Daymond John, the star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and a pioneer in the fashion industry, joins American Woodmark President Cary Dunston as the keynote speakers at Shenandoah University’s 12th Annual Business Symposium.
Thursday, November 13 | 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Registration starts at 8 a.m.
John is slated to share “Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life” from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. John initially made his mark as an entrepreneur, founder and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand FUBU. Since then, he has written five books and is now a two-time New York Times best-selling author. He has also become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs. John is chief executive officer of The Shark Group and a Presidential Ambassador for Global
I look forward to speaking at Shenandoah University to share what I’ve learned from my entrepreneurial journey, not because I think everybody should start their own business, but because I think everybody can benefit from thinking and acting more entrepreneurially.”
Daymond John | Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship
Cary Dunston—president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of American Woodmark—speaks from 1:30
p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Dunston joined the U.S. Navy in college and was then selected for the Navy’s Nuclear Submarine Officer Program. He served as an officer in the submarine fleet for seven years. Dunston earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering management from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. He joined the Winchester-based cabinet manufacturer American Woodmark in 2006 as senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain services, and worked his way up the corporate ladder over the years.
Leaders all aspire to do great things and to be seen as servant leaders in the eyes of those we serve. But are we making the necessary choices in our lives to truly be great leaders—choices that are more about our own selves than the individuals we lead?”
Cary Dunston | American Woodmark CEO
First, Daymond John will share his inspirational story, and in the afternoon Cary Dunston will talk about what it takes to sustain a multimillion-dollar business. We believe that the presentations by Mr. John and Mr. Dunston will be our launching pad for igniting innovation, social entrepreneurship and sustainability across the campus and throughout the community.”
Astrid Sheil, Ph.D. | Business School Dean
Breakout sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon and 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., with lunch available at the latter session. Topics will include:
- What Does Trust Have to Do With Leadership?
- Recent Changes & Best Practices in HR: What Employers (Really) Need to Know
- Business Apps 101: A Geek’s Guide to Getting Things Done
- 9 Nuggets to Nail YOUR Networking
- One Click Away from Disaster: Protecting your Business in Cyberspace
- Money Matters for Students & Young Professionals
- Explaining Operational Excellence (What It Is and What It Isn’t)
- Principles of Project Management for Any Organization
- Keeping your Best: The Importance of Training & Development for Small Business
- Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Your Business
- Social Media & Live Networking as a Critical Tool in Scaling Your Business
- Take Your Career From Status Quo to Status Go: The Shenandoah University MBA
A networking wine and cheese reception takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the first-floor exhibit hall. A door raffle will follow.
Register Now for the 12th Annual Business Symposium!
Symposium Admission: $115
Hear keynote addresses from Shark Tank investor and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John & American Woodmark Corporation CEO Cary Dunston. Spend the day attending educational sessions, networking at the Wine & Cheese Reception, and learning how to grow your business.
Symposium Admission: Free
Students who wish to network and grow their business savvy at the Business Symposium will have the price of their admission paid for by the generousity of the Pruitt Foundation.