Featured Session | Wednesday, June 27 | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Leadership Development

Studies over the past several decades have shown that sustained, deliberate practice is the path toward mastery for nearly any skill. Leadership development programs provide existing and aspiring leaders with the knowledge and tools to direct employees’ efforts to meet business goals. But are such programs affording these leaders practice opportunities for mastering what they’ve learned? The Center for Leadership Studies, in partnership with Training Industry, is embarking on an exciting research study that looks at the impact of practice in leadership. In this session, you’ll learn about the background for the study, what it means for the future of leadership development, and how your company can participate in this ground-breaking project.


Sam Shriver Dr. Sam Shriver, Executive Vice President of Research and Development, The Center for Leadership Studies
Dr. Sam Shriver is the executive vice president of research and development at The Center for Leadership Studies (CLS). In that capacity, he serves as a senior thought leader, subject matter expert and author. Sam has over 35 years of direct experience with Situational Leadership®, organizational behavior and leadership development.

He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MBA from Pepperdine University and earned his Ed.D. in training and development from North Carolina State University.

Sam has designed and developed over 200 custom leadership and coaching programs and has been formally recognized by Bersin, Brandon Hall and the Association for Talent Development (ATD), in that regard. He has also authored numerous training and development white papers, journal articles and blogs in addition to the book and audio series, “From Coach to Coach.” He also co-authored a best-selling service quality improvement program, “Frontline Service.”