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Inspiring the next generation of leaders | Brandon Bernier | TEDxOaklandUniversity

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. All students have the ability to become leaders. However, there are key factors along a student’s leadership journey that transform certain students. What separates these future leaders from the average crowd? This talk will explore how a combination of people, experiences, and passion can act as a catalyst to transform students into the next generation of leaders. Brandon Bernier has a passion for the mission of higher education and its impact on students of all ages. Throughout his career as a technologist, teacher, advisor and innovator he has worked to develop students into leaders, connect them to new ideas, and help them achieve their goals. Through his work with students, Brandon has started student organizations, created centers, developed conferences, instituted internship programs, and driven other initiatives all designed to develop students and enhance their academic and career experiences. Currently, Brandon serves as the DoIT Director of User Services at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where his focus is to work within the campus and the entire state of Wisconsin to connect students, staff, and faculty with technology solutions that help achieve academic and research goals. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)