CONFERENCE

2018 SCHEDULE & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM

    Registration / Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM

    Welcome

  • 9:15 - 10:15 AM

    Keynote Speaker- Thom Singer

    Connecting with People in a Gadget-Crazed World

  • 10:15 - 10:30 AM

    Break

  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM

    DESIGN THINKING: USING TECH START-UP INNOVATION TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS.  Susquehanna Room
    Erin Casey McGlaughlin, Design Quake and Kelley Gibson, Cultural Alliance of York County

    Learn how the Design Thinking innovation and problem-solving process used by Fortune 500 Companies can be applied to your work, and hear from a York-based non-profit who is using Design Thinking to completely change their organization.

    ARE YOU READY TO WORK IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY?  First Capital Room
    Brian Funkhouser, President & CEO, Buchart Horn and Britta Schwab, Doctoral Candidate in Global Leadership, Alvernia University

    Do you have the skills necessary to lead in a global economy?  Do you know how to adapt your negotiation and communication skills for Chinese colleagues differently than colleagues from Brazil? Join Brian Funkhouser, President & CEO, Buchart Horn
    and Britta Schwab, Doctoral Candidate in Global Leadership, Alvernia University to gain strategies for improving your
    effectiveness when working in this very complex, multicultural world that we are now working in.

    EVALUATING NON-PROFITS- HOW DO I KNOW THIS ONE IS FOR ME?  York Room
    Zach Reynolds, United Way
    Natalie Williams, United Way

    As a future leader, it’s important to connect with your community and get involved in making where you live better. But how do you choose where to donate your time and energy? What is the best way to research potential organizations to know if they are a good fit for your passion and resources? Join Zach Reynolds and Natalie Wiliams of the United Way to learn more about the non-profit landscape and how to choose a non-profit that’s right for you.

    LEVERAGING BUSINESS TO SERVE THE GREATER GOOD:  HOW SOCIAL VENTURE BUSINESSES MAKE COMMUNITIES BETTER WHILE MAKING A PROFIT.  Crystal Ball Room
    Panel of Presenters

    Join local social entrepreneurs Doug Knight, Toni Calderone, and Rebecca Hanlon to discuss why businesses committed to making a positive social impact stand out from the crowd and influence consumer behavior. Moderated by Angela Lauer of the YorIt Social Venture Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation, they’ll discuss why companies with a baked-in double (social and financial) or even triple (social, environmental, and financial) bottom line have a natural competitive advantage.

  • 11:30 - 12:00 PM

    Networking

  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Lunch

  • 12:30 - 1:00 PM

    CEO Panel: Dante Parrini, Glatfelter Paper; Cal Weary, Weary Arts Group; Lea Nadler, Susquehanna Civil, Inc.;  County Commissioner Susan Byrnes

  • 1:30 - 1:45 PM

    Break

  • 1:45 - 2:45 PM

    HOW TO LEAD IN A CHANGING WORLD.  Crystal Ball Room
    Kevin Jackson, The Positivity Guru

    Have you ever wondered why some leaders go down in history as one of the greats? We recognize that the world around us is rapidly transforming, so it’s a no-brainer that vigilance, flexibility and relevance is paramount. But what are the skills great leaders have in common that help them navigate the ever-changing world around them? Kevin Jackson, The Positivity Guru will take a deep dive into the skills that set great leaders apart.

    DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS.  First Capital Room
    Holly Morreels, WellSpan Health

    Do you ever get angry or frustrated with employees about performance or behavioral issues, but feel a little lost in how to effectively address specific concerns with them? These difficult conversations’ can be anxiety-producing or intimidating when you’re not sure how to handle them. In this session we will discuss why employee feedback and accountability matter, and we will explore the multiple purposes of employee discipline.  Attendees will learn specific strategies to use when preparing for disciplinary conversations or when confronting unacceptable employee behavior in the moment. At the conclusion of this session, attendees should have greater confidence and a clearer direction when planning for future difficult conversations with their staff.

    WILLS, BILLS AND HOPEFULLY A FEW THRILLS- A GUIDE TO BEING PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING LIFE HAS TO OFFER.  York Room
    Mac Brillhart, Stock & Leader Attorneys at Law and Eric Filippone, The Glatfelter Agency

    Insurance, estate planning, things to think about in the far future, right? Wrong-getting these important life decisions in place is essential. Join Mac Brillhart, Stock & Leader Attorneys at Law and Eric Filippone, The Glatfelter Agency for a step-by-step action plan of how to check off the boxes to insure your future.

    15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH- LIVE THEM AND REACH YOUR POTENTIAL BY JOHN MAXWELL.   Susquehanna Room
    Dolly Bailey, Certified John Maxwell Coach

    Growth should be intentional and aligned with your passion and purpose. If not, you run the risk of being busy without meaning. Dolly Bailey, Certified John Maxwell Coach will share John Maxwell’s 15 invaluable laws of growth to ensure you reach your potential

  • 2:45 - 3:00 PM

    Break

  • 3:00 - 4:00 AM

    7 DEADLY SINS OF 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS BEHAVIOR.  Crystal Ball Room
    Lynne Breil, The Professional Edge

    Proper business etiquette and good manners help an organization grow and prosper. Without them, valuable customers and other important business relationships can be lost. Join business manners maven Lynne Briel as she covers topics including Handshake Hazards, Networking That’s Not Working, Lack of Follow Up, Erroneous Email, Mobile Device Manners Mishaps, Down and Out Dressing, ‘Dirty’ Dining.

    RUNNING EFFECTIVE MEETINGS.  Susquehanna Room
    Allison Meckley and Wilda Alessi, Leadership York

    We’ve all been there…sitting at a meeting that should have been an email. Wondering why we’re at the table when we are not part of the discussion. Learn how to run an effective meeting and leverage different personalities of your meeting attendees for measurable results with Wilda Alessi and Allison Meckley of Leadership York.

    BUILDING YOUR BRAND.  First Capital Room
    Chris Savarese, Gavin Advertising

    What does your social media and personal brand say about you? Learn how to build your own personal and professional brand, social media presences, and how your brand affects your career and goals from Chris Savarese of Gavin Advertising.

    IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.  York Room
    Bob Reilly, Rep. Scott Perry’s Office and Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, 95th Legislative District

    It’s easy to identify the impacts of declining civic education and engagement – low election turnout, misinformation regarding important civic issues, indifference regarding local government, etc. But how do you get involved and engaged in your local and state government to positively impact your community?  Join Bob Reilly of State Representative Scott Perry’s Office and Representative Carol Hill-Evans of the 95th Legislative District to find out how you can jump right in and become engaged in government.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    Social