Ignite Your Leadership Series

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Get into your leadership zone with NACWAA! Through the Ignite Your Leadership Series, NACWAA will bring high-performing collegiate sports leaders to Kansas City for focused conversations around athletics and leadership, and how the two go hand in hand. This is a three-part series for anyone interested in gaining a competitive edge in their career. Round 2 is Thursday, March 10. 

Round 2 - Ignite Your Leadership: Building a High Performing Team
Thursday, March 10, 4 - 5 p.m. Reception to follow until 6 p.m. with light snacks and cocktails.

Three Points Event Space (7th floor)
1511 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Online registration has closed, but walk-up registrations are welcome onsite. Please join us!

Registration Fee
NACWAA Members: $0
Non-Members: $20

Leadership Conversation
As we strive for greatness within our businesses and organizations, high performing teams are critical to success. Hear from our panelists working in the big business of college athletics on their pursuit to develop teams that have mutual respect, high levels of collaboration and shared leadership. Panelists will also share stories about how they have created strong cultures that motivate teams to take risks, be resilient and achieve excellence.

Meet the Panelists
Chris Plonsky is in her 13th year serving as the director of women’s athletics at the University of Texas. In 2011, Plonsky was instrumental in launching the Longhorn Network, a TV channel dedicated to Texas athletics and academic programming. Owned and operated by ESPN, the distribution has reached more than 20 million homes nationwide.

Chris Del Conte is director of intercollegiate athletics at Texas Christian University (TCU). Del Conte successfully negotiated and navigated TCU’s move to the Big 12, a Power 5 conference. He was recently honored as the 2015 NACDA Under Armour AD of the Year Award.

Sports architect Sherri Privitera of Populous has impacted more than 50 universities through her involvement in more than 65 projects, putting her among a very elite group of female architect executives in the sports design world. Privitera was project manager for designing Baylor University’s $266 million football stadium that opened in 2014. She was named in 2015 as a Sports Business Journal Game Changer.