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EntreCon® 2019: Business and Leadership Conference

EntreCon 2019 sponsored by Pensacola Airport and Southwest Airlines

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BE THE BEST YOU, YOU CAN BE AT ENTRECON® 2019.

If you’re ready to soak in the latest leadership trends, feel inspired, surround yourself with like-minded people and propel results to the next level, you belong in downtown Pensacola November 13-14.

EntreCon® is a business and leadership conference with a community-centric twist, offering leaders from across all industries an opportunity to grow together.

Experience captivating keynotes and actionable breakout sessions on leadership, growth, marketing, mindfulness, social media, innovation, and so much more.

Whether you’re an aspiring or established leader, EntreCon® is here to help you be the best you, you can be and prepare you for the workforce of the future.

Be a part of the movement: Let’s create great places to work together.

 

 

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT

EntreCon®, Northwest Florida's premier business and leadership conference, provides the content, thought-leadership, and networking opportunities you need to succeed and packs them into one can’t-miss event. What started as a two-day conference for entrepreneurs has quickly shifted (by demand) to one for business owners, leaders and employees alike.

On November 13 - 14, 2019, downtown Pensacola will once again be filled with a growing tribe of energized, forward-thinking leaders ready to find their purpose, build their skill set, lead stronger teams, and foster better workplaces. 

Now in our 5th year, EntreCon® will help you be the leader you need to be — flexible and adaptable to the rapidly changing workplace environment while simultaneously encouraging creativity and innovation. 

How are you positively influencing your team?  Bring them with you to EntreCon® — you'll all leave inspired by fresh ideas, armed with the latest tactics and strategies to bring those big ideas to life, and connected to other like-minded professionals there to support your professional growth and the success of your organization.

EntreCon® 2019 will give you the tools to inspire, outperform and outlast the competition. 

Jon Gordon EntreCon 2018

Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker, Jon Gordon, at EntreCon® 2018.

     

    


 

 

            

2019 AGENDA AND SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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Here are just a few of the areas participants may explore:

  • Why self-awareness and coachability are crucial leadership qualities
  • How to assess the unconscious factors that hold you back from achieving your full potential
  • Why emotional intelligence, creativity and other “soft skills” matter more than ever in our increasingly high-tech world (and how to master them)
  • How to leverage the power of diversity and inclusion in your workforce
  • The skills and practices that keep the workplace authentic and “human”
  • How you can learn to view service in a different (even joyful) way—and how to get employees to make the shift, too
  • The hidden drivers of consumer behavior and how to leverage them
  • How and why businesses are taking on a pivotal role in creating vibrant communities  

         

    


         

    

BRAND YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE AS A 2019 SPONSOR

With a variety of options and investment levels, sponsorship packages are available to fit every budget and every need. Email our Chief Leadership Development Officer Rachael Gillette to learn more or to build a custom sponsorship right for your organization.


EntreCon 2018 Photos 1

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SCI Workshop: How to Find, Hire, Onboard and Retain Talent

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Hiring and Onboarding Beyond the Paperwork: 

A talented workforce is vital to any company’s continued growth and success, yet the number one concern we hear over and over from business owners and supervisors is that top talent is scarce.  According to a survey by Glassdoor, "three in four companies say that attracting quality candidates is the biggest challenge they face today."

This workshop will provide attendees with real-world tactics to find, attract, hire and keep top-notch talent in today's competitive workforce landscape.  

You'll walk away with a greater knowledge on the following topics:

  • Current workforce landscape

  • Attracting the right candidates

  • Where to find quality candidates

  • Writing attractive and intriguing job descriptions

  • Effective interviewing tactics

  • Psychological testing - when and how to use them in the interview process

  • Onboarding that works

  • Key factors affecting employee engagement

  


Who Should Attend:

This workshop is not just for HR professionals - It is recommended for all professionals involved in the hiring process. Whether you've done a lot of hiring in the past or are just looking to hire your first employee, this workshop will give you the tools to stand out and find that perfect-fit employee.



Our Expert Speakers:

Kristine and Chris

   

  

Additional Details:

  • Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket with you on the day of the workshop.

  • Water, coffee, light snacks and lunch are included with your ticket.

  • If you have serious dietary needs/food allergies or would like to inquire about accessibility/request an accommodation, please contact Morgan Milbradt at mmilbradt@studeri.org at least one week in advance of the workshop.
           
       

                 

Group Discounts Available:

We also offer small (5-9 attendees) and large (10+ attendees) group discounts! Please email Morgan Milbradt at mmilbradt@studeri.org for more details.


    

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SCI Workshop: How to Build a “Can-Do” Company Culture

Business leader meeting with their team member


The line between success and survival in organizations is often dependent on the skill of leaders to turn challenges into opportunities.

As people respond to the myriad of things that can go wrong in organizations, the default mode can be fault-finding and problem-solving approaches that are notorious for placing blame and generating defensiveness.

This approach zaps everyone’s energy and seldom advances the organization beyond a crawl. By contrast, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) generates positive energy and ideas by focusing attention on building solutions rooted in the strengths and successes of the organization and its people.

"Appreciative Inquiry is about the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. AI involves, in a central way, the art and practice of asking questions that strengthen a system’s capacity to apprehend, anticipate, and heighten positive potential." —Cooperrider & Whitney 2005, p.3

Appreciative Inquiry provides a practical way to approach that leads to more positive results.

Teams and organizations use AI to understand best practices, develop strategic plans, shift culture, and create forward momentum. AI can be used in one-on-one meetings with small and medium-sized groups, or in large-scale change initiatives that include thousands of people. It can be deployed in-person or at-a-distance through the use of technology.


What you'll learn:

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Dr. Amodeo will introduce participants to the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and engage the attendees in a sample mini-dialogue session that shows you how to turn problems into possibilities — lessons attendees can apply immediately in their organizations and in their lives.

  1. The foundations of Appreciative Inquiry
  2. The steps in the 4-D Dialogue Process
  3. How to use and implement Appreciative Inquiry in your organization to achieve success.

    


Our Expert Speaker:

For over 15 years, Dr. Amodeo has used Appreciative Inquiry to unleash the positive potential of organizations to not just survive but to thrive. Dr. Amodeo's session on branding and reputation earlier this year in February received incredible scores from attendees, making this second session a highly sought-after class. We encourage you to reserve your seat early!

  • Speaker rating: 9.8/10
  • Value of the session: 9.8/10
  • Met or exceeded expectations: 100%
  • Received practical information: 100%
  • Objective for attending met: 100%

     

Mona Amodeo

   

    

Additional Details:

  • Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket with you on the day of the workshop.

  • Water, coffee, and a light snack are included with your ticket.

  • If you have serious dietary needs/food allergies or would like to inquire about accessibility/request an accommodation, please contact Morgan Milbradt at mmilbradt@studeri.org at least one week in advance of the workshop.

  • Studer Community Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 3 PDCs. [Activity ID: 19-FVMC2]        

  

  

Group Discounts Available:

We also offer small (5-9 attendees) and large (10+ attendees) group discounts! Please email Morgan Milbradt at mmilbradt@studeri.org for more details.


    

Stay in the Loop:

Want to be notified of future training workshops as soon as they're released? Sign up for our Training and Development e-newsletter.

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