Michael Kroth presents “Lives that Matter: Reflections on Profound Learning and Living,” a free lecture on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in Student Union Building Lobo A and B. A reception precedes the event at 5 p.m. in the third floor lobby of the SUB.

Kroth is is an associate professor at the University of Idaho in Adult and Organizational Learning. He received his Ph.D., MBA and BAFA from UNM.

His book, “Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace,” co-authored with Dr. Patricia Boverie, is about the indispensable necessity of passion for personal, organizational, and leadership success.

His book, “The Manager as Motivator,” provides practical tools “non-charismatic” leaders—folks like most of us—can use to develop a highly motivating work environments. “Career Development Basics,” co-authored with McKay Christensen, was published by ASTD press in 2009.

Kroth's newest book, “Managing the Mobile Workforce,” co-authored with David Clemons, was published in November, 2010. As a consultant he developed and administered corporate-level leadership development and succession planning programs, has been the administrator of a corporate foundation, and served as a director of corporate community affairs.

The event, sponsored by the Organization, Information & Learning Sciences Graduate and Professional Association, is open to all.