Overview And Agenda




WLC 2014 Schedule below. 2015 to come...

Monday 7/28/2014 top
9:00 AM - 4:00 PMRegistration · Atrium
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMBoulder Shopping Excursion · Meet in Lobby
10:00 AM - 4:30 PMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMCertification Exam (Pre Registration Required) · Garden Level · Birch Room
4:30 PM - 5:30 PMOpening Session: Welcome to WLC 2014 · Interlocken AB · Paul Bellantone, CAE (PPAI) · Dana Floyd (SAGE)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWelcome Networking Reception · Pavilion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWelcome Dinner & Woman of Achievement Presentation · Pavilion
Tuesday 7/29/2014 top
6:30 AM - 7:30 AMMorning Exercise: Self-Defense Class · Garden Level · Aspen · Michelle Peebles, MAS (Walker-Clay, Inc)
This is a beginner’s class, no experience is necessary. Come comfortably dressed (tee shirts, shorts, sweatpants, etc.). You will develop critical skills about defense strategies, assertiveness and confidence while connecting with your own strength and power to act competently, decisively and take action for your own protection. Class will be taught by Michelle is a 3rd Dan Black Belt and Certified R.A.D. Instructor.
7:30 AM - 9:00 AMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
8:00 AM - 8:45 AMNetworking Breakfast · Tap Room/Terrace
Sponsored by HALO Branded Solutions
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMGeneral Session: Practicing Resilient Leadership · Interlocken AB · Courtney Clark
These three strategies for resilient leadership are designed to help you prepare for transition and recover quickly when your leadership is challenge by life’s crises.
Sponsored by AIA
10:00 AM - 10:20 AMNetworking Break · Interlocken Foyer
Professional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
10:20 AM - 11:30 AMBreakout Session: Going Mobile And The Millenial Buyer · Interlocken C · Suzanne Perryman (Embroidery Unlimited, Inc.)
Selling to the millennial buyer requires an understanding of the trends and tech expectation of this generation. Learn about this buyer and the tech tools you need to reach them: Mobile apps, mobile optimized websites, social media and more.
Breakout Session: The Giving Prescription · Interlocken AB · Courtney Clark
Based on Courtney’s book of the same title, this breakout session will explore how we can use giving to others as a tool to build our own personal strength and resilience. Courtney’s research shows that service and volunteerism have a direct correlation to how well we manage crisis and stress in our own lives. Learn tools for getting perspective and finding your personal path for giving back!
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMNetworking Lunch · Tap Room/Terrace
11:30 AM - 12:45 PMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
12:45 PM - 2:00 PMGeneral Session: When Generations Connect In The Workplace · Interlocken AB · Hannah Ubl (Bridgeworks, Inc.)
Communicating across generational divides
2:15 PM - 3:15 PMBreakout Session: CAS/MAS Certification Info Session · Interlocken C · Rachel Robichaud (PPAI) · Kim Reinecker, MAS (Starline USA, Inc) · Beverly Walter, MAS (Brown & Bigelow Inc.)
Learn the process of obtaining your CAS or MAS certification, from how to find courses, obtaining credit, and what to expect on the test.
Breakout Session: Discussion Café · Interlocken D
Discuss insights, ideas, and questions from Hannah Ubl's general session with other attendees
Breakout Session: Market Smart. Have Fun. Be Memorable · Interlocken AB · Ruth Verver (Paperclip Promotions)
The traditional business-to-business model is changing and in this information age it is hard staying competitive and top of mind with your customers. The market is saturated and our customers are smart. They can do their own research, order online or choose to work with any of the distributors by calling them on a daily basis. To maintain market effectiveness, we need to rethink our marketing methods and take some risks, or we will lose out on potential business. In this session Ruth will discuss innovative solutions that will help combat our current challenges and make us all more memorable. From big picture marketing plans to simple self-promotion ideas, attendees will learn the four critical elements for marketing success: Break The Paradigms, Attack From All Angles, Stay Social and Keep It Simple.
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMNetworking Break · Interlocken Foyer
Professional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMInteractive Session: Roundtable Discussions · Interlocken AB
Bring your questions and brainstorm solutions with other women in similar positions.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMMix and Mingle Dinner
Meal not included with registration fee
Wednesday 7/30/2014 top
6:30 AM - 7:30 AMMorning Exercise: Yoga · Garden Level · Alder Room · Roni Wright, MAS (The Book Company)
Yoga is available for ALL levels. Please bring your own mat if available.
7:30 AM - 9:00 AMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
8:00 AM - 8:45 AMNetworking Breakfast · Tap Room/Terrace
Sponsored by Leed's
9:00 AM - 10:15 AMGeneral Session: Leave the Office Earlier: How to Get More Done in Less Time… and Feel Great About It · Interlocken AB · Laura Stack (The Productivity Pro)
Want to achieve greater results in less time and leave the earlier … or at least on time? In this high-energy presentation, Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro®, shows you how to stay focused and concentrate; work on high-value activities; plug productivity leaks in your day; build consistent personal routines; and improve your personal efficiency. Attendees leave the program laughing and saying, “Oh my goodness, she was looking over my shoulder! Everything she modeled I’m doing!” The ideas in this innovative and thought-provoking session will allow you to reduce the number of hours you work each week without compromising output, leave the office earlier, and get home to your life.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break · Interlocken Foyer
Professional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMBreakout Session: Discussion Café · Interlocken D
Discuss insights, ideas, and questions from Laura Stack's general session with other attendees
Breakout Session: Easy Tips & Tricks To Creating Social Media Content For Non-Writers · Interlocken AB · Suzanne Perryman (Embroidery Unlimited, Inc.)
Blogging and social media shouldn’t scare you: there is content all around you--content to blog about, get social with and maximize for networking connections. How to become confident in writing your own content is a must for today’s networker.This session will offer tips, tricks, tools and resources, as well as motivation to help you get started.
Breakout Session: Product Safety Basics · Interlocken C · Anne Lardner-Stone (PPAI)
The consumer products market is becoming increasingly regulated and subject to scrutiny by many government agencies and consumer groups. In the changing market landscape, awareness and compliance are critical to the success of industry companies and professionals. This course introduces promotional products professionals to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), specific regulations concerning promotional products and other mandatory and voluntary standards. This course is required to attain the CAS designation, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session.
11:30 AM - 12:45 PMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
11:30 AM - 1:00 PMNetworking Lunch · Tap Room/Terrace
12:45 PM - 1:45 PMInteractive Session: Where’s Your ‘Ta-Da?’ – A Fun Informational Session On Presentation Skills · Interlocken AB · Laura Menze (Rep from Toastmasters International)
Whether you are a complete novice, an avid pro, or anything in between when it comes to making presentations, you won’t want to miss this fun, interactive session on presentation skills! Sure, you will probably hear things you’ve heard before, but you could also walk away with brand new perspectives about those things as well as what it takes to provide an engaging presentation. Concerned about nerves? Don’t know how to tell a story? Uncomfortable being yourself in front of an audience? We’ll tackle those basics and so much more.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMBreakout Session: Personal Investments 101: Talk The Talk · Interlocken C · Jamie Watson, CAS (Certified Marketing Consultants, Ltd.)
The market crash of 2009 has increased the frequency of investment talk in everyday conversations. Unfortunately the lingo can be both intimidating and confusing for even the savviest of business women. The secret to decoding the investment jargon is to understand the underlying principles and definitions. Learn some of the basic language and key terms to simplify the complex investment environment.
Sponsored by CPS/Keystone
Breakout Session: Prezi: Bringing Your Presentations and Ideas to Life! · Interlocken AB · Leslie Roark (PromoPros)
No longer do you have to think linearly when creating presentations. Prezi lets you tackle your next presentation with cinematic flair, making your presentations exciting and interactive. Instead of moving from PowerPoint slide to PowerPoint slide, think of the screen as your canvas and see what you can create! Prezi is easy to learn and fun to use… come find out how in this session with presenter Leslie Roark of PromoPros/IncentPros.
Sponsored by CPS/Keystone
Breakout Session: Prop 65 And State Regulations · Interlocken D · Anne Lardner-Stone (PPAI)
Did you know that in addition to the Federal regulations that impact the promotional products industry, individual states have passed laws that can affect your company as well? This session is a must for navigating your interstate deals—not just by knowing the rules, but having strategies in place to manage them.
Sponsored by CPS/Keystone
3:00 PM - 3:15 PMNetworking Break · Interlocken Foyer
Professional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
3:15 PM - 4:45 PMClosing General Session: Put On Your Big-Girl Panties and Ride, Cowgirl! Success & Stress Bustin’ Best Practices · Interlocken AB · Kelli Vrla
Designed by women in business for women in business, this session prepares you to take on great organizational responsibilities, assess your strengths, pinpoint areas for improvement, redefine your personal brand and achieve a higher level of job satisfaction and effectiveness.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PMWLC Wrap-Up and Conclusion · Interlocken AB
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMProfessional Head Shots · Garden Level · Cedar Room
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMClosing Event - A Minute to Win It


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