The 2013 Annual Leadership Conference of the Management Society brought in 160 chapter leaders from sixty chapters for training. The conference was held October 3-4 at Aspen Grove and at the Tanner Building on BYU campus. Keynote speakers included Robert Friedman (Fearless Branding), Kevin Hall (Power of Words), Bill O'Rourke (Ethical Leadership), and Timothy Clark (Leadership vs. Management).
Attendees enjoyed twenty-seven different breakout sessions taught by the global steering committee, learned from best practices of successful chapters, learned how to use the new website and database, and were motivated and inspired to increase their efforts in their chapters. Lee Perry, dean of the Marriott School, gave an update on the school. Sandro Alex Silva received the Benson Lifetime Service Award and talked about what the vision of the society and his involvement has meant in his life. In addition, seventeen chapters received Chapter of Excellence Awards, and fifteen received Gold Chapter of Excellence Awards.
This conference is an annual highlight for the chapter leaders as it provides both professional and chapter-specific training, along with networking with chapter leaders from around the world.