Global Leadership Conference
Insights for Business Professionals interested in Creating and Mobilizing Opportunities for Sustainable Success
Are you seeking ways to improve the quality and direction of your career? Whether you are moving up the corporate ladder, looking for ways to leverage your skills, or interested in learning more about becoming an influential leader, the Global Leadership Conference will provide empowering information and vital networking opportunities for career professionals in the new millennium. This is the second Global Leadership Conference hosted by the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. This year’s theme is “Creating and Mobilizing Opportunities for Sustainable Success.” Take the time to register early. Don’t miss out on a most rewarding experience!
We are pleased to announce our 2nd Global Leadership Conference will be held on April 18-20, 2012 in Tallahassee, FL! This conference is hosted by the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry in an effort to enhance the careers of business professionals whose experiences range from entry-level associates, to managers to corporate executives and entrepreneurs. This year’s theme is “Creating and Mobilizing Opportunities for Sustainable Success.” All conference content and workshops will center on the theme and our mission to develop new and expand existing creative partnerships with alumni, private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs. An abbreviated agenda is as follows:
Each registration includes breakfast (4/19), lunch (4/19-20), two receptions (4/18-19), and admission to a formal dinner gala event (4/19) and a golf tournament (4/20)! Send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Evening Mix-N-Mingle Reception at Hotel Duval @6:00 p.m.
Breakfast Plenary Sessions begin @ 8 a.m.
Additional Morning Plenary Sessions
Luncheon Plenary Session @ 11:45 a.m.
Additional Afternoon Plenary Sessions
Evening VIP Reception at the Civic Center @ 6:30 p.m.
Evening GLC/Heritage Celebration Dinner Gala at the Civic Center @ 7:30 p.m.
9-holes of Golf @ 8:00 a.m.
Awards Luncheon (Players only) @ 1 p.m.
Additional GLC/Heritage Celebration Dinner Gala tickets are $35;
Additional Player for 9 holes of Golf is $60;
Additional tickets will be provided at registration checkpoints.
About the Conference
We are pleased to announce our 2nd Global Leadership Conference will be held on April 18-20, 2012 in Tallahassee, FL at Hotel Duval! This conference will be hosted by the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry in an effort to enhance the careers of business professionals whose experiences range from entry-level managers to corporate executives and entrepreneurs. This year’s theme is “Creating and Mobilizing Opportunities for Sustainable Success.” All conference content and workshops will center this theme and our mission to develop new and expand existing creative partnerships with alumni, and private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs.
Agenda & Topics:
- Business Development
- Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
- Global Innovations
- Leadership Challenges
- Strategic Planning and Alliances
- The New Generation of Entrepreneurs
- Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Management and Sustainability
Attend this Conference in Tallahassee, Florida to:
- Gain the best insights and knowledge on successful leadership strategies
- Draw on the latest industry trends and address questions directly with experts
- Become familiar with opportunities for career advancement
- Develop and share ideas, innovations, and knowledge of best practices
- Meet new people and build mutually beneficial business relationships
- Understand the importance of making an impact as a leader and building your wealth of professional assets
- Develop relationships with fellow business professionals who can be important resources for career maintenance
Who Should Attend:
VP and Directors of Business Development; Heads of Human Resource Services; Chief Talent Officers; VP and Directors of Global Recruiting; Chief Assessment Officers; Line Managers; Organizational Development Associates; Administrators; Deans of schools and Colleges; Brand Managers; Strategic Managers; Procurement and Sourcing Managers; Entry-level Analysts; Operations Managers; Senior Managers; Graduating Seniors and MBA students.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! EARLY BIRD RATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED! STUDENT RATES HAVE DECREASED! REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH APRIL 18, 2012!
|GENERAL REGISTRATION |
|March 24 – April 18, 2012 |
March 24 – April 18, 2012
Registration still includes breakfast (4/19), two lunches (4/19-20), two receptions (4/18-19), and admission to a formal dinner gala event (4/19) and a golf tournament (4/20)!
Additional GLC/Heritage Celebration Dinner Gala tickets are $35; Payment(s) can be made on-line and payroll deduction is available for FAMU employees.
Additional Player for 9 holes of Golf is $60;
Additional tickets will be provided at registration checkpoints.
Laquita Blockson, Ph.D.
Business/Organizational Ethics Expert and Urban Economic Development Scholar
Sustainability Strategist and Business Renaissance Guru
Dr. Laquita C. Blockson, also known as the “Business Renaissance Guru,” is a business/organizational ethics expert as well as an entrepreneurship and urban economic development scholar. She has extensive experience providing lectures for, facilitating workshops for, and providing guidance to businesses large and small, minority-led and women-led ventures, community development corporations, executive education programs, and affiliates of national nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Blockson is the Assistant Professor of Ethics and Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston’s School of Business and Economics. She earned her doctorate in Business Ethics and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned both her baccalaureate and master degrees in Business Administration from Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry. Before pursuing the doctorate, Dr. Blockson worked for Taco Bell Corporation, AT&T, and LG&E Energy Corporation. She is also a former member of the Board of Examiners for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program.
Dr. Blockson has received accolades for her sharing her knowledge and expertise with multiple audiences. She is one of Diverse (Issues in Higher Education) magazine’s 2009 Emerging Scholars. She was named a 2008 Outstanding Faculty of the Year by the College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. In 2005, Dr. Blockson received the Academy of Management Best Mentoring Practices Award.
Richard Nichols (Keynote Speaker)
Carolinas Market Executive for the Global Commercial Bank and National Executive for the Franchise Restaurant Group
Veteran experienced in client, credit risk and operational risk management
Richard Nichols, a 25 year banking veteran experienced in client, credit risk and operational risk management. He is currently the Carolinas Market Executive for the Global Commercial Bank and national Executive for the Franchise Restaurant Group.
Prior to his current position Nichols was the Sales Performance Executive for the East Commercial Bank region. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Treasury/Funding which included the management of Operational Risk, Hoshin planning, and the oversight of the Parent Company debt and equity issuance and repurchase programs. Nichols also directed Corporate Treasury’s senior management routines, associate engagement, legal, audit, HR and compliance relationships, business continuity, process improvement, and facilities planning. He was instrumental in the creation of the new entry level Corporate Treasury Associate Program, a two-year rotational plan for new undergraduates.
Prior this role, Nichols was Regional Portfolio Manager of Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) and Global Portfolio Management for the Charlotte & New York Regional Offices. Nichols also served as chairman of the Global Portfolio Management Credit Process Committee, which created, assessed and approved policy and procedures for that unit.
Nichols joined a Bank of America predecessor bank (C&S/Sovran) in 1991 as an Assistant Vice President in the real estate Special Assets Group in Bethesda, Maryland. Between the years of 1993 and 2000, Nichols served GCIB in various roles such as Relationship Management and Credit Products for large diversified companies in the Houston, Texas office. In 1999, Nichols received another promotion to Managing Director in GCIB-Southwest Corporate Banking Group, and was named Team Leader for Healthcare Finance Portfolio Management group in 2000.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Nichols was employed by First Interstate Bank of Texas, N.A. (now known as Wells Fargo) and the Bank of New England (bought by Fleet, then by Bank of America) as a real estate special asset officer.
Nichols graduated with honors from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
William Kornegay, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Supply Management
Global Operations Team Lead for Supplier Diversity
William F. Kornegay, Jr. is senior vice president of Hilton supply management (HSM). He directs the formulation and implementation of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate procurement policies and procedures and oversees the global HSM team, which negotiates and implements agreements with product and service providers.
With more than 20 years of operational leadership experience with Fortune 500 consumer goods companies, he joins Hilton Worldwide from Godiva Chocolatier, where he most recently served as senior vice president, global supply chain, following the acquisition of Godiva by Yildiz Holdings from Campbell Soup Company. In this role, Kornegay was responsible for the global supply chain operations of the company, including global procurement, logistics, manufacturing, contract manufacturing, packaging, engineering and distribution services.
Kornegay spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Company, holding several leadership positions, including vice president, global supply chain, and a three-year international assignment as general manager of UK operations. Earlier in his career, Kornegay held leadership roles in engineering, procurement and plant management at Frito-Lay, Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson.
Kornegay earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He is based at Hilton Worldwide's global headquarters in McLean, Va.
Kaye Kendrick, CPA
Founder, Kaye Kendrick Enterprises, LLC, a CPA Firm and LedgerPlus, an Accounting Franchise
Pioneer of Sustainable Performance Management
After spending almost fifteen years auditing organizations, and then almost fifteen years in business helping organizations as a performance management consultant and Certified Public Accountant, Kaye L. Kendrick decided to offer coaching services to organizations and individuals. She affiliated and trained with a company headquartered in Pennsylvania, with a network of over 600 consultants. She helps organizations with strategic planning, leadership, performance measurement and process development. She works in several ways: one-on-one with organizational leadership, with groups of leaders within organizations, and also periodically establishes groups from non-competing organizations for group coaching development.
Kaye has almost three decades of experience in auditing and consulting, in and for both the public and private sector. Her work included serving as the Inspector General for the Florida Department of Management Services. Approximately fifteen years of her career has been as an entrepreneur, establishing an accounting franchise, LedgerPlus, where she had the honor of being recognized as Franchise of the Year. She also established two consulting firms during this time.
During the past year, Kaye published a case study book, Building a Sustainable Performance Framework, Case Study for Development of a Framework to Support Strategic and Operational Planning, Performance Measurement, and Technology Implementation (BookSurge, 2010). She has had the opportunity to present the concepts and methodology in the case study for the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA), Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA), and AGA (Association for Government Accountants) at national conferences or in national audio conferences and webinars. Kaye evolved her methodology over the years as her work expanded into strategic planning, technology implementation and organizational re-structuring. Her work has been published by the Florida Institute of Technology and in The Public Manager and Perform magazines.
Her life interests include fostering healthy families and holistic health in the community. She is a native of Tallahassee. Her parents are from Quincy, Florida, where their families had a watch maker/jewelry business and a family farm. Most of her off-work time is spent with her husband and two daughters (ages 19 and 24); swimming and walking with friends; or caring for their 1925 bungalow-style home near Lake Ella.
CEO of The Value Wave, Fruition Performance Management, Portinar, and Youthapedia
Certified Six Sigma Trainer of Process Development and Improvement through Organizational Leadership and Wellness
Wade Younger, CSP CEO of The Value Wave, Fruition Performance Management, Portinar, and Youthapedia has written over 30 books and has made personal and organizational wellness his life’s work.
Over the past 16 years Wade has given over 1,800 talks, so he is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on organizational development and process improvement. He has been teaching, lecturing, and consulting since 1990, and is known for his approaches to difficult leadership issues. His stories are hypnotic. His methods are about results.
Younger founded Fruition Consulting Inc., in 1990 to focus exclusively on organizational wellness issues. His research is documented in two major studies: “Structural Piloting,” and “The Internal Economy, A Market Approach.” Younger has implemented Structural Piloting in several diverse corporate and public-sector organizations.
In 2004, Wade went on the create Portinar, an online training tool to provide a mobile learning solution for people on the go. In 2008, Younger founded Youthapedia. Youthapedia represents the world’s largest collection of living skills products for children which teaches them how to handle tough situations, responsibility and behavior through stories, activities, coloring and multimedia. And most recently in 2011 Younger created, The Value Wave. The Value Wave is a methodology that connects People Development, Business Processes, Change Management and Lean Six Sigma to drive results in all areas of a sustainable business. It is an Integrated Performance Improvement System.
He is an accredited project manager and Six Sigma practitioner with experience developing solutions and managing implementation, methodologies, execution requirements, enterprise deployment plans, project strategies and quality assurance. He has led projects involving web-site design solutions for several Fortune 500 companies.
Wade resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jennifer Collins, Ph.D.
Owner, J Collins Consulting, LLC
Specializes in organizational development, talent management, and strategic management with an emphasis on Blue Ocean Strategy©.
Dr. Jennifer Collins is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business and Industry at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Collins holds a Ph.D. in Management from Florida Atlantic University as well as an Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. Dr. Collins teaching areas include: Human Resource Management, Strategies for Entrepreneurial Decision Making. Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management and Business Policy courses.
Her research interests include: employee creativity, student employability skills, and assurance of learning outcomes. Currently, she is working on research projects related to: employee creativity, entrepreneurship, student assessment, and sustainable intelligence. She has published works in the Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics and International Journal of Educational Research. In addition, she has presented her work at Southern Management Association, Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute, Society of Business, Industry and Economics and International Association of Business and Public Administration conferences.
Dr. Collins serves as the Principal Investigator for two Procter and Gamble grants as well as the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Rural Development grant. One of the Procter and Gamble grants was used to develop and execute a Student Leadership boot camp while the other P & G grant will be used this summer for and Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology. Engineering and Math (E-STEM) summer institute to expose students to and elevate student interest in entrepreneurship and the STEM disciplines. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund grant is an on-going project examining the knowledge and use of Small Business Administration products and services in rural counties surrounding Leon County. The results of this study will be used to offer training and technical assistance to small businesses in these counties.
Prior to joining the faculty at Florida A & M University, Dr. Collins worked for the State of Florida for 12 years in various capacities, including: Tax Auditor and Quality Assurance Administrator.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Collins is the owner of J Collins Consulting, LLC, a company that specializes in organizational development, talent management and strategic management, with an emphasis on Blue Ocean Strategy©.
GLC SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
A portion of the funds received from the conference will be used for recruitment, hardship scholarships, faculty development, educational enhancements such as technology upgrades and classroom/building renovations, and supporting student activities such as case competitions and international opportunities. With your continued support and participation, SBI will continue to recruit, train, and challenge the “Best and Brightest” students that will ultimately serve as our next generation of global leaders.
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