2016 Mid-Level Managers' Symposium


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.

Standard: $395.00

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2016 MLMS Opening Keynote Address featuring Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

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2016 MLMS Opening Keynote Address featuring Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente


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2016 MLMS Opening General Session: Panel Discussion on Leading in the Digital Age: A Conversation with ELC Members

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2016 MLMS Opening General Session: Panel Discussion on Leading in the Digital Age: A Conversation with ELC Members


Emcee/Moderator(s): Panelist(s):
  • Vanessa Abrahams-John, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Praxair, Inc.
  • Theodore Colbert, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Information & Analytics, The Boeing Company
  • Brian Tippens, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Jacky Wright, Vice President, IT, Microsoft
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2016 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 1: Digital 101 Plus: Capacity Building for Digital Leadership

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2016 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 1: Digital 101 Plus: Capacity Building for Digital Leadership


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.

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2016 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 1: Digital 101: Establishing a Common Vocabulary for Why Digital Leadership is Critical

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2016 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 1: Digital 101: Establishing a Common Vocabulary for Why Digital Leadership is Critical


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.

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2016 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 1: Digital 101 Max: Establishing a Digital Leadership Signature and Presence

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2016 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 1: Digital 101 Max: Establishing a Digital Leadership Signature and Presence


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.

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2016 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 2: Mid-Level Managers Designing the Digital Future

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2016 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 2: Mid-Level Managers Designing the Digital Future


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.

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2016 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 2: Achieving Innovation Awareness and Execution Velocity in the Digital Environment

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2016 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 2: Achieving Innovation Awareness and Execution Velocity in the Digital Environment


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.

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2016 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 2: Unleashing Strategic Partnership Potential in the Digital Age

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2016 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 2: Unleashing Strategic Partnership Potential in the Digital Age


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):
  • James R. Calvin, Ph.D., Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
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2016 MLMS Closing General Session: Managing Disruption from Young Disruptors

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2016 MLMS Closing General Session: Managing Disruption from Young Disruptors


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): Panelist(s):
  • Porter Braswell, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jopwell
  • Jewel Burks, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Partpic
  • Bing Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Victorious
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