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Past Event - April 6, 2010

Managing the Millennials

Mick Ukleja
Dr. Mick Ukleja '73

Mick Ukleja is the founder and president of LeadershipTraQ, a leadership-consulting firm based in California. He hosts LeadershipTraQ Televised, an interview-format talk show in Southern California that profiles outstanding leaders. He helped found the Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach, the second largest university in the state. His book, Who Are You? What Do You Want? Four Questions That Will Change Your Life, has been praised by legendary coach John Wooden, Grand Slam golf champion Gary Player, and many prominent leaders and CEOs, as "The one book to read that will immediately impact your life." The forward was written by Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, who had this to say; "This book is powerful... if you can answer the questions in a thoughtful way, you'll come out a better person, because you will know who you are, what you are doing, and what's going to guide your journey." Mick has also co-authored two other books, The Ethics Challenge: Living with Integrity in a Greedy World, and Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies Needed for Managing Today's Workforce.

Mick has worked with entrepreneurs and corporate executives of businesses and organizations ranging from Boeing to the Special Olympics. Mick also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center, which oversees the Center for Space Education. He is a principal in Bonita Bay Group, one of the largest developers of master-planned communities in Southwest Florida. Dr. Ukleja holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in Semitic languages, and a Ph.D. in theology.

Location Details:
College of Business Administration
California State University, Long Beach
Room CBA 139A
1250 Bellflower Blvd., MS - 8501
Long Beach, California 90840-8306

Visitors to the campus must purchase a parking permit at a yellow kiosk for $5.00.

There is a yellow kiosk located in Lot 15 adjacent to the CBA building.

Please park in the multistory parking structure adjacent to the College of Business Administration building on Merriam Way. Campus Map.

NOTE: After purchasing your permit, you may park in the spaces marked "Employees Only" in Lot 15 after 6:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Sweta Mohandos, Notable Speaker Series Coordinator, smohando@csulb.edu or Alexandra Jordan ajordan3@csulb.edu

Chip Espinoza
Dr. Chip Espinoza
Executive Vice President

Chip Espinoza is the Executive Vice President of LeadershipTraQ. He also teaches at the Edna Davis Hobbs California Student Leadership Institute at California State University, Long Beach.

He consults in the civic, corporate and non-profit sectors. His client list ranges from The Boeing Company to Special Olympics. He specializes in helping leaders initiate and negotiate change in their organizations. He frequently keynotes for corporate events, conferences, and organizations across the country on his research about "Twenty- Somethings" and their value to organizations.

Chip has authored several articles on the subject of leadership and is the content director for LeadershipTraQ Televised, a thirty-minute television program broadcast throughout Southern California. He also produces an award-winning monthly Podcast that focuses on leadership.

Having the advantage of being in both the boardroom and classroom has stimulated Chip's interest in what he considers to be a disconnect between management and today’s younger employees. His book, Managing the Millennials, was published by Wiley in February 2010. Chip is a leading expert on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace. Chip is currently working on a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. He serves as an advisor to The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach. He also serves on the board for The Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership.