March Luncheon: The Imperfect Leader
In a world we are expected to do everything, it sometimes feels like we can’t accomplish anything. Drawing from the concepts in Tai Ben-Shahar’s book, “The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life,” this talk will explore the value of making mistakes, the seductive (yet unattainable) dream of perfectionism, and why optimalism may help us accomplish just enough to be happy.
Registrations due THURSDAY, March 10th by 5 PM.
WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016
Registration opens at 11:30 AM
Horizon Convention Center
401 S. High St. Muncie, IN
Presenting speaker Mitch Isaacs has 16 years of leadership education experience. He arrived at Ball State University in 1998 and served in various student leadership roles. He graduated 2002 with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Mitch completed his Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University.
Mitch returned to Ball State in 2005 and served as a Residence Hall Director for three years. In 2008, he became the Associate Director of Student Life, working with the Excellence in Leadership program, Civic Engagement, and the Leadership Studies Minor. In August 2013, Mitch took a new position at Ball State as the Retention and Graduation Specialist for First Time Freshmen, where it was his job to support at risk first year students. He was named Shafer Leadership Academy’s Executive Director in May 2015. In this role, he works closely with the organization’s board of directors to fulfill the mission of the organization. He is responsible for creating vision, connecting with stakeholders, administering program offerings and leading the organization in meaningful ways.
Mitch is married to his college sweetheart, Becky. Becky works as an Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life at Ball State. They have two boys Charley (9) and Wilson (6). Mitch enjoys wrestling with his boys, reading comic books, and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts.