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2019 SCHEDULE & HIGHLIGHTS

8:30 – 9:00 AM

    • Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 AM

    • Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 AM

    • KEYNOTE SPEAKER – James Robbins
      James is a rare mix of management consultant, change specialist, adventurer and motivational speaker. He speaks to his audiences worldwide, helping them raise their performance to match their potential. He has been helping equip and transform leaders for over 20 years.

10:15 – 10:30 AM

    • Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Session #1

UNDERSTANDING I/R THEORY
Presented by Kate Kohler, VP of Sales, Sandler Training
|Susquehanna Room

    • Understanding why we give or take things personally and how to better control your emotions when dealing with other people.

MONEY 101 – FUNDING YOUR FUTURE
Michael Washburn, Morgan Stanley & Rob Myers, McCallister & Myers
|First Capital Room

    • Understand the importance of budgeting, saving for retirement, first home purchase and how to make sure you’re prepared for whatever future you want.

CHOOSE YOUR LIFE & CHOOSE YOUR THOUGHTS
Dr. Angela Marick, White Rose Family Chiropractic
|Crystal Ballroom

    • How to manage your mindset to work for you rather than against you in order to create the results you really want in your life!

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL
Glenn Smith – Susquehanna Ale Trail; Vince Moley – Kleancierge
|York Room

    • Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Have you always wanted to be your own boss? This session will feature the stories and challenges that entrepreneurs have faced (and tips on how to avoid their mistakes) if you’re interested in one day taking the leap to starting your own company.

11:30 – 12:00 PM

    • Networking

12:00 – 12:30 PM

    • Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 PM

    • CEO PANEL
      Mike Kochenour – York Traditions Bank,
      Robert Lambert – York County Libraries,
      Philip Guarneschelli – UPMC Pinnacle

1:30 – 1:45 PM

    • Break

1:45 – 2:45 PM – Session #2

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Wilda Alessi & Kraig Hursh, Leadership York
| Susquehanna Room

    • Do you want to get involved but aren’t sure where to start or how to find the right nonprofit for you? This session will provide you with tips on selecting the best community organization for you and the tools to be an effective and engaged volunteer.

GROWTH CHALLENGES AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM
Julie Poland, Summit HRD and Susquehanna SCORE
|First Capital Room

    • In a time of growth or busy times for companies, making the right decisions is of utmost importance or you may find yourself heading down the wrong path that is not sustainable. This session will discuss the four decisions that lead to company growth so that times of growth can be an opportunity rather than a time of testing. This session is for leaders who want to grow their companies faster and in a sustainable fashion, with plenty of internally generated cash – while having a life.

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Craig Porterfield, Alternative HR LLC
|Crystal Ballroom

    • Everyone dreads them – those awkward conversations between a boss and employee on performance, attitude, presence, etc. – and how to have them effectively so you don’t have to have that type of conversation over and over again.

SALES TIPS FOR SUCCESS 
Steven Gohn, President, CBY Systems, Inc.
|York Room

    • This session will discuss best practices to utilize to be a successful sales person. Steve will also discuss the lessons learned while going from being a sales person to becoming an executive and president of the organization.

2:45 – 3:00 PM

    • Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Session #3

BUSINESS FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL PEOPLE
Hunter Mink and Kevin Eisenhart, RKL
|First Capital Room

    • This session will cover the basics of how to understand a company’s finances so that you don’t hold yourself back in your career for a lack of understanding the numbers.

PHILANTHROPY PANEL WHY EVERY BIT HELPS
Russ Bedell, Columbia Gas of PA; Meagan Given, Give Local York; and others
|York Room

    • This session will cover why it’s important to give back – both as a company and an individual – and the impact that giving has on a community from the perspectives of a large company, small company and a community non-profit.

TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER SO THAT YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A GAMBLE
Chad Myers, UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
|Crystal Ballroom

    • Navigating how to manage major personal and professional change and how to be successful in both – decision-making strategies, impact of those decisions on your life and career.

MANAGING MEDIA RELATIONS 
Holly White, GRIT Marketing Group
|Susquehanna Room 

    • Are you struggling to build relationships with key media influencers? From social media to traditional media relations outreach, learn tips from an industry expert on how to identify key media targets, build lasting media relationships, and manage those relationships to have a long-term, positive impact on your brand.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

    • Social

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