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Schedule

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Check-in + Light Breakfast

with breakfast and coffee at Diamondback Downtown (in Biotech Place)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Conference Kickoff: Welcome & Introductions

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

  • When Everyone Leads: How the Toughest Challenges Get Seen and Solved
    Keynote Speaker Julia Fabris McBride, Chief Civic Leadership Development Officer at Kansas Leadership Center, Certified Coach and Author Leadership is not about authority and position. Leadership is actually an activity—small actions taken in moments of opportunity. That means everyone can lead. You can lead, no matter where you sit in your company or community. And when more people feel empowered to see, and seize our moments to lead, we make more progress on our most important challenges. When Everyone Leads is a new book from Bard Press and the Kansas Leadership Center. It’s a resource that helps tap your power and unleash capacity among your peers and teams. Join the conversation with the co-author, Julia Fabris McBride and discover new ways to move forward on what matters most.
  • #Ask4More: Salary Negotiation (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Tiffany Tate, CEO, Career Maven Consulting Congratulations on your job offer! Now is the time to assess – and, if necessary, negotiate – the offer. Join this interactive workshop, designed to help you demystify the steps you can use to evaluate your offer package, navigate the process with clarity and confidence, and effectively ask for more.
  • The Many Faces of Leadership (Panel)
    Moderator Michelle Merrill, Music Director, Winston-Salem Symphony Panelists Tricia McManus, Superintendant, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools LaTida Smith, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation Sharon Joyner-Payne, Retired Chief People Officer, Inmar Different times call for different measures and so does leadership. Hear from an extraordinary group of women leaders who have leveraged their leadership authentically, compassionately, and boldly in critical moments of their careers.
  • The Impact of Mentorship Culture (Workshop)
    Workshop Leaders Jakki Opollo, VP Talent Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Allison McWilliams, Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Building a culture of mentorship, sponsorship, allyship, and coaching can help build more diverse talent pipelines, more supportive workplace cultures, and more engaged teams. Join this workshop for strategies and tools to effectively lead and accelerate the development of leaders in underrepresented groups.
  • The Confidence Factor (Panel)
    Panelists Somya Quershi, Director of Strategic Planning, Reynolds American Inc. Demetra Moore, Owner, Moore Out of Life Valerie Bleza, SVP Finance & Strategy, Knot Standard Confidence plays into how people perceive us, but it will never fully come through if we don't believe in ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. Join our panel to learn why confidence is so important and how to build it, keep it, and flex it as needed in our everyday lives.
  • Fuel Your Body for Success: Enhance Your Nutrition to Reclaim Your Health (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Alice Smith, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Alice Approved A dynamic leader in the health and wellness space, Alice teaches simple swaps to make to your diet that will greatly enhance your health, increase your energy, and improve your focus.

Morning Keynote

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

  • When Everyone Leads: How the Toughest Challenges Get Seen and Solved
    Keynote Speaker Julia Fabris McBride, Chief Civic Leadership Development Officer at Kansas Leadership Center, Certified Coach and Author Leadership is not about authority and position. Leadership is actually an activity—small actions taken in moments of opportunity. That means everyone can lead. You can lead, no matter where you sit in your company or community. And when more people feel empowered to see, and seize our moments to lead, we make more progress on our most important challenges. When Everyone Leads is a new book from Bard Press and the Kansas Leadership Center. It’s a resource that helps tap your power and unleash capacity among your peers and teams. Join the conversation with the co-author, Julia Fabris McBride and discover new ways to move forward on what matters most.
  • #Ask4More: Salary Negotiation (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Tiffany Tate, CEO, Career Maven Consulting Congratulations on your job offer! Now is the time to assess – and, if necessary, negotiate – the offer. Join this interactive workshop, designed to help you demystify the steps you can use to evaluate your offer package, navigate the process with clarity and confidence, and effectively ask for more.
  • The Many Faces of Leadership (Panel)
    Moderator Michelle Merrill, Music Director, Winston-Salem Symphony Panelists Tricia McManus, Superintendant, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools LaTida Smith, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation Sharon Joyner-Payne, Retired Chief People Officer, Inmar Different times call for different measures and so does leadership. Hear from an extraordinary group of women leaders who have leveraged their leadership authentically, compassionately, and boldly in critical moments of their careers.
  • The Impact of Mentorship Culture (Workshop)
    Workshop Leaders Jakki Opollo, VP Talent Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Allison McWilliams, Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Building a culture of mentorship, sponsorship, allyship, and coaching can help build more diverse talent pipelines, more supportive workplace cultures, and more engaged teams. Join this workshop for strategies and tools to effectively lead and accelerate the development of leaders in underrepresented groups.
  • The Confidence Factor (Panel)
    Panelists Somya Quershi, Director of Strategic Planning, Reynolds American Inc. Demetra Moore, Owner, Moore Out of Life Valerie Bleza, SVP Finance & Strategy, Knot Standard Confidence plays into how people perceive us, but it will never fully come through if we don't believe in ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. Join our panel to learn why confidence is so important and how to build it, keep it, and flex it as needed in our everyday lives.
  • Fuel Your Body for Success: Enhance Your Nutrition to Reclaim Your Health (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Alice Smith, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Alice Approved A dynamic leader in the health and wellness space, Alice teaches simple swaps to make to your diet that will greatly enhance your health, increase your energy, and improve your focus.

Breakout A

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

  • When Everyone Leads: How the Toughest Challenges Get Seen and Solved
    Keynote Speaker Julia Fabris McBride, Chief Civic Leadership Development Officer at Kansas Leadership Center, Certified Coach and Author Leadership is not about authority and position. Leadership is actually an activity—small actions taken in moments of opportunity. That means everyone can lead. You can lead, no matter where you sit in your company or community. And when more people feel empowered to see, and seize our moments to lead, we make more progress on our most important challenges. When Everyone Leads is a new book from Bard Press and the Kansas Leadership Center. It’s a resource that helps tap your power and unleash capacity among your peers and teams. Join the conversation with the co-author, Julia Fabris McBride and discover new ways to move forward on what matters most.
  • #Ask4More: Salary Negotiation (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Tiffany Tate, CEO, Career Maven Consulting Congratulations on your job offer! Now is the time to assess – and, if necessary, negotiate – the offer. Join this interactive workshop, designed to help you demystify the steps you can use to evaluate your offer package, navigate the process with clarity and confidence, and effectively ask for more.
  • The Many Faces of Leadership (Panel)
    Moderator Michelle Merrill, Music Director, Winston-Salem Symphony Panelists Tricia McManus, Superintendant, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools LaTida Smith, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation Sharon Joyner-Payne, Retired Chief People Officer, Inmar Different times call for different measures and so does leadership. Hear from an extraordinary group of women leaders who have leveraged their leadership authentically, compassionately, and boldly in critical moments of their careers.
  • The Impact of Mentorship Culture (Workshop)
    Workshop Leaders Jakki Opollo, VP Talent Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Allison McWilliams, Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Building a culture of mentorship, sponsorship, allyship, and coaching can help build more diverse talent pipelines, more supportive workplace cultures, and more engaged teams. Join this workshop for strategies and tools to effectively lead and accelerate the development of leaders in underrepresented groups.
  • The Confidence Factor (Panel)
    Panelists Somya Quershi, Director of Strategic Planning, Reynolds American Inc. Demetra Moore, Owner, Moore Out of Life Valerie Bleza, SVP Finance & Strategy, Knot Standard Confidence plays into how people perceive us, but it will never fully come through if we don't believe in ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. Join our panel to learn why confidence is so important and how to build it, keep it, and flex it as needed in our everyday lives.
  • Fuel Your Body for Success: Enhance Your Nutrition to Reclaim Your Health (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Alice Smith, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Alice Approved A dynamic leader in the health and wellness space, Alice teaches simple swaps to make to your diet that will greatly enhance your health, increase your energy, and improve your focus.

Breakout B

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

  • When Everyone Leads: How the Toughest Challenges Get Seen and Solved
    Keynote Speaker Julia Fabris McBride, Chief Civic Leadership Development Officer at Kansas Leadership Center, Certified Coach and Author Leadership is not about authority and position. Leadership is actually an activity—small actions taken in moments of opportunity. That means everyone can lead. You can lead, no matter where you sit in your company or community. And when more people feel empowered to see, and seize our moments to lead, we make more progress on our most important challenges. When Everyone Leads is a new book from Bard Press and the Kansas Leadership Center. It’s a resource that helps tap your power and unleash capacity among your peers and teams. Join the conversation with the co-author, Julia Fabris McBride and discover new ways to move forward on what matters most.
  • #Ask4More: Salary Negotiation (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Tiffany Tate, CEO, Career Maven Consulting Congratulations on your job offer! Now is the time to assess – and, if necessary, negotiate – the offer. Join this interactive workshop, designed to help you demystify the steps you can use to evaluate your offer package, navigate the process with clarity and confidence, and effectively ask for more.
  • The Many Faces of Leadership (Panel)
    Moderator Michelle Merrill, Music Director, Winston-Salem Symphony Panelists Tricia McManus, Superintendant, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools LaTida Smith, President, The Winston-Salem Foundation Sharon Joyner-Payne, Retired Chief People Officer, Inmar Different times call for different measures and so does leadership. Hear from an extraordinary group of women leaders who have leveraged their leadership authentically, compassionately, and boldly in critical moments of their careers.
  • The Impact of Mentorship Culture (Workshop)
    Workshop Leaders Jakki Opollo, VP Talent Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Allison McWilliams, Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University Building a culture of mentorship, sponsorship, allyship, and coaching can help build more diverse talent pipelines, more supportive workplace cultures, and more engaged teams. Join this workshop for strategies and tools to effectively lead and accelerate the development of leaders in underrepresented groups.
  • The Confidence Factor (Panel)
    Panelists Somya Quershi, Director of Strategic Planning, Reynolds American Inc. Demetra Moore, Owner, Moore Out of Life Valerie Bleza, SVP Finance & Strategy, Knot Standard Confidence plays into how people perceive us, but it will never fully come through if we don't believe in ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. Join our panel to learn why confidence is so important and how to build it, keep it, and flex it as needed in our everyday lives.
  • Fuel Your Body for Success: Enhance Your Nutrition to Reclaim Your Health (Workshop)
    Workshop Leader Alice Smith, Registered Dietitian and Owner, Alice Approved A dynamic leader in the health and wellness space, Alice teaches simple swaps to make to your diet that will greatly enhance your health, increase your energy, and improve your focus.

Afternoon Keynote

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Closing

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Mix & Mingle Networking at Dram & Draught

across the street from Biotech Place, at 486 N Patterson Ave

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