PARTICIPANT AGENDA January 28-30, 2010 Indianapolis, Indiana Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:30am-1:30pm Registration. NCAA West Entrance 1:00-1:15pm ELS Welcome. Walter Byers Auditorium The pieces are set and we’re ready to start. This session includes an introduction to the NCAA, the Emerging Leaders Seminar (ELS), and a welcome from NCAA Interim President, Jim Isch. 1:15-2:30pm The Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. Walter Byers Auditorium As we prepare ourselves to make our first move it is important for us to take a moment to learn about where intercollegiate athletics is headed. Walt Harrison, the president of the University of Hartford and chair of the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance, will share his unique perspective on the direction he foresees intercollegiate athletics heading in the future. 2:30-3:30pm Branding. Walter Byers Auditorium Creating a positive brand is a key component in positioning yourself for excellence. Dennis Cryder, NCAA Senior Vice President for Branding and Communications, will provide you with the tools you need to create a memorable and marketable brand for yourself. 3:30-4:00pm Snack Break. Atrium outside auditorium 4-5:00pm Team Builder Palmer Pierce A, B and C One of the biggest benefits of an event like the ELS is the opportunity to meet other aspiring athletics professionals. Look around, the people attending ELS are the people you will be working with in the future, and athletics is a smaller field than you might think. Delise O’Meally, NCAA Director of Governance, will take us through some team building activities designed to help you learn more about yourself and the people around you. 5-6:00pm Leadership. Walter Byers Auditorium Greg Shaheen, NCAA Senior Vice President of Division I Men’s Basketball , knows the winning equation needed to lead a successful team. Through his leadership, the Final Four and March Madness have experienced tremendous growth and broadened the horizons for men’s basketball. He is also responsible for strategic planning for the NCAA. Listen as an experienced leader shares with us his style of leadership. 6-6:30pm Transition to Buca di Beppo. 6:30-9:00pm Etiquette Dinner. Buca di Beppo Securing your dream job is often difficult in today’s highly competitive market. Because of this, putting yourself one step ahead of the competition is essential. Award-winning speaker and etiquette expert Nonnie Owens, president of Etiquette Plus, will instruct ELS participants on proper dining, interviewing, e- mail and other etiquette topics. After this informative session, you will have that slight edge above the competition to not only help you enter the building, but to stay there for many years to come. 9-11:00pm Optional Evening Activity: Jillian’s. Jillian’s If you are up for some fun downtown, join some of the NCAA interns as we go hang out at Jillian’s (www.jilliansindianapolis.com) , where drinks are served and games are played. ***Please note that since this is an optional activity you are not obligated to attend unless you desire to. Any expenses after dinner are your responsibility. Also note that if you choose to stay out after dinner you will need to find your own transportation back to the hotel (taxi, walking, etc.)*** Friday, January 29, 2010 8-9:00am Former Intern Panel: Starting Your Career in Athletics. Walter Byers Auditorium A panel of previous interns will share their experiences from when they transitioned from their time as interns into full-time careers in intercollegiate athletics. Panelists will offer suggestions, provide insight, and describe what it’s like to move up the professional ladder. Panelists include: Andrea Williams Big Ten Associate Commissioner for Basketball Operations Jaime Fluker NCAA Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Affairs John Baldwin NCAA Coordinator of Finance and Accounting 9-10:00am Choose one of the following: Hall of Champions Gallery & Palmer Pierce Room Sports Law. [Gallery] The mission of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport and protect the rights of U.S. athletes. Steven Starks, Director of Legal Affairs for the USADA will speak about his role with the USADA, as well as his own career path into the field of sports law. Marketing. [Palmer Pierce] Learfield Sports, the preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketing arena, sports a powerhouse portfolio of more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations. Kearsten Huddleston, General Manager of Black Coaches and Administrators Properties, and Dean Fredette, General Manager of Purdue Sports Properties, will speak to you about Learfield and the field of collegiate sports marketing. 10-10:15am Snack Break. Atrium outside auditorium 10:15am-11:15am New Media. [Gallery] Hall of Champions Gallery At the NCAA, the New Media department is charged with the development of & Palmer Pierce Room strategies to communicate NCAA information through the World Wide Web. But what does this really mean? To answer this question and detail more about this “new” field and its role in intercollegiate athletics, is Ryan Powell, NCAA Associate Director of New Media Strategies. Fundraising and Development. [Palmer Pierce] In the current economic climate the importance of fundraising and development to athletic departments across the country cannot be understated. Here to discuss his own experiences, describe the various roles underneath the development umbrella and highlight trends in fundraising we may see more of in the future, is Allen Greene, Major Gifts Officer at the University of Mississippi. 11:15am-12:30pm Resume Building. Walter Byers Auditorium To get that next job you need to be able to sell yourself on paper to get your foot in the door. Becky Ahlgren-Bedics, Associate Director of Educational Affairs, will walk you through the do’s and don’ts of effective resume writing. You will also have the chance to receive a resume critique in this informative session. 12:30-1:30pm Lunch. Hall of Champions 1:30-2:30pm Ice Cream Social. Atrium and Palmer Pierce Everyone likes ice cream, right? We hope so, because we have invited Assistant and Associate Directors from all departments at the NCAA National Office to join us as we enjoy an after lunch dessert. This is a great opportunity to catch up with those you may know at the NCAA, or meet new people who could help you later in your career. 2:30-3:30pm Networking. Walter Byers Auditorium It is often said that, “It is not as much about what you know as it is about who you know.” But who do you need to know and how do you get to know them? Joni Comstock, NCAA Senior Vice President of Championships, will speak about the importance of cultivating relationships and building your network as you move forward in your career. 3:30-3:45pm Break. 3:45-4:45pm SEC Commissioner, Mike Slive. Walter Byers Auditorium From his early days as an athletic administrator to his current post as commissioner, Mike Slive has maintained an integral role in the ever-changing world of intercollegiate athletics. Since his arrival at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 2002, he has developed initiatives designed to maintain and improve the SEC’s position as one of the top intercollegiate athletic conferences in the nation. He will talk to us about his storied career in athletics administration and what it’s like being the commissioner of one of the most powerful conferences in the country. 4:45-6:00pm Interviewing. Walter Byers Auditorium Once your resume is exceptional, offers for job interviews are sure to start rolling in. Susan Peal, Associate Director of the Eligibility Center, will assist you in sharpening your interviewing skills, so that when you get that dream interview, you knock it out of the park. 6-6:15pm Break. 6:15-7:30pm Happy Hour at the Hall. Hall of Champions After a long day of sessions, it’s time to relax and put those networking skills to work once again. We will be serving happy hour drinks and snacks at the NCAA Hall of Champions, and have invited Directors and Vice Presidents from throughout the National Office to join in the festivities. 7:30-8:30pm Dinner. Hall of Champions 8:30-10:00pm Evening Activity: Hall of Champions Hall of Champions Tonight, the sports bar comes to you! Kick back, unwind and hang out among your fellow participants. The NCAA Hall of Champions will be converted to the ELS sports bar, with the Cavaliers/Pacers game in the theater, other sports on in the media room, and games being played throughout the hall. And don’t miss the scavenger hunt led by Hall of Champions’ staff. Enjoy the unstructured environment and see all that the Hall has to offer! Saturday, January 30, 2010 6:30-7:30am Hotel Room Checkout & Breakfast Holiday Inn Express 8-9:00am Pacers Sports & Entertainment President, Jim Morris Walter Byers Auditorium The Indiana Pacers have been a fixture on the Indiana sports scene since 1967. Conseco Fieldhouse has been a fixture on the Indianapolis skyline since 1999. Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) is the fixture that combines the two entities, along with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Jim Morris, as President of PS&E, plays a pivotal role, both in that organization, and for the city of Indianapolis. Pay attention as he recounts his experiences, and what is like running a successful NBA franchise both on and off the court. 9-10:00am Senior Athletic Administrator Panel. Walter Byers Auditorium A panel of Senior Athletic Administrators will share their views of intercollegiate athletics in its current state and reflect on where they think it may be headed. They will speak about their views on the challenges they face in their respective positions, especially in the current economic climate. Mike Waddell, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Alfreeda Goff, Senior Associate Commissioner at the Horizon League, will share the knowledge and expertise they have gained through their experiences in intercollegiate athletics. 10-10:15am Snack Break. Atrium outside auditorium 10:15am-12:15pm Diversity Education Workshop. Palmer Pierce A, B and C 12:15-1:30pm Professional Development Lunch and Learn. Palmer Pierce A, B and C Developing yourself professionally is a key step towards making moves up the organizational chart. So, get your questions ready for Bridget Belgiovine, Athletics Director at Wellesley College, who has pretty much done it all. She is a member of numerous professional associations and has a plethora of experience throughout the NCAA governance structure. She will candidly answers questions regarding professional development and the important role it plays in the lives of all athletic administrators, from rookies to veterans. 1:30-2:30pm University of California Director of Athletics, Sandy Barbour. Walter Byers Auditorium As Director of Athletics at the University of California, Sandy Barbour oversees an Athletic Department that ranks as one of the most successful in the country, having claimed 77 team national titles in 14 different sports. In addition, she is an active member of several committees on both the national and conference levels, and is the recipient of numerous awards herself. Take notes as Sandy talks about her career in athletics, what it’s like to run a successful Division I athletic program, and offers advice on how to make your own start in athletics. 2:30-3:00pm ELS Closing. Walter Byers Auditorium Dr. Bernard Franklin, Vice President of NCAA Membership & Student-Athlete Affairs will recap this year’s Emerging Leaders Seminar and provide some final insights. Hopefully you will be full of new knowledge and positioned for excellence. It will be up to you to make that next move! 3:00pm Departure. Safe travels as you leave Indianapolis! Keep in touch with each other and with us!
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