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Leadership Forum: Leading Through Change

Monday, June 26, 2017
from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
26 Jun 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Our Leadership Forum is an annual Chamber event dedicated to developing leadership in the Greater Boston area. Our keynote speaker Wayne Budd, Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP and Former Associate U.S. Attorney General, will kick off a half-day of leadership development programming focused the theme "Leading Through Change." Event workshops will feature local leaders and professors discussing how we show up and what skills are necessary to lead when change is happening all around us personally, professionally, and in the world. 

Registration includes breakfast featuring our keynote, two workshops, and a networking lunch.


7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Keynote Address: Former Associate U.S. Attorney General, Wayne Budd

With a wealth of experience leading through change in high pressured environments both in the public and private sectors, Wayne Budd is the perfect person to kick-off the program with his reflections and insights on leadership. Budd is senior counsel for the Litigation Department at Goodwin, where he served as partner from 1993 to 1996. He is the former Associate Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was the U.S. Attorney General for Massachusetts from 1989 to 1992, serving as the state’s chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in all civil litigation matters. He also served as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, appointed to that position by President Bill Clinton. Budd has a wealth of experience in the private sector, including serving as a member of the board and as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at John Hancock and as Group President-new England at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications).

In 2005, Budd was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. He is a director of the McKesson Corporation and PBF Energy, a NYSE listed company. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Wheaton College and a Trustee at New England Law Boston. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Session A Concurrent Workshops

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session B Concurrent Workshops

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12:15  p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch


Current Leadership Program Participants: Free

Leadership Program Alumni Early Bird Rate (Before June 9): $150

Member: $195

Non-Member: $295

RSVP by Friday, June 23

The Westin Copley Place Boston 10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged or to receive a refund.