Daily Archive for May 02 2011
In its fourth year, the annual conference will focus on the persistence, opportunity and progress of young leaders in the Mountain State. Sessions will focus on professional development, entrepreneurship, leadership, economic development. The conference will include panel discussions on how companies select their next set of leaders and how best to achieve a work-life balance.
“For young professionals, the benefit of attending the Young Leaders Conference is two-fold: extraordinary professional development and networking opportunities,” said Conference Co-Chair Brooke Pauley, a member of Generation Charleston. “Conference attendees are expected from all dozen regional groups – from Bluefield to Wheeling and Martinsburg to Huntington.”
Last year’s conference drew more than 200 young professionals from a plethora of careers and industries.
Confirmed speakers include Nikki Bowman, editor of WV LIVING magazine; Emily Bennington, co-author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up in Your First Real Job; R.B. Seem, vice-president of commercial lending at MVB Bank Inc.; Russ Lorince, director of economic development at West Virginia University; Steve Roberts, president of West Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Jack Thompson, public relations coordinator at Chesapeake Energy; Maria Mancini, director for West Virginia University Hospitals Center for Education and Organizational Development; Rick Adams Jr., president of United Bank; and Keith Pauley, president of Matric Research.
Those looking to gain valuable leadership skills and meet fellow young professionals who have a passion for West Virginia are encouraged to register for the Young Leaders Conference. Whether a member of local young talent organization or just want to learn more, individuals are urged to register today for the conference at www.generationwestvirginia.com.
Registration is $115. New this year for companies is a corporate discount. Companies sending more than five employees to the conference receive a discount on registration. Scholarships are also offered to those who exhibit financial need. Additional details on the corporate discount and scholarships can be found on Generation West Virginia’s website.
Generation West Virginia is partnering once again with The State Journal to host the Generation Next: 40 Under 40 reception the evening of May 12 following the conference, highlighting the 40 young leaders chosen as emerging leaders.
Generation West Virginia is comprised with young talent organizations statewide including Generation Beckley, Generation Charleston; Generation Morgantown; Young Professionals of the Eastern Panhandle; Young Emerging Leaders of the Mid-Ohio Valley; OVConnect, based in Wheeling; Huntington Young Professionals; Pendleton County YPC; Generation GAP, based in Mercer County; Generation Greenbrier Valley; North Central Young Leaders; and Generation Putnam.