Communication Prof. Phil Clampitt next up in ‘Last Lecture’ series

GREEN BAY – Professor Phil Clampitt is next up in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” line-up. He will present, “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.

The Last Lecture Series is part of the celebration of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary. Each month of the fall and spring semesters, a UW-Green Bay faculty member is chosen to give a public presentation on a topic of his or her choice. They are to convey what lecture they would give if it were to be their last. The monthly lectures take place in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Prof. Phillip Clampitt

Prof. Phillip Clampitt

“I’ve been researching how to manage uncertainty for many years and I’ve been fascinated by innovation since I was a young boy,” said Clampitt, as to why he selected this particular topic. His lecture will focus on the intersection of uncertainty management principles and innovation, and will conclude with a discussion of personal life lessons for thoughtful human beings.

Clampitt is the Blair Endowed Chair of Communications at UW-Green Bay and has been a member of the faculty since 1981. The popular faculty member has written and co-authored a number of books including his best-seller, “Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness, and Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership.” He is a requested speaker across the United States —including a presentation at the U.S. Army War College — and internationally, at the University of Pisa, University of Aberdeen and the University of Ulster, among other locations.

The published author has works in journals such as the MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Management Communication Quarterly and Journal of Business Communication.

The following is the remaining Last Lecture:

  • April 27 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s” (This was rescheduled from an earlier date due to inclement weather).


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