University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings co-sponsors leadership workshop by author, former QVC vice president

March 8, 2011



Bruce Whittenberg, MSU Billings Downtown, 896-5877
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269

 Nan Russell

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — In the early 21st century, trust is the new currency of the workplace and leaders can use that currency to boost their business and careers.


That will be the focus of a workshop next week co-sponsored by Montana State University Billings and presented by noted author, speaker, radio host and former vice president of QVC.


“The Emerging Era: Uncommon-Practice Leadership and the Workplace Currency” will be presented by Nan S. Russell on Tuesday, March 15 at the MSU Billings Downtown campus, 214 N. Broadway, from 1-4 p.m. The workshop fee is $49 and includes a copy of Russell’s new book “Hitting Your Stride.”


Co-sponsored by MSU Billings, MasterLube and the Society for Human Resource Management, the workshop will focus on new methods of leadership for the 21st century. Designed for business and public sector leader of all levels, the workshop will help people find uncommonly displayed behaviors that create positive influence, enhance results and initiate natural followership. At the same time, leaders can discover common mistakes made that erode results, trust and career growth.


Russell spent over 20 years in management holding executive positions in human resources, marketing, communication, and line management. She is a former vice president of QVC and is now a nationally known speaker and author.


""In 2002, she left the corporate world to pursue a life-dream to work and write from the mountains of northwestern Montana.  Her second book, “Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way,” was released in January 2008 by Capital Books, and won a 2009 Axiom Business Book Award. Her first book, “Nibble Your Way to Success: 56 Winning Tips for Taking Charge of Your Career” debuted in March 2007. She is currently working on a new book: “NEXT! Rebooting After Job Loss.”


To register, call 896-5890. Society for Human Resource Management recertification credits will be offered and other continuing education credits may be available.


For more information on the workshop, contact Bruce Whittenbergof MSU Billings Downtown at 896-5877.