Former Astronaut to Speak at Leadership Seminar

Thomas D. Jones, a veteran NASA astronaut, scientist, speaker, author and consultant, will provide insights on leadership in a talk to the University of Houston community from 12:30-1 p.m., March 13 at The Rockwell Pavilion on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson Library.

Jones' presentation is the keynote address for the fourth Collaborative Leadership Seminar offered by UH.  These are free one-day seminars for Houston-area high school students.  Seven additional seminars are planned in the next year. These seminars are a joint effort between UH Air Force and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, C.T. Bauer College of Business, College of Technology and the College of Education.

Lesson topics include leadership fundamentals, characteristics of an effective leader, servant leadership, planning and execution, teamwork and followership, and lifetime leadership learning.  Two case studies are provided, including a NASA teambuilding exercise and an event that applies military planning principles to organizing a high school prom.

These are the only leadership seminars in the nation given by ROTC units and their host universities.  These innovative events directly support the University of Houston's community outreach efforts and goal of attaining top-tier status.

To attend this event, RSVP by contacting Col. Phil Bossert, commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 003 and professor of Air Force studies at UH, at or at 713-743-3707 or 743-4932.

WHAT: UH Collaborative Leadership Seminars hosts former NASA astronaut Tom Jones
WHEN: 12:30-1 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2009
WHERE: University of Houston
Rockwell Pavilion
Houston, TX 7700

The Houston Corps of Cadets
3855 Holman St
Houston, TX 77004