October 24, 2023

8:00am-12:00pm | Case Western Reserve University

In honor of our 30th anniversary, BVU is bringing together business and nonprofit leaders for a morning of learning, conversation, and action.

For this year’s annual Summit, BVU is thrilled to be joined by local experts to explore the theme Healthy Teams for Higher Impact.


7:30am  |  Doors Open for Check-in; Breakfast

8:00am  |  Welcome and Opening Exercise: YMCA of Greater Cleveland

8:20am  |  Building a Trust-Inspired Workplace: Sherry Neubert (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)

9:10am  |  Break

9:20am  |  Award Presentation: The Richard W. Pogue Civic Leadership Award

9:30am  |  Emotional Intelligence and Resonant Leadership: Melvin Smith (Case Western Reserve University)

11:00am  |  Small Acts of Courage Move the Needle: Scott Simon (North Pointe Realty and Scare Your Soul)

11:55am  |  Closing Remarks


Case Western Reserve University

Tinkham Veale University Center

11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Develop new skills while connecting with some of Ohio’s most impactful organizations and companies.

BVU Members: $95
Nonmembers: $145

20% group discount available for 4 or more attendees (must redeem at same time)
Email Macin Sheeder to redeem at msheeder@bvuvolunteers.org

Meet the Speakers

Sherry Neubert, MBA

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Gestalt-Certified Leadership Coach

Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Behavior
Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

Co-Author of Helping People Change: Coaching
with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth

Scott Simon

North Pointe Realty

Scare Your Soul

Author of Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles for Harnessing Fear & Living Your Most Courageous Life

More details coming soon!

Event Sponsors




Partner with BVU to display your company’s dedication to community impact.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email Andrea Wlaszyn at awlaszyn@bvuvolunteers.org