Event Detail

WIB-RTP Presents “Leading from the Middle” with E.L. Betsy Smith, September 25, 2017

From 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Most of us lead from the middle. Even CEOs of major corporations have boards to which they report. Leading from the middle requires unique and distinct skills to lead up – lead the boss, lead across – influence colleagues, and lead down – supervise subordinates.

During this interactive, fast-paced, fun-filled presentation (based on John Maxwell’s work)
E. L. “Betsy” Smith, PhD, will teach participants real-world techniques to improve their communication and leadership skills. At the end of this presentation, participants will have two strategies to utilize in each of the following scenarios:

1. Telling the boss what he/she needs to hear – not what they want to hear

2. Influencing colleagues

3. Giving constructive feedback to subordinates.

Speaker Biographies
E. L. “Betsy” Smith, PhD, is a dynamic speaker and executive leadership coach with over 30 years of experience in leadership development. Betsy’s outgoing personality and exceptional sense of humor combine to make her presentations fun, informative and interactive. Attendees are encouraged and emboldened by her fervor for extraordinary leadership. Whether you are an emerging leader or have years of experience, Betsy’s tips and strategies will remind you that you are awesome, will help you get what you deserve, and help you take control of your time and your life. People leave her presentations with confidence and a renewed sense of success.

Betsy is certified by the International Coach Federation and the Strategic Executive Coaching Association. She is a member of Roving Coach International. A proud Texas Aggie, Betsy’s M.Ed. and Ph.D. are from Texas A&M University and her BA is from The University of Texas.

Find out more or get in touch with Betsy through her website, LinkedIn profile, or email.

Walk-Ins Accepted?
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration and networking with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Interactive presentation led by Betsy Smith

Pricing Information


  • Early Bird Pricing through September 21, 2017: $20
  • Regular Pricing after September 21, 2017: $25


  • Early Bird Pricing through September 21, 2017: $50
  • Regular Pricing after September 21, 2017: $55


  • $20

Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 1 guest at member pricing

Event Date/Time
Monday, September 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite

Maximum Capacity

NC Biotech Center: Dogwood Room, 15 TW Alexander Dr. Durham, NC, 27703


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