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NJPA to host leadership conference simulcast

STAPLES--Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 5.

STAPLES-Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 5.

This year marks the 17th year of the annual leadership conference and the third year that National Joint Powers Alliance will host the event at its building in Staples.

Director of regional services and local simulcast coordinator, Paul Drange, said in a news release NJPA appreciates the opportunity to host and serve as the conduit of a day of learning, networking and leadership skill development.

"This is an excellent opportunity for professionals in our community to come together and have access to expert and inspirational speakers in the complex realm of leadership," Drange said in the release. "This year's speakers are behavioral and psychological researchers, business entrepreneurs, authors and more. Their messages are always relevant current events and issues, and always build off one another, making the conference theme really resonate."

The theme of this year's Leadercast is "Powered by Purpose."

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"Today's organization can't rely on old practices," the release stated. "A new organization is emerging and at the center of its driving force is the igniting power of purpose."

The conference will allow attendees to discover the steps they can take to uncover their purpose, to reconnect to their organization's "why," to attract and engage the right people for the organization's efforts and to thrive as a team. Key speakers will address the 200-plus people who attend locally, 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. Among the keynote speakers are:

• Daniel Pink-behavioral science expert, bestselling author and host of "Crowd Control,"

• Molly Fletcher-former top sports agent and author,

• Andy Stanley-leadership author and communicator,

• Suzy Welch-author, TV commentator and business journalist,

• Henry Cloud-leadership expert, clinical psychologist and bestselling author,

• Jess Ekstrom-CEO of Headbands of Hope,

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• Tyler Perry-director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, actor, author and entrepreneur.

NJPA will open its doors at 7:30 a.m., with the simulcast set to begin at 8 a.m. The last speaker concludes at 2:30 p.m., with time scheduled after for networking and discussion.

Cost is $50 per attendee, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Visit njpa.co/NJPALeadercast17 for more information and to purchase a ticket or group tickets to the Leadercast Staples event. Contact NJPA's Missy Tureson with questions.

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