Learning & Development Track:


On this page you’ll discover learning and development opportunities focused on the topic of Leadership.

Take advantage of our webinar series!

The C-Suite series will dig deep into the best practices of business and personal planning, retention of clients and employees, and ultimately planning for a successful sale of your agency.

In these webinars, you will learn about:

Added Bonus: With your registration you will have a chance to ask the experts private questions post webinar to get additional insights to apply directly to your agency.

The Winners’ Circle
The Winners’ Circle series explores success in today’s creative industries.

Hosted by Charles Day, the renowned creative leadership advisor, the series will talk to those behind the most successful companies and the most acclaimed work, providing tools and insights to help participants navigate the highs and lows of the creative business.

This is vital knowledge for those interested in exploring the success in today’s creative industries.

Topic Covered
3/9/2017 How To Predict The Future
Webinar Leader: Heidi Hackemer, Founder of Wolf & Wilhelime
3/15/2017 Does It Really Matter Who Gets the Credit?
Webinar Leader: Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America
3/21/2017 The Whole Story
Webinar Leader: Rosemarie Ryan, Co-Founder of co:collective
3/29/2017 The Psychology of Successful Leaders
Webinar Leader: Kerry Sulkowicz, Founder of The Boswell Group
4/12/2017 Talent or Luck? The Truth Behind An Iconic Campaign and Other Stories
Webinar Leader: Karl Lieberman, ECD at W+K New York
4/26/2017 Leading Your Way To New Momentum
Webinar Leader: Karl Lieberman, ECD at W+K New York
5/2/2017 Marrying Design and Technology – The Art of Modern Storytelling
Webinar Leader: Tim Allen, Partner, Microsoft Design
Purchase the full series here.
Talent Leadership
The Talent Leadership series will share valuable, innovative practices around talent, organizational culture, and diversity that are relevant and timely for the industry at large.

The war for talent is waging more fiercely than ever. Agencies that succeed in wholly engaging and developing their strongest assets will win this war. Those who leave the business of human capital to chance will not.

Audience: Middle Managers, Talent Executives, Department Heads, and C-Suite Leaders

Topic Covered
3/14/2017 Creating a Human-Centered Talent Strategy
Webinar Leaders: Eileen Benwitt, Chief Talent Officer at Horizon Media and Arthur Woods, Co-Founder of Imperative
3/20/2017 The Science of Women in Leadership
Webinar Leaders: Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett and Dr. Lauren Tucker, Marketing Thinker and Doer
3/27/2017 Getting Past Taboo – Race in the Workplace
Webinar Leaders: Keesha Jean-Baptiste, Human Resources Director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland and Glenn Singleton, Author of Courageous Conversations about Race
3/31/2017 Unconscious Bias – Beyond The Training
Webinar Leaders: Marie-Claire Barker, Chief Talent Officer at MEC and Tanya M. Odom Global Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Writer, and Thought Leader
Purchase the full series here.
Powered By The 4A’s Chief Talent Officer Council (CTOC)

Executive Leadership Program
The 4A’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) offers new and emerging agency executive leaders the opportunity to hone their leadership akills by experiencing the direct impact of their decisions on the viability of the business.

Last Session of the year:  New York City (September 12-14, 2017).

Launch For Leaders

Designed to develop the next generation of agency management, Launch for Leaders is a two-day immersive workshop that provides managers with 7 to 12 years experience an opportunity to build critical skills to become effective agency leaders.

Upcoming session in New York City (September 20-21, 2017) and
Kansas City (October 3-4, 2017).

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NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all webinars are scheduled in Eastern Time.

Agency Growth Series Bundle

Geared specifically for the agency C-suite, this master class webinar series addresses topics focused on driving business growth. Each session addresses a unique topic as it relates to business planning and new business strategy.

Agency Growth: Business Lessons from the Management Consultancies

Applying best practices from Mirren’s new business training, Brent Hodgins of Mirren will take a look at the new agency competitive set, with a particular focus on the management consultancies.

2017 Launch for Leaders – Kansas City

A new 2-day workshop that will prepare experienced managers for the next stage in their careers! The registration deadline is September 22, 2017.

2018 & Beyond: Budgeting Essentials: P&L Forecasting & Analysis

Have you created your budget for 2018? At the end of this webinar, you will understand all the inputs required to go from “blind” to “clear” financial planning, so that you’re better able to predict the future of your agency and in turn make more informed decisions.

2018 & Beyond: Budgeting Essentials: Negotiating With Brands & Procurement

With brands continuing to demand more for less, how do you win? In this webinar, we’ll review how to best prepare for these critical discussions so you’re ready to tackle the most pressing questions most brands, especially procurement teams, will likely challenge you with.

Agency Growth: Build Your Agency Like You’re Going to Sell It

Applying best practices from Mirren’s new business training, Brent Hodgins of Mirren will step back and take a look at building a sustainable infrastructure for growth. Whether or not you plan to sell your agency won’t be the point of the session. Building a high-value company, driven by a sales machine, will be.

We’re always looking for smart, engaging thought leaders to help grow and develop agency professionals.