Participation in these sessions is included as part of your conference registration.
Opening General Session: Industry Standards
Monday, April 20
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
More information coming soon!
Tuesday General Session: Hot Topics Discussion
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a facilitated hot topics discussion. More information coming soon!
General Session: Leadership's Calling
Wednesday, April 22
a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
President and CEO of SmithBucklin Corporation
According to Henry Givray, leadership is the most powerful human force that is accessible to anyone regardless of position or title and in virtually all contexts of professional and personal life. But what is leadership? We know when we see it. We can measure its impact. And we can feel how it inspires us. But the concept of leadership is elusive, and no simple formulas or prescriptions exist on how to become a true leader. There are, however, principles and guidelines, and these can be learned and applied only through a process of personal, active engagement and self-discovery. Henry’s presentation is designed to help others identify opportunities to grow as leaders, while also building their commitment to continuous learning in this area. During the session, he will share essential foundational principles and concepts around leadership, introduce a working framework to help attendees better understand and measure leadership capacity and performance, and offer practical ideas and tools for everyday use.
Henry Givray is President & CEO of SmithBucklin Corporation, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Henry is a dedicated, ongoing student of leadership, committed to speaking and writing as a way to teach and give back. His insights and ideas on leadership have been prominently featured in business books and top national news media. Henry has been invited to speak at numerous association conferences, corporate meetings and educational forums that were attended by diverse audiences. Recognizing that growing leaders from within is essential for any organization to remain vital, value-creating and sustainable, Henry established and facilitates two intensive, high-impact leadership learning programs. The SmithBucklin Leadership Learning Forum is a 10-month program for top-performing employees at various levels within the company. The SmithBucklin Leadership Institute is a six-month experience for board members of SmithBucklin client associations. Both expose a small group of students to leadership concepts, principles and guidelines in order to provoke, stimulate and inspire learning, self-discovery and personal growth. Henry holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and both a B.S. and M.E. in operations research from Cornell University.