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DAY ONE

April 13, 2012 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
At the H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Campus of the Center for Creative Leadership
One Leadership Place, Greensboro, N.C.

Welcome

Mona Edwards
Vice President and Chief of Staff
Center for Creative Leadership

Opening Remarks

George R. Johnson, Jr.
Dean and Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law

Session I

The Role that Lawyers Should Play in Times of Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity

Panelists

Raymond Burse, Vice President and General Counsel, GE Consumer & Industrial
Candace S. Cummings, Vice President - Administration, General Counsel and Secretary, VF Corporation
Martin Eakes, Chief Executive Officer, Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending
Thomas Ross, President, University of North Carolina
Keith W. Vaughan, Chairman, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
David Gergen, (Moderator)

Session II: Part A

Perspectives: The Role of Lawyers as Boundary Spanners and Navigators of Change

Speakers

Robert Cullen, Vice President and General Counsel, JSI Logistics, and Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
Judith Wegner, Burton Craig Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
Edward C. Winslow III, Managing Partner, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Roland Smith, (Moderator) - Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership, and Skeens Watson Visiting Professor of Leadership, Elon Law

Session II: Part B

Discussion: The Role of Lawyers as Boundary Spanners and Navigators of Change

Participants will form discussion groups, facilitated by John Alexander, former President, Center for Creative Leadership, and Distinguished Leadership Coach in Residence, Elon Law, Steve Friedland, Professor of Law and Senior Scholar, Elon Law, and Marina Hsieh, Senior Fellow, Santa Clara Law.

Reflection & Commentary

"A CEO's Perspective on Navigating Change and Complexity"
Dennis R. Glass
President and CEO
Lincoln Financial Group

Closing Remarks

George R. Johnson, Jr.
 

RECEPTION & DINNER

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the O.Henry Hotel
624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, N.C.

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Leo. M. Lambert
President
Elon University

Keynote Address

"Lawyers as Leaders"
David Gergen
 

DAY TWO

April 14, 2012 beginning with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and program at 9:00 a.m.
At the H. Michael Weaver Building of Elon University School of Law
201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C.

Welcome

George R. Johnson, Jr.

Reflections on Day One

David Gergen

Session III

Cultivating Leaders:
What Role Should Law Schools Play in Preparing Effective Lawyer-Leaders?

Panelists

Louis Bilionis, Dean and Nippert Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Marina Hsieh, Senior Fellow, Santa Clara University School of Law
Judith Wegner, Burton Craig Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
George R. Johnson, Jr., (Moderator)

Session IV

The Next Generation Lawyer-Leader – A Glimpse into the Future

PANELISTS

Tiffany D. Atkins, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina
M. Alexandra Hazel, Attorney, Jud A. Fischel, P.C.
Lora Howard, Counsel, Younce & Moore, LLP
W. Craig Turner, Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Faith Rivers James, (Moderator) Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Leadership Program, Elon University School of Law

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Ellen M. Gregg
Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Keynote Address

The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor
Associate Justice (ret.)
United States Supreme Court

Closing Remarks

George R. Johnson. Jr.

Lunch & Closing Reception