New CEDIA Leadership Series to Focus on Financial Success and Growth

Integrators looking to improve their business’ finances might want to check out CEDIA’s new three-part virtual event covering a variety of topics from economics to personal branding.


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Looking to further your education while stuck in quarantine? Thankfully, CEDIA is launching a new virtual Leadership Series, a three-part event with the theme of “Financial Success and Growth for the Leader: 2021 and Beyond.” Each day of the series — November 18, December 9 and January 27 — will feature three separate, one-hour-long segments CEDIA says are designed to provide integrators a needed opportunity to take a step back from working in their business and allow them to work on their business.

Topics integrators can look forward to include: personal branding, growth, scaling, economics, market data, technology, culture, trends, and innovation. In addition, CEDIA members will receive priority pricing and attendees bundling all three days will receive special rates.

“Serving as a leader is all-encompassing. The buck stops with you on so many tasks that you may not take time to hone your own skillset,” says senior vice president of education and training Samantha Ventura.

“The CEDIA Leadership Series is a valuable, well-crafted way to sharpen a number of abilities relating to your personal leadership tool kit. No matter your title, you can lead from where you are and the CEDIA Leadership Series will allow you to immerse yourself in topics thoughtfully designed with you in mind. Our presenters will meet you at your level and bring a world of experience in delivering compelling takeaways, mindset, and expertise you can put to use immediately.”

The lineup over three days includes presentations from Linzi Boyd, Darren Shirlaw, David Brown, Kimberly Byrum, Ben Sage, John Covert, and Mollie Carmichael. The agenda is as follows:


Virtual CEDIA Leadership Series Agenda


November 18, 2020:

Unlearn to Relearn: New Skills for a Modern World

  • 9:00 AM EST
  • Presenters: Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw

Economic Outlook

  • 10:00 AM EST
  • Presenters: David Brown; Kimberly Byrum

Brand DNA

  • 11:00 AM EST
  • Presenter: Linzi Boyd

December 9, 2020:

Trend Lines: Online/Offline — 21st Century Mindset

  • 9:00 AM EST
  • Presenters: Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw

Market updates: Three regions

  • 10:00 AM EST
  • Presenters: Ben Sage; David Brown; John Covert

Find your Formula for Growth

  • 11:00 AM EST
  • Presenter: Linzi Boyd

January 27, 2021:

Product Innovation Through a Recession

  • 9:00 AM EST
  • Presenters: Linzi Boyd and Darren Shirlaw

Consumer Preferences in Technology

  • 10:00 AM EST
  • Presenter: Mollie Carmichael

Turn your Profile into an Asset — Push vs Pull

  • 11:00 AM EST
  • Presenter: Linzi Boyd

The first 500 who register for the Leadership Series will receive access to BoB Earth, the global, purpose-led platform connecting enterprise to trade. BoB Earth is a community of people and businesses connecting and learning together for trade and partnerships.

Pricing: For CEDIA members the bundle is $69.99 or $29.99 for individual days. For non-CEDIA members the bundle is $99.99 or $39.99 for individual days. Registration is available here.