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 ( , 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

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!

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