Niagara 2019

October 20th-22nd

We are so excited to announce this year’s Conference Theme:  What Are You Thinking?’

Explore the Connections and Relationships between our Brain and Leadership.
We explore and engage in the science of leadership, strengthening connections, changing thinking,
building on strengths, and reframing perspectives.

We dive in to level up.

Explore Conference Sessions

Learn from world renowned leadership experts. With a combination of industry thought leaders and seasoned practitioners you will learn from the best, and return to your workplace reignited, refocused and armed with new strategies you can implement right away. 

 

2019 WiLB CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019

12:00 pm–2:00 pm Registration: Register and pick up your Swag Bag
2:00 pm Welcome & Opening Comments
Opening Workshops:
The conference begins with some light hearted,highly impactful and mind opening sessions designed to get us thinking, get us connecting, and get us ready for 2.5 days of super charged personal growth.  Choose one of the following:
Concurrent Streams
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm 

Why Appreciation
is Better Than Chocolate

Heather Storey

The Way of the Circle – Unity Bracelet PLAYshop

April Mitchell Boudreau

Becoming a
Resilient Leader

Sherry Campbell

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Networking Break with light refreshments
Concurrent Streams
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Pillars of
Happiness

 Jill Valentine

Thinking about Video?
Where to Start!

Janine Harris

6:00 pm–7:00 pm Opening Social: Happy Hour with Jennine Profeta 
7:00 pm Free Time for Dinner & Socializing on your own!

 

MONDAY  OCTOBER 21, 2019

7:00 am – 7:30 am Guided Mindfulness Session with Susan Howard
OR
Morning Pilates Session with Anna Harris
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration Table is Open
7:30 am – 8:15 am Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am DAY 2 OPENING COMMENTS
Welcome from Title Sponsor, Meridian
9:15 am–10:15 am Morning  Keynote:
Brain Based Insights for Better Leadership
Dr. Brynn Winegard 
10:20 am–11:00 am Networking Break – Exhibitor Showcase Open

Concurrent Streams

11:00 am–12:15  am

Inspiring Trust 

Denise Fekete & Christiane Rutledge

Creating Online Communication That is Memorable and Drives Action

Cher Jones

12:15 pm–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm–3:00 pm Perspectives – Session with B2L and WILB
Unravel the brain science behind leadership with The Neuroscience of Leadership  with Dr. John Crawford and Diane Crawford 
3:05 pm–3:30 pm Networking Break – Exhibitor Showcase Open

Concurrent Streams

3:30 pm–4:45 pm

Understand Your Relationship With Money Without Hours of Therapy

Wendy Brookhouse

Defrag Your Brain: How to Harness Your Visual Thinking Skills

Carolyn Ellis


4:45 pm–5:15 pm Day Two Wrap Up
6:30 pm–9:00 pm Dine Together: Featuring Charmaine Hammond
Dinner Included with conference price 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

7:00 am – 7:30 am Guided Mindfulness Session with Susan Howard
OR
Morning Pilates Session with Anna Harris
7:30 am – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am–9:00 am DAY 3 OPENING COMMENTS
Yes, And… (Learn2)

Concurrent Streams

9:00 am–10:15 am

How Career Magic Happens

Jamie Broughton

How to Build Transformative Volunteering That Drives Employee Engagement

Angela Parker

10:15 am–10:45 am Networking Break – Exhibitor Showcase Open
10:45 am–12:00 pm Meridian – Plenary Session:
This session is a highlight of the conference every year
as Senior Meridian Leaders get personal about leadership
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch
Concurrent Streams
1:00 pm–2:15 pm

Negotiation Doesn’t Have to Feel Like You’re Getting into a Boxing Ring

Fotini Iconomopoulos

The Body Language of Trust

Pamela Barnum

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Closing Keynote:
Delivering the Power of Determination
Tracy Schmitt

3:30 pm – 4:00pm Closing Comments
*Speaker line up is subject to change  

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019

12pm–2pm – Registration:
Register and pick up your Swag Bag

2:30pm – Welcome & Opening Comments

Opening Workshops:

The conference begins with some light hearted,highly impactful and mind opening sessions designed to get us thinking, get us connecting, and get us ready for 2.5 days of super charged personal growth.   

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1: 

 Why Appreciation is Better Than Chocolate
Heather Storey

Option 2:

The Way of the Circle – Unity Bracelet PLAYshop 
April Mitchell Boudreau

Option 3:

Becoming a Resilient Leader
Sherry Campbell

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Networking Break with light refreshments

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1

Pillars of Happiness 
Jill Valentine

Option 2:

Thinking about Video? Where to Start!
Janine Harris

6pm – 7pm – Opening Social:
Happy Hour with Jennine Profeta 

7pm – Free Time for Dinner & Socializing on your own!

MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2019

7:00am – 7:30 am  – Guided Mindfulness Session with Susan Howard OR Morning Pilates Session with Anna Harris

7:00am – 8:00am – Registration Table is Open

7:30am – 8:15am –  Buffet Breakfast

8:30am – DAY 2 OPENING COMMENTS, Welcome from Title Sponsor, Meridian

9:15 – 10:15 – Morning  Keynote:
Brain Based Insights for Better Leadership
Dr. Brynn Winegard 

10:20 – 11:00 am –  Networking Break – Exhibitor Showcase Open

11:00  – 12:15 – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1: 

Indentify the “Trust Gaps” in your organization & close them 
Denise Fekete & Christiane Rutledge

 Option 2:

Creating Online Communication That is Memorable and Drives Action
Cher Jones

12:15 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 – 3pm – Perspectives – Session with B2L and WILB
The Neuroscience of Leadership  with Dr. John Crawford and Diane Crawford 

3:05 – 3:30 – Break

3:30 – 4:45 – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1: 

Understand Your Relationship With Money Without Hours of Therapy
Wendy Brookhouse

Option 2:

Defrag Your Brain: How to Harness Your Visual Thinking Skills
Carolyn Ellis

4:45 – 5:00 – Day Two Wrap Up

6:30 – 9:00 – Dine Together: Featuring Charmagne Hammond
Dinner Included with conference price 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

7:00am – 7:30 am  – Guided Mindfulness Session with Susan Howard OR Morning Pilates Session with Anna Harris

7:30am – 8:15am –  Buffet Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 – DAY 3 OPENING COMMENTS
Yes, And… (Learn2)

9:00 – 10:15am – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1:

How Career Magic Happens
Jamie Broughton 

Option 2: 
How to Build Transformative Volunteering That Drives Employee Engagement
Angela Parker

10:15 – 10:45 – Networking Break

10:45  – 12:00 – Meridian – Plenary Session:
This session is a highlight of the conference every year as Senior Meridian Leaders get personal about leadership

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00m  – 2:15 pm – CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Option 1:

Negotiation Doesn’t Have to Feel Like You’re Getting into a Boxing Ring
Fotini Iconomopoulos

Option 2:
The Body Language of Trust
Pamela Barnum

2:30 – 3:30pm – Closing Keynote:
Delivering the Power of Determination
Tracy Schmitt

3:30 pm – Closing Comments

*Speaker line up is subject to change  

Thanks to Our Niagara 2019 Sponsors & Supporters 

2019 Title Sponsor

2019 Platinum Sponsors & Supporters

2019 Gold Sponsors & Supporters

2019 Silver Sponsors

2019 Conference Partners