Leadership, Diversity, Project Management & Tech

Errol Gibbs

Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Speaker Stage: Main Stage (Celebration Hall)

Consummate Project Management—Preparing for the AI Revolution

The presenter will introduce high-level concepts for managing projects and businesses, using proven methodologies, policies, guidelines and procedures, processes, and practices. These approaches will help to ensure the effective execution of all phases of projects and businesses, from initiation to project closeout and ongoing business operations—essential to succeed in the emerging AI economy.

Dr. Abdoulaye Mbengue

CEO, Business Management Coaching LLC
Vice President for Africa of the World Conference of Mayors, Inc.
Speaker Stage: Second (Virtual) Stage (The Hub)

Servant Leadership

Leadership plays a crucial role in shaping our lives, as it profoundly influences the engagement, commitment, and performance of followers. The success or failure of organizations and their impact on communities are directly linked to the actions of leaders. While Greenleaf introduced the concept of servant leadership in 1970, its principles have been practiced throughout history. Servant leadership is a follower-centered and value-based approach that prioritizes servanthood, personal development, power sharing, and community empowerment.

In today’s world, servant leadership is vital for organizational success. It cultivates a culture of trust, cooperation, engagement, and responsible citizenship. By empowering their teams, servant leaders create a positive work environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and high performance. This safe and supportive setting encourages team members to take risks, assume ownership, and demonstrate accountability, resulting in continuous improvement.
Dr. Mbengue discusses the benefits of servant leadership and how to extend it to both the workforce and the organization as a whole.

Britney Cole

Vice President, and Head of the Blanchard Innovation Lab
Speaker Stage: Second (Virtual) Stage (The Hub)

Leadership in Innovation

As the world changes more rapidly than ever, the skills needed to lead ourselves, others, teams, and organizations must also change. While we are more connected to technology, including more accessible AI tools, we also feel more disconnected and isolated from each other. It’s never been a more critical time to lead with empathy, agility, and innovation.

Join Britney Cole, Vice President, and Head of the Blanchard Innovation Lab, to discuss the trends of the future of leadership, including how to manage and leverage new technologies effectively, prioritize the development of the critical human skills to drive creativity, belonging and collaboration, and how to become more comfortable with ambiguity and learning from failure.  Get ready for some practical tools and models to help you adapt and be ready for whatever happens next!

Aisha Heywood

HeywoodFounder/Director, Aspyre Analytics
Speaker Stage: Main Stage (Celebration Hall)

Data, Analytics & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Unlocking Organizational Transformation through DEI Data

In today’s diverse and interconnected world, fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within an organization is no longer just a moral imperative – it’s a strategic advantage. This interactive workshop delves into the crucial role that DEI data plays in driving profound organizational transformation.

Join us in this workshop to unlock the transformative potential of DEI data within your organization. Together, we’ll explore the importance of DEI data, how leveraging data can drive cultural shifts, foster innovation, and create a more equitable and inclusive workplace that thrives in today’s diverse business landscape