PSC's Leadership Next is the first PreSales Conference geared toward building the next generation of great Solutions Leaders. Many individuals want to grow into a Leadership role because they feel it is the next step but is it always? First time managers are thrusted into a position without adequate training and resources and are expected to perform.
Leadership Next is for first time managers, those early in their leadership journey, and individual contributors who aspire to become Solutions leaders. This one day event is focused on understanding the realities of PreSales management, navigate the day to day challenges, and learn the tricks of the trade to allow you to make a greater organizational impact from early in your career.
7:15 - 8:00 am PDT - Pre-event virtual networking
8:00 - 8:15 am - Welcome and Kickoff
8:15 - 8:45 am - Stories from the Field: My First Year as a Manager Part 1
8:45 - 9:30 am - In the Pursuit of Leadership: Considerations as You Grow Your Career
This Q&A style session will cover all things relating to professional growth. We’ll discuss different forms of leadership — both formal and informal — how to work your way up to a leadership level within your organization, and what you should be thinking about when determining your career path forward.
9:30 - 10:15 am - Is Management Right for You?
It’s widely believed that becoming a manager is the only option for career advancement. But not everyone wants to manage. In this session, a diverse group of panelists will discuss their choices to either become a manager, pursue other career trajectories, or pass on management opportunities. Discover ways to develop your career regardless of whether you’ve set your sights on a management position.
10:15 - 11:00 am - Moving to Management: How to Ramp Up & Accelerate Your Team
Transitioning from an individual contributor to management is a tall order. Not only do you have to learn the new role and set your own goals, you’ve also got to put ideas in motion for how to improve your team’s performance. Join this panel to hear how leaders made this transition and shifted their focus of work. You’ll learn what to consider for the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job and how to meet your short- and long-term objectives.
11:00 - 11:45 am - Get Promoted, Promote Your Team
When moving to a leadership position, your success depends on your team. Experienced Solutions leaders will participate in this session, talking about what they look for when considering candidates to promote to front-line leaders. Plus, discover what you should take into account to become an advocate for your team to help them grow in their careers and get noticed both individually and as a group.
11:45 - 12:15 pm - Stories from the Field: My First Year as a Manager Part 2
12:15 - 12:25 pm - Closing comments from PreSales Collective
12:25 - 12:45 pm - Closing Keynote: Making Leadership Meaningful
We’ll close out the event with a keynote from Tom Banton, PSC’s Head of Leader Enablement and long-time Solutions executive. Tom will demonstrate how to effectively explore your motivations for seeking leadership, and how to apply learnings from the day’s sessions to improve performance and maintain growth when you return to work.
Visit the Leadership Next event page for a full list of hosts, speakers, and presenters as they are finalized.
Thank you to our partners Avnio, Consensus, Demostack, Reprise and Vivun for sponsoring this event!