On Thursday, March 31, 2016, CUP held it's first Media Training Event at BNY Mellon. Rally Point Media Strategies conducted the workshop. The purpose of the media training is to help CUP members learn the tools needed to prepare them for potential media opportunities in their careers and as a member of the organization. This session seeks to familiarize members with the media landscape and techniques for handling a press interview.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: 2020 Vision - The Future of Work with Millennial Leaders hosted by CITI. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Bridget Fawcett, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development at Citi, Sebastian Rea, Content Operations Manager at Tribeca Film, and Jennifer Zephirin, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation. The conversation was moderated by Michael Burns, Head of ICG Diversity at Citi.
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, CUP convened a salon dinner and conversation with Courtney Armstrong, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Business Affairs at Warner Bros. Pictures hosted by Time Warner. Mr. Armstrong shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career: understanding the unwritten rules of success, and creating circles of reciprocity.
The 2016 CUP Fellows Program kicked off on February 20th with a day-long session hosted by Citi. The Fellows participated in business improvisation and an interactive workshop designed to assess their leadership and communication styles. The day-long session also included a keynote conversation with Shavar Jeffries , Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and a CUP Fellows Alumni panel featuring 2014 Fellow Jazmin Chavez, Manager of Social Media and Community Engagement at Office of New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, 2008 Fellow Jeanine Conley, Partner at BakerHostetler LLP, and 2010 Fellow Stephan Nicoleau, Founder & Managing Partner, Critical Value Advisors.
On Thursday, January 21, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation with Josh Thompson in honor of the 2015 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, featured Josh Thompson , Executive Director of New Leaders' East Region and Candidate for Public Office, who shared his path to leadership and perspective on the importance of civic engagement in creating meaningful, positive, and sustainable change in our communities.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, CUP hosted its Distinguished Leadership Series in Los Angeles featuring a conversation with Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, and moderated by Charles King, CEO & Founder of MACRO Ventures. Ted Sarandos shared his path to leadership, corporate journey with Netflix, and outlook on the future of media.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation with Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer of the NBA and Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg L.P., as the moderator for the evening. In addition, we announced our fourth annual list of CUP Catalysts in Media and Entertainment, leaders who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Monday, November 9, 2015, ten participants from the CUP Leadership Institute attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with John Y. Kim, President & Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Kim shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.