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EMBA Leadership Conference

September 25-27, 2022

The Executive MBA Leadership Conference is an exclusive, in-person experience focusing on professional development and networking for our current and former EMBA students.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 25, 6 – 8 p.m.

Dean’s Reception at the Living Room Bar, the W hotel, Bellevue

An intimate and casual reception with WSU alumni, current EMBA students, and Carson College faculty and staff hosted by Chip Hunter, Dean of the Carson College. Light appetizers and drinks provided.

Monday September 26 – The Westin Bellevue, WA

Networking Breakfast
8 – 9 a.m.

Hosted breakfast with conference participants and special guests.

Session #1 Vice Admiral Raquel Bono
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Navigating Disruption: A Roadmap for Purposeful Leadership

12 – 1 p.m.

Session #2 Michael Nassirian
1 – 4 p.m.

I’m Tired: How to Survive and Succeed in Corporate America

Custom Cocktail Class
4 – 5 p.m.

Learn how to make a Moscow Mule in a custom created WSU glass. (non-acholic option provided)

No-host facilitated diner
6 p.m.

Tuesday September 27 The Westin Bellevue, WA

Power Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m.

When a Link Breaks: Reshaping supply chains.
Enjoy a fully hosted breakfast as you network with the larger WSU community in the Carson College’s bi-annual Power Breakfast event.

Session #3 Tom Tripp
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Job Negotiation with Tom Tripp, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Carson College of Business

12 – 1 p.m.

Session #4 Melissa Reaves, Story Fruition
1 – 4 p.m.

Delivering your story with impact

Closing Remarks
4 – 4:30 p.m.

Cheryl Oliver, Associate Dean and raffle of WSU prizes (must be present to win)

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For conference questions, please contact Angie Senter, event manager,