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Friday, November 3, 2017 - Pinehurst, NC

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9:30 - 10:15 AM Registration & Networking
10:15 - 11:30 AM Choice of Two Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon Networking & Visit with Exhibitors
12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM Announcements & Luncheon
12:45 - 1:45 PM Keynote Presentation







Breakout Sessions

Strategic State of Mind

Madeleine Henley, Walking Stick Associates

Organizational leaders constantly struggle with looking beyond their existing challenges to seeing future possibilities. The goal of this session is to help leaders move from a reactive to a proactive mindset, and engage in strategic thinking for organizational growth and change.


• Identify effective strategies and approaches to decision-making.
• Learn to develop the type of short-term goals that lead to implementation of a long-term strategy.
• Learn to effectively manage the connection between operational goals and organizational goals.


You Are Now in Charge

Jim Jubelirer, Jubelirer Results Group

Sometimes leaders are developed, but many times the role of leader is thrust upon us. This session is aimed at new organizational leaders, staff who want to transition to a leadership role, and existing leaders who wish to help develop new leaders. The session will provide advice on how to transition into a leadership role and how to succeed once you get there. 


• Identify the common behaviors and abilities (good and bad) that impact the management and leadership style of first-time leaders.
• Understand the success factors for effective leadership.


Keynote Presentation

Admiral Sharpe

Don't miss the chance to hear Rear Admiral Clifford Seawell Sharpe, US Navy (Ret) sharing insights and observations about leadership from his career experience.



Millennium Hotel

Millennium Hotel Durham
2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 383-8575

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Madeleine Henley

Walking Stick Associates, a consulting organization headed by Madeleine Henley, offers board development, meeting facilitation, leadership development, executive coaching, staff training and team building. After completing her BA in Economics and Women’s Studies, Madeleine earned her MPA at the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. She served as a town manager for 10 years before moving into an advisory role first in Maine, then in North Carolina with the NC League of Municipalities. She was an instructor at the Essentials of Municipal Government and created a new board member orientation program that is used across the state. In addition to her government work, Madeleine has served in executive positions on many non-profit boards and committees.  Madeleine works with individuals and groups, primarily in the areas of strategic thinking, planning and execution, and governance issues such as team strength, decision making, healthy team culture, and productive communication practices.  Madeleine has become a favorite facilitator for board retreats and town hall meeting type of events.

Jim Jubelirer

Jim Jubelirer is a seasoned executive, coach and public speaker. Jim’s mission is to help leaders improve their business performance and personal satisfaction. Jim speaks to a wide variety of audiences about leadership and business excellence and motivates people to achieve Breakthrough Results. He has designed and delivered custom training programs, and has delivered speeches, conference presentations and/or executive seminars to over 6,000 people from over 40 countries.

Jim is a Certified Gazelles Coach, a certified “WHY Guy” and also serves as an Executive Coach at Delta Leadership.  Jim is active with RTP Capital Associates, an angel investment network, and is an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact.

Jim received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.