Schedule Overview for Smith Leadership Symposium

Wednesday, February 26

8:30 AM | Doors Open

9:00 AM | Welcome and Overview of the Day

9:15 AM | Objectives and Outcomes

9:30 AM | Framing Your Leadership Activity

10:30 AM | Break

10:45 AM | Leadership at All Levels

11:45 PM | Brief Review

12:00 PM | Lunch Break

12:30 PM | Breakout Sessions with ILLC Facilitators

3:15 PM | Break

3:30 PM | Reconvene & Closing Remarks at the San Diego Museum of Natural History

4:30 PM | Networking Reception

Program

9:00 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks from Dr. Steven Snyder, CEO, Fleet Science Center and Board President, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

9:15 AMObjectives and Outcomes | Alexander Zwissler, Principal, Einstellung Labs LLC

Alexander will help give context to the day of learning by defining ethical leadership, how you can develop insight into your role as a leader, and how you can build a community of support and work for real impact at your organization. They will also share rules and guidelines for the day.

9:30 AM | Framing and Defining Leadership| Karen Wise, President, Wise Strategic Advising; Polly McKenna-Cress, Principal, Alusiv, Inc; and Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt, Research Projects Director, Sacramento Area Science Project at UC Davis, School of Education

This activity will begin the day with peer-to-peer discussions. Participants will share how they view themselves as a leader, a leadership challenge they are facing, and identify a leader they admire. 

10:30 AM | Break

10:45 AM | Leadership at All Levels

Panel facilitation: Alexander Zwissler, Principal, Einstellung Labs LLC

Panelists: Diane Miller, Chief Program Officer, Detroit Zoological; Lāth Carlson, Executive Director, The Museum of the Future; and Lisa Hayes, Writer and Cultural Leader

Panelists will share stories of their own leadership journeys, exploring a particular challenge they faced or mistake they made and how it has impacted them and their own development as a leader.

12:00 PM | Lunch Break

12:30 PM | Breakout Sessions

Introductions and Key Leadership Share
Walk and Talks
Confronting the Challenging and Making a Pledge

ILLC facilitators will facilitate work in groups, in pairs and individually, workshopping leadership challenges, facilitating peer consultations, and prompting individual reflection. Each participant will gain insight into their own role as leaders within their organization, as well as, tools and connections for follow up after the Symposium.  

3:15 PM | Break (participants will walk to the San Diego Natural History Museum during this break)

3:30 PM | Reconvene & Closing Remarks at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Karen Wise, President, Wise Strategic Advising; Polly McKenna-Cress, Principal, Alusiv, Inc; and Judy Gradwohl, President and CEO, San Diego Natural History Museum

4:30 PM | Networking Reception

Meet with ILLC members, socialize and network with each other, and to sign up for follow up activities.