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World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Texarkana on May 4th


World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Texarkana on May 4th

Leadership is the difference maker in two equally excellent teams.  Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders when Leadership Texarkana hosts Leadercast® 2018 on May 4, from 8AM-2:30PM, as part of LIFT: the Leadership Initiative for Texarkana.

Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast annually LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to over 100,000 leaders around the globe, in hundreds of locations.  Leadercast’s mission is to develop leaders worth following. The theme of Leadercast 2018 is “Lead Yourself;” which is the foundation of excellence and influence, and where great leadership begins.

Leadercast 2018 keynote speakers include:

  • Joe Torre Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Chief Baseball Officer for the MLB, Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation
  • Transferring self-leadership skills to leading others
  • Andy Stanley Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author
  • Why self-leadership matters and how it makes a huge impact on your team.
  • Michael Hyatt  Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company- a leadership development firm specializing in transformative training for leaders- on self care for leadership
  • Mae Jemison Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut: Breaking barriers; developing qualities to be a trailblazer
  • Dr. Jim Loehr Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Human Performance Institute The importance of character for leaders; successful achievers are linked by it.
  • Carey Lohrenz U.S. Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer Courage and bravery in leadership; overcoming fears
  • Ian Morgan Cron Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher & Speaker. How knowing yourself and your tendencies makes you a better leader for others
  • Kat Cole COO and President, North America of FOCUS Brands. Being a leader of innovation and progress; how to adapt and succeed faster.
  • Jen Bricker Champion Aerialist, Gymnast Author, and Speaker. The power of perseverance and positive thinking as a leader


The Leadercast program is attended by teams from every sector of our community, annually attracting groups of 2-100 from industry, big and small businesses, healthcare, city government, public and higher education, churches and non-profits.  Leadership Texarkana Executive Director Ruth Ellen Whitt reports “Eighty percent of the available seats have been sold, but we do not want any seat to go unclaimed when there is so much value that will be gained by the individuals and teams in attendance.  Our goal is to provide participants with a first-class event–an outstanding day of instruction, inspiration, and impact for each individual attending.” Registration is $79 and includes lunch, light breakfast, snacks and Leadercast materials.

Although many attend as individuals, local leaders emphasize the value of Leadercast attendance for their teams:  “I bring my entire leadership team–It’s definitely worth the time; Leadercast training has had a huge impact on our whole strategic plan, ” says James Henry Russell, Texarkana College. Paul Norton, Superintendent of TISD says  “The piece of Leadercast that I value the most is having the opportunity to bring colleagues to this event and discuss how each speaker is speaking to us…to share the same vision is invaluable.”   Chris Karam, Pres/CEO of Christus St. Michael System annually brings 100 of his leadership staff.  He says, “I’ve found Leadercast to be an inexpensive way for our leaders to gain insight from national and international leaders on what helps one be successful. Great perspectives are given…Well worth the time and investment.”

This is the eighteenth year of the annual Leadercast leadership conference and the fifth year that Leadership Texarkana will be hosting the event locally, in partnership with Texarkana, TX ISD and Texarkana College this year, and with promotional partner the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce. Leadercast 2018 will be held at TISD’s Sullivan Center.  Groups and Leadership Texarkana member discounts are available.  General and SHRM CEUs are available, as are CNEs.

To register to attend Leadercast 2018 in Texarkana, go to

 Leadership Texarkana is in an independent non-profit organization dedicated to engaging and equipping citizens from throughout the community to step up as leaders, working together for community excellence, pride and progress.  For more about the organization, go to


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