All education at this year's FICP Strategic Leaders Event aligns with FICP's "Focus on Senior-Level Professionals" area of interest.
Focus on Senior-Level Professionals: Designed to guide senior level professionals, sessions focused on management skills, corporate navigation, reverse mentorship and more.
"This event is one of the most impactful use of my time and something that recharges me, causes me to rethink my strategy and grant benchmarks. So grateful for this program and a primary driver for my FICP membership."
–Katherine LaMacchia, Baird, 2022 Strategic Leaders Event Attendee
Meg D'Angelo, CIS, DES, AVP, Corporate Events and Hospitality, Lincoln Financial Group
Meg D’Angelo is assistant vice president of Corporate Events and Hospitality for Lincoln Financial Group. In addition to overseeing all hospitality aspects of Lincoln’s naming-rights sponsorship of the Philadelphia Eagles, D’Angelo is also responsible for working closely with C-Suite and other senior-level executives to strategize, procure, plan and successfully execute major internal and external corporate meetings, special events and hospitality opportunities, including, but not limited to, internal leadership summits, training and education programs, concerts and sporting events.
Deborah Kane, Sr Director, North America Marketing, Programs and Events, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Design and implement event strategy for Columbia Threadneedle Investments in partnership with marketing, sales and senior leadership. Lead and influence decisions, process and program management to execute on strategy for in-person and virtual client meetings and internal education and sales incentive programs. Key objectives are increasing brand awareness; promoting relevant strategies, solutions and investment capabilities; and mitigating risks. Lead team of event managers who oversee budgeting, contract negotiation, planning and on-site and virtual execution.
The 2023 discussion topics will be released closer to the event. Here's a glance at what the 2022 Strategic Leaders Event attendees experienced for a sense of the types of discussions you will participate in while in Chicago:
Monday, December 5
Reflections Kick Off
Attendees will partake in a series of 1:1 conversations designed to introduce them to their peers and allow for reflection on what has brought them to today and what they are hoping to get out of the Strategic Leaders Event.
Career Pathing and Structuring Your Team
Developing your team may begin with assessing roles and how you differentiate opportunities for each member of your department. Incorporating feedback from rising leaders, this discussion will help you understand what you can do to retain talent within your department and company while supporting their overall growth.
Enhancing Your Team’s Communication Practices
The impact of clear, concise and audience-appropriate communication can have a lasting effect on your department’s reputation. Dive into the different aspects of communication involving your team, from objective and messaging to delivery and reception. Through small-group work, participants will then apply those considerations to develop messaging specific to internal stakeholders, suppliers, contractors, and supervisors – creating a blueprint for their teams to follow.
Focus on Trends in the Financial & Insurance Industry
In this session, we will discuss industry trends and developments anticipated for the coming year including how you are setting strategy, developing goals, and creating a support network around these trending topics, from DEI to ESG.
Tuesday, December 6
Metrics and Reporting: What Stakeholders Need to Know and How to Deliver the Message
Through small-group exercises and scenarios, participants will learn strategies for storytelling and data visualization to help share the impact of their department on the organization. This session will provide insights on how strategic leaders can promote transparency by involving team members in that process. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share best practices on reporting frequency, what to report on, technologies to use and innovative ways to communicate the volume of business.
What haven’t we covered? The Strategic Leaders Event will close out with a space for participants to share final thoughts, challenges and revisit key discussion points introduced earlier in the event.