Leadership Transitions and Building Winning Teams

October 26th & 27th, 2016

Mohegan Sun, Connecticut

About the Conference

As the University of Connecticut’s premier leadership event, the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference is a distinctive opportunity for both accomplished and aspiring leaders to share best practices in an intimate high-end setting designed for interaction, learning, and sharing.

Hosted by the UConn School of Business in partnership with UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma, this year’s event will be held October 26-27, 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.

Conference participants benefit from business school faculty expertise, the skills and experiences of University alumni, and the collective knowledge of highly successful business leaders and colleagues.

“The interaction between participants and panelists makes for an engaged and lively couple of days,” says Lucy Gilson, academic advisor for the event and a professor in UConn’s Management Department. “This is truly how learning at this level takes place.”

Auriemma’s leadership skills on and off the court have earned him widespread recognition as a creative thinker with a talent for developing potential in others and finding effective ways to address challenges. Attendees gain insight from Auriemma as he presents his talk, “Changing the Game,” during a featured lunchtime session.

Breakout sessions are divided by industry, allowing you the chance to examine strategy and approaches necessary to lead, motivate, and inspire top performance from everyone in your workforce.

Proceeds from the conference are received by the UConn Foundation and benefit Leadership Education at the UConn School of Business. Continuing education credits are available.

Who Should Attend?

  • Emerging leaders within large and small companies who are preparing themselves to become senior leaders within their organizations;
  • Family business owners who are concerned with transitioning the company’s leadership to the next generation;
  • Leaders who want to build new professional networking connections both within and outside of their industries;
  • Senior leaders who want to help their companies build winning teams.

This content-rich conference, one of the few high-caliber business conferences presented in Connecticut, provides a unique opportunity for your team to interact, network, and learn from our extensive panel of experts on leadership challenges and opportunities.

The conference aims to help business leaders develop career and problem-solving skills, a broader managerial perspective, new professional networking connections across a variety of industries, and expanded capacity to handle personal and corporate transitions.

This is an opportunity to reward your high-value employees and bolster your company’s retention efforts. Your sponsorship affords your company admission and other recognition, including up to two-night accommodations in the adjacent resort.

About Geno Auriemma

In his position as head coach for 29 seasons, Auriemma has transformed the UConn women’s basketball program into the standard by which all others are measured, both on and off the court. Under Auriemma’s leadership, the Huskies’ success includes 15 Final Fours, five perfect seasons, 37 BIG EAST titles and the first AAC title. The Huskies brought home their ninth national title April 8th, beating Notre Dame 79-58 after both teams celebrated undefeated seasons.

About the UConn School of Business

Founded in 1941, the UConn School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research and academic programs spanning a wide array of functional disciplines including leadership and management.

In data released for 2009-2013, UConn’s Management Department shares the #1 rank with Penn State in per capita scholarly productivity, out of 186 Management Departments nationwide (Academic Analytics, LLC).

“Last year’s Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference was terrific in all respects. There were great speakers, panel discussions and leadership sub-topics. I particularly enjoyed listening to strong leaders from diverse backgrounds and other industries talk about the critical topic of leadership. I came away with great perspectives, new ideas and reminders of things to keep doing and do more of; what a re-charge! As an added bonus, the format allowed for some networking to get to know other attendees. I am looking forward to attending again later this year and plan to bring many other leaders from my business.”

– Steven Marenakos
Annuities CIO & SVP of Operations
Prudential Financial