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Learn leadership at seminar

Published 12:15pm Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chick-fil-A Leadercast to spotlight multiple successful leaders

Leadership – not chicken or waffle fries – will be the focus of an upcoming seminar sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A’s Leadercast is scheduled to broadcast May 10 at Central Alabama Community College in the Betty Carol Graham Center, and the public is invited.

“I think in light of everything that’s gone on in our world in the last decade, it’s a time to call for leadership,” said Alexander City Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ann Rye. “This program will be inspirational from the type of leaders that are going to be speaking. They will potentially stimulate life-changing decisions.”

The one-day leader development event is broadcast from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation. Speakers will include the following:

- Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric

- Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator

- Mike Krzyzewski, Head men’s basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA

- John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert

- Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant

- LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor

Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field

David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert

Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) via exclusive Simply Lead video interview

The event comes to Alexander City through an initiative from Roger Hendrick at AmTech.

“He decided he wanted to bring this to his employees,” Rye said. “We started discussing how this could be bigger than just AmTech … We know that the more leaders and the more people we get involved, the more successful our community can be.”

Cost to attend the Leadercast is $70, which includes the speakers, literature and a box lunch. Accreditation may also be available for certain professionals, like nurses and human resources employees – check with the chamber for more information.

The chamber has 50 tickets available.

“We can get more tickets, but we have to know by Monday in order to be able to get the binders delivered,” Rye said.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m., and the event will last from 8 a.m. until about 3 p.m.

For more information about the Leadercast or to register, call the chamber at 256-234-3461.