Global thought leaders featured at LeadingBetter Summit on March 9th – full day conference speakers include bestselling authors, experts in workplace dynamics, and one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America
LAST CALL TO REGISTER for the March 9th event – in-person and virtual tickets available
For the 10th year of the Leadership Louisville Center’s signature event focused on leadership skills development, the featured speakers include bestselling authors, experts in workplace dynamics, and one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America, for the annual LeadingBetter Summit on March 9, 2023 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Presented by sponsor PNC Bank and speaker sponsor Humana, the annual day of learning will be delivered as a hybrid event experience, with the opportunity to attend in-person at The Kentucky Center (501 W. Main. St., Louisville, KY) or participate in an interactive virtual event, both with features that will leave participants feeling engaged, connected, and prepared to lead now and into the future.
REGISTRATION is available at www.leadershiplouisville.org/summit. Individual tickets are $495 for in-person, and $295 for virtual attendance. Sponsorships and special group rates are available by contacting Jennifer Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 561-5231. MEDIA PASSES are available by contacting Holly Prather, email@example.com; interviews with speakers can be arranged prior to the event or on event day, pending speaker availability.
This day for learning and growth is known for delivering powerful and relevant content from innovative global leaders – a full agenda with topics is included below. The 2023 event speakers include: Amy Gallo, author and contributing editor of Harvard Business Review, is an expert in conflict, communication, and workplace dynamics; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, of Harvard Kennedy School is an author and podcast host; professor of history, race, and public policy, and widely known as one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America; Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy, the dynamic duo behind Instagram’s popular @LizandMollie online community and co-authors of the Wall Street Journal bestseller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work; Tim Hourigan, executive vice president – human resources for The Home Depot; Justin Patton, an executive coach, leadership presence expert, and award-winning author of four books; Dr. Debra Clary, social scientist and corporate director for the Leadership Institute, Humana Inc.; Demetria Miles-McDonald, is founder and CEO of Decide Diversity, a training and consulting firm that specializes in the science of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and HR leaders Chuck Millhollan, Chief Operating Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America; Patrick Sterling, Vice President of Legendary People at Texas Roadhouse; and Holli Turner, Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Initiatives at Humana, Inc.
WHO ATTENDS & WHY: The LeadingBetter Summit is a unique professional development opportunity for leaders at all levels. Attendees range from up-and-coming leaders to C-suite executives, with nearly 70% working at a director level or above. Both the in-person and virtual event offer valuable business networking opportunities both within and beyond the Louisville region. The curriculum is designed to help participants:
- Build organizations that are more resilient, innovative, and more able to navigate change and uncertainty.
- Gain deeper knowledge around interpersonal dynamics, developing high-performance teams, and becoming a leader that people want to follow.
- Grow your ability to adapt, collaborate, achieve great results, and lead in our new hybrid world.
9:00 a.m. OPENING SESSION:
- “Getting Along: How to Improve Relationships to Drive Results” featuring Amy Gallo, author and contributing editor of Harvard Business Review, recently listed on Thinkers50 for 2023, a global authority that curates 30 management and business thought leaders each year.
10:20 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
- “The Power Gap: How Leaders Can Embrace Diversity and Inclusion” Khalil Gibran Muhammad, of Harvard Kennedy School is an author and podcast host; professor of history, race, and public policy; and widely known as one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America. His work has been featured in the landmark New York Times’ “1619 Project,” as well as Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary 13th.
- “Making Hybrid Workplaces Work” A panel of human resources executives sharing principles and strategies for sustaining high-performance cultures despite the challenges of virtual collaboration, featuring Chuck Millhollan, Chief Operating Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America, Patrick Sterling (SPHR, SHRM-SCP), Vice President of Legendary People at Texas Roadhouse, and Holli Turner, Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Initiatives at Humana, Inc.
11:30 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
- “Why Bringing Emotions to Work Matters: Emotionally Fluent Leadership” Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy, best-selling authors and workplace experts, featured in TIME, The New York Times, Fast Company, TED, NPR, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
- “Understanding Intersectionality in Teams: How Leaders Can Make a Greater Impact” Demetria Miles-McDonald, is founder and CEO of Decide Diversity, a training and consulting firm that specializes in the science of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
12:45 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
- LUNCHTIME LIGHTNING TALKS
Nadia Nadim, professional footballer and philanthropist, Racing Louisville FC
“Get a Grip on Your Business,” John Anderson, Professional EOS Implementer, EOS Worldwide
“Public Speaking for Impact,” Aaron Miller, Vice President, Leadership Louisville Center
1:15 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
- “Building Resilience in Uncertain Times” Tim Hourigan, executive vice president – human resources for The Home Depot, leading all aspects of human resources for the 500,000 associates located in nearly 2,500 sites throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
- “Curiosity: The Secret Elixir to Inclusive Leadership” Dr. Debra Clary, social scientist and corporate director for the Leadership Institute, Humana Inc. is a passionate leader with three decades of experience with Fortune 100 Companies: Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, Brown-Forman and Humana.
2:30 p.m. SESSION:
- “Trust & The Road to Loyalty” Justin Patton, an executive coach, leadership presence expert, and award-winning author of four books who challenges individuals to use their presence to communicate with stronger trust – both in the workplace and with the people they love the most.
4:00 p.m. SESSION:
- “Leadership in Action, Creating Positive Change” Learn from a group of business and community leaders who came together for a practicum on change management and group dynamics, with the goal of creating positive social change. In this session, the Bingham Fellows Class of 2022, will present the projects they are launching to address the topic: Downtown Moving Forward: Adapt and Reinvent.
5:00 p.m. CLOSING RECEPTION, featuring Brown-Forman spirits
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
- Presenting Sponsor: PNC Bank
- Speaker Sponsor: Humana, Inc.
- Gold Sponsors EY and Farm Credit Mid-America
- Silver Sponsors: DBS Interactive; Equifax; Extell; Louisville Business First; Louisville Public Media
- Bronze Sponsors: Archdiocese of Louisville; DDW; Hardscuffle, Inc.; MCM CPAs & Advisors; Portland Investment Initiative; Samtec; Texas Roadhouse; Volunteers of America Mid-States; and Yum! Brands.
ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP LOUISVILLE CENTER
The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 15,000 through its programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, leadership skills training courses presented through partner brand LeadingBetter™, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.
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