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EMERGING LEADER TRACK

As an entry-level to mid-level supervisor, manager or administrator, you already supervise individual projects but you need guidance to take your career to the next step.

The Emerging Leader Track will help you:

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Gain new skills to help you grow professionally and personally
  • Expand your network through the peers, directors and executives you will meet
  • Get inspired!

2017 Emerging Leader Workshops

Education Session I

The SECRET Weapon
Meredith Allan
Monday, August 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join professional journalist and marketing powerhouse Meredith Allan as she teaches leading ladies the secret weapon all women have, but need to learn to leverage: “The M Factor.”

Learn how high achievers use Mindset, Marketing, and many other tools beginning with the letter with “M” to find their Motivation and more.  Each attendee will leave with renewed focus for achieving their goals, new tools to implement, and a very special gift designed to keep them focused and on track every day.  Meredith will share her humorous story about  becoming a very young CEO in the south, working as a TV anchor, making Mistakes, and ultimately learning how to inspire Millions on TV and stage to complete their personal goals or as she prefers to call them their  “Missions.”

Education Session II

Confident You: Bold, Energized & Resilient
Jenny Evans
Monday, August 7 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Confident You:

  • Is clear on your values and uses them to guide decision making processes at work and home.
  • Consciously nurtures your mind and body with input that makes you understand your power and worth.
  • Makes time and space to get grounded and recharged.
  • Understands your body is a tool for feeling strong, confident and capable.
  • Is living a bold, energized and resilient life.

Confidence is the foundation for becoming a strong leader, pursuing challenge, taking risk and putting one’s self in positions to learn and grow. This interactive and engaging program teaches you how to live and lead more purposefully, audaciously tackle the stress and demands of your life and create a lifestyle that will sustain your energy and wellbeing. You will leave with a personalized plan for taking action in the interrelated areas of inner reflection, thoughtful input, strategic movement and regular recovery. You’ll have a clear vision of whom and what you want to become, what you want to achieve and how to execute successfully.

Education Session III

She is Me: Why Ethical Vigilance Must Be Every Person’s Mission
Rashmi Airan and Serina M. Vash, Esq.
Tuesday, August 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

A former federal prosecutor and a former federal defendant join forces – sharing the experiences that led them on similar career paths and the circumstances and decisions that took them on vastly different journeys. Now, these two women speak together, sharing their insight and exploring the psychology behind ethical and unethical decision-making.  In this talk, they identify inflection points where questions, interventions, knowledge, or relationships can help you make better, informed and ethical decisions.

This talk will explore recognizing, managing and resolving ethical dilemmas:

How do we help steer people toward better decision making before an ethical lapse or worse - a crime - has been committed?  How can we identify legal, regulatory, and ethical gray areas and keep people out of them?  Is there a way to identify circumstances that put employees or departments within a company at risk?  How are internal investigations affected by the attorney client privilege?

How do we promote ethical behavior amongst our corporations, teams, and companies AND ourselves?  What are some of the sources of our professional/corporate obligations?  How do we recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas?  What are the mechanisms for enforcing professional norms and what are the corollary responsibilities in business; and how do we promote ethical values in our business, (including professional development, improving the profession and the promotion of fairness, justice and morality)?

Education Session IV

Developing Leadership Resilience: 5 Steps to Increase Your Effectiveness During Change
Gregg Brown
Tuesday, August 8 from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Resilience is the ability to remain productive, particularly during change. In times of large scale change a leader’s ability to display personal resilience is a critical element of success. Resilient leaders channel the energy of change to assist their teams and their organizations in achieving better outcomes. Resilience is the one skill that all leaders need to succeed.

For leaders the capacity to exercise resilience and maximize its value forms the foundation of performance and productivity. Through relevant experience and case studies, you will learn about your change muscles and how to ignite them. Uncover the best strategies for gaining and maintaining resilience during stressful or extended periods of change.

  • Setting the context of change and where resilience fits
  • Discover your usual change response
  • Observe others change response
  • Actionable steps to develop a solution focused mindset
  • Develop useful strategies for being a positive force in the organization, helping lift others around them by turning negativity into positivity.

EMERGING EXECUTIVE TRACK

As a director or executive director, you’ve mastered your area of expertise and successfully lead a team. Now you need to identify growth opportunities for you, your projects and your employees.

The Emerging Executive Track will:

Enrich your already substantial network of peers, mentors and sponsors.

  • Teach new skills, such as “The Art of Persuasion” or how to articulate points-of-view and persuade others, including higher-level leadership.
  • Allow you to share and learn best practices with senior level professionals.
  • Provide a platform for discovering strategies and tools to elevate your career to the C-suite.

2017 Emerging Executive Workshops

Education Session I

A Woman’s Guide to Taking Charge of Any Negotiation
Dr. Yasmin Davidds
Monday, August 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A Woman’s Guide to Taking Charge of Any Negotiation Life is a series of important and often challenging negotiations both personal and professional. These brief moments of negotiation often have an immediate and lasting financial impact, whether positive or negative. During this engaging workshop with Dr. Davidds, you will learn how you can reach win-win outcomes in professional negotiations by using your natural strengths and established tactics.

Topics discussed include:

  • How to control how you are perceived in any negotiation
  • Eliminating self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors
  • Discovering your personal negotiation style
  • Setting the bar high and negotiating to get there.

Join us to learn the skills to win on your own terms and open doors you never knew were shut.

Education Session II

Discover Your Leadership Voice
Laura Gassner Otting
Monday, August 7 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At every stage of our careers nurturing and elevating our fundamental state of leadership matters. This session provides those at the early stages of their career an opportunity to discover their unique leadership voice and to explore how to use it for maximum influence in their companies and communities.  All audience members come away from this interactive session excited to apply that voice in its highest and best purpose in the big problems we must collectively work to solve and a few lucky audience members will have the opportunity to be coached, live and onstage in the middle of the session.

Education Session III

Demystifying Millennial Management
Phil Gwoke
Tuesday, August 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Love them or hate them, Millennials now make up the majority of the workforce—yet somehow managers are still puzzling over how to best recruit, retain, and engage this confounding generation. Inspired by BridgeWorks’ Managing Millennials For Dummies book, this program demystifies the Millennial management challenge and explores how to streamline communication and collaboration among Boomers, Xers, Millennials, and even the next generation, Gen Edge. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world case studies of successful Millennial engagement. This comprehensive look at Millennial management strategies gives leaders the awareness, tools, and tactics to unlock Millennials' full potential, and answers the age-old question, “Why won’t they talk on the phone?”

Takeaways include:

  • Management practices to bring out the best in your Millennial employees
  • Debunking of harmful Millennial stereotypes that can get in the way of a conducive manager-employee relationship
  • A roadmap to groom high-potential Millennials for leadership positions
  • Tips for adapting Millennial-friendly feedback, communication, and work style.

Education Session IV

Career Aspirations:  Decide What Is Right for You!
Dr. Lalia Rach
Tuesday, August 8 from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Too often it is inferred that to succeed in your career you must aspire to be a C-Suite position. It is as if we have forgotten that being the best is what makes one’s career, that aspiration need not be narrowly defined and finding your passion is what matters the most.  Join Lalia for a frank discussion and workshop on achieving the professional success that is right for you and upon embracing and celebrating what matters to you. 

EXECUTIVE TRACK

You already possess high levels of influence in your company and often determine policies and procedures as a vice president and above. At this point in your career, you know you will never stop learning.

The Executive Track will:

  • Give you access to high-level leaders.
  • Allow you to grow your network while sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Expose you to a rich pool of talented and skilled professionals.
  • Provide you with an opportunity to continue learning new skills which is critical to your growth and ultimate success.

2017 Executive Workshops

Education Session I

Finding Your Leadership Voice
Laura Gassner Otting
Monday, August 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This session will reinvigorate executives about the power they yield, the influence they can command, and the impact they can make in their families, their communities, their businesses, and their philanthropy.  All audience members come away from this interactive session understanding their unique leadership voice, and excited to apply that voice in its highest and best purpose in the big problems we must collectively work to solve.  And a few lucky audience members will have the opportunity to be coached, live and onstage in the middle of the session.

Education Session II

She is Me: Why Ethical Vigilance Must Be Every Person’s Mission
Rashmi Airan and Serina M. Vash, Esq.
Monday, August 7 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aimed at the executive audience, a former federal prosecutor and a former federal defendant sharing the experiences that led them on similar career paths and the circumstances and decisions that took them on vastly different journeys. Now, these two women speak together, sharing their insight and exploring the psychology behind ethical and unethical decision-making.  In this talk, they identify inflection points where questions, interventions, knowledge, or relationships can help you make better, informed and ethical decisions.

This talk will explore recognizing, managing and resolving ethical dilemmas:

How do we help steer people toward better decision making before an ethical lapse or worse - a crime - has been committed?  How can we identify legal, regulatory, and ethical gray areas and keep people out of them?  Is there a way to identify circumstances that put employees or departments within a company at risk?  How are internal investigations affected by the attorney client privilege?

How do we promote ethical behavior amongst our corporations, teams, and companies AND ourselves?  What are some of the sources of our professional/corporate obligations?  How do we recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas?  What are the mechanisms for enforcing professional norms and what are the corollary responsibilities in business; and how do we promote ethical values in our business, (including professional development, improving the profession and the promotion of fairness, justice and morality)?

Education Session III

Confident You: Bold, Energized & Resilient
Jenny Evans
Tuesday, August 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

This interactive and engaging program targets the executive audience, teaching you how to live and lead more purposefully, audaciously tackle the stress and demands of your life and create a lifestyle that will sustain your energy and wellbeing. You will leave with a personalized plan for taking action in the interrelated areas of inner reflection, thoughtful input, strategic movement and regular recovery. You’ll have a clear vision of whom and what you want to become, what you want to achieve and how to execute successfully.

Confident You:

  • Is clear on your values and uses them to guide decision making processes at work and home.
  • Consciously nurtures your mind and body with input that makes you understand your power and worth.
  • Makes time and space to get grounded and recharged.
  • Understands your body is a tool for feeling strong, confident and capable.
  • Is living a bold, energized and resilient life.

Education Session IV

Breaking into the Millennial Mind: Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining and Motivating
Phil Gwoke
Tuesday, August 8 from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Business is being rocked by a powerful generation that is going to comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials (born 1980-1995) – the first generation to rival Baby Boomers in population size – are showing up at work with their own set of attitudes, expectations and values. Tech-savvy, demanding and ambitious, they’re bringing with them an entirely new way of doing business. How prepared are Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists to manage them? Breaking Into the Millennial Mind offers strategies for recruiting, retaining and motivating this influential new workforce. Companies that are forewarned and forearmed will reap the rewards of the Millennial generation’s talents and their creative and pragmatic approach to the world of work.