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Spring Conference Schedule

ELEVATE2020 Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, April 21

1:00-3:00 pm: Council Meeting

Invitation Only

4:45-5:30 pm: New Attendee Welcome Event

All First-Time Attendees Welcome

5:30-7:30 pm: Welcome Reception & Dinner

Alice A. Martin Woman of the Year Award Presentation

8:00-10:15 pm: Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour

Pre-registration required. Attendees will be responsible for getting to the tour location.


Wednesday, April 22

7:45-9:00 am: Breakfast Roundtables

9:15-10:15 am: Keynote Session

How to “Sell” with Grace, Ease & Flow With Michelle Villalobos

Regardless of role, we “sell” in almost every aspect of our career. Learn how to increase connectedness, communication and trust. What if sales were easy? Sales as Service is a paradigm shift such that the sales process itself becomes so valuable to you—whether you’re selling product, ideas, employment, your company, or yourself.

10:30-11:30 am: Education Workshop

The 10 Steps to Sales as a Service Enrollment with Michelle Villalobos

Practice and apply the Sales as a Service principles from Michelle’s Keynote session.

11:45 am-1:00 pm: Lunch

Divisional Update & Alice A. Martin Woman of the Year Award Presentation

1:00-2:30 pm: Education Session

Lighten Up and Lead: Leveraging Levity for Connection, Culture, and Engagement with Tami Evans

A happy workplace is imperative to success, but how do you remain positive AND professional? Laugh and learn key characteristics to create levity in the worker, workforce and workplace, with tools that help you reach your personal and professional potential through the power of fun.

2:45-4:30 pm: Education Session Breakouts

Choose your own adventure and select a track that best fits you for two consecutive sessions:

Track 1) Professional Growth & Development
2:45-3:30 pm: Influencing Without Authority with Patti Schmeda of Elkay
3:45-4:30 pm: Personal Brand: Strategies for Personal and Professional Growth With Tracie Sponenberg of The Granite Group

Track 2) Leading & Influencing Others
2:45-3:30 pm: Building Bridges in Leadership with Cheri Phyfer of Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group
3:45-4:30 pm: Vision + Followership + Influence = Leadership with Patti Schmeda of Elkay

5:20-8:30 pm Historic Carriage Tour & Reception at Oyster House & “O” Bar

Dinner on Your Own


Thursday, April 23

7:30-8:15 am: Morning Meditation with Still Soul Studio

Optional, Space Limited

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am: Education Session

Decision Making: the Essence of Great Leaders with Robb Best

How effective is your current decision-making strategy? Science provides startling lessons about how the human brain actually makes decisions, and what you can do to increase your chances for making better choices. Discover the surprising reasons the famous pro/con list method is not well suited for the fast-paced 21st century.

10:30 am: Departures

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