Leadercast empowers local woman

the Index · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Local woman Pam Wever said the May 10 Chick-fil-A Leadercast made her feel alive.

A conference broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., of well-known leaders, like the former chairman and CEO of General Electric and Duke University's head men's basketball coach, was presented at New Strand Theatre to nearly 100 people. The program was brought to West Liberty last year when then executive director of We Lead, Karen Lathrop, organized it as part of a local leadership program. We Lead's interim executive director, Dauna Kiser, said the conference is broadcast to about 130,000 viewers in 16 countries, with most broadcasts taking place in large cities. "West Liberty should be very proud for such a small community to have something like this coming to us," she said.

The all-day event began at 7:30 a.m. when people gathered in front of the big screen, which first-timer Wever said was a very interactive experience.

"It was entertaining, there was humor, you feel changed after experiencing it," Wever said.

Wever said the theme in most speeches revolved around how to become a leader in a complex world. She said the ideas and tips given on leadership could be applied to everyone.

"Somewhere along the line, no matter your age, you are going to be a leader," she said.

Wever said speakers did a great job at explaining how less is more when it comes to leadership and also explained how to create peace and harmony in one's environment.

"It boils down to creating a culture of success and a nurturing type of environment," she said. "A lot of people are already looking forward to next year's Leadercast."
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