LEARN FROM GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS AT THE

2022 BEST OF LEADERSHIP SUMMIT


March 3, 2022 | HYBRID EVENT (attend in-person or virtually) | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

In-Person Venue: The Kentucky Center

Register now for either the in-person or virtual event. See details and rates.
Group rates are now available, contact Jennifer Stevens for details

Thank you to all who attended! Stay tuned for dates for next year! 

Leadership capacity doesn’t just affect your bottom line – it drives your organization’s ability to engage and retain valuable talent. Today’s challenges call on organizations to ensure they cultivate employee loyalty and prepare their leaders for success. Expect no less than the BEST day for inspiration and practical know-how at the 2022 Best of Leadership Summit, delivering performance-boosting learning that will increase the ability of your teams to lead with courage and confidence. Organized by the Leadership Louisville Center, this annual event will feature relevant and leading-edge content from global leadership experts, providing ideas and practices to be used immediately. Attendees can join us in person or experience a high-quality and interactive virtual event, both with features that will leave participants feeling engaged, connected, and prepared to lead now and into the future.



OUR SPEAKER LINEUP


Including keynote speakers:

DR. JOE FOLKMAN

Co-founder and President of Zenger Folkman, psychometrician, writer, speaker, and executive consultant

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DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS

Musician & co-founder
of Run-DMC, Author, and Philanthropist

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SCOTT
BLANCHARD

Author, Organizational Consultant, and President of The Ken Blanchard Companies®

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SEE THE FULL LINEUP


ATTENDEES LOVE THE BEST OF LEADERSHIP SUMMIT


Every year this event scores over 9/10 on overall experience and quality of speakers and content

“I spoke with my team and they all stated it was the best leadership event they have ever attended. Considering my team consists of members from KY, WI, MI & TN that is saying a lot!
– Past Attendee –

“The Best of Leadership Summit gave me inspiration and restored excitement for the work I do. The Leadership Louisville Center picked top-notch speakers and great topics. The event was very organized and professionally laid out. Very impressive. I have attended both in-person and digitally now. Would recommend both experiences to others.”
– Past Attendee –

“Not only was the event fun, but I think it’s a necessary learning experience for colleagues and friends in leadership. It’s a confidence booster, and there were speakers who taught you how to navigate difficult situations between colleagues and friends as well.”
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WHO ATTENDS AND WHY?

The Best of Leadership Summit is a unique professional development opportunity for leaders at all levels. Participants discover new ways of thinking and grow their ability to lead. 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 adept at managing and leading successful change.
  • Gain deeper knowledge around inclusive leadership,  building high-performance teams, and creating a sense of belonging.
  • Grow your ability to adapt, collaborate, achieve great results, and lead in our new hybrid world.

 


PHOTOS FROM PAST SUMMITS

Featuring past Summit speakers: (top left) Stephanie Mehta, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company; (middle right) Teddy Abrams, Music Director, The Louisville Orchestra; (center) Amy Gallo, Author, Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review; attendees, and performers.
Past Summit Photo Collage


PREVIOUS ATTENDEE SNAPSHOT

30% President, C-suite | 40% Director, VP | 15% Manager | 15% Individual Contributor

Over 200 different companies and organizations attend each year, including the area’s top five largest publicly traded companies, two Fortune 100 and two Fortune 500 companies, and several large private-sector employers. 25% of virtual attendees are from outside of Louisville.

Industries represented include: Businesses from large to small, Professional services (Accounting, Law, Real Estate, Builders, Financial Services, Insurance, etc.), Education, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Nonprofit organizations.


WHY SPONSOR?

With hundreds of regional leaders in attendance, both in-person and in the virtual event platform, your company will have the opportunity to connect with a highly desirable audience throughout the event while accessing top talent from within and outside of our region, providing an exceptional return on investment.

Sponsorship not only provides visibility and branding for your company, but also allows your employees and clients to attend the Best of Leadership Summit, fully immersing them in the training, connections, and conversations of the event. This opportunity is a powerful vehicle for engaging and retaining talent, as well as positive community influence.

Your support also enables the critical work of the Leadership Louisville Center to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better. We welcome your organization’s participation and look forward to displaying your logo on promotional materials and providing your company with added recognition and visibility.

SPONSOR INFORMATION

Reach out to Jennifer Stevens at jstevens@leadershiplouisville.org if you have any questions!SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION


HOW WE’LL GATHER SAFELY


COVID Protocols – The Kentucky Center

To keep everyone safe and healthy, COVID protocols will be in place at this year’s Summit. We’ll follow the requirements of The Kentucky Center, which require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the event (or antigen – within 24 hours of the event). Attendees must show their physical vaccination card (or photo of your card) or proof of negative test results when they enter the facility. Masks must be worn at all times except when guests are eating and/or drinking. We greatly appreciate attendee cooperation and understanding as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.