April 25, 2012
Leadercast to bring together World Renowned Speakers
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast Conference returns this year on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Ruby Swiss Restaurant.
The one-day leadership training event will be broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia and participants will hear from renowned leaders such as Soledad O'Brien, news anchor for CNN, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and John Maxwell, renowned author and leadership expert. Conference host Pastor Eddie Victor noted that 85,000 leaders from 17 countries across the globe attended last year's event "One of the things that we hope will take place as people attend this conference is that they would be inspired and that it would be a time of where I believe people will learn how to become more innovative, especially in the economy that we have now," Victor said.
He said the economy is different today than it was in the past. "It's going to require innovative leadership and a lot of creativity in order to move forward in the future of Grand Bahama, The Bahamas and the world, so in a conference setting such as this, attendees can expect when they leave this conference to be able to begin to think bigger and be able to believe that they can achieve anything once they believe not only in themselves, but believe that they can make an impact in changing the world," Victor said. The conference this year focuses on the power of choice and how choices can determine the future.
Victor added that students would be selected from different high schools on the island to attend the conference and they would be able to participate free of charge. "We are looking this year at how we can make it more feasible for persons who are unemployed to attend. We have had a number of requests of persons who are unemployed that they want to attend, but they are financially challenged, so we are looking at how we can make it possible for those persons to attend," he said.
Kelly Russell with the Downtown Freeport Business Association added that since attending the Leadercast events she has amassed a wealth of information. "You think you can't store information, yes you can and you do get a lot of information. Stuff that you can do in your daily life, especially if you operate a business or you are in management or leadership," she said. "This is something that you don't want to miss. You want to be there."
Russell added that she expects Leadercast to be even better this year than it has been in previous years.
Veronica Whymns-Ferguson with the downtown Freeport Business Association added that she has benefitted from attending previous Leadercasts as a leader, entrepreneur and as a manager.
"I encourage all of the managers out there, all of the entrepreneurs, all of the persons who are aspiring to be leaders, all of the supervisors to come and attend this Leadercast conference. It will change your life," she said. This year’s Leadercast is being sponsored by Freeport Oil Company, SkyBahamas, The Grand Bahama Port Authority and AID.
News date : 04/25/2012 Category : Press Releases