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Testing & Quality Leadership Summit


"Building Your Personal Leadership Skills"
Thursday, May 11 (evening) and Friday, May 12 (all day)

Too often employees feel that leadership should come from above. However, recent trends in leadership suggest that successful organizations are ones in which everybody is empowered to lead, and individuals are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their growth and advancement. Join in the conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to empower both you and your staff to greater heights. Discover how seasoned leaders drive change and motivate staff—while accelerating their own careers.

At the 2017 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders—Rod Jardine and Glen Hellman—for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective to the table and will provide Summit participants with lessons learned and practical techniques for leading teams, addressing management challenges, and gaining senior management buy-in.

Bring your biggest issues and challenges to the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, where you can draw on the knowledge and experiences of these leaders and your fellow leaders who may have already faced and solved some of your issues. Hear what is working—and not working—and have the opportunity to share your experiences and successes. The Testing & Quality Leadership Summit is a perfect opportunity for you to:

  • Participate in insightful and informative sessions focusing on leadership issues
  • Meet and network with your peers in the industry
  • Join in the “think tank” discussion with industry veterans
  • Develop new ideas and action plans for innovation within your organization

Thursday, May 11

Reception and Summit Kickoff: As a Leader, What Is Keeping You Up at Night?

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Kickoff the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit with a reception and some networking.

Friday, May 12

Agile CxO

Agile Leadership to Empower Your Team

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Empowering leadership used to be about delegating authority to subordinates. Today it’s about enabling and facilitating teams and staff to help them solve their own problems. Join Rod Jardine, an expert in agile leadership techniques, for an interactive discussion of how to apply agile best practices and principles to management and leadership of your staff and your teams. Learn tips and tricks to motivate employees to step up and lead, empower teams to reach new heights, and become a servant leader for your organization. Take home practical, effective methods for applying agile leadership...

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Driven Forward

Intentionality: Leading an Intentional Culture

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

As leaders we get the culture we tolerate. What are the steps to create an intentional culture of high performance? The basis of leadership and influencing others depends on understanding that humans make logical decisions illogically. What are the hidden forces that overcome competence, intelligence, and character when choosing our leaders? Learn about the real decision maker of the human mind and how to model this behavior to influence others and create loyal, motivated followers.

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:45am to 4:30pm

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. The session is divided into the following 3 parts,

Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions - 10:45am–11:45am Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions - 12:30pm–1:30pm Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results - 1:30pm–2:30pm Wrap-Up and Ongoing Informal Discussion with Speakers and Delegates - 2:45pm–3:45pm

​Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday evening’s...

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