Oct 8 – Trey Devey, “Talent, Genius, and High Performing Organizations”


October 8


11:00 am - 01:00 pm

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The Leadership Lunch Club

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Traverse City Golf & Country Club

1725 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

Traverse City, MI, US, 49684

Presentation: “Talent, Genius, and High Performing Organizations”

Presentation: “Talent, Genius, and High Performing Organizations”

What is the difference between talent and genius? What roles do each play in creating a high-performing organization? How do we allow both to thrive? These are a few of the questions that Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey will discuss with the Leadership Lunch Club. Creating an environment for both “genius” and “talent” sets the stage for organizational breakthroughs. In this presentation, you’ll learn how cultivating a growth mindset, encouraging discovery, and creating shared organizational habits can improve your ability to spark innovation and achieve new levels of performance.

Presenter: Trey Devey 

June 12, 2017, marked Trey Devey’s first day as the eighth president of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Devey is charged with the responsibility of advancing the institution as a global leader in arts education and a high impact, financially sustainable non-profit, which includes Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen Presents and Interlochen Public Radio. Devey’s commitment to community, innovation and diversity align directly with the core values of Interlochen.

Prior to joining Interlochen, Devey served as president of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Cincinnati May Festival from 2009 to 2017, supporting innovative artistic projects, expanded community engagement initiatives and growth in educational programming. His extensive background also includes work for, or with, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Florida Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra.

As an enthusiast of all art forms, Devey created collaborations between the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the other artists and organizations. The collaborations span visual arts, theatre, motion picture arts, and creative writing. The CSO undertook dozens of electronic media projects during Devey’s tenure and expanded its partnership with WGUC, Cincinnati’s classical music public radio station.

Devey holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he achieved the highest honor as a Palmer Scholar, graduating in the top five percent of his class. He graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music and was given the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2003.

Featured Book: 

The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness by Craig Wright

Wright argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic. It is far more complex. And the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated.

The Hidden Habits of Genius explores the meaning of this contested term, and the unexpected motivations of those we have dubbed “genius” throughout history, from Albert Einstein and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. Wright explores what personal characteristics drove these people to greatness.

“This book won’t make you a genius, but it will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, it will make you happier.”


11:00am – Doors Open // Sponsor Expo // Networking

11:20-11:45 – Lunch, Open Networking Continues

11:45-12:50 – Welcome, Featured Presentation

12:50-1PM – Q & A and Wrap-up

NOTE: No Refunds on orders, but you can make attendee substitutions if you create an Eventbrite account. 

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