Get in the Game Boost your positioning and aggressively play a better game by understanding all the players you work with. The composition of the workforce has changed. Successfully developing cross-generational teams and meetings has become a 21st century expectation and challenge. Understanding the generation you belong to is the first step to understanding and mastery generational diversity. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the impact generations’ play on business or the limitless potential of doing inward business. This program is the #1 Generational Diversity program being offered.
Recognize the different generations and how they impact business.
Find beneficial commonalities for all stages of life.
Build personal and professional relationships.
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About the Speaker
Joanne Corby MA, MPA Joanne Corby MA, MPA has been an Educator and Human Resource Development Practitioner in the healthcare industry for the past twenty years. She spent time at executive and boardroom tables strategizing how to address the economic trends in the workforce and buyers market. Her responsibilities included developing creative programs and implementing innovative systems that are out of the NORM. She specializes in people development. She is comfortable removing traditional business practices and focusing on common desires.
Staying true to herself and her passion, Joanne founded U Expansion, Inc. in April of 2002. Joanne likes to share her story on leaving the corporate "rat-race" and finding balance between raising a family and her career. She now enjoys working with many industries on how to optimize people and processes.
Joanne is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Development and Public Administration. Her background in teaching, strategic planning and leadership contributes to her extensive experience in program design with financial return. Joanne enjoys many roles; she is one of twelve ROI Platinum Speakers, an auditing commissioner for International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a school board member and serves on several civic committees. However her favorite role is that of a wife and a mother! She credits her ability to maintain balance to her supportive family, an appetite for knowledge and her curiosity to ask, "why not?" More information can be found at www.uexpansion.com
ICS – Incident Command System As an independent, corporate or association planner you should ask yourself one risk management question, “Do I have an appropriate crises management plan for this meeting?” The Incident Command System (ICS) is a process for managing the effects of all types of crises. This universal crises managing tool minimizes time and chaos, individualism, injury and damage, prolongation of incident, while maximizing a manageable span of control, communications, resource capabilities, facilities, and expenses amongst stake holders no matter if your dealing with the wrath of Mother Nature, health issues, terrorism, transportation curtailment, civil disorder or bomb threats. As an advanced planner, if you aren’t properly prepared for any of these uninvited guests it’s easy to become part of the problem.
Hear questions and answers to risk management concerns.
Receive standard definitions for this universal tool.
Receive a process flow chart that is used for proper data collection.
Receive a checklist that includes standard questions to help you properly address your one risk management question.
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About the Speaker Joanne Corby MA, MPA (see above for a complete biography)
U.S. Lodging Industry Overview - Fundamentals, Trends, & Metrics
Identify historical/past industry trends and their relationship to current industry performance.
Understand Supply, Demand, Occupancy, ADR, & RevPAR fundamentals across industry segments (Total U.S., Census Regions (south-east?), Chain Scales, Top 25 Markets, etc).
Attain knowledge of performance variability, stages of recovery, and performance stabilization across industry segments.
Understand the relationship between Demand/Occupancy relative to ADR. Lending insights into past/present discounting practices.
Develop thought process for future performance based upon historical trends, current events, and industry projections.
About the Speaker
Brad Garner, Vice President, Smith Travel Research
Brad Garner supervises the data processing procedures at Smith Travel Research, a crucial role in maintaining STR's reputation in the marketplace. He also manages the various reporting programs to include Corporate, CVB/DMO, and Historical Trends.
Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) This session will give an overview of the Sarbanes Oxley Act including identifying the governing bodies and stakeholders. The presentation will also include rules and three value driven opportunities that can be used today.
How did SOX come to exist and to whom it applies
Who are the players (governing bodies and stakeholders)
Rules of the Game
How to cash-in on SOX
About the Speaker
Fred Anderson Mr. Anderson consults independently with public and privately held domestic and international businesses. Since the 2002 enactment of Sarbanes Oxley legislation, Mr. Anderson has been consulting with Fortune 100 companies both domestically and internationally aiding their efforts to ensure Congressional mandated compliance. Some of Mr. Anderson’s clients include ING, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Caterpillar and Royal Sun Alliance. Mr. Anderson has led Section 404 testing teams spanning seven European countries for two international industry leaders. His Sarbanes Oxley experience extends over five industries – Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Beverage.
From a corporate finance perspective, Fred’s consulting experience includes engagements with Scientific Atlanta, Georgia Pacific, Bell South, MCI, and Landmark Communications. Fred served The Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games in a senior financial role responsible for $150 million dollar operating budgets.
He earned his B.A – Economics from Kennesaw State University (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1994 and his Master of Science - Finance from Georgia State University in 1997. Mr. Anderson is a Chartered Financial Analyst Level II.
Take Your Golf Tournament to the Next Level This session will provide details on how to plan the best golf tournament. Not only will you learn the importance of setting goals, you will also learn how to determine the best format, how to recruit golfers, how to sell sponsorships, and much more.
Planning a successful golf tournament (staffing, sponsors, format, etc.)
Phil Immordino, President, Golf Tournament Association of America and President, The Champion Group
Phil Immordino has been involved in the golf industry of over 15 years. Currently Phil travels the country giving seminars on, “Selling Golf Tournaments”, “How to Produce a Successful Golf Tournament” and “Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers”. Phil is also a consultant with golf courses, manufactures, Suppliers, Distributors, Golf Tournament Directors, Golf Instructors and Golf Course Designs, assisting them in increasing their business.
New Ways to Think Different about Your Business CEO’s: the number one thing that keeps them up at night is innovation ~ & thinking about how business will look in the future. In this interactive keynote, we’ll explore a dozen novel ideas on how to look at your business from a new angle, and blend those innovations into your events. From sacred cow hunts and upstaging reality to gut instinct and upping your quirkiness, Sharon will share hot new ideas on ways to view business, customer events, trade shows and meetings – and in the process give you tools to transform your industry.
At the end of this session, participants will:
Feel inspired by their own ability to be creative
Have a dozen quick-fire tips for generating new ideas and ways to make meetings more interactive, educational, inspiring and profitable
Be a more valuable employee through innovative idea-generating
About the Speaker
Sharon Fisher ~ a professional “experience-maker” ~ believes that your career may well depend on finding creative new solutions for doing business. Ideas are the 20th century currency, and Sharon will share real-world strategies for sharpening your creative output and looking at your business in a new way. Sharon leads the team at Play with a Purpose (which was created because she believes that work has to be fun, or why do it at all.) Chosen as one of Entrepreneur Magazines Young Millionaires, she has proven that the passion works. Throughout her 20 years in business, she has helped such high-profile customers as the Walt Disney World Co., Jeep, McDonalds, American Express, Frito Lay, US Air Force, Darden Restaurants, and the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission find new ways to spark innovation, build lasting relationships with their customers and engage their employees. She not only guarantees laughter and fun in her workshops, but business approaches that will get dramatic results.