04/25/14 — Leadercast set to return to University of Mount Olive on May 9

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Leadercast set to return to University of Mount Olive on May 9

By From staff reports
Published in News on April 25, 2014 1:46 PM

Leadercast, an all-day leader development broadcast, will return to Mount Olive this year May 9.

Featuring speeches from international leaders, the actual conference is held in Atlanta, Ga., and then broadcast to hundreds of different sites through the nation. The Southern Bank Auditorium at the University of Mount Olive is one of them. The event lasts from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speakers for this year's event include Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and human rights activist from Cape Town, South Africa; Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and best-selling author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers"; Randall Wallace, screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter; Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Laura Schroff, former ad sales executive and best-selling author of "An Invisible Thread"; Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and leadership consultant; Simon Sinek, best-selling author of "Start with Why" and leadership expert, and Laura Bush, former first lady.

Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended Leadercast. In its 15th year, this full day conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date. Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership.

This year's theme -- Beyond You -- challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward.

Advance tickets cost $75 until May 1 and $100 after May 1. Tickets cost $65 for Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce members, students and for individuals part of a group of 10 or more. For more information on the event, contact Julie Beck, interim president of the MOACC at 919-658-3113.