Excel-erate! The Fast Track to Success

Keynote Speakers

Corey Ciocchetti - Chasing Authentic Success

An Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Corey is one of the university's most popular and highest-rated professors. He joined DU after graduating with a law degree from Duke University of Law, a master's degree in Religious Studies and two bachelor's degrees in Finance and Economics - summa cum laude - from DU.

In August 2006, Corey won the Charles Hewitt Master Teacher competition at the national meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and, in March 2007, Corey was awarded the 'Outstanding Professor of the Year' award by the University of Denver Alumni Association. he was also selected as a finalist fo the 2008 'Inspire Integrity' awards.

He currently teaches classes on Business Ethics, Business Law, Employment Law and Constitutional Law in a department ranked by the Wall Street Journal in the top ten worldwide for producing students with high ethical standards. Corey also speaks to thousands of individuals each year about 'authentic success' and living an ethical life, and is the author of the book, Real Rabbits: Chasing An Authentic Life.

Brian C. Johnson - Reel Diversity

Brian honors the struggles and accomplishments of the ordinary citizens who launched the Civil Rights Movement by committing himself personally and professionally to the advancement of multicultural and inclusive education.

He serves as a faculty member in the Department of Developmental Instruction at Bloomsburg University and is the Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence. He is a founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Liaisons and Officers of Multicultural Affairs, a consortium that promotes best practices in higher education. He is a former trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute and was certified in their prejudice reduction and controversial issues process modules. He is a featured columnist on the Antiracistparent.com website. He also has professional Experience in social and human services.

Brian earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in English from California University of Pennsylvania, and has completed the necessary coursework toward a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University. His research is in the area of white student racial identity development. Brian is the author of We've Scene It All Before: Using Film Clips in Diversity Awareness Training (2009) and co-author of Reel Diversity: A Teacher's Sourcebook (2008).