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Sunday, April 15, 2018

3:00pm

Storytelling to Captivate Your Audience

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Learn how to tell stories that captivate audiences and create an impact in this hands-on workshop. Through fun activities exploring human psychology you will start to understand how people work, and through more fun activities you will learn how to tell an effective story and captivate your audience. With these tools in hand, sky's the limit!

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4:30pm

Mala PLAYshop

Booster Workshop

 

Coming together in a Maker’s Circle helps us express our own experiences as Creators. Our circles connect us. In the circle, everyone is of equal importance. In this 60-90 minute experience, you will design and make a stunning takeaway Mala (Meditation necklace) made with sustainable wood and semi-precious stones. April’s unique Mala design is multi-wear, and will keep you designing and playing long after you leave.

 

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5:30pm

7 Steps to Getting Results at Trade Shows

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

This informative presentation will allow you to have easy conversations when meeting prospects at trade shows. You will learn how to make a great first impression and have natural conversations while at your booth. Be ready to take notes so you can implement these useful strategies to help gain clients at the WILB conference

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7:30pm

"Happy Hour Improv"

Kick off your WILB workshop with a high energy, action packed, informative 90 minute improv workshop. Laugh and learn as you meet conference participants, work on leadership and confidence-building skills, and get comfortable with the uncomfortable (all while kicking it’s butt!) Join performer and improv facilitator Jennine Profeta for this inaugural event that will get your conference off to a fantastic start!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

9:00am

Mastering the Art of Transition

OPENING KEYNOTE

Navigating transition — especially when unexpected — can be one of the most challenging milestones of one’s journey. But, when empowered with strategies for success, it can also be one of the most pivotal.

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10:30am

Eat. Sleep. Achieve. REPEAT.

CONCURRENT SESSION

Eat.  Sleep.  Achieve.  REPEAT. 

Managing ourselves under pressure.

Our schedules are full and this pace can get the best of us at times. Our intention is to show up as our best self but life’s pressures sometimes influence our ability to do so, leaving us with thoughts of how we wish we could have managed differently.  Does this resonate with you?

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10:30am

The V Project - Values & Vision

CONCURRENT SESSION

Does your life feel off balance? Are you unhappy with something, but not sure what to do about it? Do you have trouble making decisions that feel right? Are your relationships as strong as they could be?

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10:30am

Oxygen Poker: Let's Learn What Drives Us

CONCURRENT SESSION

We have driving needs that feel as vital and urgent as our need for oxygen. When these needs are met, we are highly energized and able to step into high performance.  When they’re unmet, depletion and interference are introduced constricting our executive function - the part of the brain responsible for focusing attention, regulating emotions, connecting the dots and making smart decisions.

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10:30am

Identifying Your Path Forward

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

The WILB Conference is frequently described using words like inspiring, actionable, and transformative. We’ve no doubt that, like so many of our WILB participants, its tremendous energy and insights will leave you forever changed.  But, leave you shall, and when you do, you’ll return…

    …to your inbox…

                    . . . to your daily commute . . .  

                                                    .  .  . to your bills .  .  . 

                                                                          .    .    .    . to your Wednesday

What will happen to the sparks of brilliance and inspiration you found at WILB?

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1:00pm

WILB/B2L Perspectives: The Ideal Future of Women Leaders

INNOVATION SESSION

Imagine a 2-hour collaboration experience that advances thinking and conversation on an important, relevant topic. Discover how digital technology and collaborative techniques can harness a room full of brain power and creative potential. 2 hours. 100 small groups. 100 devices. 450 participants. You don’t want to miss this exciting, transformative event!

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3:30pm

The Secret to Having a Business That Runs Without You

CONCURRENT SESSION

Ready to step away from your role as Chief Bottleneck so you can assume your rightful position as CEO? It’s time to whip your business backend into shape so things get done without leaving you exhausted and frustrated. It all hinges on this one important secret that will set a course to having a business that runs on autopilot.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • Best practices of 3 businesses that have soared because they knew this secret.
  • One act you can implement right now that will free you to focus on what matters most.
  • The simple mindset shift that will change everything for you.

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3:30pm

Are YOU Getting in Your Own Way?

CONCURRENT SESSION

Are YOU getting in your own way?  Do you feel like you are your own worse critic?  This interactive humorous workshop focuses on pro-active strategies to be immediately implemented to ensure you are aware of your “inner critic”.  Followed by techniques to challenge the inner critic to instead create a balanced healthy thought system; called your inner voice. The negative cutting voice of the “inner critic” within all of us is quite simply NOT helpful.  Let’s instead increase our self-awareness, focus on positive balanced self-talk which improves resiliency, energy and success.

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3:30pm

Don't Let Lack of Money Hold You Back

CONCURRENT SESSION

THE #1 REASON KIDS CAN’T SAVE MONEY IS BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS CAN’T…It’s time we change that.

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3:30pm

Understanding What's Getting In Your Way

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

9:00am

Savvy Solutions: How to Work Visually to Align Teams and Accelerate Results

CONCURRENT SESSION

In a world where information overload is high, and the effectiveness of traditional top-down leadership is low, how can you get your team on the same page? Whether you’re doing strategic planning, developing change management initiatives, and solving an unexpected crisis, too often great ideas and initiatives flounder when it comes time for execution and implementation. Without alignment and buy-in, it takes longer and is more costly to get the results you want.

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9:00am

Neuroscience and Transformative Volunteering: How Civic Engagement Changes our Brains

CONCURRENT SESSION

When human beings have new experiences, new synaptic pathways forge in our brains. We become alert to new ideas and we can be guided to new understandings and different behavior. By integrating a few basic concepts into volunteering and giving programs, we can guide participants to challenge assumptions, become alert to new ideas, orient to what those ideas mean for them, and take action toward new behaviors rooted in inclusivity, compassion, and empathy – resulting in better employees, better organizations, and better communities.

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9:00am

Projecting Leadership Presence

CONCURRENT SESSION

The Projecting Leadership Presence workshop offers participants the opportunity to discover the importance of being intentional about their presence and to explore how to build their skills in a variety of ways. 

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9:00am

How to Leverage Your Best Strengths

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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10:30am

"It's About Time"

MERIDIAN PLENARY SESSION

What would you do if you had more time?

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11:15am

Realigning & Reigniting the Power of Your Team

CONCURRENT SESSION

Each step on your journey is a step towards aligning your leadership and the organization to operate in harmony together. Vision, passion, energy and good intentions are heart-felt. The ability to move yourself and others towards the goals requires its own strategy. Together, we will marry up the leader and their team so they become a seamless unit moving together in unison.

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11:15am

It's Your Time

CONCURRENT SESSION

How is it that some women are crushing it, while others are simply scraping by? How can there be such a discrepancy between those who are earning over 6 figures and many that never earn more than $20,000 a year?

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11:15am

The Branding Effect: 3 Facts, 4 Fears, 5 Mindset Shifts and 6 Personal Branding Strategies That Will Change Your Life!

CONCURRENT SESSION

For some professionals and entrepreneurs, using social media on the job is a simple as counting to three. While for others, the social media struggle is real! If you know you should be more active online but still feel stuck, Cher will expose three critical facts that prove you need to have an up-to-date personal brand online. The four big social fears that are holding you back. She'll unlock the five mindset shifts you need to adopt to boldly position yourself in your profiles and unapologetically own what makes you awesome. Plus, she'll equip you with 6 simple actionable social media strategies that will improve your confidence, help you stand out in a noisy social world, grow a smarter network, open new doors and quite frankly, change your life.

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11:15am

Stepping on the Gas - How to Move Forward

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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1:15pm

Interactive Mastermind for Women in Leadership & Business

CONCURRENT SESSION

Learn how to maximize your feminine qualities and the power of feminine energy in the workplace to grow your business and advance your career with more impact and influence.

This fast-paced interactive session is will help you to embrace your feminine strengths and identify the main opportunities for your business right now—to provide you with clear, actionable strategies that you can execute immediately. We accomplish this through direct, on-the-spot personalized feedback, hot seats, focused problem-solving, and spontaneous group interaction in an open-format and collaborative setting.

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1:15pm

The Language of Leadership: Mastering the Art of Off-the-cuff Communication with Think on Your Feet(R)

CONCURRENT SESSION

Effective communication is what separates great leaders from “big talkers.” Join Sally Bevis as she introduces structured communication using Think on Your Feet® techniques. This globally-acclaimed workshop trains professionals how to communicate a clear message in high-stake situations. Learn how to structure your thoughts, get to the point fast and always be remembered.

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1:15pm

Women and the Art of Negotiation

CONCURRENT SESSION

Success as a leader or entrepreneur requires you to negotiate with stakeholders, clients, lenders, suppliers and superiors. Yet many women lack confidence in how negotiation works and how to negotiate competently for desired results. Scholars have observed gender differences in how men and women negotiate (or fail to). As a litigation lawyer, Cherolyn Knapp has built a career around negotiating successfully on behalf of clients and advising clients on conducting their own fruitful negotiations. 

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1:15pm

Closing the Loop - Pulling the Pieces Together

LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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2:15pm

48 Hour Challenge

CLOSING KEYNOTE

When is the last time you asked yourself What is my WHY? What is my legacy on this earth? What do I want to be remembered for? 

 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

8:30am

Into the Arena: Negotiation Skills In Practice

POST-CONFERENCE SESSION

You’ve taken a few days off to invest in you at WILB, and the learning isn’t done yet! You negotiate every day with customers, suppliers, colleagues, business associates and family. You want results from your negotiations and you want to enter them with greater confidence while building constructive relationships. You want to negotiate more effectively, and you can…with skill development and practice. Practice of a complex task is most effective when you get on the spot coaching, so that’s what this session will offer you. 

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