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Indiana University Bloomington

About Us

The Global Sales Leadership Society, rebranded as the Global Sales Workshop in 2013, was established on a cold and snowy day in November 2002 by a group of seven student leaders. Working closely with the Director of the Center for Global Sales Leadership, an organizational model was born - a model that emulates an American corporation.

The founders, Julie Bollinger, Mike DeShano, Caroline Guillion, Kelly Heider, Mellissa Rump, Erica Wolf, Jeff Wuslich, and Professor Dick Canada, recognized that top performers often associate with other top performers. They also found that people are known by the company they keep. Based on these findings, the Global Sales Workshop was founded to assimilate the best-of-the-best on the Indiana University Bloomington campus and provide sales and leadership development.

The Global Sales Workshop is one of the nation's first sales and leadership development student organizations at a nationally ranked business school. Through the Workshop’s commitment to excellence in sales leadership development, we strategically harness the power of our people. The Global Sales Workshop's success is measured by its ability to provide unique experiential learning opportunities for our members. Success lies in our ability to be a collaborator and leader in leadership and sales development.

Our Mission
To be one of the world’s top sales leadership development organization that provides the highest caliber of sales professionals to world-class corporate sponsors through a team-based approach which focuses on improving individual sales skills in a real-world setting.

Our Vision
To provide world class organizations with talented and elite college graduates who will become the sales leaders of tomorrow.

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Kyle Bucher Inside Territory Associate, Johnson & Johnson VISTAKON | Kelley School Graduate '08

Bucher owes his success to Kelley’s Global Sales Workshop. “I attribute much of my professional development throughout my college career to the society and will always appreciate the sponsors and the Kelley marketing department for creating such a special organization,” he says. “I will always be grateful for the relationships I was able to develop with some of the best students and faculty at IU.” He joined as a freshman, and worked his way up to CEO/president.