Overview & Agenda

Overview & Agenda

26Monday

  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Registration · Alhambra Foyer

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Certification Exam (Pre Registration Required) · Cordoba

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Certification is an investment in yourself and your career. Obtain your industry certification and register for the exam! In order to register, you must have already completed the specified CAS or MAS program requirements and pre-registered by completing an application. On-site registration not available.

  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Opening Session: Welcome to WLC 2017 · Castillo Lucena
    · Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS ( CE Competitive Edge, LLC. )
    · Jo-an Lantz, MAS ( Geiger )
    · Kate Plummer, CAS ( Clearmount )

    An introduction and roadmap to your 2 ½ day journey at PPAI’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference.

  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Networking Reception · Alhambra Foyer and Terrace

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Welcome Dinner & Woman of Achievement Presentation · Valencia Ballroom

    An exciting night of networking and recognition, join us for the Women’s Leadership Conference opening dinner and the PPAI Woman of Achievement award presentation, recognizing a peer who has led the way in the advancement of women in the industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community.

27Tuesday

  • 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

    Morning Exercise

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

    Networking Breakfast · Castillo Lucena

  • 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

    Opening General Session: The Leader Has Entered The Room - Powerful Habits That Give Rise To Leadership Presence · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Sara Canaday

    Without saying a word, great leaders command attention when they walk into a room. They inspire confidence, put people at ease, and connect in a way that makes others want to listen to them, support them, and follow them. In this keynote, Career Strategist Sara Canaday will share the secrets to help you capture that kind of leadership presence—and dramatically accelerate your career. If you’re skeptical about this “elusive aura of success,” Sara will convince you with powerful proof: rock-solid science and mind-blowing examples. Even better, you’ll walk away with a roadmap to guide you in boosting your own leadership presence. Discover the subtle qualities that can make a huge difference in your career, and you’ll know exactly how to incorporate them.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Break · Alhambra Foyer

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Power Panel Session: Real-World Perspectives From Local Women Leaders · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Moderator: Karie Cowden, MAS
    · Dr. Pamela Williamson
    · Marlene Seitz
    · Cherryl Pressley

    In the U.S. today, executives continue to highlight the issues and challenges women still face in today’s workplace. But how do some of the most prominent and successful female professionals in Arizona feel about these issues? What do they see as women’s greatest challenges and opportunities in today’s workplace? And how have they seen this landscape change (or not change) throughout their careers? Benefit from the experiences and insights of these amazing female leaders as they share openly with you about earning a top job, while enjoying the journey but also their challenges and successes while rising to the top.

  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Networking Lunch · Alhambra Foyer and Terrace

  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    General Session: Breaking The Status Quo - Why Everything You Learned About Time Management Is Wrong & How To Fix It · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Nicole Bandes

    Why are some people better at time management than others? It isn't because they are better organized or have more time than the rest of us. There's a secret to mastering effective time management. Most people don't know the secret and that's why they continue to be overwhelmed, overworked and exhausted. You've been conditioned to believe that time management just requires a better schedule, a slicker app or a smarter set of habits. Unfortunately, when these things don't work, you get frustrated on top of the overwhelm. This secret is the one thing that will make all the difference in your time management so that you can get out of the busyness of your business. Without it, there isn't a schedule or an app in the world that will help you to overcome your time management challenges. Join Nicole Bandes to know the secret!

  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Break · Alhambra Foyer

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Breakout Session: Throwing Temper Tantrums - Why & How To Say "No"
    · Nicole Bandes

    Have you ever wanted to say no to yet another project, task or commitment but were afraid of what someone might think of you? Are you grasping for breath and constantly overwhelmed? Do you struggle to find enough time to take care of you and to do the things that matter most? In this session, learn why women struggle to say no, what the true costs are of saying yes and no, understand how saying no impacts our own emotions as well as the emotions of others and learn how to create boundaries so that saying no is easy and effortless.

  • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

    "Business Challenges" Roundtable Discussions · Alhambra Ballroom

    Back by popular demand, roundtable opportunities will allow for in-depth discussion among small groups, focused on business and industry challenges submitted by you, the attendees! Share lessons learned, solicit feedback for current challenges, and exchange ideas, knowledge and resources with colleagues of similar needs/interests.

  • 6:00 PM

    Departure for Mix and Mingle Offsite Dinner · Front Valet Entrance

  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Mix and Mingle Offsite Dinner

    The Mix & Mingle Dinner is an optional, unconventional and exciting dining experience featuring great local food and good company, designed to introduce you to people you wouldn’t otherwise have met. Attendees will attend dinner in randomly assigned networking groups of 8-10 people. Don’t forget to bring your business cards. Attendees must cover their own dinner expenses. Restaurant selections will be made with attendee preferences in mind.

28Wednesday

  • 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

    Morning Exercise: Early Rise Yoga - Get Your Morning Started Right!
    · Roni Wright, MAS ( The Book Company )

    Join Roni Wright for a gentle guided Yoga experience. Class will cultivate breath and body awareness as you move through Sun salutations and various postures based on the foundation of Ashtanga. Our goal is to find the balance between effort and relaxation. Breathe, Release & Let go … Namaste

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

    Networking Breakfast · Castillo Lucena

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    General Session: Breaking Through Your Upper Limit - How To Shatter Your Personal Glass Ceiling Taking Your Life & Business To The Next Level · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Vanessa Shaw

    We all have a personal glass ceiling that stops us from reaching our full potential. Join Vanessa Shaw as you discover the four unconscious forces that are stopping you from enjoying greater financial ease and success. Learn one simple step you can take right now that most don’t do and then remain stuck. Most importantly, gain the powerful tools needed to get into consistent action and achieve the powerful results you want and need!

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Break

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Breakout Session: · Valencia B

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Breakout Session: · Valencia A

  • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Breakout Session: · Alhambra Ballroom

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Networking Lunch · Alhambra Foyer & Terrace

  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    General Session: Big Ideas That Will Knock Your Socks Off · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Marilyn Barefoot

    Many of us have endured brainstorming sessions where the most single insight is: “That would never work”. The end-result is “Keep doing what we’re doing, only do it better, faster, or re-package it in a different way or color”. New ideas are like oxygen. They energize, they stimulate, they nourish. A brand is like the human body – if you only breathe the air you just exhaled, you’ll perish. Big ideas rally customers and employees around a brand. They incite passion and they achieve impressive results. Barefoot Brainstorming has a process guaranteed to produce big ideas – it’s called “BigStorming”. Through this high energy, hands-on session, learn how to apply unique brainstorming techniques that are guaranteed to generate big ideas that will knock your socks off.

  • 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

    Break · Alhambra Foyer

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Breakout Session: · Valencia B

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Breakout Session: · Alhambra Ballroom

  • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Breakout Session: Storytelling Strategies To Captivate Your Audience! · Valencia A
    · Marilyn Barefoot

    The only thing that matters most when pitching a new client, a new idea or a new initiative is capturing your audience’s attention…and hanging on to it! Many presentations are completely predictable, filled with recycled insights, integrated services and the usual buzz words. If you want to reach your audience, you must have something important to say that you are passionate about. Genuine passion will attract genuine attention…that will lead to action. Through this hands-on session gain nine steps to effective story structure and incredibly simple steps to selling your ideas. Most importantly learn to apply storytelling strategies that connect with your audience and build relationships.

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Closing General Session: It's Not The Setbacks, It's The Comebacks · Alhambra Ballroom
    · Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE

    Failure is a learning experience. Join Rita Davenport, well-known speaker, author and TV host as she teaches you how you can reflect on the challenges in your life with humor and understanding. Realize that which does not destroy you, makes you stronger and how people with setbacks can put themselves back in charge, realizing that what you desire, you can acquire!

  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    WLC Wrap-Up and Conclusion · Alhambra Ballroom

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Closing Networking Event · Centro Bar & Lounge

    Join us for a relaxing and final night event filled with food, fun and most importantly, some final networking with your colleagues and peers. It’s your final time to reflect on your WLC experience, laugh with friends and enjoy the beautiful ambience of the Omni Scottsdale Resort!