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A Kaplan Professional Sponsored Event

Leadership Advancement Program: “Are We Hard Wired for Change?”

Tuesday, June 26 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Followed by a catered networking reception

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Career Development Group

A Kaplan Professional Sponsored Event

CFA Society New York and Kaplan Professional present the kickoff event to a series of symposiums on ELEVEN—a Kaplan Professional leadership development program. 

This introductory series will explore ELEVEN methodology and offer attendees an educational learning experience on driving and adapting to change.

ELEVEN program director Milo-Arne Wilkinson will deliver the keynote—“Are We Hard Wired for Change?”—augmented by an audience Q&A, and followed by a full-panel discussion from leading industry practitioners on emerging factors of change and more.

 All topics will be presented in 45-minute workshops and include quick snapshots of the ELEVENT methodology. Each topic promises to be highly interactive, with a 60% / 40% split over theory and practical, and a humorous, storytelling overlay to each.

5:30pm – 6:00pm | Registration

6:00pm – 6:05pm | Opening Remarks

6:05pm – 7:00pm | Keynote Presentation & Q&A

“Are We Hard Wired for Change?”

Milo-Arne Wilkinson, Program Director, ELEVEN

7:00pm – 7:40pm | Panel & Q&A

Alexis DuFresne, Senior Recruitment Consultant; Spearheads Marketing and Investor Relations Search Practice at Whitney Partners, LLC


Daniel Fridson, Fridson Family Office

Kevin S. Gahwyler, CFA, President and CFO, Navy Capital

Adam Sucov, CFA, Managing Director and Head of Internal Sales, J.P. Morgan Funds

7:40pm | Networking and Catered Reception

Ready to take your leadership to extraordinary levels?

You’re already a great leader. Don’t you want to become an extraordinary one?

ELEVEN is a dynamic new leadership program designed to unleash your full potential and take you to an 11/10 in every aspect of your life. Developed by a group of neuroscientists, psychologists and psychotherapists, ELEVEN is based on 11 attributes that will help you understand your true self in order to become an extraordinary leader.

These ELEVEN attributes tap into the rich seam of humanity, exemplifying the very best of what it is to be human.


Agility is the new essential, and true entrepreneurs find themselves evaluating the need to pivot the business model. Give yourself permission to deviate!


It takes courage to be yourself. Address the default strategies you use to avoid being vulnerable.


The cornerstone to relationships. Listen to understand rather than listening to respond.


Connect divergent dots in new ways to create ideas that break through. Foster an environment that feels uncomfortable for all the right reasons.


Tap into your inner child to allow yourself a sense of wonder and original thought.


Finding your purpose is one of life’s greatest quests. Confront your purpose, stay curious to it, and allow it to evolve when it needs to.


Bravery is the enemy of average. Embrace the role of courage and discomfort in leadership.


Own your space, welcome truths, be who you are, and create a safe space for others to do the same.


Know your triggers that prevent true compassion when other people’s differences and choices feel confronting.


Inspire strength in yourself and others, especially when it feels hard to do.


Open your mind to your blind spots no matter how confronting the FIX might be.

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