Five prominent local and national business leaders will speak next week at Brigham Young University's Fourth Annual Management Conference.
The speakers include entrepreneurial magnate Jon M. Huntsman; former secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor Lynn Martin; president and CEO of Fisher-Price Gary Baughman; Boyd Clark, CEO of The Tom Peters Group; and Dave Checketts, president and CEO of Madison Square Garden and former general manager of the Utah Jazz.A host of other speakers will join in addressing the conference theme of "Successful Leadership in Organizations, Communities and Families" June 18-20 in the Harman Conference Center on BYU's campus. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, including information on registration fees and to register for the conference, please call 801-378-4853. Spouse and large-group discounts are available.
"We are indebted to the outstanding men and women who have graciously arranged their schedules to speak at this year's conference," said K. Fred Skousen, BYU advancement vice president and former dean of the Marriott School of Management.
"Each one brings a wealth of experience that will inspire and instruct conference participants. We again look forward to this forum where we can exchange valuable insights on leadership within a values-based framework," he said.
The first two days of the conference will feature general and break-out sessions dealing with private and public sector issues, entrepreneurial and corporate pressures, global and local problems, and the challenge of balancing the board room with the family room.
Certain sessions will deal with the challenges of personal and family development. Former Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar will present his "Keys to a Perfect 10," and popular Utah artist Liz Lemon Swindle will be joined by other performers to suggest strategies for handling adversity, based on the research and series of paintings she has produced on the early LDS prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.
An evening banquet will be Friday featuring Elder David B. Haight, a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who was also an active and successful businessman before his retirement.
On the third day of the conference, participants will have the option of entering a scramble golf tournament at the new Johnny Miller Championship Golf Course at Thanksgiving Point.
For those bringing the entire family, conference activities will also be provided for teen and pre-teen age groups. Outdoor excursions, experience with photography, motivational speakers and water park fun are all part of the youth agenda. A child-care center will also be available for the youngest children.
Thirteen hours of Continuing Professional Education credit may be earned by those attending the conference.