ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013- “Building Leadership through Creativity and Innovation,” was the theme for the third annual Leadership and Professional Development Summit hosted by ALPFA Orlando with support from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Business professionals and students from Central Florida gathered at Full Sail University to focus on career development at the daylong event. Attendees heard from a range of experts during sessions focused on innovation and creativity and how they apply in multiple industries.
The goal of the summit was to provide collaborative and empowering learning experiences and to help attendees strengthen their professional relationship network. ALPFA is a Latino association for business professionals and students in business, finance, accounting and other fields.
Supporting the event is part of Disney’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“Disney’s support of ALPFA Orlando has been instrumental in helping us provide professionals and college students with development tools to help them build successful careers,” said Gaby Ortigoni, president of the local chapter.
Keynote speakers included a range of industry leaders including former Surgeon General Antonia Novello, M.D., Garry Jones, president of Full Sail University; and best-selling author, Janet Eckles.
Disney shares the same commitment to developing future leaders and more than 20 Cast Members attended the summit. In addition Disney recruiters were at the event to share information about job opportunities at Walt Disney World Resort.