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Testing & Quality Leadership Summit



"Empowering Leadership within Your Organization"
Thursday, October 5 (evening) and Friday, October 6 (all day)

Too often, employees feel that leadership should come from above. 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 a conversation with your peers as experienced technology leaders share ways to empower your staff (and yourself) to great heights. Discover how seasoned leaders drive change, motivate staff—and accelerate their own careers.

At the 2017 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit, program chair Jeffery Payne brings together senior industry leaders—Glen Hellman and Bob Galen—for an interactive exchange of ideas and experiences. Each of these leaders brings to the table a unique perspective on leadership 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.

Also, 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. You’ll hear what’s 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, October 5

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

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

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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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

Friday, October 6

Driven Forward

Intentionality: Leading an Intentional Culture

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

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.

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Crucial, Pivotal, and Radical Candor Conversations—Closing the Gap

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Let's face it. As leaders, we often struggle to create and nurture the sort of communication and conversation that our organizations and teams need. For many of us it's not a comfort zone or a strength. And frankly, these conversations are often uncomfortable and take a great deal of energy. That being said, today's leaders need to face this shortcoming and become much more skilled and comfortable initiating and executing the sorts of conversations that will engage their teams and deliver value for their customers. In this session Bob Galen will explore the central aspects of having...

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Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

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

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:45am to 3:45pm

Join your peers in an engaging and highly interactive discussion about the issues that concern you most. Using answers to the question—As a Leader, What Is Keeping You Up at Night?—posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues and barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank discussion, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration....

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