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Joint Meeting with ATD


November 29, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Goodwill Lifsey Center | 937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

No CEOs Allowed! Selling the Value of Leadership Development to the C-Suite

Presented by Traci Clayton, CEO/Owner, Insight from the Outside

You know it, others know it, our profession knows it… Leadership Development (LD) done well advances strategy and provides enormous return on investment. So why is it so hard to get C-Suite leaders on board? Why do execs limit LD budgets, but spend so much more on telephone systems, new carpet, or leaving a poorly performing leader in place (when even that one person’s salary, reinvested smartly in LD, could literally change the course of an organization’s business performance)? Join Traci Clayton, Ph.D., Owner of Insight from the Outside as she leads you and your HR/OD/LD colleagues in a candid discussion and engaging learning forum about how to turn your biggest frustrations into your most exciting opportunities.

You will discover:

  1. New approaches to telling the ROI story in order to enlighten and engage your senior leaders around the value proposition for LD.
  1. How to turn LD from a line-item ‘expense’ into a no-brainer ‘strategic investment’ that C-Suite executives will prioritize for years to come.
  1. How to show execs the ways that LD is a strategic lever to accelerate change initiatives, build cross-functional collaboration, fill the talent pipeline and support your succession plans.

Most importantly, you will leave with renewed faith and a plan to fully engage your CEO and C-Suite leaders in the important work you do.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12 noon.


  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, November 26, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, November 26, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, November 26, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of Business recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Dr. Traci Clayton is an author, speaker, trusted leadership advisor and seasoned executive consultant in Nashville, TN. She works around the globe with leaders in all industries, including extensive work at the CEO, Board, and Executive Team level. Read about her passion for our future in her upcoming book on transforming organizational culture. Traci is known for her deep insights, bringing together outside-in and inside-out perspectives to solve organizations’ toughest leadership and culture challenges. Through speaking events and consulting engagements, she has advised executives from some of the world’s top organizations, including many of the Fortune 500. She is positioned well to lead and advise organizations through significant business and culture transformation. She has global M&A experience and has helped disparate groups come together in an integrated fashion to work effectively across boundaries. Her work includes Strategic Leadership Development, Executive Team Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Culture Change, Leadership for the Top 100 and Leadership Transformation.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before November 27

$53.00 Future Member/ Guest
$43.00 Earlybird rate before November 27

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before November 27