Agenda

Wednesday, March 4th at the Kentucky Center

8:00 AM DOORS OPEN

Check in, coffee, breakfast, and connections.

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9:00 AM OPENING KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"UPSTREAM: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen"

Dan Heath,  Innovative Business Thought Leader and New York Times Best-Selling Author


10:15 AM BREAK

Dan Heath will be signing his book, Upstream, in the lobby with Carmichael’s Bookstore 

10:45 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose 1 of 2 sessions:


"The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation"

Jim Hemerling, Boston Consulting Group

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Leadership of Self: The Power of Personal Narrative"

Dr. OJ Oleka, President, Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities 

Location: Todd Hall

11:45 AM LUNCH

Lunch is available in the Main Lobby.  Menu


Lunchtime activity options:

  • Take a break and enjoy networking over lunch - seating is available in the Main Lobby, Scene Restaurant, and Mary Anderson room. 
  • Continue the learning with bonus Inclusive Leadership sessions (see below), and enjoy your lunch in the room where these sessions are hosted. 

12:00 PM - BONUS INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

Sponsored by PNC Bank

Choose 1 of 2 sessions:


"Conversation with Diversity & Inclusion Leader"

Dr. Ralph de Chabert, Sr. VP, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Community Relations Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation, interviewed by Kirsten Hawley, Sr. VP, Chief HR and Corporate Communications Officer, Brown-Forman

Location: North Lobby


"Find Your Voice" 

Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center

Location: Todd Hall

12:45 PM AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Smart Fights: How to Create and Navigate Productive Tensions on Your Team"

Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor & Author, Harvard Business Review


followed by

"Music as a Metaphor for Leadership"
Teddy Abrams, Music Director, Louisville Orchestra

2:15 PM BREAK

Amy Gallo will be signing her book, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, in the lobby with Carmichael's Bookstore

2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose 1 of 3 sessions: 


"The Business of Belonging"

 A conversation between Karyn Twaronite, EY Global Vice Chair – Diversity & Inclusiveness and Greg Pope, EY Louisville Office Managing Partner 

Location: Bomhard Theater


"OWNING IT! How to Think Like an Interpreneur"

Dr. Angelique Johnson, CEO/Founder, Vissionaireum and MEMStim

Location: North Lobby


"You @Work: Unlocking Human Potential in the Workplace"

Michele Shelton, Author and Workplace Consultant

Location: Todd Hall

3:30 PM BREAK

Michele Shelton will be signing her book, You @Work: Unlocking Human Potential in the Workplace in the  in the lobby with Carmichael’s Bookstore 

3:45 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Rules are Meant to be Broken: Secrets of the Most Creative People in Business"

Stephanie Mehta, Editor-In-Chief, Fast Company

4:45-5:30 PM RECEPTION

Celebrate a great day of learning with appetizers and a complimentary Brown-Forman cocktail. 

Sponsored by Papa John's International.

Don't miss the 2020 Best of Leadership Summit

Organized by the Leadership Louisville Center, expect no less than the BEST day for inspiration and practical know-how at the 2020 Best of Leadership Summit. Hundreds of leaders will gather for discovery, growth, and harnessing the power of connection. 


National experts and thought leaders will deliver new ideas and practices you can use immediately. The day of learning is designed to:

  • Build organizations that are more innovative, profitable, and more adept at managing and leading successful change.
  • Gain deeper knowledge around navigating difficult conversations, effective decision-making, and inclusive leadership.
  • Grow your ability to collaborate, have effective relationship, and achieve great results. 

 

Learn more 

Meet the Keynote Speakers

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Dan Heath

Stephanie Mehta

Stephanie Mehta

Dan is the best-selling co-author of Made to Stick, Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, business thought leader, and Senior Fellow at Duke University's Case Center.

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Stephanie Mehta

Stephanie Mehta

Stephanie Mehta

Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, and former Deputy Editor at Vanity Fair.

Amy Gallo

Amy Gallo

Stephanie Mehta

Amy Gallo

Amy is the author of the HBR  Guide to Dealing with Conflict, co-host of the Women at Work podcast, and contributing editor at Harvard Business Review. 

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

PNC is the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Best of Leadership Summit.

Gold Sponsors

EY
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Speaker Sponsor

Humana

Reception Sponsor

Papa John's International

Silver Sponsors

Anchorage Middletown Fire and EMS
The Lane Report
Louisville Business First
Louisville Public Media
Splendid Events
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U.S. Census Bureau

Bronze Sponsors

Archdiocese of Louisville
CBRE
GE Appliances
MCM CPAs & Advisors
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Northwestern Mutual
Portland Investment Initiative
University of Louisville College of Business