U-M Management Conference: Developing the Leaders and the Best

The U-M Management Conference provides a forum for the university’s managers, at all levels, to learn best practices, hone managerial skills and increase self-knowledge. It includes a keynote, breakouts and a closing session.

Keynote Speaker:

Amer Ahmed, Ed.D.

Effective Leadership: Excellence Through Unlocking the Potential of Your Team

Many approaches to leadership reinforce the message that the success or failure of an organization is determined by managers at the top.

The reality is, organizations only achieve greatness when they harness the human potential of everyone by demonstrating the value of each person's contribution.

In this engaging keynote, Dr. Amer Ahmed, founder and nationally-known consultant and CEO of AFA Diversity Consulting, draws from his personal story and background to demonstrate how creating an inclusive workplace is the key to achieving excellence and success in your organization.

About Amer:

A respected and sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator, and consultant, Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D. skillfully interweaves social justice, diversity and inclusion, and intercultural frameworks to cultivate rich and meaningful dialogue with his audiences.

He was born in Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, and draws on lived experience, deep theoretical analysis, and practical application to guide institutions, leadership, and workplaces on a path to transformative change.

Amer received a B.A. in anthropology, Black world studies from Miami University in Ohio, an M.A. in Afro-American and African diaspora studies, anthropology from Indiana University - Bloomington, and an Ed.D. in adult and higher education from the University of South Dakota - Vermillion.

Program Note:

Food items will be provided during this event. If you have a dietary restriction or food allergy and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Learning & Professional Development Project Coordinator LisaAnn Throne at lthrone@umich.edu or 734-647-9425 at least 10 days prior to this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time to arrange and that all requests may not be fulfilled.

Curriculum Area

  • Conferences and Special Events


Code: SEC1901

Presenter: Amer Ahmed, Varied

Cost: $299

Offered by Learning & Professional Development