Annual Leadership Institute Alumni Summit




Join us for our first annual Leadership Institute Alumni Summit featuring guest speaker is Joe Lawless, Executive Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility at the University of Washington Tacoma.



Date: Thursday | November 17th

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites | 1515 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

Cost: $35.00 | Registration Open to all Chamber Members

Who should attend:

  • Chamber Leadership Institute alumni
  • Chamber business owners/representatives interested in our 2017 Leadership Institute Program (1st class, Friday, January 20th, 2017)
  • Chamber business owners/representatives interested in continuing leadership skills training and networking

Designed to build on skills and instruction taught in our Leadership Institute program, our annual summit presentation reinforces the importance of leadership trust and shares how social responsibility programs in organizations can impact employee retention and community relationships for your business or organization.

This three hour program will include presentations on:

  • Building a foundation of trust in leadership
  • Three traits of a good leader
  • Employee engagement techniques and strategies
  • Corporate responsibility program information
  • Leadership resources for continuing education

The closing reception, from 4:30-5:00pm, includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and an opportunity for Leadership Institute alumni and local business owners and leaders can socialize and network.

This event supports the Chamber’s ongoing commitment to growing quality business leaders in the Puyallup and Sumner communities.

Space is limited so register now!

On-Line Registration



Joe Lawless

Joe Lawless, MBA

Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility

Milgard School of Business

University of Washington, Tacoma

Joe Lawless is the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility at the University of Washington Tacoma.  At the Center, he directs activities focused on creating socially responsible leaders through student classroom and co-curricular involvement, curriculum enhancement, community and business engagement and research.  Joe came to UW Tacoma after earning his MBA focused on corporate social responsibility from the Milgard School of Business.  Joe’s prior experience was in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, where he was the Executive Director of the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility has been working for the past 10 years to build programs and services that help our students and our local business community become better corporate citizens. Through our curriculum (classes), co-curricular activities (case competitions and speakers), conferences and gatherings, we work to develop socially responsible leaders who build sustainable organizations and communities.