Leadercast offered for businesses

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, April 4, 2013

Imagine what an advantage it would be to sit-down with world-renowned leaders like Condolezza Rice and Mike Krzyzewski, a bevy of best-selling authors and noted CEOs and access their knowledge and experience.

That opportunity is here and now for community business leaders all across the country and in Troy and Pike County.

Troy Regional Medical Center will be the lead sponsor of the Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 10 at the Troy Sportsplex.

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Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation.

Speakers this year are those who are household names, including Rice, Secretary of State from 2005-2009; Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach at Duke University and of Team USA; and Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist in track and field.

Other speakers’ names might not be immediately recognizable but are world-renowned leaders. Among them are Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, and best-selling authors, Andy Stanley, John Maxwell, Dr. Henry Cloud and David Allen.

Stanley has expertise as a communicator, Maxwell in leadership, Cloud as a consultant and Allen in productivity.

Rounding out the panel of leaders will be LDCR Rorke Denver, a Navy SEAL and the star of the 2012 movie, “Act of Valor.”

Last year more than 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, as it celebrated its 14th year. The one-day experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date on May 10.

“Chick-fil-A Leadercast is one of the single most consolidated sources of leadership that I know of,” said Teresa Grimes, Troy Regional Medical Center chief executive officer. “But it goes beyond that. I think this conference, although very focused on leadership, transcends the topic and really shows you how to lead in life.”

This year’s program will focus on the idea of simply leading.

“Our lives are full of things that we think will grow our businesses and increase our influence,” Grimes said.

“What if there was potential impact in simplifying our lives so that our leadership could thrive?

“Leading is a complex word that requires simplicity to cut through the clutter. This diverse group of internationally-acclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights to help leaders learn how to ‘simply lead.’”

Tickets for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 10 at the Troy Sportsplex are now available on the TRMC website at chick-fil aleadercast.com/location/troyregionalmedicalcenter.

Marilyn Weed, TRMC event leader, said tickets for the one-day leader development event are $70 until April 26. After that date, the tickets will be $90. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 2.

“The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is open to anyone who is interested developing his or her leadership skills,” she said. “This leadership event is not just for business people. It’s for anyone who is inspired to go back on the job and be a better employer or leader.

“We also have 10 student tickets that will be offered to the area high schools. We are contacting the high schools and giving them the opportunity to nominate students who show outstanding leadership abilities.”

Chick-fil-A is offering five CEUs to nurses and human resources people, Weed said.

Registration for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast will begin at 7 a.m. on May 10. The event will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch and two breaks.

Chick-fil-A will provide journals for the participants.

“Last year, the Chick-fil-A Leadercast had 120,000 participants,” Weed said.

“This year, about 140,000 participants are expected at 740 host sites. Troy is one of four host sites in Alabama and we, at Troy Regional Medical Center, are excited to bring the Leadercast to Troy.”

Weed said that this event is an arm of TRMC as it reaches out to the community.

“Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs and to the Miracle League,” she said. “The Troy Sportsplex has been so supportive of the Leadercast event that we want to do something in return.”

For more information or to register for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, visit Troy Regional Medical Center’s website at chick-fil-aleadercast.com/location/troyregionalmedicalcenter.