October Summit breakouts offer ideas for peak performance
4 keynotes, store tours and ‘Deep Dive’ make event biggest yet
The Summit, October15-16 in Dallas, is themed “Smart Choices for Peak Performance” and will also feature four keynote speakers and two optional events -- a Retail Safari store tour before the Summit and a “Deep Dive” Career Development workshop after. The event is expected to attract more than 400 of the CPG and retail industry’s leading executives and most promising emerging leaders.
Scheduled breakouts will cover Life Balance Assessment, presented by Dr. Barbara McFarland; Five Pillars of Health by Kristen Cooper and Barbara Simkins; Martial Art of Influence by Stuart Heller; Smarter, Faster, Better by Karlin Sloan; and the Connected and Committed Leader by Laura Lopez. The NEW Summit will also include numerous networking opportunities, including an opening reception and dinner sponsored by PepsiCo, networking breakfast sponsored by the Kellogg Company, and networking breaks sponsored by KPMG.
Four top speakers
The 2007 Summit will feature four powerful keynote speakers: Susan Arnold, president, Global Business Units for Procter & Gamble; Ann Fudge, retired CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands; Fawn Germer, author of the upcoming book The NEW Woman Rules; and women’s issues expert Dr. Barbara McFarland.
This year's Summit will be expanded with an optional Retail Safari store tour on Monday, October 15, presented by WSL Strategic Retail. Space is limited for this event. The store agenda, which is subject to change, features guided tours of Wal-Mart Plano, day spa Whole Foods Refresh, Bath & Body Works and wine store Best Cellars.
Also new for the 2007 Summit is The NEW Boutique, “a fun silent auction featuring great products and services and benefiting the Network’s Scholarship Fund,” the Network announced. NEW urged companies “to show their support for NEW’s scholarship program by donating products and services to the event.”
Deep Dive follows
The Summit will be immediately followed on October 16-17 by a Deep Dive Into Career Self Management workshop led by Sandra Bushby, NEW mentoring chair and director of Women's Initiatives for KPMG. The workshop will extend attendees’ learning experience for the rest of their careers by helping them understand their individual work styles, maximize relationships, increase effectiveness and build strong mentor partnerships.
The optional Deep Dive and Retail Safari programs will be held in conjunction with the NEW Summit at the full-service Omni Mandalay Hotel, 20 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. A limited number of hotel rooms at the reduced rate of $169 are available first-come, first-served, from the Omni Mandalay (book by Sunday, Sept. 23, by calling 800 843-6664). Discount airfare to Dallas is available through American Airlines (book online at www.AA.com and enter code A44H7AF).
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Deep Dive Career Self Management
Top industry executives head to NEW Forum
Attendees will “Meet the Champions” and share peer coaching
The opening day’s general session will be led by Greg Welch, global practice leader for Spencer Stuart's Consumer Goods and Services Practice. His presentation, “You’re in Charge, Now What?” will include an eight-point plan for success, case studies and his personal reflections on the industry.
Other general sessions will be led by James White, senior vice president, consumer brands, for Safeway, who will discuss “Transformational Change,” and Fawn Germer, author of The NEW Woman Rules. Peer coaching sessions will be moderated by Janice Duis, director of consumer brands for Safeway and Cheryl Williams, vice president of marketing for Wakefern.
“Meet the Champions” roundtable discussions will be led by Sandy Grimes vice president, sales, of Johnson & Johnson (who will discuss Unwritten Rules of the Executive Suite); Jeff Schomberger president, Wal-Mart Global Customer Team, Procter & Gamble (Leadership); Danny Strickland, senior vice president and chief innovation officer for the Coca-Cola Company (Innovation); and Celia Swanson, senior vice president, sustainability, for Wal-Mart (who will lead a discussion on Sustainability in the Context of Corporate Social Responsibility).
A second series of roundtables will be hosted by Mary Bass of Spencer Stuart (Board Service and You); Chris Baldwin president of Hershey North America (Relevance); Tom Greco, president of PepsiCo Sales (Creating the 21st Century Workforce); and Don Knauss, CEO of Clorox (The First 100 Days Success Plan).
Network President Helayne Angelus, vice president, Global CBD Diversity, for Procter & Gamble, will host the event, which will be led by Trudy Bourgeois, founder and president of the Center for Workforce Excellence. The invitation-only event is reserved for vice presidents and above in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry. The program was created for senior-level executives by a committee of senior-level executives, NEW says.
A confirmation letter with complete details was mailed to attendees this week. For more information on the NEW Forum contact Nathalia Granger, (312) 693-6855.
Last chance to nominate board members
Diversity champions also sought for Hedy Halpert Award
Members of the Network of Executive Women have until Wednesday, August
1, to submit nominations for the group's board of directors. Elections
will be held on Monday, October 15, prior to the NEW's Annual
Leadership Summit in Dallas. The Network is also seeking nominations
for this year's Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award, which honors
one outstanding industry executive. Deadline for this award is also
Outlook Leadership to feature Bradshaw and Bradley
C-store conference and expo Sept. 24-26 in Phoenix
The Outlook Leadership Conference, now in its 13th year, is a training and networking event for executives from the convenience store/retail petroleum industry. For more information, go visit www.outlookconference.com or contact Bryn Cotton at (480) 337-3420.
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