I attend more leadership conferences than anyone I know, especially now that I am speaking professionally. It is simply amazing how many events leaders have to choose from today.
But the Chick-fil-A Leadercast is still at the top of my list. Perhaps this is because I have hosted the Leadercast Backstage program where I have had the privilege of interviewing all the speakers on video. As a group, they are second to none.
This year, the Chick-fil-A Leadercast will again be held live in Atlanta on May 4, 2012 and simultaneously broadcast to hundreds of locations around the world. In all, more than 125,000 people will attend. In a moment, I will tell you how you can participate.
What makes this event different? Three things:
- The diversity and experience of the speakers. This ensures that leaders are exposed to the best ideas from the corporate world and the faith-based world.
- Leadership content that deals with both the head and the heart. This insures that leaders are not only taught but engaged and encouraged to put what they learn into practice.
- The opportunity to interact with other leaders. There is something powerful about getting together with other like-minded leaders to spend the day focused on how to grow your leadership.
This year’s lineup includes:
- Soledad O’Brien: Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN
- Tim Tebow: NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and bestselling author
- Andy Stanley: Bestselling leadership author and communicator
- Patrick Lencioni: Best-selling author and president of The Table Group
- John Maxwell: Leadership expert and best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
- Angela Ahrendts: Chief Executive Officer, Burberry
- Roland Fryer: Professor of economics at Harvard and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory
- Urban Meyer: ESPN analyst & former head football coach for the University of Florida
- Sheena Iyengar: Author of The Art of Choosing & world-renowned expert on choice
You can get a feel for the event by reviewing the 2011 “Executive Summaries.”
If you are a pastor, church staff member, or lay leader, this is a great way for your church to reach the business leaders in your community. Specifically, it will enable you to:
- Invite people into your church that might otherwise never darken the door
- Build relationships that will create opportunities for significant, spiritual conversations after the event
- Become the church known for speaking to the needs of the local business community
- Offer relevant leadership training for business leaders in your city
- Generate alternative revenue
You can find out more about becoming a host site by clicking here. If you want to attend the event, you can find out more by clicking here or here. Trust me, these kinds of events are even better when you can bring your leadership team with you.
I will once again be hosting the Backstage Leadership program. I can’t wait to interview this roster of speakers. I look forward to seeing you there!