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2018 Symposium-Louisville, Kentucky - Agenda

2018 East Region Symposium

 February 22, 2018

Brown and Williamson Club, Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium

Louisville, Kentucky

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8:30 am Symposium Registration
9:00-9:30 am Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30am Morning Keynote - Coaching and Leading the Millennial Generation
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Women in Leadership Panel
11:45-12:45 Lunch/Break
12:45-1:45 Lunch Keynote - Managing Up! Developing Relationships At All Levels
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Breakout session 1 - Protecting Yourself Online
3:10-4:10 Breakout session 2 - Executive Presence
4:15-6:00 Closing reception


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9:30am -10:30am Morning Keynote - Coaching and Leading the Millennial Generation
Presented by: Vanessa Shannon, Ph.D, Alyssa Murphy, and Karen Ferguson-Dayes
Moderated by: Nadia Alhashimi

According to an analysis from Pew Research Centermore than 30 percent of American workers today are Millennials. Preparing the next generation of leaders is becoming increasingly critical for the health of any organization. Through our esteemed panelists from the University of Louisville, this session will take a first-hand look at empowering the next generation. How do we prepare the next generation?  How do we empower them to develop themselves and others?

Participants in this session will:

  • Understand the current dilemma facing leaders as they develop Millennials.
  • Discover new ways of thinking about developing the new generation.
  • Learn practical strategies to empower Millennials in your own organization.


10:45-11:45 Women in Leadership Panel
Presented by: Dana Bowers, Nikki Jackson, Lisa Stephens, Nicole Wood
Moderated by: Jill Morzillo

This panel features senior leaders in both the corporate and entrepreneurial environment. While each of these women have different stories and different career paths they all have become successful in business. In this session we will discuss their successes and ways that you can empower yourself to move ahead in business.


12:45-1:45 Lunch Keynote - Managing Up! Developing Relationships At All Levels
Presented by:Margaret Johnson


Myths regarding managing our bosses hold us back from developing productive effective relationships with higher ups. In this session we will:


  • Bust the assumptions we tell ourselves regarding managing up  
  • Determine the strengths and weaknesses of our bosses and ourselves so that we are able to partner together more effectively
  • Assess, examine and clarify work styles, expectations and personal assets to enhance the boss/subordinate relationship
  • Examine the lessons learned from our worst bosses and use that knowledge going forward to improve partnerships
  • Make a plan to have conversations with our various bosses to clarify expectations 
Breakout sessions 
2:00-3:00 pm and 3:10-4:10 pm Are You The Next Victim of A Data Breach?
Presented by: Scott Augenbaum, Former Special Agent of the Cyber Division of the FBI


2017 was another record year for the Cyber Criminals. Almost every week there was another data breach in the news.   What did all of these organizations have in common?   They all spent a lot of money on information security products and consulting services focusing on compliance:  PCI, HIPPA, SOX, etc.   It seems the more money spent on products and services the more the breaches occur.  Something isn't right. Retired FBI Special Agent Scott Augenbaum will demonstrate how throwing large bags of money on information security isn't the right answer. He will provide you with an honest assessment of the current state of information security and explain why the victimization continues as well as steps to improve your security strategy without spending money while also teaching you steps to improve your good cyber hygiene at home.



2:00-3:00 pm and 3:10-4:10 pm Executive Presence
Presented by:Vivian Blade

Executive Presence is critical if you want to be considered influential or be recognized as a serious candidate for moving up the corporate ladder. How do you transform your Executive Presence? This program will introduce the four pillars of Executive Presence, and introduce strategies to strengthen your personal presence.



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