The inaugural Advancing Mid-Managers Summit was held 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. 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.
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.