Opening General Session: Leadership and The Missing 33%™Location: Carneros Ballroom
Leading NOW will present a unique definition of Leadership and global research that has identified the 9 critical differentiators for moving from the middle into senior and executive positions. The research also indicates that traditional career advice neglects key messaging about what we call The Missing 33% of the career success equation - business, strategic and financial acumen.
LEADERS: Show Them the Money
- Participants who might think that strategic and financial acumen are skills exclusive to graduate school programs and executive offices, are pleasantly surprised by this clear and powerful overview. They walk away with a strong foundation for understanding, executing or creating strategy and the role of financial measures in the process.
RISING STARS: Think Like a CEO
- It's never too early (or too late) in a career to enhance your business acumen, but if action isn't taken, careers plateau. Participants in this session will learn the 4 key business outcomes that executives monitor and understand how their work drives these outcomes. Also, participants will learn the importance of aligning their work to business outcomes and how it differentiates talent for career success.
LEADERS: Managing Complexity
- Focusing on results but keeping in mind the complex factors that impact decision-making such as geography, risk, media attention, government regulation, & diverse communities.
RISING STARS: Speak the Language of Power
- The Language of Power is the language of outcomes. Communicating effectively in this language is a vital success factor for participants as they impact the business and their careers.
Lunch and Roundtable Discussion: Growth through ConversationLocation: Oakville Terrace
Roundtable Discussion with two leadership champions, a woman leader and a rising star to talk about the real issues that our industry is facing and how we can begin to address the change. This will be a raw discussion on what they have seen for successful changes, what they look for in mentoring women towards leadership, and tips on how to break glass ceilings in your own organizations.
Retail Power DuosLocation: Carneros Ballroom
Ever wondered why our brains crave a speedy info fix? Join Donna Hood Crecca and Abbey Lewis as they engage in rapid-fire, one-on-one interviews with the power duos leading the c-store industry, tackling its most critical questions head-on.
General Session: PIE: Strategic MentoringLocation: Carneros Ballroom
Participants learn the difference between CAKE (Supportive) and PIE (Strategic) mentoring and why successful women and men receive and give PIE mentoring. Particpants leave with practical tools for future discussions and experiences that will ensure that they make the most of mentoring relationships and how to use PIE Mentoring to earn sponsorship.
Closing General Session: Strategic Relationships for Business SuccessLocation: Carneros Ballroom
Every interaction has the potential to lead to a strategic relationship. And while bosses rate women as outperforming men in interpersonal skills, they rate men as outperforming women in using relationships to advance the business. Participants learn how to identify the difference between tactical and strategic relationships, and how to utilize these relationships for business and career success.