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Navigating Leadership Now

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Special Guest: Josh Heird

Join us and hear a lunchtime conversation with Josh Heird, UofL interim Athletic Director, and Dr. Ryan Quinn, where they’ll discuss Cardinal athletics, theories on the humanity of leadership, and examine lessons learned over the past several years that guided program development.

Full-Day (In Person) Leadership Conference

March 23, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration 8:00 a.m.)

PNC Club | Cardinal Stadium
Lunch served

Lead With Confidence Through Disruption and Change

Leadership experts refer to the last two years as a “once-in-a-generation” period of upheaval. Some long-standing management practices have radically shifted, while others have been forever discarded. Amidst these changes, lessons have also emerged surrounding key leadership principles such as compassion, resilience, and inclusivity.

The world has shifted. Will you be ready to flex with it? Learn immediately-applicable leadership strategies from our panel of renowned experts. This knowledge will be your company’s strategic competitive advantage when navigating the new normal.

You’ll learn by:

  • Hearing from inspiring leadership experts in areas such as navigating the future, compassion, resilience, positivity, communication, inclusivity, and vision
  • Deepening your understanding of the changes the pandemic has brought to the labor force, its still-evolving impact, and what it means for the future
  • Working with other industry leaders in multiple breakout group lessons
  • Customizing the lessons you’ve learned to your industry with interactive group breakouts throughout the day
  • Walking away with a written plan with strategies that you can apply tomorrow

In-depth leadership lessons and breakout workgroups alternate to provide hands-on learning throughout the day—you will better understand how to apply the principles you learn immediately.

Be the catalyst for your organization to accelerate the development of your workforce’s capabilities. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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Zach Goldman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Practice, Management & Entrepreneurship. University of Louisville College of Business

Program director for the Online MBA and expert in communication studies.

Program Host

Nat Irvin, DMA
Assistant Dean, Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement, Woodrow M. Strickler Chair, Professor of Management Practice University of Louisville College of Business
Author, innovator, futurist, teacher, composer, speaker, consultant, former radio and television commentator, and founder of Thrivals at Idea Festival.

Topic: Managing Through the Unknown

Brad Shuck, EdD
Professor, Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development. College of Education and Human Development

An internationally renowned and sought-after thought-leader in areas of engagement, leadership, and employee health and wellbeing.

Topic: Compassionate Leadership

Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP
President and CEO, Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC

Recognized as one of Engagedly’s top 100 Global HR influencers. A talent management expert working with companies to build solid and sustainable bench-strength and leadership pipeline.

Topic: Resilient Organizations

Ryan Quinn, PhD
Assistant Dean, Innovation & Strategy, Director, Project on Positive Leadership, and Associate Professor of Management. University of Louisville College of Business

Positive leadership expert, educator, author, speaker, and sought-after leadership consultant.

Topic: Leadership Virtues in Practice

Abby Koenig, PhD
Assistant Professor, Business Communication, Management. University of Louisville College of Business

Renowned author, educator, researcher, public speaker, journalist, and producer. A communicator with extensive experience in broadcast, fundraising, and social media campaigns.

Topic: Learning to Bend

Brian Buford
Executive Director for University Culture and Employee Success. University of Louisville

An influencer of firsts in culture and community building. Founder of the first LGBT campus center in Kentucky that earned a five-star rating on the campus pride index. Launched Bayard Rustin-themed housing community and satellite LGBT center named most welcoming campus in the country by LGBT Outfitters.

Workshop topic: Louisville’s Racial Injustice Awakening

Rick Purdy, MBA
Vice President, Human Resources. Talaris Therapeutics

A visionary and high-impact senior human resources executive with a background of success in improving organizational performance and in leading global HR partner strategies for privately held companies and Fortune 500 corporations.

Topic: A Vision for the Future

Contact Us

Manuela Perri
Business Development Manager
Executive Education
(502) 852-4821