Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools, returns to the District today for an event hosted by the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Rhee, who is now chief executive of StudentsFirst, an education reform advocacy group, is to talk about “Making Things Happen and Getting Things Done,” a conversation based on her new book, “Radical: Fighting to Put Students First.”

The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. $85 for members, $105 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Monday, March 25

Veteran bootstrap entrepreneur Yanik Silver is to speak at the Strategic Business Forum’s lunch event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Tower Crescent Dr., Vienna. $109 at the door.

Wednesday, Mar. 27

Bids Consulting LLC is hosting the day-long Small Business Government Contractor Series. Speakers include attorney Lorenzo Exposito; Gary Lyles and Frank Chilli of N8 Consulting; Mike Parkinson of 24 Hour Co.; Rian Block of the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center; and Chris Simmons of Rainmakerz Consulting. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna. $175.

Destination DC is holding a summit to promote local and national business partnerships. Speakers include Jenifer Boss of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Tracye Fun of Washington Gas, Craig Muckle of Safeway, David Rachell of SponsorPark and Bruce Zalbe of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. $25.

James Lawson and Angela Inzerillo of AdviCoach are to talk about “How to Get Quality Leads to Grow Your Business” as part of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Series. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Free for members, $10 for everyone else.

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting Dave Versel, of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, who is to provide an economic forecast. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. $50 for members, $60 for everyone else.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is holding a small-business roundtable discussion on “Leadership Skills that Help a Business Grow.” Jim Whelan, strategic planner with ProActive Corp. of America, is to lead the discussion. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 4600 Fairfax Dr., Suite 804, Arlington. Free.

Rockville Economic Development Inc. is hosting an event for start-ups and innovation businesses on “Licensing Your Intellectual Property: How to Effectively Leverage Your Critical Assets.” The discussion begins at 12 p.m. at the Rockville Innovation Center, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Free.

— Shawn Selby