Athens, GA—Terry College’s Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) co-sponsored the Chick-fil-A Leadercast live on-site event at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center on May 7th. Over 25 ILA students volunteered at the event to pass out seminar materials, staff resource tables, usher VIP guests, and serve lunch to more than 2000 guests. ILA’s 5th year of partnership continues to give students, alumni and supporters exposure to this dynamic event.

With Chick-fil-A’s increased sponsorship, this year boasted over 2,000 attendees at the live event and over 450 simulcasts around the world. The event, formerly known as Maximum Impact, featured speakers such as prolific author and leadership guru John Maxwell, business researcher and author Jim Collins, and NFL Colts coach Tony Dungy among others. The live event sold out almost a week in advance.

The Institute for Leadership Advancement’s involvement is an excellent example of the students putting the service leadership principle into practice. Stewardship is a central value for the Institute and all the students strive to be excellent stewards in their communities. By helping with the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, the Institute for Leadership Advancement is doing its part to ensure the Atlanta business community has rich resources for leadership to flourish.

Kristen Stamps, Leonard Leadership Scholar (’11), said, "I thought volunteering at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast was an absolute privilege, [we] had a great time doing all that we could to help out. The event was extremely well-organized and had an upbeat and positive atmosphere... I was thrilled to be able to listen to the handful of speakers that attended, and I left feeling very inspired and motivated, as if I could really be one of those that contribute to changing the world for the better.”