AVON PARK, Fla. – April 2, 2018 – SFSC will host Leadercast, the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on Friday, May 4, 2018, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This year marks the 18th year of the annual leadership conference and the first year that SFSC will be hosting the event at its Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto campuses.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “Lead Yourself.” What does it look like to lead yourself? How can you intentionally develop your own leadership skills and style? What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader? In 2018, the Leadercast Live stage will highlight leaders who will answer these questions and explain the power and importance of leading yourself first so you can lead others well.

Leadercast Live will allow attendees and viewers to improve their own personal leadership journey with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth. Top leadership experts will inspire more than the 300 people attending the local event, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries. The leadership experts speaking this year are:

  • Jen Bricker – acrobat, aerialist, author and speaker
  • Kate Cole – top female business leader and COO and president of FOCUS Brands, North America
  • Ian Cron – bestselling author, psychotherapist, enneagram teacher and speaker
  • Michael Hyatt – author, speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company
  • Mae Jemison – NASA astronaut, engineer and physician
  • Jim Loehr – co-founder of the Human Performance Institute
  • Carey Lohrenz – the first female F-14 pilot, speaker and trainer
  • Andy Stanley – bestselling author and communicator
  • Joe Torre – Hall of Fame baseball manager

For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees. Here is what people have to say about Leadercast:

“With a constantly impressive lineup of speakers and the on-target themes year-over-year (and at such a value), I consider Leadercast a ‘can’t-miss’ event.”

Kalpana OOmmen, vice president, talent acquisition, Cox Enterprises and 9-year Leadercast attendee


“The whole day was interesting from start to finish. It was valuable to hear from leaders from various fields, as each had different perspectives and experiences. I was able to learn from leaders whom I otherwise would not have known of because I was unfamiliar with their work.”

-Katie Booth, Mount Vernon Nazarene University


“For me, it’s a re-charge. For one day, I can plug-in, focus on me—my impact, obstacles, and growth opportunities. I love that it is not only a lecture but it’s an immersive experience that keeps me engaged…by a multi-sensory approach.”

-Patrick Williams, marketing director, SunTrust Bank


For more information and to purchase your ticket or sponsorship for the Leadercast South Florida State College event, visit sfscarts.org/show/leadercast-live-2018.