The Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS) is a two-day professional development seminar for rising executives to learn and network in professional settings. At MLMS you will be joined by more than 900 participants who will interact with leading business, thought leader and education experts who will provide candid insights about their personal leadership journeys. This direct exchange at the symposium will connect participants with tools and insights, along with building an accessible MLMS network.
This is an exploration of ways to introduce disruption to transition to new business models. What does it mean to shape and extend digital leadership? What are the factors or skills that enable the exercising of digital leadership to impact the business? This workshop explores why leading digital business and exploring new business models require understanding and working through digital disruption.Speaker(s):
What is digital leadership? What are the drivers of Digital 101 that impact competitive positioning within your company? This workshop explores different leadership mindsets and approaches that foster a business culture of leading in the digital age, and helps to articulate a case for why digital leadership is critical for company success.Speaker(s):
Why is being strategically bold vital to demonstrating strong digital leadership and presence in the organization? Now and in the foreseeable future, digital business strategy develops rapidly from an idea to a prototype. As such, innovation, disruption and social networks have come together in new businesses such as Airbnb, Facebook and Uber among other signature business efforts. Participants will explore what contributes to a leadership capacity to thrive in the new environment, and will understand how to establish their digital leadership signature and presence.Speaker(s):
Work and products across industries are rapidly becoming more digital. Future trends and expectations suggest that mid-level managers will initiate and coordinate digitally-oriented thinking to guide new product and services delivery that breaks from the recent past. This workshop provides insight and skills that foster digital design within new and existing products and services, and embraces how data analytics can be incorporated.Speaker(s):
Being able to recognize and overcome innovation gaps to meet current and future business disruption is essential. Greater velocity in implementation is now a necessity for constantly learning and retooling skills to arrive at better results when involved in digital business. This workshop focuses on digital innovation and risk taking to meet the requirements of this new digital era.Speaker(s):
In pursuing digital business, how do you build and connect network support? What should be considered and what can be re-purposed in business realignment? How do you mind and use reciprocity as a main advantage to be accessed? Business organizations ranging from Amazon to Apple to Ford, and from the Kellogg Company to Fiat Chrysler to General Motors have moved in recent years to enter into strategically driven digital partnerships with Google, Lyft and other digital companies. In this workshop, participants will explore the importance of getting the value proposition right to be able to anticipate and respond to activist calls for more disruptive-driven and guided digital innovation.Speaker(s):
As mid-career managers who are already performing in the digital economy, it is imperative that you consider ways to become more digitally savvy in the rapidly changing business environment where leading in the digital age is managing disruption. Thus, the Young Disruptors session offers a conversation focusing on key business insights and acumen that lead to managerial practices that are enablers of entrepreneurial approaches to disruptive innovation. This session will also highlight breakthroughs and ah ha moments captured over the two days. This wrap-up is fundamental to mid-level managers’ pathway to successfully engage disruptive ideas that ignite the entrepreneurial process and unleash new competitive advantage within participant business organizations.Emcee/Moderator(s):