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2016 Future Leaders Program Schedule

2016 Future Leaders Program Schedule (in conjunction with the Ceramic Leadership Summit)


Sunday, April 24, 2016

1–2 p.m.

Leadership: How to transition from a non-manager to a manager

Speaker:  Patrick Willson, GE Global Research

2–3 p.m.

Professional goal setting and personal branding

Speaker:  Ed Herderick, GE Corporate

3–4:30 p.m.        

Panel session with open discussion 


  1. Government representative: Bryan Harder, NASA Glenn Research Center
  2. Academia representative: Alp Sehirlioglu, Case Western Reserve University
  3. Industry representative:  Dana Goski, Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  4. Industry representative: Patrick Willson, GE Global Research
5–7 p.m. Ceramic Leadership Reception  
7–9 p.m. Future Leader Program Happy hour/Dinner (informal, on own)


Monday, April 25, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Tips for advancing in your career (How internal candidates are viewed vs. external candidates? How do you know what the next move is?)

Speaker:  Christine Heckle, Corning Incorporated 

8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon                                                   

Ceramic Leadership Summit Programming

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Networking lunch   

1:00–5:30 p.m.

Ceramic Leadership Programming

7–9:30 p.m. Conference Dinner/Banquet 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ceramic Leadership Summit Programming




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