General Session & Special Event Highlights
November 1 - 3, 2018
Opening Session featuring James Robilotta
What does it mean to “explore, engage and evolve?” You will feel the unique energy of Lead365 while being introduced to the powerful conference theme and a national treasure house of practitioners, researchers and professional speakers called “The Faculty.”
More about this opening session will be added in the weeks ahead.
Sunshine, smiles and conversation awaits you at the Opening Reception/Dinner. Don’t worry about dinner, this heavy reception gets the job done while allowing you to continue getting to know other conference goers and faculty members. This is a wonderful opportunity to network, exchange contact information and enjoy the beautiful Orlando sunshine.
In a creative presentation format broken into two sessions, The Lead365Talks present professional speakers offering up in 9 minutes or less, a condensed speech intended to offer a “snap shot” of who they are as a speaker while sharing a significant leadership message.
Talk Topics ROUND ONE: The Truth is The Truth
- How deceiving yourself holds you back
- Why doing right is right
- Letting go of false beliefs about the meaning of happiness, life and leadership
- When YOU and others fail to be honest and authentic
- Understanding "it is what it is" and "reality is often too real"
Round One Featured Speakers: Peter Bielagus, Josie Ahlquist, Jermaine Davis, Tamara McMillan & Jamie Washington
Talk Topics ROUND TWO: When One Door Closes
- The power of passion
- When you have faith you can't have fear
- Knowing when to turn around
- Believing in your dreams
Round Two Featured Speakers: Hoan Do, Sara Lowery, Michael Miller, Maura Cullen & Curtis Hill
Leadership After Dark
Leadership After Dark: As the sun goes down, so will the lights in the ballroom as students will be challenged to take their leadership to a whole new level. Developed by SwiftKick and facilitated by the dynamic Melissa Ruiz, "Leadership After Dark" is an opportunity to engage in a variety of personal networking and team building activities to push you beyond the limits you may believe you currently possess. Be ready. Be Prepared. It's Leadership After Dark!
What’s the connection between learning leadership and your ability to get the job you want? How can mastering specific leadership competencies facilitate your productivity in the workplace? National experts offer 7 programs specifically geared towards enhancing your success in the workplace and new professional. Found in the same time slots with the more typical style workshop, these sessions are more experiential.
Student Workshop Showcase
Let’s Talk: Humble Inquiry in Leadership
Leaders don’t have all the answers—and they don’t have to! Learn how to ask more questions and have more intentional conversations in your organizations. Presented by participants of the James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program at Monmouth College.
Relationship Building Lunches
Not a fan of keynote speakers over lunch while you are trying to relax? Neither are we! The conference offers one hour breaks for casual conversations, movement, sunshine (or not) and the opportunity to meet people or take a “mental break.”
Boxed lunches (technically they are fancy bags with handles) are available for all conference participants to take out to the patio tables or venture poolside - as long as you return! Enjoy the sunshine. If you want to take advantage of the “Questions of Leadership” in the lunches to generate conversation, use them! If not, feel welcome to simply “chill.”
What a shame it would be to not maximize on the talents and interests of like minded individuals. Engaging Conversations are facilitated conversations by The Faculty based upon desirable interests. Select whichever topic appeals to you and go to that designated room listed on your schedule. Small group discussions can be as intimate or general as you desire.
Topical areas and the fabulous facilitator are listed below. Which topic intrigues you?
Dr. Josie Ahlquist - Social Media
Peter Bielagus - Becoming an Entrepreneur
Kelvin Harris and Dr. Bruce Jackson - Creating Non-Profits & Foundations
Leslie Menichini - New Professionalism
Amma Marfo - Introverted Leadership
Student Leaders - Advanced Leadership
Melissa Ruiz - Self-Care & Work Life Balance
Dr. Corey Seemiller - Tweaking Current Programs & Sharing Innovative Programs
Dr. Jamie Washington - Social Justice