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Speaker Series Calendar

At AMDG, we're committed to providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our Speaker Series, which was formerly open only to our staff, is now open to the public!

Our format for our speaker series is intentionally casual in order to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas. This is a "brown bag" concept event- where people can bring in their own lunch and we will supplement with munchies and beverages. We are very close to Two Beards Deli @ 38 commerce in case you want to pick up a sandwich close by.

Click on the calendar event to view details.  RSVP to  or call 616.454.1600.  Time for Q&A and conversation will be included. Join us!

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April Speaker Series

Mark de Roo

Mark de Roo is a specialist in leadership development. He assists managers and supervisors with increasing their capacity to take action on thoes things that will make a positive difference for their lives, their careers, and their organizations.

His areas of specialization include:

-Emotional Intelligence
-Leadership development
-Culture change
-Proformance Improvement
-Career coaching
-Meeting facilitation

Mark's professional background includes more than 20 years in human resources positions in manufacturing and service industries, including positions with Herman Miller, Inc., TransMatic Manufacturing, Co., Manpower, Inc., and Resthaven Care Community. He earned a master's degree in counseling from Western Michigan University, a bachelor's degree from Hope College, plus an additional study in "Emotional Intelligence" at Weatherhead School for Management (case Western Reserve University). He holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a graduate of Corporate Coach University. He earned Associate Certified Coach status through international Coach Federation. 

Mark is and active mountain climber, having summited the highest point in 49 states plus fifteen, 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. He has authored the book, Having a Job Just Like Recess: A Parents' Manual for Guiding & Gracing your Child's Career Path.


Mark DeRoo

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