Thu, Apr 11, 2024

9 AM – 12 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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Next Level Summit: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential

April 11, 9am-12pm

We are excited to announce the return of our Next Level Summit! This virtual event, offered free of charge, provides unparalleled access to key figures in media and entertainment.

From the classroom to the boardroom, leadership is a critical skill for success in your career. Embark on a transformative journey with NBCU Academy’s Next Level Summit: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential. Gain invaluable insights from top executives, content creators, and talent across NBCUniversal, Comcast, and beyond. Hone your leadership abilities, refine your communication skills and unlock the secrets to success.

Join us virtually on Thursday, April 11 to learn, grow and connect with top leaders of industry.

Here is a preview of our agenda:

10:00-10:10AM ET: Summit Opening Session: Welcome. CNBC Correspondent Contessa Brewer welcomes a live student audience to CNBC’s global headquarters and its premier studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, for the kickoff to our all day interactive event.

10:10-10:50AM ET: Leading From Where You Are. "Fast Money" Host, Melissa Lee, moderates. Learning how to lead can empower you to achieve your goals, no matter where you are on your career path. You don’t need to hold a high-ranking position to have impact and influence in your company and community. Join our panel of dynamic leaders as they explore how adopting a leadership mindset can elevate your work. Gain insights on effective leadership strategies, including building relationships, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring those around you – all from your current position.

10:50AM ET: Meet the Leadership Team Behind NBCUniversal's 2024 Paris Olympics Coverage. With the Paris Olympic Games fast approaching, NBCU Academy takes you behind the scenes with the leadership team that makes NBCU’s massive coverage gold medal worthy. Learn how they’ll combine state-of-the-art technology and creative storytelling across multiple continents to cover the Games and introduce you to the greatest athletes in the world.

11:00-11:50AM ET: Leading in an A.I. World. NBC News Business and Data Correspondent, Brian Cheung, moderates. Artificial Intelligence, once confined to science fiction, now permeates every aspect of our world, revolutionizing the operations of media companies. As technology evolves daily, how can leaders navigate this new and challenging landscape? Learn from top experts who are pivoting and making strategic decisions in real time as A.I. rapidly changes content consumption and creation.

11:00-11:50AM ET: The Power of Mentorship & Sponsorship. Stay Tuned Correspondent, Marquise Francis, moderates. Ask any leader about their secret to success, and most will attribute it to a great mentor or sponsor who guided them towards their goals. In this panel, dynamic leaders will unveil the keys to effective mentorship, fostering opportunities for real growth. Discover how to identify the right mentor or sponsor, become an invaluable guide for others, and learn how great leaders excel in both roles.

11:00-11:50AM ET: Developing Your Leadership & Communications Style. MSNBC’S “The Weekend” Co-Host, Alicia Menendez, moderates. Strong leaders possess both effective communication and leadership styles. Join us for an enlightening discussion aimed at enhancing your ability to convey ideas and inspire others to action. Gain invaluable insights from top-notch communicators, including finance guru Suze Orman, alongside other influential figures from the business and media world.

1:00-1:45PM ET: CAREER EXPO: Acing Your Leadership Interview.​​​​​​​ Noticias Telemundo Anchor, Johana Suárez, moderates. As a future leader in the media industry, how can you excel in that job interview that will take you to the next level? Gain invaluable insights from our panel on impressing hiring managers, followed by the chance to put theory into practice through mock interviews guided by our experts. Come learn how to make a lasting impression.​​​​​​​

1:00-1:45PM ET: CAREER EXPO: Leading From the Classroom to the Newsroom. NBC Bay Area Anchor, Jessica Aguirre, moderates. The leadership skills learned as a student can carry you from the classroom to your first job. Determine your goals, identify your strengths, and discover your potential to be a leader from wherever you are. Hear from our panel and begin that journey now.​​​​​​​

NBCU Academy was created with the purpose of providing access and opportunity to underrepresented communities. We are excited to once again host this tentpole event to provide access to the best and brightest in the media industry.

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We hope to see you on April 11.

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