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​Join fellow area leaders for the CAN’T MISS leadership event of the year! In this full-day event, you’ll be immersed in thoughtful, actionable leadership strategies, whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out.  

When & Where

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National

Doors open at 8am | Summit starts at 8:30 and ends at 5:00pm


Tickets are available for $349 per individual ticket or reserve a table of ten for $3,141. Tickets prices will increase after July 31st.  All transactions are subject to a minimal processing fee.


The doors open at 8am with the summit starting at 8:30.  Lunch, morning & afternoon beverages & snacks, and WIFI will be provided.  Around 3:45pm, we will wrap up the day with a networking opportunity for all attendees until 5:00pm!

8:00AM – Doors Open

8:30AM – Welcome

8:45AM – Jeff Henderson - Know What You're FOR

9:45AM - Break

10:00AM – Coach Gabe Gross - Leadership from a life in Athletics

11:00AM – Katy Doss - Leading a small team in a big way!

11:30AM – Lunch

12:30PM – Don Yaeger - What makes the great ones great!

1:30PM – Break

1:45PM – Arturo Menefee - Power of Emotional Intelligence for Community Leaders

2:45PM – Don Yaeger - Becoming a Team of Great Teammates

3:45PM – Conference Wrap-Up

4:00PM - Networking Event & Happy Hour

Keynote Speakers

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Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, executive coach, and team culture expert.  For the last 30+ years, including his time as Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated magazine, Don has had a front row seat to study the greatest champions of all time. Don teaches the lessons he's learned from these great champions and team builders to organizations all over the world with live and virtual professional development programs.

Named by Forbes Magazine as one of 20 speakers you shouldn’t miss, Jeff Henderson has become a trusted voice for businesses and non-profit organizations. His career experience not only inspires groups and individuals but also provides tangible strategies to help them grow. Ultimately, Jeff’s aim is to help organizations build a good name where both purpose and profit thrive. His best-selling book, Know What You’re FOR, launched a movement in non-profits around the world and has become a focal point for many businesses. Jeff has worked for well-known organizations such as the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Chick-fil-A, and North Point Ministries, one of the largest churches in America. While there, Jeff led three churches for over 17 years and helped launch North Point Online, one of the largest online ministries in the world.

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Gabe Gross left a lasting impact during his time on the Plains, lettering in both football and baseball for the Auburn Tigers. Following his time at Auburn, Gross went on to play professional baseball for 7 years appearing in the 2008 World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays. He returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach prior to the 2018 baseball season. Gross leads and mentors his athletes on and off the field, showing his love for the game and the leading a team throughout his successful career. 


If you have any questions about the event, please text 334-384-1353 or email

Thanks to our event partners!

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