Local business people and community leaders can hear from best-selling authors, a CEO, Nobel Prize winner, former First Lady and Oscar-nominated screenwriter during a live broadcast on Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Leadercast will be presented by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce at the R.D. Scinto Inc. Auditorium on Corporate Drive in Shelton.
The program will be broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites around the world. People can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending the event.
This year’s Leadercast theme is “Beyond You: Be A Leader Worth Following.”
Greater Valley Chamber President Bill Purcell called Leadercast “the best and most consolidated source of leadership training that I know of. But it goes beyond that.
“I think this conference, although very focused on leadership, transcends the topic and really shows you how to lead in life,” Purcell said.
Presenters via video
This year’s line-up of speakers via video includes:
— Laura Bush, First Lady from 2001-09, via a video interview.
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and human rights activist, live from Cape Town, South Africa.
— Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, a global software company.
— Randall Wallace, screenwriter, film director, producer and songwriter (screenwriter of ”Braveheart,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar, and director of “Secretariat”).
— Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and best-selling author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”
— Simon Sinek, leadership expert and best-selling author of “Start with Why.”
— Laura Schroff, former ad sale executive and best-selling author of “An Invisible Thread.”
— Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator.
— Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and leadership consultant.
In addition, this year’s featured local leaders to appear in person are:
— Charles J. Boulier III, president of Ion Bank.
— Larry Janesky, founder and president of Basement Systems Inc.
— Bob Scinto, chairman of R.D. Scinto Inc.
— Ed Schultek, founder and managing principal of Sandler Training.
— Kimberly Tabb, business ethics officer at Prudential.
Watched by tens of thousands annually
Last year, more than 100,000 people from 14 countries attended the full-day Leadercast conference. This will be the 15th Leadercast, and the fifth time the Greater Valley Chamber has participated. General CEU, CNE and HR credits are available to attendees.
Tickets to attend the event at the Scinto Auditorium are $99 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Purchase tickets at 203-925-4981 or www.greatervalleychamber.com.
For more information about Leadercast, go to www.leadercast.com.