Emerging Leaders 2013 at NIKE in Beaverton, Ore.

Shannon McNamara 11/5/2013

Symposium for Emerging LeadersTiger Woods Center, Nike Global Headquarters

Beaverton, Ore.

Nike Global Headquarters | Hilton Garden Inn

Roster of 2013 Emerging Leaders Participants

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Monday, Oct. 28 Tuesday, Oct. 29 Wednesday, Oct. 30

Monday, Oct. 28

Hilton Garden Inn

1-1:30 p.m.

Registration and Networking

1:30-2 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

2 -3 p.m.

Winston Churchill's Language of Leadership


Churchill’s communication skills are legendary. Legislative leaders today are wise to study the “British Bulldog” not only for his masterful use of language to inspire but as the quintessential leader. 


Presenter:           Representative Craig Horn, North Carolina

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3:30-4:45 p.m.

Leadership Through Influence and Negotiation


The most successful leaders rely on influence and negotiation skills at every turn, whether it is gaining support for a vote, managing diverse opinions or obtaining resources. Leaders cannot be successful alone. Learning to influence and negotiate effectively will help you solve problems and accomplish your goals while reducing conflict and preserving relationships.


Presenters:      Morag Barrett, CEO, SkyeTeam, Colorado

                        Eric Spencer, senior vice president, SkyeTeam, Colorado
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Tuesday, Oct. 29

NIKE Global Headquarters

9-9:45 a.m.

The Story of Nike and the Leadership Philosophy That Make It the World’s Leading Innovator in Athletic Gear 


Mark Pilkenton will share the unique story of how Nike emerged as a world leader in athletic apparel as well as the leadership philosophy that helped them get there.

Speaker:            Mark Pilkenton, director of Global Brand Culture for Nike,


9:45-10:45 a.m.

THE STUPID RULE and Other Leadership Secrets


Mark Hamilton will share important leadership techniques made easier to remember by their names.  He will discuss communicating, personnel selection  and other concepts that you need to master to be a truly effective leader.


Presenter:           Mark R Hamilton, major general, U.S. Army (Ret.) and president
                           emeritus, University of Alaska

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Navigating the Legislative Maze

A successful legislative career may, at times, feel like working through a maze with dead ends and unexpected twists and turns. Through trial and error, participants must work together to discover the “correct” or “safe path” through the maze within a set time while avoiding penalties and errors.

Presenters:      Morag Barrett, CEO, SkyeTeam, Colorado

                        Eric Spencer, senior vice president, SkyeTeam, Colorado

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Staying on Message and Thriving in the New Media Environment


The media landscape is undergoing tectonic shifts. Learn tricks of the trade at this session about the do’s and don’ts of effective media relations. How can you make the most of press opportunities? What does this mean for you as a leader trying to get your message out while avoiding pitfalls?


Presenter:           Gene Rose, president, At Last Communications, Colorado
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1:30-2:45 p.m.

Faster Cheaper Better: Using Business Techniques to Strengthen Legislative Leadership Skills  


Faced with a variety of stakeholders—constituents, interest groups, lobbyists, colleagues, political parties—and always under the scrutiny of the press, many legislators struggle to find the right balance of listening, leading, and collaborating in search of success. Both business and government organizations deal with scarce resources, daunting competition, a need for customer satisfaction, a requirement to build consensus, and goals that often fail to align with both day-to-day and long term needs. This high energy, interactive presentation is filled with both private and public sector examples of what and what-not to do when it comes to changing the way we work and lead. The session will highlight select elements of the Results Focused Management™ approach to emphasize the link between process, leadership, culture, and the ability to influence.


Presenter:           Lisa Hershman, CEO, The DeNovo Group, Indiana

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3-4 p.m.

The Politics of Change


Woodrow Wilson famously remarked “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” Exercising leadership to effect change can be noble work, but is difficult and often dangerous. In a powerful exercise, you will explore the roots of your own and your constituency’s resistance to change, and gain insights into what it means to exercise leadership in the political arena.


Presenter:           Representative Jay Kaufman, Massachusetts

Wednesday, Oct. 30

9-10 a.m.

Lessons Learned After Jumping into the “Deep End” of Legislative Leadership

Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos moved quickly through the legislative ranks to become head of Florida Senate. He left the legislature last year due to term limits and is working on a book chronicling his time in the legislature and the many lessons he learned while leading the Senate in one of the nation’s most complex and populous states. Haridopolos will lead a robust discussion about leading in the unique world of a legislature.


Presenter:           Mike Haridopolos, former Senate president, Florida

10:30-11:30 a.m. 

What Does It Mean to Be A Leader and  Public Servant?: The Allegory of the Cave

The purpose of this session is to get participants to delve more deeply into what it means to serve the public. Does it mean doing what the public wants? Does it mean doing what you think the public wants? Does it mean doing what is best for the public even if they don’t agree? Who is “the public?” Is it your voters, your constituents, your state? Using Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to explore these and other issues relative to serving the public, this session will help participants explore the broader definition of legislative leadership.


Presenter: Thom Little, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, North Carolina

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