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5 PDUs

7:30 am - Check in and explore the Summit

Check-in starts at 7:30 AM and includes a light breakfast. We will offer beverages throughout the day; a gourmet buffet lunch with lots of options including desserts. 

You will also enjoy a fun photo booth to take pics of you and your new \"allies”. 

We will have prize drawings and the option to purchase autographed books from our speakers.

8:30 am - Welcome to the Summit

Learn about the agenda, speakers and our sponsors for the day.


9:00 am - Opening Keynote: The Power of Connecting and Communicating like a Superhero with Elizabeth Duncan Hawker

Her international bestseller Collecting True Friends, provides busy men and women the practical strategies to cultivate quality relationships everywhere they go. Elizabeth will demonstrate how learning better communication techniques can resonate with everyone you engage with (Employees, Leaders, Customers, Team Members, Co-workers, Family, and Friends. We will learn how mastering the art of connecting well with others can make you favorably stand out, advance your career, and help in social situations.

Elizabeth is an award-winning speaker and bestselling author and has trained thousands of professionals to increase sales, referrals, and collaborations. Her trainings update employees' social skills, improves the customer experience, helps employers retain top talent, and return joy to the workplace. https://elizabethduncanhawker.com/

10:00 am - Break

Visit our amazing sponsors and get your picture at our photo booth

10:30 am - Interactive Session: Apply our Connecting Skills led by Elizabeth Duncan Hawker

Elizabeth will lead an interactive session where we will apply our connecting skills to make new friends/allies in the room!

11:30 am - Lunch

Enjoy your lunch and mingle with other attendees

12:30 pm - Break

Visit our amazing sponsors and get your picture at our photo booth

1:00 pm - Afternoon Keynote: The Power of..."The Dirt on Grit" with Stacy Pederson

This session is designed to help leaders develop “grit.”  Some key components of grit may come as a huge surprise. Stacy shares tips and perspectives on what “grit” is, how you can model it as a leader, and ultimately create a culture that helps foster it in your organization. Leaders will walk away with perspective on what grit is, actionable steps to take for their own personal and professional lives, as well as a strategy plan for developing grit within their own organization and teams. And you are going to laugh!

2:00 pm - Break

Visit our amazing sponsors and get your picture at our photo booth

2:30 pm - Closing Keynote: The Power of Purpose: Using your WHY to Rise as a Leader with Dale Wilsher

Running around, trying to perform and please, keeps you from communicating authentically, acting intentionally, and choosing with integrity. It’s not enough to know what you do, who you serve, or where you are going, in order to rise above the opinions of others and bravely offers your highest contribution, you must leverage the power of your WHY, the culmination of your personality, passion, and purpose.

As an executive life and leadership coach for the last ten years, Dale is trained to help professionals inhabit their fullest potential to live their values, love their people, and do excellent work. In this inspiring presentation filled with engaging stories and practical strategies, I will show you how to be more authentic in the workplace, develop your leadership presence, and influence those around you by operating from a purpose-driven mindset.

3:30 pm - Panel Discussion: Power of... led by Gloria Padilla

We will close out the day by having a meaningful conversation with our panel of our speakers and special guests. Through this open forum of Q & A, we will learn how our panel leaned into their superpowers, how they define Leadership, what tools and tips they use to be influential leaders, plus their advice as to how we can be better leaders personally and professionally and aspire to be your authentic self! 

4:30 pm - Happy Hour and Networking

Enjoy a cocktail or two and converse with your peers in the lounge and outdoor decks.