Leadership Trailblazers — #ALAConf19

The next dispatch from the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Committee profiles the biggest names appearing in Grapevine, Texas: Keynote speaker Molly Fletcher and General Session speaker Nicole Malachowski. Conference Committee Member Clara Onderdonk highlights their sessions and explains why she attends conference each year:

“There are no pat answers — we’re pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don’t always apply.” ̶James L. Barksdale

Why do you go to ALA conferences? For me, it’s the opportunity to continue to grow and think differently. It’s the opportunity to see clearly what I couldn’t even envision when I arrived at conference. It’s knowing with confidence how to lead my team into the future. That’s why I’m ready to explore “New Frontiers in Legal Management” at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo in Grapevine, Texas:

One of my favorite parts of Annual Conference is the opportunity to hear the Keynote and General Session speakers. In Grapevine, we will have two amazing leadership trailblazers to teach and inspire us! Our keynote speaker, Molly Fletcher, will present “Leading the Way: Inspiring Go-Getters and Game Changers.” A former sports agent, Molly will share what drives top leaders from the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major companies and how they inspire collective success. She will demonstrate that, in order to lead, you have to inspire people to want to follow and that a true leader knows leadership extends beyond self.

We also will have an opportunity to learn from another one of the best with our General Session speaker, retired Air Force Colonel Nicole Malachowski. With “Harnessing Headwinds,” she will inspire us and show us that to be successful you need to effectively navigate failure, organizational change, moments of vulnerability and the unknown. This elite fighter pilot will share inspiring personal stories — and practical tools — to ignite your ability to successfully handle the headwinds in your life.

Registration will open this week. I am going to be in Grapevine to learn how to lead my firm to a new frontier. Will you join me to hear Molly and Nicole?


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