Ascend North Texas IAG Conference - Moving Forward in Times of Uncertainty


October 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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NON- PMI Dallas Chapter host event, attendees are responsible for the PDU submission.
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Event highlights:
Keynote Speaker - Tracey Doi - Great Leaders Keep People Moving Forward
Tracey Doi serves as chief financial officer and group vice president for Toyota Motor North America, responsible for accounting, finance, tax, corporate strategy and planning. Doi is a change agent skilled in major transformation, strategic planning, business analytics, enterprise systems, and corporate governance.
Keynote Speaker - Neena Newberry - Achieving Business Results through Purpose, Presence and Power

Neena Newberry has spent over 25 years as a business and executive coach providing leadership training and executive coaching in Fortune 500 companies. During her 12 years as a management consultant, she helped companies develop business strategies, improve operations, and develop top talent.  In the last four years of her 14-year career at Deloitte, she served on Deloitte’s US HR Executive Committee and led performance management and career planning for 34,000 U.S. Deloitte employees. In 2008, she launched Newberry Executive Solutions where she continues to build strong leaders in Fortune 500 companies in Dallas and Houston, and throughout the US.

2020 is certainly a year full of unprecedented challenges to start a new decade. No one was fully prepared for the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with the social anxiety brought by the recent racial injustice incidents and unconscious biases toward minorities. Many jobs were lost, careers suddenly redirected, social lives altered and we know that the world will never be the same again. So how does one thrive and not just survive during these uncertain times? What do great leaders do to lead their team and organization through tremendous uncertainty? Mark your calendars and join Ascend North Texas on October 28-30 as we explore these concepts through a leadership framework presented by industry experts and business executives. This virtual conference is designed for maximum interaction as we build a stronger and more connected corporate community. The first 150 tickets purchased by October 16 will receive a complimentary print or digital copy of Neena Newberry’s best-selling leadership book “Show Up. Step Up. Step Out. – Leadership Through a New Lens”.



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Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2020

10.30 AM - 12.00 AM: Welcome Ceremony by Ascend Leadership + Opening Keynote*

  • Tracey Doi, CFO & Group VP, Toyota Motor North America

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM: Virtual Informational Session/Networking
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM: Innovation Panel: A Look Into the Future of Work*

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Cooking Demonstration (Open for All** - Register here)

Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020
10.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Informational Session for Ascend
11.00 AM - 12.00 PM:  Fireside chat*

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM: Virtual Informational Session/Networking
2.00 PM - 3.00 PM: D&I Panel Session*

  • Karyne Nguyen, Assistant VP of Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper Group
  • Jared Fitzpatrick, VP of User Engagement, Kanarys
  • Bianca Chow, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Leader, Fossil Group (Moderator)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Ice Wine Master Class (Open for All** - Register here)

Friday, Oct 30th, 2020
10.00 AM – 11.00 AM: Speed Networking
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Closing Keynote: Ascend Talk*

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM:    Virtual Informational Session/Networking
*CPE Eligibility – Field of Study: Personal Development; Eligible Credits: 1; All CPE eligible sessions are at basic level.
**You do not need to be an IAG conference attendee or Ascend member to participate


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