What are your favorite conferences, seminars or training events? Do you have any that you attend every year? Do you take your team with you? One of my annual staples is the Chick-fil-A Leadercast seminar. This year it takes place on May 10. Let me tell why Chick-fil-A Leadercast is so special.
5 Reasons You Should Join Me at Chick-fil-A Leadercast
John Maxwell: A couple decades ago, John Maxwell had a vision for a different kind of leadership conference – one that the average person could afford and would attend. The first conference, then called Maximum Impact Simulcast, took place in 2000. Chick-fil-A has since become the main sponsor and John Maxwell continues to be the face of the conference. If you’ve gained anything at all from Maxwell’s leadership materials, you don’t want to miss this event.
World-Class Speaking Lineup: Not only is John Maxwell speaking, this year you’ll get to hear from a world-class lineup which includes Jack Welch, Henry Cloud, David Allen, Coach “K” Mike Krzyzewski, Condoleezza Rice and others.
Spark Leadership Momentum: Sometimes we all need to take time away from our leadership responsibilities to get a fresh perspective and new source of energy. Stephen Covey spoke to this in his 7th habit, “sharpen the saw.” My own perspective shifted in several key ways when I attended last year, which resulted in some major leadership decisions. If you bring your team, the sparks could really fly.
Expand Your Leadership Network: What happens when leaders and learners from many different walks come together in one place? You’ll never know unless you join them! Your next contact, sale, opportunity or friend may be waiting right around the corner for you at Chick-fil-A Leadercast. I know my network has been greatly enhanced by attending.
It’s Affordable: There are still tickets available to attend the live event in Atlanta. Tickets are $239 per person, with group discounts available. But you don’t have to go to Atlanta to attend the event. There are simulcast sites all over the country at simulcast rates, including here in Kansas City.
5 Reasons You Should Join Me at Chick-fil-A Leadercast – simulcast in Kansas City
Build Your Local Leadership Network: If you attend the simulcast event in Kansas City, you’ll have access to the network that attends with me. As long as you contact me, I’ll save you a seat and make sure everyone gets introduced. Not only will you meet some great people, you’ll have access to their own networks, their resources and their ideas.
Kansas City is a Great Place: If you live in the Kansas City area, then attending our lone simulcast site at Mid-America Nazarene University makes a lot of sense. But there are many great reasons to visit KC as well. Since the event takes place on a Friday, you can enjoy our city while you’re here. Kansas City BBQ is second to none. You can check out the plaza or the fountains. And the Royals are hosting the New York Yankees at Kauffman stadium all weekend as well.
Win a Free Prize: Each simulcast site features plenty of opportunities to win door prizes, such as the the iPad mini featured here in KC. For the folks who join me, I’ll be giving out a free copy of Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller’s recent book Great Leaders Grow to one lucky participant.
30% Coaching Discount: Leadership coaching has become more and more popular in the organizational leadership space and one study even showed that it generates over 500% average return on investment when applied to learning activities. I have a special Leadercast promotion for up to three coaching sessions. (One before the event to set learning goals, one soon after to recap learning points, and the final one shortly down the road to support the implementation). Don’t let what happens at Leadercast stay at Leadercast (tweet). Get a coach! Visit my Coaching page or contact me for more information.
It’s Affordable: While the live event price is $239, the simulcast price in Kansas City is only $79! That’s a price just about anyone who values leadership can afford.
So what’s the standing between you and Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013? Will you join me this year?
Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, trainer and thought leader. Receive his ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor by subscribing to his website or follow him on Twitter.