Events & Speaking Engagements

CEO Member Meeting 

(private group)

February Meeting: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Location: The Country Club of Rochester


Entrepreneurial event to feature Optimax leaders

A bimonthly gathering of local entrepreneurs to share their lessons learned—will hold an event March 1 featuring Optimax Systems Inc.’s CEO Rick Plympton and President Mike Mandina.  The session will feature an open interview with Plympton and Mandina, and a question-and-answer session.

Date:  March 1, 2017

Time5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

Free to the public

Sharpen the Saw

Reconnect with Classmates, Faculty, Staff and other EMBA Alumni

Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM — 4:30 PM

Location:   Gosnell Auditorium, RIT

Bruce Peters, Founder & Guide of Beyond Teal: Beyond Teal is where and how leaders are achieving the seemingly impossible: a responsive, thriving environment of life and work supported with individuals who are realizing their highest potential. Sustainability. Creativity. Agility. Purpose. A stronger bottom line. A self-managed and motivated staff that actively seeks opportunities to enrich the company. These are the types of benefits Beyond Teal’s followers are creating in their lives. 

Mike Mandina, President of Optimax Systems. EMBA Class IX. This optics company is no traditional success story.  The website states it well:  “We leverage our optics manufacturing technology for programs that benefit mankind and projects that defend our freedom.”   Mike has fostered a corporate culture that empowers and dignifies the 280 people who work there.  It’s nothing short of cutting edge…and fun!  Come and hear what he is doing with Teal practices.

Cheryl Adas, Principal Consultant, Beyond Teal. EMBA Class IX: Powered by bringing out the best in others; Cheryl is a steward of people, healthy environments, and achieving sustainable economic outcomes. Awarded as a successful leader, coach and facilitator of people and process, Cheryl’s unique background brings together in Teal Organizations, team effectiveness, the art of sales, and the process of Lean Six Sigma & Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility (CISR). 

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Facilitative Leadership Program II (FLP)

Times: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: The Country Club of Rochester Register for the next FLP Program

Dates:    Session 1:  February 15, 2017
Session 2: March 1, 2017
Session 3: March 8, 2017

Facilitative Leadership Program III (FLP)

Times: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: The Country Club of Rochester Register for the next FLP Program

Dates:    Session 1:  March 22, 2017
Session 2: March 29, 2017
Session 3: April 5, 2017

For more Information about an FLP Session III, and FLP options for an Inside Program, please call or email