2017 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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2017 MLMS Welcome & Opening Keynote Address featuring Lisa Borders, President, WNBA

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2017 MLMS Welcome & Opening Keynote Address featuring Lisa Borders, President, WNBA

Oct 25, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Oct 25, 2017 3:00pm

Emcee/Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Lisa Borders, MHA, President, Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)

2017 MLMS Opening General Session: Panel Discussion

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2017 MLMS Opening General Session: Panel Discussion

Oct 25, 2017 3:05pm ‐ Oct 25, 2017 5:00pm

Panel Discussion on Diverse Perspectives on Navigating Uncertainty: A Conversation with ELC Members.

Learning Objective(s):

  1. ELC members discuss two interrelated impacts related to Black managers achieving next level leadership – and navigating current uncertainty in the world of business. First, the panel will present thought, insight and perspective on the value proposition for resilience driven leadership practices that lead to greater versatility and survivability for black managers in uncertain times. A second aspect of the dialogue and exchange will address unique factors and features of changing generations in the workplace, and the critical need to consider sharply changing conditions and new realities inside organizations.

Speaker(s):
  • Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Carnival
  • Law Burks, VP & General Manager, ITW, Commercial Construction
  • Kimberly H. Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Fannie Mae
  • Elijah White, Jr., Vice President - Geoscience, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

2017 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 9:00am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 10:30am

Cohort 3 Workshop 1: Managerial Reset: Expanding New Horizons

Learning Objective:

  1. As a go to high influence leader you are a keeper of culture who engages direct reports, peers, and your manager and customers. Explore options in design thinking that allow for connecting across generational boundaries in the workplace. An uncertain business future requires building and sustaining trust through your leadership, advanced operational capability, and adeptness and capacity to manage ambiguity and new risks for personal sustainability. Remember you are expected to fully develop your team, group or division and process to move into the future.

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2017 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 9:00am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 10:30am

Cohort 1 Workshop 1: Breakthrough Performance: New Regulations, New Rules

Learning Objective:

  1. A savvy conscious manager must tackle and adapt to unpredictable times as business organizations navigate through and adapt to new procedures, regulations, rules and alignments. Gaining and applying breakthrough performance skill enhances ones’ ability to plan for and lead growth in the workplace.

Speaker(s):
  • Eric Watson, Executive Consultant, Kaleidoscope Group

2017 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 1: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 9:00am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 10:30am

Cohort 2 Workshop 1: New Regulations, New Rules


Learning Objective:

  1. As an experienced Black manager you are expected to contend with increasing disruption during unpredictable times in organizations. A requirement for achieving future success is ones’ aptitude to anticipate and adapt to new procedures, regulations, rules and alignments. Such skill and knowledge is necessary in your role as a key decision maker whose performance is being impacted by ever changing new rules and new expectations.

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2017 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 3 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 10:45am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 12:15pm

Cohort 3 Workshop 2: Managerial Reset: Expanding New Horizons

Learning Objective:

  1. Prevailing trends require greater accuracy by senior managers to deliver on strategic business goals. Your capacity to anticipate as you find ways to adapt to new procedures, regulations, rules and alignments is an essential skill. Being knowledge capable will add to performance guidance that you give to a group, team or division regarding shifting new rules. As a key leader, strong and consistent business savvy underscores next level orientation that is to be shared with your people and peers in shaping collaborative direction and purpose inside the business and with customers.

Speaker(s):
  • James R. Calvin, Ph.D., Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

2017 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 1 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 10:45am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 12:15pm

Cohort 1 Workshop 2: Managerial Reset: Expanding New Horizons

Learning Objective:

  1. A new measure of a successful manager is to act on ability to connect and lead across generational beliefs and boundaries in the workplace. To do so is recognizing and also getting through constant change in the workplace. An uncertain business ecosystem requires operational adeptness and ample capacity to manage ambiguity and new risks for personal sustainability. Only you as a purpose driven manager can run your race into the future.

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2017 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

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2017 MLMS Cohort 2 Workshop 2: Leading in Uncertainty: Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Oct 26, 2017 10:45am ‐ Oct 26, 2017 12:15pm

Cohort 2 Workshop 2: Managerial Reset: Expanding New Horizons

Learning Objective:

  1. As an acknowledged leader, how you set business direction and pace with direct reports, peers, and customers matters. In a facilitated discussion with activities that connect across generational boundaries in the workplace, the goal is to manage more effectively through change, overcome uncertainty and improve communication by employing holistic strategies to achieve goals in the workplace. Remember you are expected to prepare your team or group to run the race together into the future.

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2017 MLMS Closing General Session: Everyday Mindfulness, Stress & The Black Executive

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2017 MLMS Closing General Session: Everyday Mindfulness, Stress & The Black Executive

Oct 26, 2017 12:30pm ‐ Oct 26, 2017 1:30pm

2017 MLMS Closing General Session - Janet Taylor, M.D.

Learning Objective:

  1. Black executives are a precious resource for our society and their mental and physical health is critical. It is important that they can recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and burnout because too many are not fully aware. The practice of everyday mindfulness has the potential to enhance personal well-being and engagement at work. This talk will allow Mid-Level Managers to understand the pillars of mindfulness and the benefits of mindfulness and self-care as tools to mitigate stress and improve health outcomes.

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