Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium

Aspirations, Adaptations & Attitudes in the Changing Workplace

A Leadership Conference for Ohio’s Emerging Leaders


Are you ready to step forward as a leader?  Join us this year at the Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium as established leaders discuss innovation, strategy and engagement as it pertains to their organizations, along with the importance of maintaining positive “Aspirations, Adaptations & Attitudes in the Changing Workplace”. 

In partnership with Columbus Young Professionals Leadership Summit, this year’s event will be hosted at Franklin University's Ross Auditorium in downtown Columbus on Friday, October 12 from 8:30am-3:45pm. A summit pass is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch and free parking!

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2018 Symposium Agenda

8:30 am: Breakfast/Networking/Registration
Breakfast and coffee are included with your symposium pass.

9:15 am: Summit Welcome from Dr. David Decker, President of Franklin University, and Derek Grosso, CEO of the Columbus Young Professionals Club

9:30 am: Keynote Speaker: Jeff Logan, Financial Advisor & Managing Director at Skylight Financial, Radio & Television Color Analyst, and Former Ohio State Running Back and Co-Captain

10:30 am: Networking Activity/Break: Meet Someone New

10:40 am: Table Activity

11:00 am: Inspirational Speaker: Christopher R. Delaney, Independent Coach and Consultant

11:45 am-12:30 pm: Lunch
Lunch is included with your symposium pass.

12:30 pm: Panel Discussion: "Aspirations, Adaptations & Attitudes in the Changing Workplace"
Our lunch panel will feature Rachel Roman (Human Resources Director at Updox LLC), Stephen Deane (HR Director at Nationwide Insurance), Zoe Allerding (Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at OhioHealth), Emily Magill (HR Director at Zipline Logistics)

1:15 pm: Break

1:20-3:30 pm: Ted Talk Series: Leadership Styles

Our afternoon speakers will each have 20 minutes to showcase a real-time progression of leadership (by age)

1:20 pm: Joey Hendrickson, Executive Director, Columbus Songwriters Association / Founder, Columbus Music Commission
1:40 pm: Zoey Ryu, User Experience Researcher, Lextant
2:00 pm: Alaina Shearer, Founder, Women in Digital
2:20 pm: Coffee/Snack Break
2:40 pm: Oyauma Garrison, President and CEO, A Kid Again
3:00 pm: Leslie Battle, Army Veteran / Standup Comic
3:20 pm: Nick Fortine, President & Publisher, Columbus Business First

3:45pm - Closing Remarks

About The Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium

A Leadership Conference to discover how Trusting Our Leaders matters in our lives and to those around us. The Raymond E. Mason Jr., Leadership Symposium was established in 2003 with the support of the Raymond E. Mason Foundation, which continued its support in 2007 by generously creating a permanent endowment providing funds for this annual event. The Raymond E. Mason Jr., Leadership Symposium is designed to raise the level of leadership in business, nonprofit organizations, government and educational institutions throughout central Ohio. The Symposium's intent is to act as a catalyst for organizations and individuals to launch and sustain long-term commitment toward developing leadership skills and leaders within various communities. Each year the Symposium has taken on a unique character of its own. From national speakers to regional presentations, to local expertise being put on display, the Symposium has never failed to deliver poignant and relevant lessons for leadership development. This success has led many to provide testimony of the enhancement to their professional development as a result of the "pearls of wisdom"€ gleamed from the years of attending the Mason Leadership Symposium.