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Leadership Lessons Coming to Akron

UPublish story by Aaron Gonzales
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver will be the midday speaker, bringing leadership to the local community.

Akron, OH- Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® at Akron Springfield Assembly of God in Akron on May 10, 2013.

Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Akron. Speakers for this year’s event include:

oJack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric

oAndy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator

oMike Krzyzewski, Head men’s basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA

oJohn Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert

oDr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant

oLCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor

oSanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field

oDavid Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert

oCondolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) , via exclusive Simply Lead video interview

Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended Chick-fil-A® Leadercast®. In its 14th year, this full day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date.

“I feel that attending it helped me grow as a leader. Since then I have worked to achieve the goals that were instilled in me by attending. I am very excited about attending again this year” said Alyssa, attendee of the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast hosted by Akron Springfield Assembly of God.

This year our program will focus on the idea of simply leading. Our lives are full of things that we think will grow our businesses and increase our influence. What if there was potential impact in simplifying our lives so that our leadership could thrive? Leading in a complex world requires simplicity to cut through the clutter. This diverse group of internationally-acclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights to help leaders learn how to Simply Lead.

Akron Springfield Assembly of God is the only host site in Akron. The event will be emceed by Craig Chamberlain, a member of the John Maxwell Team and founder of CAIR Leadership. Bringing leadership closer to home, Mr. Chamberlain will be interviewing Chief David Oliver of the Brimfield Police Department. Chief Oliver’s unique leadership style has led to over 41,000 “Likes” on Facebook.

Chick-fil-A Leadercast Akron has chosen S.U.P.E.R. Learning Center and Royal Rangers Outpost 64 as organizations that will benefit from net proceeds from the event.

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is brought to Akron through partnerships with Covenant Financial Advisors, Cascade Insulation Company, WAKR/WONE, and Chick-fil-A’s Akron locations, Chapel Hill and Fairlawn.

For more information about Chick-fil-A® Leadercast®, visit For local ticketing information, call (330)715-2595 or visit:

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