Applications for the 2014 Senior Executive Symposium (SES) close on March 31. This year’s focus is on leadership culture, and sessions will cover topics such as diversity in the workplace, ethical dimensions of leadership loyalty and brand management, and applied HR strategies. The curriculum is co-developed by IAVM and Cornell University, and it’s geared toward senior-level venue managers and other individuals on leadership tracks.
“SES provides an Ivy League-caliber professional development experience for hospitality management customized for the venues industry,” said IAVM memer and past SES attendee Tony Pereira. “It’s really a one-of-a-kind opportunity.”
Pereira, senior director of ballpark operations for Safeco Field/Seattle Mariners, said that attending SES was an overall reminder each year that the world we operate our businesses in is ever-changing.
“A personal commitment to continued learning is imperative,” he said. “SES is a great resource with which to fulfill that commitment. As a rotating three-year program, each year brings new attendees, and with it, the opportunity to make contacts with like-minded industry leaders.”
If you’d like the opportunity to meet with like-minded leaders, please consider attending SES this year, May 12-15, in Ithaca, New York.