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2021 WGCC National Conference

The theme of the 2021 Conference is "2020 ... What Was That?" Disruption: Embracing Ambiguity, Leading with Agility and Performing with Persistence


The Conference Sessions will be held virtually:

Disruption  —  Thursday, January 28, 2021,  11:30 - 1:30pm  EST   

General Counsels have been faced with arguably unparalleled challenges over last 10 months. From shutdowns, to remote working, to BLM, mental health and ESG, many GCs have alternately struggled in certain situations and succeeded in others.  The skillset required to be successful has altered and shifted materially. Using the Korn Ferry and WGCC data of the most highly sought after GCs, we will engage in a discussion about how the benchmark has evolved and our perspective on where it may be going.  The data points to a framework of agility, tenacity and challenge being key parameters of success for GCs.  We will explore this in some detail and delve into the effects of the trials of 2020, and end with some thoughts on skill sets that GCs would be well served to develop further to continue to be able to weather the storm effectively.
This session will include the WGCC Annual General Meeting.

Embracing Ambiguity —  Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm EST     

In a time of disruption and change, the best leaders are motivated by achievement in the face of ambiguity. They have a high tolerance for ambiguity and are not paralyzed by the unknown. Learn how to lead through uncertainty.  We strive to be leaders who can guide their team through challenging times. We will discuss the key ways to thrive within ambiguity and uncertainty. 

Leading with Agility  — Thursday, July 8, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm EST   

As organizations adapt and transform themselves to succeed in the world we live in today, their leadership must also transform. Organizations recognize the cycle has changed: innovation breeds success and continued success requires innovation.  The key? Innovation can only be acquired through agility.  Join us to hear strategies from a world renowned speaker and author followed by a guided discussion panel of experienced leaders who will share their journey on how they became agile leaders in their organization, learn from their success (and sometimes failure) so that you can inspire your team by Leading with Agility.

Performing with Persistence — Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm EST

In a time of disruption and change, the best leaders continue to perform with persistence and deliver results.  They learn lessons from every crisis, becoming more resilient, making decisions faster, and leading with agility. They recognize the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workplace and fostering the well-being of their employees. They continue to perform and inspire their teams to perform in the face of disruption and ambiguity.  How do they do it?  Hear from top leaders of our frontline workers on how they continue to deliver results and Perform with Persistence.

Check out the following links for more information: Agenda, Speaker Information, SponsorsAccreditation.

The 2021 Conference was organized by Conference Co-Chairs Kimberley Graham and Lisa Marcuzzi  with our dedicated conference committee members Arlene Alvares,  Andrea Fellows, Cindy Heinz, Heather Mullen,  and Clare Smith. 

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!


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