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2020 Executive Leadership Summit: Strategic Survival

September 23-24, 2020 | Taking Place Virtually on Zoom!


Sharpen your skills and gain practical knowledge that you can immediately implement at your company – all from the comfort of your home or office! The CLDA Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) is designed to offer skills development to c-suite executives, young professionals and managers in the leadership pipeline. Keep reading to learn more about this year's event, and register today using the link below. If you have any questions, contact CLDA staff at info@clda.org.

Interested in becoming a 2020 ELS sponsor? Click here to learn more!

           

 

Registration Rates

CLDA Members: $199 per individual or $349 per company (up to 7 attendees)
Non-Members: $399 per individual or $599 per company (up to 7 attendees)
SPECIAL OFFER: Non-members who register for the 2020 ELS will receive membership to CLDA for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021 at no additional cost!

Summit Agenda

Wednesday, September 23 (all times in Eastern Daylight Time)

10:00 am - 10:10 am Welcome
  Presented by Steve Howard, CLDA President
10:10 am - 10:20 am Introduction
  Presented by Ed Eppley, ELS Facilitator
10:20 am - 11:50 am Sales Leadership in Times of Uncertainty - Part 1
  During this session, attendees will learn how to determine if sales roles align with sales approaches, analyze product life cycles, and align sales approaches with how specific markets buy. Discover the three key questions to ask in order to define your sales talent strategy, and leave this session with 6 strategies for getting the right sales talent.

Presented by Lance Tyson, President and CEO, Tyson Group
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Strategic Thinking: Why Strategic Planning is No Longer Enough, and What to do About It - Part 1
Sponsored by Optym – Live Efficiently
  The events of 2020 have placed business owners in one of the most rapidly changing environments in recent history. While economists have long predicted this market correction, the pace of change it presents makes strategic planning seem futile. In this two-part interactive session, you'll learn the difference between traditional strategic planning and strategic thinking and leave with practical tools to get your team thinking in a new, adaptive way.

Presented by Wes Gipe, Principal, Verity, LLC
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Leading Inclusively
Sponsored by Key Systems
 
In today’s societal climate, people are looking for a place to belong, not only in their organization and community, but the entire United States. The strategic survival of any organization is to understand the needs and expectations of their customers (internal and external) relating to diversity and inclusion. Participants of this training will learn how inclusion allows organizations to tap into different perspectives for product growth, competitive edge, and increasing innovation and profit. Additionally, they will walk away with the leadership behaviors and characteristics that can transform employee engagement within their organization.

Presented by Dr. Djoly Souffrant, President, Djoly Souffrant, LLC
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Virtual Networking Happy Hour
 

Thursday, September 24 (all times in Eastern Daylight Time)

10:00 am - 10:15 am Welcome and Day 1 Recap
  Presented by Ed Eppley, ELS Facilitator
10:15 am - 11:30 am Strategic Thinking: Why Strategic Planning is No Longer Enough, and What to do About It - Part 2
  The events of 2020 have placed business owners in one of the most rapidly changing environments in recent history. While economists have long predicted this market correction, the pace of change it presents makes strategic planning seem futile. In this two-part interactive session, you'll learn the difference between traditional strategic planning and strategic thinking and leave with practical tools to get your team thinking in a new, adaptive way.

Presented by Wes Gipe, Principal, Verity, LLC
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Updates on COVID-19's Impact on the Industry
  Few things have been for sure in 2020. In fact, VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) has reigned over 2020. But now with B2B and B2C hitting record volumes and capacity being constrained for last mile delivery what should CLDA members expect for Holiday 2020 and 2021? Hold onto your hats as the future will be VUCA, but for those who prepare will provide a great foundation for an awesome future.

Presented by Jim Tompkins, Ph.D., Chairman, Tompkins International
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Sales Leadership in Times of Uncertainty - Part 2
  During this session, attendees will learn how to determine if sales roles align with sales approaches, analyze product life cycles, and align sales approaches with how specific markets buy. Discover the three key questions to ask in order to define your sales talent strategy, and leave this session with 6 strategies for getting the right sales talent.

Presented by Lance Tyson, President and CEO, Tyson Group
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Wrap Up and Conclusion

 

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