Executive Leadership Forum Schedule
Thursday, February 14
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 15
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Having the right leadership in place is a critical
tenet of Ritz-Carlton’s success. Employees want to be led by
authentic leaders who are dynamic, transparent, competent, and fair.
Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center faculty will help you take your skills to
the next level. Begin with a leader’s self-assessment, then
explore Ritz-Carlton’s 12 principles of leadership, consider their
approach to driving the employee promise for worldclass performance, and
learn the significance of what they call “life’s board of
Presenter: Alexandra Valentin, CHT,
Corporate Director, Culture Transformation The Ritz- Carlton Leadership
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the role of leadership in making an authentic social responsibility and community engagement strategy a core operating principle of your district. 2. Identify the rewards, benefits, and challenges of developing and deploying a social responsibilty strategy. 3. Explain how an effective social responsibility platform engages employees, students, and the community. 4. Describe how to leverage core competencies in making a positive impact.
Presenter: Sue O. Stephenson, Vice President, Community Footprints, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Born out of what was once a K-Mart, the high-tech Professional Learning Center (PLC) in Luling, Louisiana, is a stellar example of how visionary school and community leadership can build a state-of-the-art facility for fostering educational excellence at great savings to the community. ASBO member Jim Melohn, CFO with the St. Charles Parish Public Schools, has assembled a team of school and community leaders, the architect, a public relations expert, and others involved in the PLC to take you on a tour of the facility. Participants will also tour the nearby Satellite Center for insight including health care, engineering, interactive media and the hospitality industry. The tour will highlight the collaborative efforts behind these innovative educational educational facilities.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the potential benefits to students, education empolyees, and the community of developing a central facility for professional learning and a career-focused satellite high school. 2. Outline the key partnerships involved in designing, funding and engaging stakeholder commitment to innovative educational facilites of this kind. 3. Discuss how the concepts of centralized professional learning and career-focused satellite facilities for students might be adapted to and implemented in your district.
Presenters: James Melohn, CPA, SFO- Chief Financial Officer, St. Charles Parish Schools; Michael Tabb, Partner with Murray Architects, Inc; and members of the St. Charles Parish Public Schools collaborative team.
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 16
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Learning Objectives: 1. Outline the five actions that are common in all who practice smart trust. 2. Explain how the principles of smart trust can play a pivotal role in your everyday personal and professional life. 3. Discuss three ways to create trust and influence people. 4. Identify three states of trust in your life and explain how to balance them.
Presenter: LeRoy Maughan, professional mentor and keynote speaker for the Global Speed of Trust Practice at Franklin Covey.
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
When Hurricane Katrina devastated their city, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOLA CVB) had the formidable responsibilities of implementing an emergency communication plan during the storm and rebuilding tourism in its aftermath. Explore principles of crisis management from a convention/visitors bureau and communications/media perspective that can strengthen preparedness planning in your district.
Learning Objectives: 1. Compare the challenges faced by the NOLA CVB with those that might be encountered by a school district experiencing a disaster. 2. Outline the primary actions that should be taken and the communication tools needed to manage a crisis and restore order and confidence in its aftermath. 3. Describe methods for assessing negative perceptions following a crisis and public relations strategies for developing positive perceptions.
Presenter: Kelly Schultz, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits
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