Mobilizing for Global Impact: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Former Governor Scott McCallum – April 19

The difference between success and failure is a narrow line. This is true for organizations – such as universities, government, business – as well as for individuals.

So what contributes to making this difference? Former Gov. Scott McCallum will present the case that the university and state of Wisconsin are at this crossroads and intertwined. He suggests that success must be sparked by entrepreneurial leaders — the risk takers. These leaders and behaviors are especially difficult to foster in the coalition and consensus driven worlds of government and education.

Can Wisconsin meet the global demand for nimbleness and bold action? Now CEO of an organization using supply chain management to improve delivery of $1.5 billion annually in humanitarian aid, McCallum will share the key building blocks he used to construct Aidmatrix. Hear lessons that can be applied locally from an organization that has grown to operate on six continents, partner with 38,000 organizations, and positively impact the lives of 65 million people each year.

Monday, April 19, 2010
5 p.m. Presentation & discussion
6 p.m. Networking reception

Fluno Center for Executive Education
601 University Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin

REGISTER ONLINE at by April 14 for complimentary parking.

For more information, visit or call (608) 890-1621.

The Gilson Series is hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), with funding provided by a gift from the late Dr. Warren Gilson.