The Flight of Leadership: Putting the Pieces Together is a conference sponsored by the scholars of the Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP) initiative of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Leadership within the academic workplace is a team effort comprised of diverse talents and built on the core common values shared throughout the university. Successful leaders are rarely built solely on their own accord, but by the inclusion of their dynamic team which brings greatness to the group as a whole.

On Friday, April 18th, 2014 the LEP Scholars would like to invite you to share in their journey. At the conference, you will have the unique opportunity to see highlights of the scholars’ quest to become better leaders. You will hear from many dynamic speakers, each with demonstrated leadership success, offering hands on activities and anecdotes to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the topics. You will be left with takeaways which can be incorporated into your own repertoire. By the end of the conference, expect to understand how each critical piece of the leadership puzzle ultimately joins together forming the Flight of Leadership.

Download a campus map with the conference location by clicking this link. A visitor’s parking pass may be obtained upon arrival at the conference in the Henderson Welcome Center.

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Conference Agenda

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2014
Friday, April 18th
8:15 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP) Team, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony - Diversity and Inclusion Staff Welcome Address

Robin Roberts, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, ERAU
Kenneth E. Hunt, Associate Director of Retention and Special Populations, ERAU
Samuel A. Green, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, ERAU
Stephanie M. Moore, Administrative Assistant, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

9:10 AM

Smart Cities, Smart Leaders, Smart ERA"You"

Robin A. Roberts D.M., Director of Diversity and Inclusion, ERAU
Kenneth E. Hunt, Associate Director of Retention and Special Populations, ERAU
Samuel A. Green, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

10:10 AM

Breakout Session 1-A: Leading Through Diversity

Bernadine Douglas, Vice President for External Relations, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Session 1-B: Higher Ed vs. Corporate World

Bill Hampton, Vice President for Enrollment Management, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

11:10 AM

Executive Leadership Panel Discussion: Moderated by Marc Bernier

Richard H. Heist, Chief Academic Officer, ERAU
John R. Watret, Chancellor of Worldwide, ERAU
Nancee I. Bailey Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs, ERAU
Becky L. Vasquez, Chief Technology Officer Worldwide, ERAU
Marc Bernier, Moderator

Henderson Welcome Center

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch

LEP Scholars, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

1:00 PM

Breakout Session 2-A: Managing Difficult People/Having Difficult Conversations

Richard Pernell, Director of Facilitation and Learning Services, ERAU

Henderson Welcome Center

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Breakout Session 2-B: The Importance of Mentoring

Elaine Larsen, Larsen Motorsports

Henderson Welcome Center

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

2:00 PM

Keynote Address: Bringing the Pieces Together

David Downey, President, Downey Aviation Services

Henderson Welcome Center

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

2:50 PM

Closing Comments

LEP Team

Henderson Welcome Center

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM