Advancing Mid-Managers Summit

There will be two Advancing Mid-Managers Summits held in 2020. The Advancing Mid-Managers Summit is designed for full-time professionals looking to move into a Vice President or Chief Executive Officer positions in the next 3-5 years. Eligible participants are middle managers and/or are judged to have high potential in their organization and have at least 5 years of professional experience. 

Advancing Mid-Managers Summit: Executive Presence

The first Summit was held on Wednesday, 20 May. The Advancing Mid-Managers Summit: Executive Presence was a live virtual training via Zoom and will be posted for our members on the on-demand section of the Career Lab

Advancing Mid-Managers Summit

The second Summit will be held at the 2020 OSA Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS Conference (FiO+LS). This day-long Summit will be 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. Topics will include managing from the middle, navigating organizational politics and cultures, strategic planning, as well career planning and participants will leave with strategies and skills to make an impact when they return to their organization.