The National Black MBA Association® 2014 Regional Symposiums will kickoff this week with a Memphis launch.
The multi-city tour, which targets professionals, will discuss the innovative trends within the workplace, along with a changing global workforce that "sometimes requires one to recalibrate their professional and personal realities."
The tour theme is "The Art of Leadership – Recalibrate Your Reality: Practical Steps from the NBMBAA®." The symposium will share the latest industry practices, insights, cutting-edge resources and tools from some of today's leading experts.
The Memphis launch is Thursday. It will be hosted in partnership with FedEx Corporation at the FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Drive.
"The regional symposiums were designed as an opportunity to extend our organizational mission to people across the country and shed light on our partnerships with some of the most recognized global brands and employers. It's a pre-cursor to our annual NBMBAA® Conference and Exposition, where over 10,000 of the world's best talent and rising leaders will convene on Sept. 16-20 in Atlanta, Ga.," said Jesse Tyson, President and CEO, NBMBAA®.
"Our year-round programming and engagement activities are intentional in objectives designed to foster advancement, provide forward-thinking solutions and impact the lives of others through development. We've assembled the best minds to attract the best minds. In these sessions, we will collectively and respectively challenge one another to think beyond theories, recognize opportunities and chart new paths."
The day will also feature thought leader panels and networking opportunities with local, regional and national business leaders and employers, such as 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.
Crisis Management Expert Judy Smith will keynote the regional events. She is the inspiration for "Scandal," which revolves around the life and work of a professional fixer.
Smith serves as co-executive producer of the project and provides insight and technical expertise on crisis management issues. She honed her skills through her experiences with some of the most historic and sensational events of our time, including the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the 1991 Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the President Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinsky, the congressional inquiry of Enron, the General Petraeus CIA scandal, and the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization response to the SARS epidemic.
About the National Black MBA Association®
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle.
The NBMBAA® has 46 chapters, 28 collegiate chapters, a membership base of more than 9,000 and more than 300 corporate partners. For more information visit, www.nbmbaa.org.
For a complete listing of scheduled events, or to register, visit http://nbmbaa.org/events/regSymposiums.aspx. Registration is $50 for NBMBAA® members and $100 for non-members. The NBMBAA® Southeast Regional Symposium is sponsored by FedEx Corporation and Cargill, Inc.
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