May 30, 2019

32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005

6:00 PM
Cocktails, Dinner and Registration

6:45 PM
WELCOME: Steven Michaelson, Chairperson, MAHF

6:50 PM

6:55 PM – 7:45 PM
Faruk Capan, CEO, Intouch Group
Colleen Carter, Head, Marketing & Business Development, Fingerpaint
Carol DiSanto, 2019 MAHF Inductee, former President, CD&M
Dana Maiman, President & CEO, FCB Health

7:50 PM – 8:35 PM
Workshop Session #1

8:40 PM – 9:25 PM
Workshop Session #2

9:30 PM
Cocktail reception and networking

Workshop Topics

(Please select 2 topics; one for breakout #1 and one for breakout #2)

Adopting a Growth Mindset: How to Navigate the Lifelong Pursuit of Success
Anka Gorgiev, VP, Applied Cognitive Science at Concentric Health Experience
Brian Dunn, Chief Behavioral Officer at Concentric Health Experience

Key findings from the study of personality and the neuroscience of decision-making inform how – and whether – one perceives opportunities at work. In this session, we will address how the evaluation of options is affected by attitudes and information processing styles. We will discuss the value of developing awareness of how we interpret events, and how cognitive style determines behavior.

Choosing Your Journey: Sometimes Unexpected Turns Help You Find Your Destiny and Pursue Your Passion
Kerrie Frisinger, Vice President, Associate Creative Director, DDB Health
Lyla Lalji, SVP Management Supervisor, DDB Health
Liz Wong, VP Director of Project Management, Entree Health Networks

How does perseverance and passion help fuel long term goals on getting where you want to be?
During this workshop you will be given tips and guidance from 3 agency veterans that will show you how they leveraged their diverse backgrounds to propel their careers forward. Whether it was creating unique support networks, finding ways to inspire others around them, or creating a plan that helped guide them to get to their best possible future selves. Walk away with new skills that will inspire you to think differently on how to build your journey.

Swimming Outside Your Lane: How Extending Beyond Your Immediate Discipline is a Winning Career Strategy
Garth McCallum-Keeler, Managing Partner, Chief Strategy Office, Calcium
Steve Hamburg, Managing Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Calcium

It’s commonplace for people in agencies to specialize in a single, narrow discipline, whether it’s account management, art direction, digital strategy, or many others. And, while there are genuine rewards in learning and mastering a single discipline, there are also enormous benefits in stretching beyond your comfort zone and developing your knowledge and expertise in other areas. By better understanding what other folks do, you not only support the agency’s work more broadly–but you actually become better at what you do. So it’s a win all around. In this session, industry veterans Garth McCallum-Keeler and Steve Hamburg will discuss how they both broke out of the box of specialization, why that mattered in their own careers, and why it should matter to you. Come prepared to broaden your thinking!

Your Path to Leadership: Ready to Transition from Doing the Work to Leading the Work?
Bridget Mabey, Associate Creative Director at Ogilvy Health
Samantha Dolin, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy Health

This is what you’ve been working towards: moving up from doing day-to-day tasks to leading a team with your broader focus. So why are you so nervous? Because there’s a big learning curve. And no instruction manual. You no longer have a lot of work to do. You now have a lot of work to oversee and help others get done. In this session, we will discuss this pivotal career shift and offer you both near-term and long-term perspectives. Award-winning ACD, Bridget Mabey (who recently made this same transition from craft to management) and industry veteran, CCO Sam Dolin will walk you through their own experiences and set you up with the next steps to take. We’ve been there. We’ll help you get through it.

Yourself: The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make
Kathleen King, VP Learning and Talent Development and Head of OHG University at Omnicom Health Group
Matt Figler, Manager Learning and Talent Development at Omnicom Health Group

It’s never been easier to invest time, energy and attention into your own self development. We’ve got YouTube, Google, MOOCs, LinkedIn Learning, Grovo, podcasts, webinars, books, SMEs, KOLs…the list goes on and on. Overwhelmed yet? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. In this discussion, we will chat about the most important things to look for when working towards your own development because our time, energy and attention are three of our scarcest resources – let’s invest them wisely.