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The inaugural Advancing Mid-Managers Summit will be hosted at the 2019 OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference (FiO+LS). The Summit is a very focused and unique professional development experience. In this small group setting, mid-level professionals will have the opportunity to enhance and develop the leadership skills, relationships, and effectiveness that distinguish them in their professions and will enable them to make more meaningful contributions to the teams and organizations they serve.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from CEOs, mentors and guest speakers. Participants engage in-group discussions, problem-solving and other activities to enhance management skills.

Check back frequently for program updates as additional speakers are being confirmed.



 8:00 –   8:45   

 Breakfast and Welcome Remarks

 8:45 – 9:45       

 Featured Keynote: Madeleine Jacobs, President, Strategic Science

 9:45 – 10:15

 Coffee Break

 10:15 –   12:00

 Put on Your SCARF: Improving Self-Awareness and Leadership Through Neuroscience 

 12:00 – 13:00

 Networking Lunch

 13:00 –   14:00

 Career Development, Dr. Karen Matthews, Corning

 14:00 – 15:00

 Professional Development Planning, Alison French, Alto Solutions LLC. 

 15:00 - 15:15

 Coffee Break  

 15:15 –   16:15 

 CEO Panel: Lucian Hand, President, Altos Photonics; Madeleine Jacobs, President, Strategic Science; Nelson Claytor,  President, Fresnel Technologies, Inc.

 16:15 –   16:45 

 Road-mapping Your Future

 16:45 –   17:00

 Closing Comments

 17:00 –   18:00

 Networking Reception