Global Matters Spring 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Business
Being successful in global business requires vision, strategy and leadership. Among all determinants of success in pursing an international growth strategy, some believe that the factor that rises above all others is the quality and engagement of local leadership. Shari Ballard, President of International and Chief Human Resources Officer for Best Buy, Inc., will explore the leadership imperative as it relates to doing business internationally. As a veteran of Best Buy, she will share her perspective on the key characteristics of leaders that impact the success of global initiatives.
3:30-5:00 p.m. Presentation and Q & A
5:00-6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
About the Speaker
Ms. Ballard joined Best Buy in 1993 as an assistant store manager in Flint, Michigan. She has risen through the ranks and in her current capacity is responsible for overseeing operations in China, Canada and Mexico.
Ballard is also responsible for global talent attraction, staffing and retention, leadership development, diversity, organizational design, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations.
Ms. Ballard was named one of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Flint.
What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee includes access to the talk and a networking reception following. It also includes parking in the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue ramps.
What is the refund policy?
Cancellations received by noon on Friday, April 11, 2014 are eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after noon on April 11.
Can I register on-site the day of the event?
Online registration will close at noon on 4/16. On-site registration will be available on the day of the event.