LEAD Summit

The Leadership Excellence and Administrative Development (LEAD) Summit is designed to give CPSDA’s high potential leaders actionable resources that provide opportunities to advance their professional skill set. This exceptional programming is aimed specifically at helping experienced and veteran members continue to grow and succeed in their career.

The LEAD Summit content and area of focus varies year to year, so be on the lookout for content that aligns with your needs and goals for professional growth.

2023 LEAD Summit Presents: DiSC Assessment

The 2023 CPSDA LEAD curriculum will be focused on improving your ability to understand the behavioral tendencies of yourself and your staff, in order to maximize your capacity to work effectively as a leader and within your team. This year's workshop will utilize the DiSC profile - the #1 behavioral assessment tool utilized in Fortune 500 companies. Attendees will complete the DiSC assessment, take a deep dive with Cathy Wright-Eger, Director of the John R. Wooden Leadership Institute for Purdue University’s student-athletes and coaches. Cathy is a certified Professional Behaviorist and administers the DiSC assessment to the teams, coaches, support staff and administration. Cathy then assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the team or staff and creates exercises, conducts conversations and facilitates activities to improve the overall culture. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use the DiSC assessment with their staff after the workshop. In addition to the in-person workshop, attendees will participate in three follow-up webinar to ensure activation and facilitation of applying the skills gained during the in-person workshop.
DiSC Profiles help you and your team:
  • Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems
  • Improve working relationships by recognizing the communication needs of team members within your staff
  • Facilitate better teamwork and teach productive conflict
  • Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to administrator and athlete personalities
  • Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of your staff
Attendees will be required to:
  • Complete a pre-event assessment.
  • Attend the full in-person workshop that will be held from Sunday, January 15, 2023, beginning at 3:00pm EST and will conclude on Monday, January 16, 2023, pm at 4:00pm EST in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Three 60-minute follow-up virtual group meetings in the month following the LEAD Summit.


Who should apply?
Experienced or Veteran Sports RDs who have a strong desire and passion to grow professionally and expand their skill set in the areas of business, administration, communication and leadership.  Attendees must be in a growth mindset to benefit.  The LEAD Summit is limited to no more than 20 attendees each year.
When is it?
The LEAD Summit is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana Sunday January 15, 2023 beginning at 3pm EST and concluding at 4pm EST on Monday, January 16, 2023. In addition to the full, 1.5 day in-person workshop, there will be three 60-minute follow-up virtual group meetings in the three months following the LEAD Summit. Some self-paced learning and practice will be planned around the virtual meetings.
Application Process:
Applications for the 2023 LEAD Summit are open October 4-26, 2022. APPLY NOW!
What is the cost?
The workshop has a $300 registration fee that is inclusive of workshop materials (DiSC assessment for you and up to 3 staff members), a 1.5 day intensive training, dinner Sunday evening, lunch on Monday and 1 night hotel room for Sunday night at the Marriott Downtown Indianapolis. If the cost of registration is a financial barrier, please reach out to Amy Freel, CPSDA Executive Director at [email protected]
Additional Questions?
Please contact Tandi Hawkey, CPSDA Events & Education Coordinator

CPSDA is committed to increasing diversity in the field of dietetics and encourages Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and all other underrepresented individuals to apply.


Thank you to those who attended the 2023 event in Indianapolis!