2020 NAWBO Leadership Academy - Conference Agenda | NAWBO

Success is a combination of being at the right place, at the right time, and doing something about it. For entrepreneurs and women in general, that place and time is right now. Women business owners are starting and growing companies at a pace faster than ever before.

They are at the table in more executive boardrooms, speaking out on more important personal and business issues and becoming key contenders and players in Washington, D.C. and in their state and local government offices. And they are paying forward this success by reaching down to the next generation and out to women around the globe to bring them up. Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs as we come together to capitalize on this incredible moment in time, and do something about it. Our time is now!

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Track 1
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  • NAWBO Chapter Leadership Tools and Resources

    Alvarado D
  • 8:20 am - 8:30 am

    Welcome and Words of Inspiration - Jen Earle, CEO

    Alvarado D
  • 8:45 am - 9:20 am

    What is Leadership? – Karen Harrison, Bank of America

    Alvarado D
  • 9:20 am - 9:30 am

    Michele Schina, Chair of NAWBO PASC

    Alvarado D
  • 9:30–10:30 am

    STOP BLOCKING, START CONNECTING: 8 Key Skills of Successful Communicators -  Presented by Lee Broekman

    Effective communication skills are critical to enhancing relationships and achieving results. This program translates established interpersonal communication models and principles into readily actionable language and behavior to increase successful engagement and produce positive outcomes. Presented in a dynamic format to facilitate rapid learning, this program shows participants how to:

    • Identify eight common obstacles – the communication blockers
    • Replace blockers with connectors
    • Build meaningful professional and personal relationships
    Alvarado D
  • 10:30 - 10:45 am

    Break

    Alvarado D
  • 10:45 am

    Track 2 goes to Alvarado ABC

    Alvarado ABC
  • 10: 45 am – 11:30 am

    Mastering Your Mindset:  How to Stop Self-Sabotage and Create a Pathway to Personal Resilience - Presented by Tinesha Cherry

    Adversity is a reality, but reaction is a choice. We cannot escape pain, difficulty, failure, tragedy and heartache. Sooner or later it will find us despite our best efforts to protect ourselves. All too often, people are tempted to run from challenges, see mistakes as failures, give up when a situation gets tough or lose all hope when faced with hardship.

    What if you knew that no matter what happened you would survive and persevere?  What if you could see every obstacle as an opportunity and every trial or tribulation as a chance to be triumphant?  Imagine what you could achieve if instead of trying to bob and weave what life throws at you, you took the approach of looking adversity dead in the eye and saying take your best shot. 

    The audience will:

    • Unblock the barriers to long term success; beyond individual trials, tribulations and task
    • Gain the skills necessary to overcome adversity and move forward with inner peace and confidence
    • Discovery self-help habits and approaches to activate self-motivation when faced with difficulty
    • Uncover self -awareness techniques to help them identify their personal vision, value and vulnerability
    • Access the key to addressing the pain and breaking the chain of self-doubt
    • Unlock the secret to awakening, building, strengthening and revealing their inner champion
    Alvarado ABC
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Transitions & Succession - smoothing the road - Presented by Katie Adams Farrell and Suzanne Pease

    Transition is the most vulnerable time for an organization. This session will provide ways to create continuity, avoid burnout and make leadership a team sport.  Topics include recruitment, the nomination process, preparing for board transition and more. It will address way to address common challenges in preparing the board, the chapter and YOURSELF for change.

    Transition without drama -- a how to make the process work

    • start early
    • use policies and procedures to facilitate expectations
    • have the conversations
    • share responsibility and visibility
    • preparing your successor, preparing your board, preparing yourself
    • understand there will be bumps
    Alvarado D
  • 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Networking and Lunch

    Alvarado ABCD
  • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

    Membership Panel – NAWBO Greater Detroit and NAWBO Central Illinois

    Alvarado D
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Corporate Partner Q&A – Karen Harrison, Bank of America  

    Alvarado D
  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Break

    Alvarado ABC
  • 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Sharing Best Practices Facilitated by Presidents Assembly Steering Committee

    You are one our Chapters across the country working toward the same mission. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn what works in other Chapters and share what is working for you!

    Best Practice Table Discussions:

    • Board Succession & Governance
    • 5-Star Healthy Chapter Program
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    Alvarado D
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour Reception at  Tablao

    Tablao
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Track 2
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  • Professional and Personal Leadership Skills

    TBD
  • 8:20 am - 8:30 am

    Welcome and Words of Inspiration - Jen Earle, CEO

    TBD
  • 8:45 am - 9:15 am

    NAWBO Initiatives - Jeanette Armbrust, National Board Chair

    Alvarado ABC
  • 9:15 am - 9:30 am

    Michele Schina, Chair of NAWBO PASC

     

    Alvarado ABC
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    “Strong Leadership Skills to Build Your Business” – Presented by Dr. Theresa Ashby
     

    No matter the size of a company everyone will agree forward momentum is critical to the success of the business. Yet, data shows leaders are only spending one hour a month on their strategic growth imperative goals. Why? Leaders tend to have mythological ideas about how to build and implement an operational growth strategy.

    In this session, Dr. Ashby will share three myths that can doom your strategy and how to approach them differently:

    • Myth 1:        The perfect strategic plan
    • Myth 2:        Strategy engages people
    • Myth 3:        Loyalty drives implementation
    Alvarado ABC
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Effective Feedback & Feed-Forward Conversations - Skills for Clarifying Expectations, Acknowledging Wins and Improving Outcomes - Presented by Lee Broekman

    Of all the difficult and crucial conversations, feedback is one of the toughest talks to carry out. And yet it’s extremely important if we want to connect, learn and grow. Rather than avoiding important conversations or handling them poorly, know the power, understand the purpose, and avoid the pitfalls of important feedback conversations.  Join this program to learn how to:

    • Listen to create alignment
    • Acknowledge the positive and address the negative
    • Have positive and productive exchanges that lead to commitments
    Alvarado ABC
  • 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

    Networking and Lunch

    Alvarado ABCD
  • 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

    Leadership Panel lead by Circle Attendees moderated by Lynda Bishop

    Panelist from the Circle:

    Alvarado ABC
  • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Break

    Alvarado ABC
  • 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

    Mastermind Discussion Groups

    TWO rounds of discussions and each will include the following topics:

    • Leadership
    • Effective Feedback
    • Strategic Planning
    Alvarado ABC
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour Reception at Tablao

     

    Agenda Subject to Change

    Tablao
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