2019 Mid-Level Managers' Symposium

Mid-Level Managers' Symposium (MLMS) is a two-day professional development seminar for aspiring managers and executives to learn and network in professional safe settings. Nearly 1,000 participants interact with leading business and education experts who offer candid insights about their leadership journeys.

The 25th Annual Mid-Level Manager's Symposium will take place on October 9 - 10, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

MLMS meets mid-level managers at critical career stages preparing them for break through career growth and global business opportunities by providing skills, professional relationship strategies and global perspective. Breaking through requires fast starts, sustained momentum and inspired managerial practice to actively build career success with global reach, organizational impact and personal fulfillment.

The 25th Annual MLMS will break new ground and build on the legacy of ELC, its members and programs to provide participants with the tools needed to break through and ignite their careers and global contributions. Working alongside fellow participants and The ELC’s inspiring members, you will develop insight and build competencies to increase your effectiveness as a manager of teams and an individual contributor.

All full MLMS registrants will become ELC Institute Fellows.


2019 MLMS Closing General Session

2019 MLMS Closing General Session - Robert F. Smith

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2019 MLMS Opening General Session│Keynote


2019 MLMS Opening General Session: Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: A Conversation with ELC Members

Embracing our theme, The Power of Game Changing Leadership, ELC panel members will share key aspects and highlights of their personal leadership journey overcoming barriers that brought them into the c-suite. The ELC Member Panel is timely given the changes in the digital economy leading to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the current status of fewer African American managers in corporations, as well as other organizations. ELC Member panelists will offer strategies on ways to build a game changing pipeline to address a gap where African American professionals represent 12 percent of the U.S. workforce, and only 8 percent of management occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). The desire and need remains for advancement beyond the glass ceiling.


2019 MLMS Opening General Session: Keith Clinkscales

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2019 MLMS Opening General Session: From Pipeline to Power

Four successful business leaders will share how their connection and friendship, formed as inaugural members of the Strengthening The Pipeline cohort, enhanced and advanced their careers.

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