Driving Culture Change & Leading With Conviction

WHEN

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Starting at 8am

WHERE

The Times Centre
New York City

PRICE

$590 per-person
Group packages available

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USA Leadership Summit - 2022

Network with decision-makers from a variety of industries.
Attend to learn from organizations that have surpassed expectations.

This unique event will host progressively-minded decision makers from a variety of industries. Attendees will be exposed to cutting edge principles provided by the brightest minds from high performing organizations globally.

WHO ATTENDS

Top Decision Makers

Leadership Professionals

HR Directors/Managers

Team Managers

Heads of Learning/Development

High Performance Coaches

Sports Coaches

Military Personnel

Speakers & Schedule

Driving Culture Change & Leading With Conviction

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

09:00 - 10:00

PERFORMANCE & COLLABORATION: IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE

GARRY RIDGE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHAIRMAN
WD-40 COMPANY

WD-40 is the trademark name of a penetrating oil and water-displacing spray WD-40 Company. By 1993, WD-40 was in 4 out of 5 American households and was used by 81% of professionals. In 2014, WD-40 was inducted into the International Air Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The global brand is now stocked in over 187 countries worldwide and sells over 1,000,000 cans per week.

It’s often said that any organization is nothing without its people. Countless books and courses on leadership, address this well-known and accepted axiom. Then why are nearly 70% of all employees in the United States disengaged at work? Clearly, the conferences, books, courses and motivational speakers are insufficient to make a difference. This session will look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, where employee engagement is above 93% and 98% say they “love to work at WD-40 Company”, and 99% say that their “opinions and values are a good fit” for WD-40 Company.

This high level of engagement has resulted in the company doubling its revenue in the last decade and is on a trajectory to double again in the next. Garry will share his company’s “learning moments” over two decades to transform the company’s culture, beginning in 1997.

In this session, the lessons & principles will include:

  • The personal journey of every servant leader and why that philosophy is critical.
  • The emotional connection of a greater purpose creates high engagement.
  • How to carefully choose values that embed all aspects of leadership and employee development.
  • The difference between a “team” and a “tribe”, and why WD-40 strove to create a tribe that spans 15 countries.
  • How company performance results are directly connected to focus on people.
  • Why investing in people who invest in themselves is a secret to succession planning & greater organizational capability.

Communication and engagement are key to any organization’s success, here Garry will equip you with the tools to build a solid collaborative workforce that is ready to succeed.

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:30

IMMERSIVE LEADERSHIP APPROACH: ACTIVATE LEADERS & TEAMS TO ACCELERATE PERFORMANCE

JESSICA HOBAN
HEAD: EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                            

Jessica is the Head of Executive Development on the Leadership Edge team of JPMorgan Chase & Co. She is responsible for the development of senior leaders including, the design and implementation of the nomination based executive development programs and the senior team effectiveness practice. 

Jessica holds a B.A. in psychology from Emory University, an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from New York University, and an ED.M in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She provides individual and team coaching to our senior leaders and has been with the firm for 16 years.

 

DR. CHLOE TIMOTHY
SENIOR TEAM EFFECTIVENESS LEAD
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                            

Dr. Timothy is an ICF Master Certified Coach whose experience spans over 30 years across multiple geographies, industries and disciplines. As the Senior Team Effectiveness Practice Lead at JPMorgan Chase & Co., she collaborates with the executive development team to design immersive solutions and provide executive coaching to senior leaders and their teams. 

Chloe was the first South African woman to earn a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. After extensive research, she released an original album of meditation music using a brain-based methodology. In December 2019, Chloe published her memoirs which recently won first place in the Writer’s Digest 9th Annual Self-Published Book Awards

SEKOU KAALUND
HEAD: CONSUMER BANKING
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                            

Sekou leads Consumer Banking at Chase for the Northeast Division, overseeing 1000 branches with 10,000 employees and over $370 billion in deposits and investments. Previously, he held several leadership roles in JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, including Americas Head of Sales for Public & Corporate Pensions and Global Head of Private Equity Fund Services Business Development. 

In 2018, Sekou was tapped to launch Advancing Black Pathways, the first global corporate initiative that leveraged a data-driven strategic framework to develop scalable programs to reduce the racial wealth gap. The success of this initiative—which included hiring thousands of black students, providing millions of dollars in capital to black businesses, and reaching over one million individuals with financial health content—led to a historic five-year firm-wide $30B commitment to advance racial equity. 

STEPHEN MARKWELL 
HEAD: PRODUCT STRATEGY & FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.                                            

Stephen is the Head of Product Strategy and Fintech partnerships for the Commercial Bank. He is responsible for creating and executing upon our product strategy as well as evaluating and sourcing FinTech partners that address our strategic priorities. Stephen has been with the firm for 19 years, in senior roles spanning strategy, product management, and technology. 

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen held leadership positions at two early stage technology start-up companies and was a management consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Stephen earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Information Systems and Marketing from Indiana University and an M.B.A. with distinction and finance concentration from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. 

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00 - 13:00

INFLUENCE & LEADERSHIP: HOW THE MILITARY ENABLES PERFORMANCE TO SUSTAIN SUCCESS

COL. DARCY SCHNACK (PHD)
DIRECTOR: CENTER FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: WEST POINT

As an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Army since 1996 with tours to Iraq in 2004 and 2009, Colonel Darcy Schnack understands the psychological strains that Soldiers experience.  With a PhD in Sociology, COL Schnack will unpack how the United States Military Academy develops leaders and enhances their mental skills through performance psychology in the military, academic, character and physical pillars.

COL Schnack understands the psychological strains that America’s top military personnel endure. COL Schnack will unpack how West Point develops leaders of character and enhances their mental skills through performance psychology in the military, academic and physical pillars.

No matter how significant, the outcome of any event can never be equated to a life and death situation faced by active military personnel on the battlefield. In this session, you will hear how leadership, goal setting, and mental skills training are taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, as it produces mentally tough leaders of character.  

13:00 - 14:00

Break

14:00 - 15:00

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: THE KEY TO TEAM DYNAMICS

KEVIN CLAYTON
HEAD: DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Kevin is the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for the Cavs, which is only one of four sports teams across all professional sports to have a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion department. As a former basketball player, Kevin started his career with Procter & Gamble and has had prominent roles within the likes of Bon Secours, Mercy Health, Russell Corp and the United States Tennis Association.

In this session, Kevin will be addressing what drives team dynamics and how diversity and Inclusion is imperative to team performance. He will provide you with solutions on how to break down the ‘‘barriers’’ to drive intrinsic inclusion and leadership competency at every level. This will include a discussion on community engagement and how this impacts the success of the team.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 16:15

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY: WALKING THE LINE BETWEEN CREATIVITY & CHAOS

PROF. DEBORAH ANCONA
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT
FOUNDER OF THE MIT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

The MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Its degree programs are among the most selective in the world, with many influential ideas in management and finance originating from the school, including numerous Nobel laureates. A recent study underscores the substantial economic impact of the Institute’s alumni entrepreneurs, whose companies have created millions of jobs and generate annual revenues of nearly $2 trillion—a figure greater than the gross domestic product of the world’s 10th-largest economy.

In this session, Professor Ancona will present 5 key areas that you need to know to lead in an exponentially changing world. The ideas presented are from research done at the MIT Leadership Center, with the most recent findings and results published in the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review in 2019. These ideas have been implemented in many companies around the world to improve innovation and enable change. She will also share insight into walking the line between creativity and chaos, as well as how to manage uncertainty, which drives strategic effectiveness.

 

16:15 - 16:30

Break

16:30 - 17:30

LEADERSHIP, UNPREDICTABILITY & COMPLEXITY: HOW TO SUSTAIN SUCCESS BY LEADING TOWARDS THE FUTURE

ALISON PARRIN
DIRECTOR: GOOGLE SCHOOL FOR LEADERS
GOOGLE

We are living in times that are increasingly complex and unpredictable. Look around us. Increasing urbanization, global connections, exponential technology and shifting demographics are colliding to create faster disruptions to business than we have ever seen before. Leaders need more than just new skills to handle these rapid transformations – they need new ways of thinking in order to navigate unprecedented circumstances.

It is time for a paradigm shift and to modernize leadership development. To create lasting change and keep up with the times, leaders must become more self-aware and expand their range of behavior choices and this requires working on their thinking (not just acquiring a new skill or behaviour). And to begin this journey, we would like to share a model of how to make sense of complexity and discuss what it takes to expand personal mental models. We will share learning and applications from our work with leaders at Google.

 

17:30

Drinks Reception

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