Level Up: The MidSouth Leadership Summit
Leverage your skills and put them to the test! During this conference, we’ll host development workshops that help you learn and apply skills and strategies to build the Memphis of tomorrow.
During each session, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your abilities, learn how you can give back to your community, and educate yourself on the crucial issues our city faces. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with organizations onsite to start applying your learnings immediately following the event.
Ticket Types Include:
Premium Pass: Admittance (1) to the full day of conference offerings; Offerings to include morning keynote, breakout sessions, lunch, and happy hour, Conference Swag, Additional drink tickets at Happy Hour
General Admission: Admittance (1) to the full day of conference offerings; Offerings to include morning keynote, breakout sessions, lunch, and happy hour
About the Event
- Doors open at 8:00am.
- Food and beverage amenities will be available on site. Additional food and beverage will be available for purchase.
- All entrants must have a ticket.
- No outside professional photography, video, or audio recording equipment allowed.
- Free parking is available in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage (505 Zach H Curlin St, Memphis, TN 38111)
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Masks are optional for this event. We will continue to monitor the state of COVID-19 cases in our community along with adhering to any guidelines set by the CDC or University of Memphis. Protocols may change based on the discretion of New Memphis or the University of Memphis.
- Open seating on first come, first served basis.
Taking Off the Mask: At what point does "faking it til we make it" impose a sense that we are all frauds regardless of talents or abilities? At some point in all of our careers we ask the question of when others will figure out that we don't actually have the skillsets we're pretending to have - even when we do! The session will explain why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance and over-commitment. Facilitator: Jani "Niranjani" Radhakrishnan
The Secret Sauce: No one ever really teaches you how to be a good manager or supervisor, right? There’s not a step-by-step guide, and it’s one of the most challenging duties of leadership in the workplace. This session will strengthen the skills needed to stimulate the performance of employees and effectively lead individuals as a manager. Facilitator: Dr. Mario Brown
- To Be Announced
Building Your Personal Board of Directors: A personal board of directors is like an unofficial group of guides or a team of unpaid career coaches. But how does one go about forming their personal board? This session will guide you in creating a plan of action in creating your personal board while navigating how to strengthen those relationships to help you in a lifetime of career navigation. Facilitator: NEXUS Leaders
Read the Room!: Over the last two years, George Floyd, COVID-19, Ahmaud Arbery, Accessibility, Breonna Taylor, LGBTQ + Rights, Immigration, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights, and Racial Inequality have been hot topic issues plaguing our communities. No matter the topic – we all have a position, an opinion, or an ideology; and we carry those things with us daily (even in our workplaces). This session will equip participants with resources to create inclusive spaces in the workplace through an exploration of identities, current issues, and best practices for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our circles of influence. Facilitator: Reggie Davis
“I quit”: The Great Resignation Era: 90% of your new hires are thinking of leaving, so what are you to do about it? In the Great Resignation era coined by Anthony Klotz, we are finding that the pandemic has shifted the way people think about “work”; how they want to spend their time and energy; where they want to do it; and with whom they want to do it. This session is designed to help new hire managers and current and rising executives identity what employees are looking for in 2022 while reviewing today's best practices for employee recruitment and retention. Facilitator: Chad Prosser
From the Board Room to the Board: With over 5,000 non-profits within the Mid-South, there is a strong need for strong talent to help organizations thrive through board support. Serving on a local nonprofit board not only helps the organization, but it allows you to share your expertise, tap into your passions, and increase your affinity to the community in which you live. This session will provide an overview on what to expect as a new board member while leveraging your skills, talents, and resources for the betterment of the organization. Facilitator: Reggie Davis
Lean on Me: Effective Mentoring: In the 1972 classic Lean on Me, Bill Withers said “We all need somebody to lean on”. With so many new professionals entering the workforce, job transitions, and job promotions - having a sounding board is critical to increased feelings of belonging, support, confidence, and perspectives. This session is designed to inspire professionals to engage in mentoring opportunities; equip mentors with the tools necessary to develop strong mentee/mentor relationships; and identify the benefits of mentorship for professionals of all generations in the workforce. Facilitator: NEXUS Leaders
- To Be Announced
To learn more about the 2022 speakers and conference schedule, visit newmemphis.org.
Attending as a team? Email [email protected] to learn more about group rates available to teams of 8 or more.