Rising to Leadership: Perspectives and Pathways in Craft Beer

Craft Brewers Conference 2023
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Speakers: Monica Duggan, Meg Ellis, Anne Marisic

Our industry is made stronger, more resilient, and just plain better when more individuals at all levels step up for leadership opportunities—from taking on more responsibility as a brewery employee to joining Brewers Association (BA) committees, to developing networks and mentorship opportunities in social media. But what are those opportunities and how can you find your way to them? In this seminar, voices from craft beer will highlight leadership pathways for craft beer professionals at the local, state, and national levels in a variety of organizations and associations, and attempt to break down some of the perceived barriers to those opportunities. Speakers Meg Ellis, Anne Marisic, and Monica Duggan will share multiple perspectives from within the industry about how we can both find and create leadership opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify available pathways to leadership in the craft brewing industry for individuals at all levels of experience Learn key skills to help you prepare for and find success as a leader, board, or committee member Discuss key factors to consider before taking on a leadership role Understand how to identify when you need help, how to ask, and where to look to find it Explore how to conclude your service on a positive note Discover how to leverage your personal and professional brand and voice in leadership roles, especially in periods of transition

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