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The 2010 Conference will define a new leadership landscape for participants and spotlight the types of leadership skills that are needed to deal with current realities.

The format of this interactive conference includes keynote and plenary sessions featuring over 15 leaders across various industries including finance, consulting, sports, entertainment, government, and technology. All sessions are moderated by Duke faculty and scholars, and are designed to allow participants to easily learn and interact with the speakers and from one another.

Please see the conference highlights page for examples of programs* from past years.

*Program is subject to change

Monday, October 25, 2010
Registration and Welcome Reception
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic & Athletic Excellence (Scharf Hall)
5:30 PM Registration
6:15 PM – 6:25 PM Welcome by Sim Sitkin, Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke Men's Basketball and Executive-in-Residence, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
6:25 PM – 7:10 PM Keynote Address
Alison Levine, President, Daredevil Strategies

 

Introduced by Sanyin Siang, Managing Director and Sr. Research Associate, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
The Fuqua School of Business (Winter Garden)
Registration/Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
The Fuqua School of Business (Geneen Auditorium)
Opening Session

 

Blair Sheppard, Dean, The Fuqua School of Business
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM Geneen Auditorium Becoming Distributed in a Distributed World: Lessons from the University Going Global

 

L. Gregory Jones, Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Strategy and Programs, Duke University

 

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Geneen Auditorium
Leadership Implications of Disruptive Technology: Lessons from the Music Industry

Fred Goldring, Founder, Goldring Strategies; Member, The President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities (appointed by President Obama)
Eric Garland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Big Champagne

 

Moderated by Tony O'Driscoll, Executive Director, Center for Entertainment, Media, and Information Technology (EMIT), Professor of the Practice, The Fuqua School of Business
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geneen Auditorium Cultural Leadership: Forging a Shared Kernel While Preserving Individual Differences

 

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America

 

Moderated by Greg Marchi, Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing; Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education, Duke University
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Geneen Auditorium
Effective Board Leadership: Using, Being, and Leveraging


Fernando Aguirre, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Kerrii B. Anderson, Former Chief Executive Officer and President, Wendy's International, Inc

Moderated by Kimberly Jenkins, Member, Duke University Board of Trustees; Executive-in-Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Duke Men’s Basketball Practice Session

 

Led by Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski
Head Basketball Coach, Duke Men’s Basketball and Executive-in-Residence, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Academic & Athletic Excellence (Scharf Hall)
Gala Dinner and Keynote Session

Dialogue on Sustaining the Leadership Edge

 

Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski , Head Basketball Coach, Duke Men's Basketball and Executive-in-Residence, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
Jerry Colangelo, Chairman, NBA Phoenix Suns and Chairman, USA Basketball
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
The Fuqua School of Business (Winter Garden)
Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Geneen Auditorium Local No More: Lessons for Leveraging Global Industries

 

Joseph Bailey III, Managing Partner, Global Sport Leadership Advisory Group
Sheri S. McCoy, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson

 

Moderated by Blair Sheppard, Dean, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Geneen Auditorium
Media Leadership Equals Making Sense of The Changing Game

 

Don Browne, President, Telemundo Communications Group John Calkins, Executive Vice President, Global Digital and Commercial Innovation Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Alfred A. Edmond Jr.,
Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief, BlackEnterprise.com

 

Moderated by Michael J. Schoenfeld, Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Geneen Auditorium Leading Innovation: Rethinking Boundaries

 

John Perry Barlow, Founder, Electric Frontier Foundation and Managing Partner, Algae Systems
Mark Bernstein
, Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

 

Moderated by Jon Fjeld , Executive Director, The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( CEI ); Professor of the Practice of Strategy, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Geneen Auditorium Closing Remarks

 

Sim Sitkin, Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Fuqua School of Business (Winter Garden)
Lunch

 

Leadership Implications of Disruptive Technology: Lessons from the Music Industry

The music industry has faced unparalleled disruption due to technological advances in software, networking, digital content and devices. How are firms within this vibrant and volatile industry responding to these disruptions? How are their strategies, structures and business models evolving? What role does leadership play in navigating this highly turbulent business environment and what lessons can be learned from their experience? 

 


 

Cultural Leadership: Forging a Shared Kernel While Preserving Individual Differences

This session will explore the following questions:

  • What is role of the leader in cultured/organization change?
  • How do you create a shared idea while respecting different sub groups?
  • How do you lead people to embrace new ways of doing things?
  • How do you deal with installed cultural base?

 

Effective Board Leadership: Using, Being, and Leveraging

Boards are becoming more diverse in terms of characteristic and expertise in order to respond to more complex and diverse world.

Boards often operate as a black box even for those who are members. The ability to lead boards and lead from boards requires working that black box more transparently in order to become more effective.

  • Using: When you are the CEO or Director of a Board, what do you need to best use your board? (Leading your Board)
  • Being: How do you lead effectively as a member of the board? (Leading from the Board)
  • Leveraging: Regardless of what position you are in, how do you make sure everyone on the board from CEO, Board Members, Peers, are leveraged in terms of talent, position, and perspectives?

 

Local No More: Lessons for Leveraging Global Industries

Leveraging global operations mean dealing with increasingly diverse, challenging expectations.  Leading in today's global environment involves anticipating these changes and helping those you lead learn to thrive in them.  This session will focus on seizing the opportunity to partner and lead with a global set of collaborators in response to today's interconnected, multicentric world.

 


 

Media Leadership Equals Making Sense of The Changing Game

We live in the most media-saturated time in history, with more information than we could possible absorb available in every conceivable form and location, all of help us understand the our world.  At the same time, the leaders in media organizations are also responsible for helping the members of their organization understand and adapt to current and future changes.  New technologies, new customers and new regulations are issues for every industry.  Media organizations are ahead of the curve in having to confront these issues.  What lessons can we all learn from media industry leaders on how to do this?

 


 

Leading Innovation: Rethinking Boundaries

Innovation today requires realizing and coordinating learned capabilities from across your organization as well as throughout your network. The most innovative organizations often help those they partner with become more innovative as well. Those organizations are known for creating and protecting innovative technology and infrastructure, providing lessons for how each of us can help our employees, suppliers, customers and strategic partners become more innovative.