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Gladwell, Welch, Bush Featured Speakers at Southwest Virginia Leadership Academy Leadercast
Posted Date: 3/17/2014

Big Stone Gap, VAMalcolm Gladwell, Jack Welch, Laura Bush, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are among a host of speakers to be featured at the upcoming Mountain Empire Community College Leadership Live Simulcast scheduled Friday, May 9.Leadercast 2014

The Leadership Simulcast is an annual event held in partnership with the Scott County Economic Development Authority’s Southwest Virginia Leadership Academy. The event is open to the public, with students and groups receiving a registration discount. The event will feature a live broadcast of speakers beginning at 8 a.m. and finishing around 4 p.m. Lunch and programming materials are included.

The 2014 Leadercast includes Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author Andy Stanley; Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author Malcolm Gladwell; Nobel Laureate and Human Rights Activist Desmond Tutu; Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Songwriter Randall Wallace; CEO of SAP AG Bill McDermott; Former Advertising Sale Executive and Best-Selling Author Laura Schroff; Clinical Psychologist and Leadership Consultant Dr. Henry Cloud; Leadership Expert and Best-Selling Author Simon Sinek; and Former First Lady Laura Bush.

Early registration will be open until April 18. Single registration is $65 and Group registration for more than five from the same organization is $55. Student registration is $45. After April 18, registration is $85.

To register visit For more information or to register, please contact Penny Horton with the Scott County Economic Development Authority at (276) 386-2525 or by email at Registration payments should be mailed to the Southwest Virginia Leadership Academy c/o Scott County Economic Development Authority, 180 W. Jackson St., Gate City, VA 24251.