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NC State Shelton Forum to Focus on Innovative Leadership

Cisco Systems Chairman of the Board and CEO John Chambers will serve as a keynote speaker for North Carolina State University’s General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum on Friday, Nov. 16, at the McKimmon Center.

The forum, now in its 11th year, will focus on “Leading Organizations Through the Eyes of Innovation.”

Sessions begin with an 8:45 a.m. panel discussion featuring Michael Chen, founder of New Mind Education; Karen LeVert, CEO and co-founder of Southeast Techventures; and Michael Zapata III, chairman of ArrayXpress.

Chambers, honored as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Report, will deliver his keynote speech, “Defining What’s Possible: Leadership, Innovation and Connecting the Unconnected,” at 11 a.m.

Shelton will participate in a 2 p.m. session offering insights about strategic leadership.

The cost to attend the forum is $189 and includes lunch.

The Shelton Leadership Forum is an annual seminar series that focuses attention on the importance of leadership development. The forum is one program offering of the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center administered by NC State’s Office of the Provost. As executive director, Shelton is committed to developing values-based leadership skills to enhance corporate, government, education, nonprofit and youth-development organizations.

A detailed program is available online.

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