Clifton L. Taulbert, a recognized thought leader on the power of community, is renowned for his ability to glean timeless lessons from the place of his birth, the Mississippi Delta. His first book, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, has been embraced globally as has his book, Eight Habits of the Heart. Gary G. Schoeniger is an emerging thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship education. He is the cofounder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI), an organization dedicated to providing interactive real-world entrepreneurship education programs for individuals and organizations worldwide. Their clients include the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. Their mission is to create inspired learning programs that deliver real-world impact.
Clifton Taulbert, president and founder of The Building Community Institute, is the author of the internationally acclaimed, Eight Habits of the Heart (Corwin Press 2006), the awarding winning Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (Penguin 1995),nbsp;and the Pulitzer-nominated The Last Train Northnbsp; (Penguin 1995). nbsp; He serves as a guest professor at Harvard University's Principals Center, Boston University's Center for Ethics, United States Air Force Academy, and the American International Schools Conference. An adjunct professor at the Federal Executive Institute, Taulbert is also a board member of the National Character Education Partnership and is on the Board of Trustees for Tulsa University. He is recognized internationally as a thought leader on the critical issue of community as a valuable asset for this century.