FLINT, Mich. — March 10, 2014 — Author and speaker David Rendall, and former NBA player Morris Peterson, will provide a pre-Hero Round Table presentation in Flint on March 27. Two sessions will be held at The Whiting, located in Flint’s Cultural Center. The morning session will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m., and is open to area businesses, non-profits and high schools. The special afternoon session from 12-2 p.m. will be geared towards students, teachers and staff in grades 3-8.

Rendall is the author of The Freak Factor, The Freak Factor for Kids and The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, and was a featured speaker at The Hero Round Table Conference held in Flint last November. His presentation can be viewed on YouTube. Co-founder of The Hero Round Table, AJ Hartley indicated that Rendall’s popularity at the fall conference led to this return engagement, just six-months prior to the second annual Hero Round Table.

Peterson, a Flint native, helped Michigan State University win the 2000 NCAA championship and enjoyed an NBA career spanning 11 years. “I’m excited to speak in Flint,” Peterson said. “The message that The Hero Round Table is bringing, of not being a bystander, really lines up with the message I want to bring to the kids in Flint. I am excited to be a part of this event and thank The Hero Round Table for considering a true Flintstone to be a speaker on heroism.”

Additional speakers at the March 27 event include Matt Langdon, co-founder of The Hero Round Table and owner of The Hero Construction Company; Scott Dietrich, world-renowned magician; and Kit Bennett, member of USRowing’s National Team coaching staff.

Attendees must reserve their seat by purchasing a ticket. Pricing for the event is determined by the purchaser who can choose to ‘pay what you want.’ Any amount, beginning at $0.01, will be accepted so that all may be able to attend. The ticketing company does add a small fee for processing. Recommended ticket pricing is $5 for students and $12 for adults and group reservations are welcome. Tickets can be reserved online through The Hero Round Table. Funds collected from ticket sales will be used to create a financial assistance program for the annual Hero Round Table Conference, which will be held Sept. 19-20, 2014.

Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman is committed to help reshape the entire culture of Flint, MI. For the second year in a row, Diplomat will serve as the title sponsor to the Hero Round Table, a two-day conference that brings together the greatest minds and head-line grabbing heroes to discuss how heroism can change everything about life as we know it in our community. (Details to be announced) The conference will include individuals renowned for their work on heroism this year including Michele Borba, Educational psychologist, and author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence, and Daniel Ellsberg, referred to by Henry Kissinger as “the most dangerous man in America” after he released the Pentagon Papers. Rendall and Peterson also will speak at the second annual conference. Diplomat also is the corporate sponsor for the March 27 event.

About David Rendall

Over the past 15 years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences throughout the United States, South America, Africa and Australia. His clients include the US Air Force and the Australian government, as well as companies in the Fortune 50, AT&T, State Farm Insurance, Fortune 500, Ralph Lauren, as well as Fortune Global 500, BASF, GlaxoSmithKline and Tyco International. Randall is an author, speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete.