SIBF Leadership Academy

SIBF Leadership Academy

The individual curriculum for both sessions of the SIBF Leadership Academy has been thoughtfully developed to offer a broad spectrum of opportunities to investigate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. World-class business coaches and global business executives with proven expertise serve as session instructors for the plenary sessions. In addition, a select group of experienced international business professionals serve as facilitators; two or three facilitators manage participant Learning Groups and lead the conversations that deepen and extend learning and personal growth. The underlying credo for the Academy is that everyone is a teacher; each participant is expected to share personal knowledge and experiences as they assimilate each session’s lessons.
 

Session 1:  Atlanta, Georgia  -  May 14-19, 2018

Session 2:  
Dallas, Texas  -  August 26-30, 2018

Both sessions are required and participants will remain in contact to work on individual business projects between sessions 1 and 2.

 

 

SIBF Leadership Conference

SIBF Leadership Conference

Dallas, Texas (map)

Why all the buzz around human engagement? The numbers tell the story: repeat customers who feel a connection to the product spend nearly 70% more than other customers; more than 40% of employees responded, in a recent Gallup poll, that they do the bare minimum to get by without being fired; technology has catapulted us into an era of continuous connectivity with adults spending 12+ hours a day on a digital device.

From brand loyalty to team productivity and decision making, tapping into human engagement is no longer an option for companies large and small – it is mission critical to compete in an intricate, interconnected global marketplace. As a leader, you need to understand how to leverage human engagement to grow your business, motivate your teams and increase collaboration.

SIBF will present the latest thinking on human engagement at an exciting, three-day program in Dallas, August 27-30, 2018. During the Leadership Conference, you will gain insights and new skills in experiential learning sessions.

Overlapping with the Leadership Academy’s Session 2, this program presents a unique opportunity to connect with SIBF’s 29 newest members. From 10 states (and Azerbaijan!), this impressive group includes CEOs, presidents, executive directors and managing partners. Group activities include:

Team Chili Cook-Off
Get paired up with 2018 Academy Fellows.

Human Bingo
A delightful game to introduce you to every attendee.

Academy Graduation
Hear SIBF members stories and successes in the network and support the induction of the 2018 Fellows into SIBF.

Tennessee - Understanding Russia and Its Relationship with the West

Tennessee - Understanding Russia and Its Relationship with the West

Nashville, Tennessee (map)

Professor Velikova has a special perspective on US-Russian relations. She will share her perspective on President Vladimir Putin, how is he viewed among Russians, and why does that differ from the view of the West. She will provide Russian perspective on situations in Chechnya, Georgia, Crimea and Ukraine. She will also address the issue of US elections.

Georgia - September Breakfast

Georgia - September Breakfast

Atlanta, Georgia (map)

Local breakfasts provide another opportunity for everyone to connect on an informal basis. Because space is limited, it is critical that you let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking the registration link below.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR BREAKFASTS IN 2018

Friday, November 16

SIBF Annual Summit

SIBF Annual Summit

Austin, Texas (map)

SIBF glides into Austin for its 38th Annual Summit. Honky-tonks, timely topics, and big Texas welcomes await. What better place to take center stage than the live music capital of the world!

Please register by May 25 for early bird savings!

IMPORTANT HOTEL BLOCK INFORMATION: 
We expect our group room block at the Four Seasons Austin to sell out quickly due to the popularity of the fall travel period in Austin as well other scheduled conventions and the Austin City Limits music festival.  

All Austin downtown hotels, as well as local Airbnbs, are expected to sell out. Please reserve your room today.

Each reservation booked under the SIBF group block must be accompanied by a SIBF Summit registration.  Rooms not attached with a Summit registration will be released in order to accommodate members who register for the 2018 Summit.

South East Asia Leadership Academy

South East Asia Leadership Academy

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

The SEALA Academy is a 10-day immersion in a demanding environment. It is a leadership boot camp whose watchwords are purpose, authenticity, character, values. You will need all your skill to master the high refinements of leadership arts. But you will need all your courage to go deep in exploring your default reaction to authority – how to manage the stress of handling systems – your true ability to work with power – before, as a leader, you can fulfill your potential and promise.

SEALA is not all lectures and general theory. Plenary learning sessions alternate with breakout groups facilitated by experienced businesspeople, seasoned practitioners from around the world. Every idea is up for discussion; every lesson is tested against experience to prove its worth. SEALA focuses on the real-life applications of leadership skills especially seen against the developing needs of South East Asia today.

Our aim is not 10 days of “chalk-and-talk” and a handsome certificate at the end of the office wall. Our aim is a transformation of business and society in South East Asia.

SEALA Reunion

SEALA Reunion

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your SEALA membership, but more importantly, they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the SEALA network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.

To register, please complete the following online form and we will email you an invoice with payment instructions.

Washington Briefing

Washington Briefing

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

SIBF will again host the highly rated Washington Briefing, May 5-7, 2019. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in Washington on domestic and international policy issues and hear perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum. The Washington Briefing has a tradition and established track record for introducing SIBF members to unique venues and exclusive programs and speakers that go far beyond the typical business group Washington fly-in. In addition, springtime is one of the most beautiful times of year in our nation’s capital.

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

CELA teams from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are honored to host their friends and peers from SIBF, CELA, MELA, and SEALA at the 2019 Global Network Summit (GNS) – a moveable feast of learning, sharing, and connecting leaders from across the world. Your hosts are waiting with open arms to introduce you to fascinating people and places, ideas and unique experiences which ordinary visitors could never access, and which you will remember with pleasure for the rest of your life!

Located on the Great Silk Road, one of the most significant achievements in the history of World civilization, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan envelop visitors with stunning land and seascapes; a myriad of highly ornate mosques, madrasahs, and palaces, as well as the modern capitals. During the trip, you will be hearing from regional experts on how the Silk Road influenced the development of the region throughout their histories.

Fellows' International Conference South Africa

Fellows' International Conference South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (map)

South Africa is a country rich in natural resources. It boasts some of the planet’s most extraordinary scenery and wildlife. South Africans are known for their hospitality, and living standards are, for some, much higher than those elsewhere in Africa. At the same time, political events are moving rapidly, and major economic and social problems pose complex challenges.

Our itinerary allows you to see South Africa through a variety of lenses: historic, economic, cultural and scenic. Our aim, as always, is a unique SIBF blend of high-level content, person-to-person contact with local business and community leaders, unparalleled cultural experiences—and a few surprises.