World Leaders Conference Brings Top Experts to Palm Beach Shelly Pond 30 Jan 2015 The 2015 World LEADERS Conference is bringing some of the most esteemed leadership experts and best-selling authors in the world to equip business professionals, church and community members to engage in servant leadership that makes a positive difference in people’s lives and affects change in the world. In its fourth year, the two-day conference held at the Palm Beach Convention Center on March 4 and 5, will focus on the critical issues and trends that are shaping businesses and the church today. It is hosted by the World Leaders Group, an organization dedicated to changing hearts and engaging minds to equip servant leaders worldwide. They are providing attendees with unique opportunities for interacting with world-renowned experts like Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manger and co-founder of Lead Like Jesus and the Ken Blanchard Companies; Ben Carson, a history-making neurosurgeon, author and syndicated columnist; Claire Shipman, a senior national correspondent for ABC News, and more than a dozen others including. . . Drew Brees, the New Orlean Saints Quarterback who lead his team to a 2009 Super Bowl win and takes just as much pride in his community service endeavors. Bill Hybels, the senior pastor who founded Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois, and is a best-selling author of 20 books. Erwin Rapheal McManus, the artist and entrepreneur who founded MOSAIC, a community of faith in Los Angeles, and who is known as a cultural pioneer for his integration of creativity and spirituality. Suzy Welch, a business journalist and author who writes frequently about balancing work and life, and presents an innovative idea for making decisions that is transformative. Mark Sanborn, a leadership consultant who is president of Sanborn and Associates and an authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change. Jon Gordon, a leadership consultant who has impacted numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches, Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and non-profits with his leadership talks and techniques. Bonnie St. John, the paralympic athlete who won medals in ski racing at the 1984 Paralympics, graduated from Harvard and is a business owner and leadership consultant recognized by three U.S. presidents for her achievements. Matthew Kelly, an author and consultant who founded Floyd Consulting, a firm based on the belief that an organization can only become the best version of itself if the people in it strive to be the best version of themselves. Jim Loehr, the co-founder of the Human Performance Institute who is a pioneer in training business leaders to expand and manager their energy to achieve high performance in the face of stress, competition and change. H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., the business and philanthropy leader who is president of the Huizenga Holdings, Inc. and has served in leadership roles in dozens of businesses, non-profits and community organizations. Henry Cloud, a psychologist and author who provides leadership expertise drawn from his practice as a clinical psychologist and has written several best-selling titles. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, who also serves as a business leader on several boards including BB&T, La-Z-Boy Corporation and Dots Stores, and came to the U.S. as a boy with only $50. Paul Leone, president of The Breakers of Palm Beach whose leadership efforts have led to dramatic improvements in team member satisfaction, customer service and profitability. James Blanchard, former chairman of Total System Services, is well recognized for his advocacy of servant leadership and has focused on fostering a healthy workplace culture. Mark Floyd, chairman of Cyan, Inc. and NetSocket, Inc., formerly served as CEO of SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security-protecting communications, digital identities, and intellectual properties. Cultivating change Having the opportunity to learn from so many best-selling authors and renowned leadership consultants is sure to provide attendees with a unique opportunity to ignite meaningful change that will impact their professional careers and impact the world. “Providing more than just prescriptive what-to-do instructions,” James Davis, co-founder of the World LEADERS Conference, said, “the conference is focused on exploring who you are and why you do what you do. You’ll gain insight on how to champion others and their God-given talents to achieve success with unified team goals.” New this year This year’s attendees will have the opportunity to reserve a seat at one of several intimate speaker luncheons limited to only 40 people per luncheon for personal access to speakers. There will also be Networking Breakfasts from 7 to 8 a.m. each morning with members of the Palm Beach Leadership Council before the main event begins at 8:30 a.m. In addition, a Beyond the Conference Expo has been added featuring 23 exhibitor booths and two bookstores where speakers will be available for book signings. Reaching beyond the conference walls, the 2015 World LEADERS Conference will also be broadcast to several universities in their first live webstream. And some 200 students have been awarded scholarships to attend the conference from area colleges such as Palm Beach Atlantic, Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University and Northwood Institute. According to Davis, the World LEADERS Conference is designed to cultivate immediate performance improvement with tactical takeaways in a case study format. Participants will learn ideas that will improve teamwork, clarity and employee and customer engagement. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.worldleadersconference.com. For more articles by Shelly Pond, please visit goodnewsfl.org/author/shelly/ Share this articleTweet One Response to “World Leaders Conference Brings Top Experts to Palm Beach” Donna Blackard February 5, 2015 I am interested for myself and for the church I attend, First Baptist Church Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment.