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NBMBAA® REGIONAL SYMPOSIUMS
In April in Memphis, Tenn., NBMBAA® held the
first of its 2014 Regional Symposium series, with
the theme "The Art of Leadership - Recalibrate
Your Reality: Practical Steps from the NBMBAA®."
Author, crisis management expert, and the
inspiration behind the hit TV show "Scandal,"
Judy Smith, presented the keynote and joined
the industry all-star lineup to kick off the first of
this multi-city tour, which visited the Midwest
(Chicago) on July 17, and will visit the Southwest
(Phoenix) on November 20.
Held in partnership with FedEx Corporation
and Cargill at the FedEx Institute of Technology,
the Southeast Regional Symposium shared the
latest industry practices, insights, cutting-edge
resources and tools from some of today's leading
experts, like Smith, who discussed strategic and
practical ways to advance within and outside of
the workplace. The symposium also discussed
the innovative trends within the workplace,
along with a changing global workforce that
sometimes requires one to recalibrate their
professional and personal realities.
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The day featured thought leader panels and networking opportunities with local, regional and
national business leaders and employers, including Gina F. Adams, Corporate Vice President,
Government Affairs FedEx Corporation; Orlando
Ashford, President of Talent Business Segment,
Mercer; Dr. Atira Charles CEO, Think Actuality,
LLC & Assistant Professor of Management,
Florida A&M University; Leslie Coleman, Global
Human Resources Leader with Cargill, Inc., and
Michael Hyter, Senior Partner & Managing
Director, Korn/Ferry International.
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