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From the NASPL President

March 21, 2024

NASPL Insights Online

Leadership is a skill that can always be improved. It doesn't matter which rung on the ladder you've reached, when it comes to leadership, there's always more to learn.

Sure, there are a myriad of videos, books, papers and podcasts on how to improve your leadership skills, but nothing beats attending a leadership conference in person where you can find inspiration, network with your peers, get fresh insights, and learn about new tactics.

Take, for example, the NASPL Lottery Leadership Institute, to be held April 15-18 in Nashville, hosted by the Tennessee Education Lottery team led by President and CEO Rebecca Paul, who is also President of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and Founder and Chair of Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership (WILL). At this one-of-a-kind event, instructor-led training and expert speakers will provide attendees with approachable methods and actionable tools that can be applied to your personal and professional growth.

I can't begin to thank my friend Rebecca, the Tennessee Education Lottery, and the dedicated people at NASPL for putting together an amazing conference schedule. A few of the topics we plan to discuss include NASPL's role in the lottery industry, lottery partnerships, alternative types of gambling, leading a lottery organization through changes, responsible gaming and advertising, and setting goals and criteria for new retailers.

One of the unique features of this conference is our partnership with Franklin Covey, with whom we developed principle-based leadership content specifically for the lottery industry. Franklin Covey are experts in leadership solutions. Their team will be conducting training on day two with sessions on the essential roles of leadership, developing a leader's mindset, and inspiring trust. Once completed, all attendees will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Did I mention the speakers?

Great speakers can leave a lasting impression and create a positive experience for conference attendees. In addition to the staff from Franklin Covey, Rebecca is providing us the opportunity to learn from the Tennessee Education Lottery team, including Andy Davis (Chief Financial & Information Systems Officer), Alonda McCutcheon (Executive Vice President & General Counsel), Wylie Dillard (Executive Vice President of Sales) and Lou Ann Russell (Executive Vice President of Advertising and Marketing), to lead topic presentations on days one and three. NASPL's David Gale (Executive Director) and Andrew White (Vice President of Operations) will also be a part of the first day's events.

I know we all live busy lives, but I hope you can attend the upcoming NASPL Lottery Leadership Institute. This event will not only equip you with new skills, it will also offer invaluable networking opportunities along with exposure to the latest trends in the lottery industry.

Hope to see you there.



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