The C-Suite symposium is designed to enable both seasoned and emerging executives to understand practical issues involved in leading a major organization and expand ways in which you think about business, boardroom, and global issues. Get an inside look at this year’s report from executive leaders on how the board and management should prepare for and respond to the events that require a shift in strategic direction – such as talent succession, mergers and acquisitions, and use of big data. With the scrutiny over executive governance, crowding out of board focus on global impacts to corporate performance has ensued vulnerability; how has board diversity influenced a new framework for looking at strategy and risk? What are leading F500 organizations doing to address and develop broad section of skills and competencies? What are the implications for top executives in engaging their board members effectively to transform during merger and acquisitions? What are the challenges facing board members in today’s corporate environment with the use of big data?
Steve Barth, Chief of National M&A Securities Practice Group & Chair of Foley & Lardner’s National Directors Institute
Jennifer Van Buskirk, President of Cricket Wireless
We expect 350 emerging and seasoned executives to participate in this symposium. These leaders are high potential executives that have won our individual achievement recognition. Their levels range from senior director to president. Since the exposure to such an esteemed panel is rare, we believe it is important for emerging leaders to also understand what is required to operate at more senior levels.
We have learned that while this is a very educated and talented audience that have achieved success in corporate America and in business, they do not have a vast understanding or knowledge base on the expectations and requirements of qualifying for corporate board service (public or private) or preparing for next level board service opportunities beyond non profits.
Opportunity for Executives:
Diversity MBA is providing a unique opportunity for a panel of seasoned senior executives to have intimate dialogue with Fortune 500 diverse executives and women. This participation in this symposium will set the realistic environment for these leaders as they continue to grow and excel. It will provide a gratifying experience for the executives to know that their experience will reach executives from all cultures. This symposium will also be published in the leadership issue (Fall/November) of Diversity MBA Magazine.