In-Person Cost: $3,000

Video-Only Cost: $1,500

Includes one-year access to video of all speaker sessions starting approximately 10 days after the event.

Accelerate your executive development by learning from executives in the Manager Tools® community. You’ll hear from top leaders in diverse industries including banking, software, aerospace, consulting, markets, finance, HR, etc. as they share their thoughts on leadership, managing and more. Build your skills and grow your network by getting access to the right topics and the right people.

You can choose to either join us In-Person, or receive videos of our speaker sessions afterward. All registrants, both In-Person and Video-Only, will be invited to a series of 9, 1-hour monthly calls, in the lead up to the event. Here we'll network and hear from various professionals on additional topics for group discussion.

All In-Person Attendees, upon registration, will be invited to an instant messaging group for connecting with other attendees, speakers, and the MT team. Each in-person attendee will also become a Manager Tools Personal Licensee for 5-years from the date of registration. Plus, being invited to an advanced meet-and-greet will take place beginning at 12pm on October 25, the day prior to the event, setting us up for 2-full days of engaging sessions and networking events. All In-Person attendees will also receive videos of our speaker sessions afterward.

Meet The Speakers

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Elizabeth Lages - Chief People & Culture Officer, Flexera

Known as "El", she is instrumental in making Flexera (a global technology company based outside of Chicago) a "top workplace" through employee engagement, performance management, manager training, and aligning HR operations with the goals of the business. Under El's leadership, Flexera has received numerous recognitions for its culture, including being awarded a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and Certified as a Best Place to Work. El has been with Flexera since 2004 in various sales and operations leadership roles, including VP of Global Operations and VP of Worldwide Sales Operations, before moving to head up the People team.   Born and raised in New York City, El has a B.S. in communications at State University of New York.

Patty Collins - Deputy Director, Government Publishing Offices

Previously she was a Principal at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. She has extensive leadership and management experience gained from building diverse coalition, military, and governmental agency teams. Patty retired from the US Army after 24 years of active duty. During her service, she led from the tactical company level through the directorate level of the Joint Staff. She has experience in a multitude of areas from information technology, knowledge management, strategic leadership and organizational change. A pioneer in her field, she was one of a small number of women to serve in Special Operations and was the first woman in the DOD to complete the Military Free-Fall Jumpmaster Course and the only female amputee to command a tactical battalion and deploy post amputation.

She is on the Board of Directors of Military Community Youth Ministries, Camp Resilience, and the Chair of the Alumni Committee for Team 43, a division of George W Bush’s Military Service Initiatives. She is a volunteer and fundraiser for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Dare2Tri Triathlon Club, and the Navy SEAL Foundation. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her 15 year old son, Gabe.

Ron Long - Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Premier Truck Group

Premier Truck Group is a commercial truck dealership group providing sales, parts, service, and support to companies in the essential transportation industry through its 41 dealership locations across the US and Canada. Ron’s career in truck sales covers 25 years starting with dealership roles in new and used sales followed by 10 years in management roles with Daimler Trucks North America, the leading manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty trucks in North America. In 2017 Ron joined Premier Truck Group, leading the company’s new truck, remarketing and financial services sales as well as the company’s marketing and communications. Ron lives in the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex with his wife, Brooke, and two high school kids, Mitchell, and Sydney.

Daniel (Dan) McGuire - Managing Partner, Arcturus Advisory Services, LLC

Dan has led large technology divisions to success across three continents, executing on high-impact transformations at major financial services firms including Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, Thomson Reuters and TD Waterhouse. From the largest merger in Wall Street history to enterprise-wide digital strategies and even rapid regulatory reform projects, he has been repeatedly called upon to lead organizations through high-visibility and time-sensitive change.

In 2017, Dan left his 30-year corporate career to build on his experience and become a trusted partner for executives who are faced with complexity and great change. Launching Arcturus, he is once again engaged in transformative events, but now as a certified executive coach and advisory consultant, guiding leaders, teams and organizations through innovation and change.

David Walsh - Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Experience, Berry Global

Berry Global is a Fortune 500 global manufacturer of rigid, flexible, and nonwoven packaging, protection and adhesive products used every day in consumer and industrial end markets. In his current role at Berry, David leads the teams responsible for Supply Chain Planning, Customer Care, Logistics, and Customer Experience in the Engineered Materials division.  During his 12 years with Berry, David has held various roles in Supply Chain and IT, including Vice President ERP Services and Director Supply Chain Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Indiana and a MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management from MITx. He and his wife live in Evansville, IN with their two children. 

Maggie Tucker - Vice President, Marketing Transformation & Capabilities, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Maggie’s career spans 20 years in digital marketing, eCommerce, omni-channel marketing, and planning & strategy across the retail and hospitality industries. Maggie started her career at The Home Depot, and currently works for IHG Hotels + Resorts (IHG). IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with over 890,000 rooms in over 6,000 hotels and more than 400,000 people working across more than 100 countries to deliver True Hospitality for Good. In her role as Vice President of Omni-Channel Marketing, she is focused on improving the capabilities of our Global Marketing team and leading strategic delivery efforts. Maggie aims to stay active in her professional and personal community. She has served on many professional association boards over the years and is very active in the IHG community from sponsoring Employee Resource Groups to being on the regional Diversity + Inclusion Board. Outside of IHG, Maggie is the PTA president at her daughter’s school and is a Plywood People Advisor. She’s also co-hosts a personal finance podcast called friends on FIRE. Her greatest accomplishment and passion is focused on raising 3 young daughters to be compassionate and productive people.

Wednesday, October 26th

7:00 Breakfast and Sign In
8:30 Welcome & Introductions
9:30 TBD Speaker 1
10:30 Break
10:40 TBD Speaker 2
11:40 Break
11:50 TBD Speaker 3
12:50 Lunch
2:00 TBD Speaker 4
3:00 Break
3:15 TBD Speaker 5
4:15 Break
4:30 TBD Speaker 6
6:00 Cocktail Hour
6:45 Dinner and Discussion
8:00 Done for the Day

Thursday, October 27th

7:00 Breakfast & Sign In
8:55 Welcome Back
9:00 TBD Speaker 7
10:00 Break
10:15 TBD Speaker 8
11:15 Break
11:30 TBD Speaker 9
12:30 Lunch
1:30 TBD Speaker 10
2:30 Break
2:45 TBD Speaker 11
4:00 Close/End

Watch a Sample:

Matt Beckwith - Sooner and Smaller Not Larger and Later

This was a good set of practical tools for a new manager to learn, or a seasoned manager to review.

      Read more...Jake Payton

It's good material and good to actually say the words in practice. Very informed and energetically presented!

      Read more...Mark Miller

The conference brought the podcasts to live and cemented the guidance. I got at least as much from the sidebar chats as well. Well run and great info. Very happy to have been in Andrew's first class. He was excellent!

      Read more...Rob Bodkin