2016 – Leadership Track
This track is perfect for mid-level managers, young professionals and directors looking to enhance both their careers and personal growth.

Sponsored by
Successful Culture, LLC

Be a WO(MAN) With a PLAN: Because, If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail!

Dr. Kenae Black

Presented by Dr. Kenae Black, Development Advisor

It is important for individuals to know where they are going, how they plan to get there and what may prevent all of this from happening. Whether an executive, entry-level employee, small or large business owner; or anything in-between; having a plan is imperative.

The importance of planning ahead is multifold. One benefit is that you will be confronted with the question of, “where do I want to go?” It’s an important question that should not be overlooked. If you have no destination, then it doesn’t matter where you go. If it doesn’t matter where you go, then you will eventually stop walking as lying around is more comfortable. But, if it does matter, than the plan to get there is even more important. We don’t travel to any destination without having a plan (albeit, directions) to get there. We anticipate traffic, alternate routes, and the time it takes you to get from where you are, to where you intend to be. Very rarely do we pick up and go without any idea of how to get there.

As such, once you start writing down what you want to achieve, you will drastically increase your chances of becoming the leader you want to be. Whenever you commit yourself to thorough planning of realistic goals, you will always manage to achieve what you want accomplish.

The importance of planning is further highlighted by scientific research, which has shown that writing down goals increases your chances of success.

Take-a-ways of the session include:

  • Understanding the importance of a Leadership Development Plan
  • Understanding the importance of individual assessments before plan’s development
  • Understanding the importance of creating a mission statement for the Leadership Development Plan
  • Attendees will be able to create S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Understanding all elements required for an effective Leadership Development Plan


The Power of a Woman Who Leads

Dr. Gail Hayes

Presented by Dr. Gail Hayes, The Handle Your Business Girl Empowerment Zone

Take a look at almost any aspect of our society and you will see feminine fingerprints. There is not another creature on earth who touches or influences like a woman. In The Power of a Woman Who Leads, Executive Leadership Coach Dr. Gail Hayes will help participants discover and explore six different leadership styles and helps women discover and embrace that there is nothing like the power of a woman who leads!


Success and Failing: How They Both Take You to the Top

Dr. Saundra Wall Williams

Presented by Dr. Saundra Wall Williams, CEO/Founder, Vision Building Institute for Women

We often try to avoid the prospect of failure. But in leadership, failure will take you one step closer to success. In order to achieve success as a leader, the ability to use failures as stepping stones must become a part of your continual personal growth. By embracing the insights and key lessons that come with failure, you open new doors and new possibilities. Only by learning from your own unique failures will you discover your path that leads to sustainable growth.

This workshop will offer a mix of advice and inspiration from Dr. Williams’ 15 years as a C-level executive in technology. She will give:

  • Seven (7) strategies on how to overcome failures
  • Three (3) strategies to use the “HER Leadership House” to build success using the failures as the cornerstones
  • Seven (7) step process that you can implement each time you experience failure


How Mastering My Relationships Won Me The TODAY Show’s “Next Big Thing”

Krista Woods

Presented by Krista Woods, Director of Stink Operations, Glovestix, Personality Motivators

Are you a leader or do you aspire to be one? Whether it’s personally or professionally, we often find that people are put in leadership positions but are never taught how to lead. There are also those that one day aspire to be successful leaders but need the knowledge and support on how to become one. In this presentation we will touch on the tools needed to develop and fine tune leadership qualities. The essence of the character is the ability to enhance not only our lives, but the lives of others as well. Krista will show you how she took her idea from paper, to manufacturing, to marketing by using her current relationships to help.

Once you learn to tap into your unique personality skills you can use your innate abilities for ultimate business and personal success. Attendees will leave with a strong understanding of The Color Code core principles and an understanding of all 4 colors as well as how to enhance their careers by strengthening relationships. They will receive access to a free personality assessment that identifies their Driving Core Motive and WHY they do what they do. Worksheets will be handed out so you can also learn to easily “quick code” others. Understanding the core principles of The Color Code will give you insight on not only understanding yourself but in understanding others. You have to begin by mastering your relationship with yourself, then others. Once you learn to identify others core motives and effectively communicate and motivate them, you become a stronger and more effective leader.


Panel – The Amazing Joy of Effective Leadership: Passion , Purpose and Potential

To lead fully engaged by focusing on your purpose and the full potential of who you are will result in passionate leadership filled with joy and much influence. This session will explore:

  • What is effective leadership
  • What are the traits of a joyful, yet effective leader
  • Simple, daily strategies to implement to bring about joy in effective leadership
  • How to bring your passion, purpose and potential to lead effectively and influence for positive change and progress

Effective leadership will always bring influence, progress and amazing joy to the leader and to those being led!

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