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The Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership is a tradition that spans more than a century of leadership development. 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 7-9, 2020 

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 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 

 
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Opening Keynote:
Scott Carbonara
Leading in Times of Change
 

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

   
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 Dinner
   
7:30 PM
 Evening Entertainment
 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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 – 12:00 PM

Morning Keynote and Workshop:
Anton Thomas
Michelin's Leadership Model: ICARE


   

12:00 PM– 1:00 PM

Lunch

   
1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Create Your Own Conference:
Power Sessions/Workshops/Interactive Seminar
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

 

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

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:
Denise Ryan
Setting Yourself and Your Followers on Fire!
   

11:00 AM

Conference Ends

 

 

 

 

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Morrison

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