Executive MBA Leadership Conference


The WSU Carson College of Business hosts an annual three-day Leadership Conference exclusively for current EMBA students and alumni. This engaging event is an extraordinary opportunity to participate in keynote speaker sessions and to meet and network with other Carson College of Business EMBA students, alumni, and faculty. This complimentary event kicks off with an evening welcome reception typically held at one of Seattle’s well-known downtown venues, providing a nice backdrop for socializing and connecting with colleagues and faculty. It is followed by two conference days featuring accomplished business experts speaking on topics ranging from executive readiness and successful leadership practices to corporate lessons learned.


  • “It was an excellent networking setting, and great place to catch-up with former students, and instructors.”
  • “This is the second year I’ve heard Stephen present, and his material was still very compelling, and interesting.”
  • “Stephen was a great facilitaor, and I found the experience/content to be relevant and valuable.”
  • “The conference was wonderful. All of the content was useful to me and appropriately interactive. Still, the best part was getting to meet some of my classmates and professors face-to-face.”
  • “The networking was invaluable.”
  • “A great way to stay connected to the program and continue education.”
  • “The format, network, and content was all first-class. This made my EMBA program all the more worthwhile.”
  • “A must for online EMBA students!”


Sept. 22-24 • Kimpton Alexis Hotel, Seattle

Leah Sheppard, Assistant Professor of Management, WSU Carson College of Business

Sheppard will discuss the origins of group stereotypes and bias and how they produce workplace inequalities.

Anu Arora, Career Coach and Consultant

Arora’s session will discuss Emotional Intelligence and how it’s a differentiator when it comes to workplace and leadership success.

Stephen Krempl, President and CEO of Krempl Communications

Krempl will present on what skills and techniques are necessary to help you stand out as a global executive. 

This is a complimentary event exclusive to EMBA graduates and EMBA students (hotel and travel not included). The sponsored welcome reception includes complimentary drinks and appetizers, and there will be breakfast and lunch provided during hosted networking sessions on the second and third day of the conference.

Register today to attend this year’s leadership conference.