Cultivating Authentic Leadership

Beta Gamma Sigma is excited to announce we're hosting an in-person
Cultivating Authentic Leadership Regional BGS Conference in February 9-10, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

BGS student members are invited to join us for an immersive conference to explore the idea of being an authentic leader and to ignite your leadership potential.

What to expect:

  • Speakers: Become inspired by industry experts and thought leaders who will empower you to find the authentic leader within you.
  • Panels: Engage in dynamic discussions that dive deep into the heart of authentic leadership.         
  • Workshops: Sharpen your leadership skills through interactive workshops designed to mold you into an authentic leader.

In addition to the programming, we'll have hands-on activities:

  • Leadership Activity: Participate in a practical experience that will bring the concept of Authentic Leadership to life.
  • BGS Gives Back: Give back to the community and make a positive impact.

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What is authentic leadership? Authentic leadership is a leadership style rooted in genuine self-awareness and transparency. It involves leading with integrity, empathy, and a deep sense of purpose, inspiring others through one's true values and principles.

Key conference takeaways: 
  • Find your true leadership potential through engaging speakers, workshops, and panels that will delve deep into the essence of authentic leadership.

  • Network with successful leaders and BGS members and leave the conference with valuable connections.

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to become a leader who not only inspires but also empowers others, leaving a lasting impact on your academic and professional life.

Early bird pricing until November 19, 2023: $135

Regular pricing November 20-December 17, 2023: $160

Late pricing December 18, 2023-January 12, 2024: $185

Registration CLOSES on January 12, 2024

Space is limited to the first 100 participants. 
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Keynote Presentation: 
Evolving Authentically Amplifies Your Impact

What does evolution have to do with amplifying your impact through authentic leadership? A lot more than you might think! Dr. Erika Michalski designed this keynote to help you recognize your strengths and explore how to leverage them in new ways as a leader. It's time to shift from the limiting mindset of "Who we want to be like" into the liberating mindset of "Who we want to be" ... and Dr. Erika provides a framework to help you do just that.

Dr. Erika Michalski

Dr. Erika Michalski (she/her) is a passionate authenticity advocate and seasoned consultant with a background in leadership, strategic planning, and professional development, using a holistic approach rooted in neuroscience and positive psychology. Read bio

Additional Conference Speakers

Christopher Murphy

Christopher Murphy is a dynamic leader with extensive experience in government relations, community engagement, and organizational management, having held key roles at Georgetown University, Washington, DC Mayor's Office, the Obama Administration, and more. Read bio

Margie Warrell

Margie Warrell is a renowned leadership consultant, keynote speaker, and bestselling author with over 25 years of experience empowering leaders worldwide, specializing in decision-making, purpose-driven leadership, and women in leadership advocacy. Read bio

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Discover your leadership potential during the 2024 Cultivating Authentic Leadership Regional BGS Conference. Network with fellow BGS students, gain valuable insights from leaders, and discover pathways to cultivating your authentic leadership success. 

During this two-day event, you'll have the unique opportunity to delve deep into the principles of authentic leadership, exploring the evolution of authenticity, ethical decision-making, and how genuine connection can propel your career forward. 

The speakers, panelists, and facilitators at this event will guide you through a keynote on the Evolution of Authenticity, an interactive workshop, and panels on navigating today’s business world with authentic leadership. You can immediately apply these skills and tips in your academic and professional life.

Moreover, you'll not only learn from successful leaders but also have the chance to connect with them personally, forging relationships that could potentially shape your future endeavors. As you engage in thought-provoking discussions and share experiences, you'll leave this event with a renewed sense of purpose and a roadmap to becoming a leader who inspires and empowers others. 

Don't miss this new opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and make lasting connections.

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