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The 99-year tradition continues. A group of prominent business people representing notable corporations in the Southeast has joined forces with Auburn University College of Business and Engineering Outreach to provide an exceptional Management Leadership Development experience for private and public sector principals, employees and representatives. The program promises to be challenging, motivational and inspirational. 

THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

October 3-5, 2018 | YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Team Building
Please contact Brent Gibson for more information about the following team-building and networking opportunities for your small group:
Challenge Course
Guided Team Hike

 *This is a separate fee from the normal conference registration
 
 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Welcome Orientation and Activity
Russ Brogden
 
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Opening Keynote:
Ty Bennett
Partnership Is the New Leadership
 

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Break

   
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
See Speaker Information for Session speakers and topics



 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Break 
   
 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Happy Hour, Networking Social
with Whitewater Blue Grass Band
   
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 Dinner
   
7:30 PM
 Evening Entertainment: Trivia Night
 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Morning Chapel (optional)

   
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Awards and Announcements
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote:
Rob Burnette
Q&A with the President of Badcock Furniture
   
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions
See Speaker Information for session speakers and topics

12:00 PM– 1:00 PM

Lunch

   
1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Breakout, Seminar, and Workshop Sessions (Concurrent)
See Speaker Information for session speakers and topics

 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Afternoon Activities
 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dinner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Evening Entertainment: Game Night

 

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Morning Chapel (optional)

   

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast/Check Out

   

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Roundtable Sessions

   
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Closing Keynote:
Brenda White-Wright
Leading with Humor, Humility and Heart
   

11:00 AM

Conference Ends

 

 

 

 

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