28th Annual Kellogg BMA Conference: The Balancing Act
James L. Allen Center at Northwestern University
BMA Conference History
The Black Management Association (BMA) Conference is Kellogg’s longest running conference, bringing together over 200 attendees each year to discuss groundbreaking ideas and new challenges facing future business leaders. The conference seeks to bring unique development opportunities to BMA members, alumni, and the greater Kellogg community. Past speakers include Don Thompson, Roslyn Brock, and Barack Obama.
The Balancing Act
The most successful entrepreneurs and business people no longer have one-dimensional, linear ladders to ascend, but rather complex, interconnected components they must balance and leverage to reach their full potential. The speed of business today implies unpredictability. It is increasingly important for you to develop the skills of agility and the ability to aptly manage and leverage increasingly complex networks to achieve your goals. This theme is meant to dive into three major aspects: unconventional career planning, the pursuit of philanthropic and entrepreneurial passions and fulfilling personal/family goals. The ideal balance of these three aspects is unique to each individual. Our conference will leave attendees with a strong understanding of their balance and the confidence and tool set to pursue the right path to achieve it.
- Keynote #1- “Living Your Making vs. Making Your Living”
- Keynote #2- “From MBA to Senior Leader: The X Factors”
- Executive Roundtable- “The Tipping Point”
- Breakouts Sessions- “The Ladder to Success vs. The Interconnected Web: A Social Dynamics Workshop”; “Risk vs. Reward: Making the Hard Decisions that Payoff”
- Networking Session with Corporate Partners, Alumni, Current Students, and Prospective Students