August 24, 2018
8 am - 5 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
ABOUT THE EVENT /
The Business Leadership Institute is a one day, power-packed conference filled with seminars and workshops geared toward industry best practices in leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The BLI is the only business leadership conference within the Chicagoland area committed to advancing minority leadership skills and career advancement to the C-Suite.
The 2018 BLI will focus on leadership through the lens of influence. From uncovering unconscious bias behavior to encouraging “disruptive” innovation, our goal is to share best practices that will inspire all leaders to lead in ways necessary to promote growth and sustainability.
The conference will allow leaders to realize their potential through opportunities available at the
Diversity Career Fair.
8-9 AM: Registration
Lite refreshments will be served.
9-10:30 AM: "The Mind of a Winner"
Featuring Plenary Speaker Steve Canal, The Brand Executive and
Author of "The Mind of a Winner"
10:45-11:45 AM: Morning Breakout Sessions
“Beyond the Norm”
Disrupting the Status Quo of Leadership
Executive Leadership Track – For Corporate Executives & Industry Influencers Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank
“Ignite, Build, Disrupt”
Make an Impact
Entrepreneurship Track – For Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, & Disruptors Sponsored by State Farm
“Ambition, Passion, & Your Calling”
Structuring Your Career to Fit Your Purpose
Career Advancement Track – For All Career Levels
12-1:45 PM: “The Art of Influence”
Featuring Keynote Speaker ADP President of National Account Services, Debbie Dyson
Title Sponsor ADP
2-3 PM: “The Minority Report:
Unconscious Bias & The Power of Influence”
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TOWN HALL
Panel Discussion with Chief Diversity Officers
Sponsored by Walgreens
3:15-5 PM: Diversity Career Fair
Sponsored by the National Black MBA Association, Chicago Chapter