Monthly Meetings

Topic and Speaker:
"Owning and Expanding Your Executive Presence" with JD Schramm, Ed.D. Class of 1978 Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Wednesday, April 5th from 6:30pm to 9pm

Oshman FJCC
Cultural Arts Hall - first floor
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

6:30pm - Registration/networking
7:30pm - Presentation
9pm - Wrap-up/networking


Free for SVPMA members
$30 for non-members who register before the day of the event
$40 for non-members who register online or in person on the day of the event
** Credit cards only - no cash or checks accepted at the door

Executive presence has been used more and more throughout the past five years, but what exactly does it mean and how can a product manager successfully expand her/his presence for career success?  This interactive session will provide participants with a toolkit of specific tactics to first own and then expand executive presence in both written and spoken communication.  Sharing from his extensive work with Stanford MBAs, Senior Executives, and Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs, JD will provide participants with an interactive and insightful experience.

About the Speaker:
JD Schramm considers its a privilege to teach at Stanford where he strives to enable students to find their own voices as leaders and to communicate with greater power, authenticity, and effectiveness.  An avid TEDster, he enjoys presenting and coaching others for TED and TEDx events.  JD joined the GSB faculty in 2007 to create and launch communication courses and offerings.  In 2012, he co-created LOWKeynotes; an opportunity for GSB students to create and deliver nine-minute inspiring talks explaining how they aspire to change lives, organizations, and the world.  More than 100 of these talks have been posted to the Stanford YouTube channel with views exceeding one million.

Beyond his lectures in Organizational Behavior, JD maintains a few select corporate and executive clients for whom he provides communication training and presentation coaching.  Some of his clients include Facebook, RelateIQ, Bentall Kennedy, NASA, AQR Capital, Makena Capital, Dropbox, Adams Street Partners, Stanford Hospital, Medallia, Cysco, Credit Karma, and Genentech.  JD earned his Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and his BFA from Emporia State University.


Note:  Event fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Registration is free with the $110 annual membership covering 12 events.  Enroll or Renew your annual membership now!  Check out the benefits of membership.