Friday, March 22, 2013
7:30 PM -10:30 PM Casual Networking Event (Note: You must purchase a ticket for the Summit to attend the
Friday night event)
Saturday, March 23, 2013
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:45 AM – 10:05 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:05 AM – 10:35 AM Opening Keynote – Rudy Karsan, CEO, Kenexa
10:35 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Panel: The Power of Example
| Moderator: Maria Ebrahimji
| Panel 1: Early Career Fatima Ahmed, Rabia Ahmed, Saad Siddiqui
| Panel 2: Mid Career Fareshta Ahmadi, Zareen Jaffery, Saleem Khatri
| Panel 3: Seasoned Rahim Islam, Samira Rajan, Shahid Shah
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Keynote – Imam Wahy-ud Deen Shareef, Senior Advisor to Mayor Cory Booker
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Zuhr Prayer
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM – 5:05 PM Parallel Session B:
| Decision Making - Don Warkentin
| Mastering the Visual Pitch - Aziz Hasan
| Exploring Your Work Style and Other Roundtable Discussions
| - Sabrina Qureshi/Zeba Iqbal
5:05 PM – 5:35 PM Break / Asr Prayer
5:35 PM – 6:00 PM Summary and Next Steps
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Closing Keynote - Mahdis Keshavarz
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Networking Reception / Maghreb Prayer
Leading is about using what you know and leveraging the talent around you to drive results. Effective leaders take advantage of lessons learned from like-minded role models. This panel takes you on a journey through the career trajectory, from early career to mid-level management to seasoned professional. As we travel along the path, we will explore how to find passion in what you do, how to position yourself for leadership opportunities, and how to use your influence to empower and engage others. Our panelists will also share how their Muslim identity has impacted their leadership style, career pursuits and/or performance.
A critical role for professionals is the ability to manage conflicts between associates, clients, with subordinates or peers. It is important to be able to listen empathetically, ask the right questions, evaluate the people involved. Using the right approaches, you can deal with conflicts in effective ways that resolve issues while maintaining positive relationships.
Facilitating Creativity in the Workplace
What is creativity and how does it apply to business? Learn the art of brainstorm facilitation and understand how to leverage divergent and convergent thinking models to generate creative ideas from your team.
Participants will review a variety of tools and techniques to analyze and solve problems; make sound and effective decisions; and control stress throughout the process. You will learn to use an analysis checklist and affinity diagram to identify critical factors and make decisions by applying absolute and desirable criteria. In addition, participants will learn four problem solving questions that can help to solve problems faster.
Mastering the Visual Pitch
Creating a compelling presentation is quickly becoming a critical component to gaining traction in your career. Regardless of your profession, crafting a presentation indicates your ability to quickly and succinctly deliver complex information. This workshop will decipher the pitfalls of the presentation – excessive text, trite imagery – and give hands-on advice on overcoming them.
Charting a roadmap for your organization or department. What are the key elements of a successful strategic planning process? Learn how to direct the process and avoid pitfalls along the way. The most commonly used frameworks will be discussed. Participants will also develop an understanding of what to do before beginning the process, and how to ensure the plan does not end up on a shelf gathering dust.
What is your style preference? Can knowing this improve the effectiveness of your work relationships and team interactions? Our session will start with an exercise to identify and explore your style. This exercise will be followed by a series of informal round table discussions on engaging your strengths, managing your weaknesses and other aspects of personal professional development