Automotive chain Advance Auto Parts is hosting the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast on May 4. Virginia Western Community College students, Advance Auto employees, community partners and business leaders will join together at the AAP Store Support Center in Roanoke for the leadership broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. The broadcast is a chance for participants to learn and network.
Here is the press release from Advance Auto Parts.
ROANOKE, Va., April 28, 2012 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories and vehicle maintenance items is hosting a broadcast of the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast for select students of Virginia Western Community College, as well as numerous community partners, business leaders and Advance Team Members on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Advance Auto Parts Store Support Center. This event is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, GA and promises to be an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning and networking. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is one of the largest events of its kind, broadcasting world-renowned content to hundreds of locations around the world.
“Advance is thrilled to offer this event to our invited guests and Team Members,” said Donna Broome, Senior Vice President, Team Member Excellence. “We are excited to be able to offer this leadership development opportunity that is both relevant and practical. The event will energize and inspire our leaders who are investing in their development to help drive our promise: Service is our best part. It is our responsibility as leaders at Advance to lead excellence.”
Presenters include Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN; Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling author; Angela Ahrendts, CEO ofBurberry, and several other world-renowned leaders who will offer life-changing insights. The theme for this year’s event is “Choices,” and sessions will focus on the choices leaders make that define them, as well as the positive impact they can have on an organization, the community and beyond.
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast began like most great ideas do: with an innovative leader and a simple vision. That leader is John C. Maxwell, and his vision in 2000 was to create a different kind of leadership conference. The 2011 Chick-fil-A Leadercast set the standard high with over 85,000 global broadcast participants at more than 600 host sights in 17 countries and more than 4,000 leaders participating at the live event in Atlanta. The event was also a worldwide trending Twitter topic for three hours and was featured on more than 30 million Chick-fil-A cups.