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Derek Deprey '02, Author, Speaker, and General Manager - Wisconsin Athletic Club, will speak at our event on Tuesday, March 21 in the Center for Arts and Performance - Raabe Theatre. His presentation is titled "Manage Your Life, Not Your Time." The event is free.

Do you want to leave your failures and frustrations behind? To be able to move forward in life, you need great footing. In this presentation, Derek will help you discover your true personal values that will be your foundation for moving forward purposefully. When you consistently keep your personal values and your definition of success at the heart of everything you do, you'll create a smoother journey toward living your ideal life right now.

Attend this session to learn how to:

  • discover the crash that is holding you back.
  • create your own definition of success.
  • define each of your values.
  • rate and form your top values.
  • build your ideal day with your definition of success and your values.

6:15 to 7:00 p.m. - Networking and refreshments in the theatre atrium
7:00 to 7:20 p.m. - Leadership presentation - "Manage Your Life, Not Your Time"
7:20 to 7:45 p.m. - Audience Q&A
7:45 to 8:00 p.m. - Closing remarks and socializing

The registration deadline is Monday, March 20. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Bock, Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership at 414.443.8935 or by email:

Get directions to campus. Free parking will be available in the college's Parking Center, 8701 W. Wisconsin Avenue. 


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About the Speaker

Derek is the Director of Training and Development as well as a General Manager for the Wisconsin Athletic Club (WAC), where he teaches his staff the core principles of leadership, training, and personal development.

2017-03 Keynote book imageShortly after joining the WAC, Derek couldn't get enough of what he was studying, learning, and applying, so he created his own business, Move Results, as an avenue to engage and impact others through motivational speaking, leadership skill-building facilitation, coaching, and writing. He is the author of SHIFT: Move from Frustrated to Fulfilled. Derek feels that the best business to start is one that you need yourself. He just knew it was right because, to this day, he goes to bed and wakes up every morning excited to pursue his business. It truly blends his day job and dream job.

Derek's diverse career endeavors also include serving at Wisconsin Lutheran College as an adjunct professor of Adult and Graduate Studies as well as being certified to teach content from John Maxwell, Franklin Covey, and Ken Blanchard. 

In his past career, Derek spent four years as a video scout in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks, two years as the coordinator of basketball operations in the NCAA with Marquette University, and one year as the director of player development with the University of Utah. Today, he loves to inspire and influence others as a speaker, writer, and coach. Derek lives in Milwaukee with his wife and two daughters.