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. 

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS NOT FINALIZED AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019

B2L OPTION

2pm–8pm Registration:  
Register and pick up your Swag Bag

2:30pm Opening Comments:
Welcome
Intro to Conference App
Thank you to Sponsors
Dive into Opening Workshops
2:30pm –
5:30pm

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.

Heather Storey: Why Appreciation is Better Than Chocolate
April Mitchell Boudreau – Conscious Creation Workshop
Jill Valentine – U-GO Travel – Pillars of Happiness

 
7pm – 9pm

Opening Social:
Improv Happy Hour with Jennine Profeta

This is an encore session – it was so much fun last year, and people wanted it back. We are thrilled to have Jennine with us to help us get connected, get comfortable taking risks, laugh like crazy and build our skills – thinking in the moment. You will LOVE this session!

MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2019

B2L OPTION

7:30am Buffet Breakfast  ✔
8:30am

Day 2 Opens:
Welcome Comments from Tammy, Greetings from Meridian
Get Connected – Learn2 – Start Your Journey
Introduce Senani – B2L Leader, and Cher Jones – Social Host

 ✔
9:15 – 10:15

Morning  Keynote:
Dr. Brynn Winegard  

Followed by FIT BREAK before BREAK

10:20 – 11:00 am  Networking Break – Vendors Alley Open

 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:

Concurrent Streams

 Option 1 Option 2 Option 3  B2L OPTION
11:00  – 12:15 Meridian:
Emotional Intelligence – Fine Tuning Your Approach
Cher Jones:
Creating Online Communication That is Memorable and Drives Action
Maria Gamb:
Deciphering the Gender Code: Myths, Misunderstandings & Moving Forward
Session B2L – 1:
The Making of a Leader – Your Leader Traits
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch   ✔
1:30 – 3pm pm

Perspectives – Live Session with B2L and WILB:
The Neuroscience  of Leadership Interactive session with
Dr. John Crawford and Diane Crawford

 

Followed by Fit Break

 
3:05 – 3:30 Break
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:
Concurrent Streams Option 1 Option 2 Option 3  B2L OPTION
3:30 – 4:45 Mary Bean
Learn2:

Handle Resistance
Wendy Brookhouse:
Understand Your Relationship With Money Without Hours of Therapy
Carolyn Ellis:
Defrag Your Brain: How to Harness Your Visual Thinking Skills
Session B2L – 2:
Senani – Reframing your thinking around networking
4:45 – 5:00 Day 2 Closing Reflection and Connection Senani to lead for B2L
5:00 – 6:00 Wine Reception:
Sponsored by Host
B2L Adjourned
6:30 – 9:00 Dine Together with Speakers:
Included with conference price
 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

B2L OPTION
7:00 am Morning Pilates Session or Writing Clinic
8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00

OPENING COMMENTS and INTERACTIVE EXERCISE

Yes, And… (Learn2)

 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:
Concurrent Streams Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 B2L OPTION
9:00 – 10:15am Dr. Sherry Campbell:
Becoming a Resilient Leader
Career Conversations Made Simple:
(More details to come)
Angela Parker:
How to Build Transformative Volunteering That Drives Employee Engagement
Session B2L – 3:
 Flexible Career Path – Keeping Options Open 
10:15 – 10:35 Networking Break  ✔
10:35 – 10:45 Stretch Break
10:45  – 11:45
Meridian – Plenary Session:
This session is a highlight of the conference every year,
as Senior Meridian Leaders get personal about leadership
11:45 – 12:00 Special Group Exercise:
Give and Receive
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:
Concurrent Streams Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 B2L OPTION 
1:00m  – 2:15 pm Reframing What
We Know about Negotiation:

(More Details to Come)
Lee Hecht Harrison:
New Thinking
About Sponsorship
and Mentoring
Pamela Barnum:
The Body Language of Trust
Session B2L – 4:
2-Way Mentoring? 
2:15pm  Short Break
2:30 – 3:30pm Closing Keynote:
Tracy Schmitt
3:30 pm Closing Ceremonies
4:00 pm Conference Closes

 

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS NOT FINALIZED AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2019

2pm–8pm – Registration:
Register and pick up your Swag Bag

2:30pm – Opening Comments:
Welcome | Intro to Conference App | Thank you to Sponsors | Dive into Opening Workshops

2:30pm – 5:30pm – 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.

Heather Storey: Why Appreciation is Better Than Chocolate
April Mitchell Boudreau – Conscious Creation Workshop
Jill Valentine – U-GO Travel – Pillars of Happiness

7pm – 9pm – Opening Social:
Improv Happy Hour with Jennine Profeta

This is an encore session – it was so much fun last year, and people wanted it back. We are thrilled to have Jennine with us to help us get connected, get comfortable taking risks, laugh like crazy and build our skills – thinking in the moment. You will LOVE this session!

MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2019

7:30am – Buffet Breakfast

8:30am – Day 2 Opens:
Welcome Comments from Tammy, Greetings from Meridian
Get Connected – Learn2 – Start Your Journey
Introduce Senani – B2L Leader, and Cher Jones – Social Host

9:15 – 10:15 –  Morning  Keynote:
Dr. Brynn Winegard 
 

Followed by FIT BREAK before BREAK

10:20 – 11:00 am –  Networking Break – Vendors Alley Open

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

Option 1: 
Meridian: Emotional Intelligence – Fine Tuning Your Approach

Option 2:
Cher Jones: Creating Online Communication That is Memorable and Drives Action

Option 3:
Maria Gamb: Deciphering the Gender Code: Myths, Misunderstandings & Moving Forward

B2L Option:
Session B2L – 1:  The Making of a Leader – Your Leader Traits

12:15 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

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

Followed by Fit Break

3:05 – 3:30 – Break

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

Option 1: 
Mary Bean – Learn2:  Handle Resistance

Option 2:
Wendy Brookhouse:
Understand Your Relationship With Money Without Hours of Therapy

Option 3:
Carolyn Ellis:
Defrag Your Brain: How to Harness Your Visual Thinking Skills

B2L Option:
Session B2L – 2:  Senani – Reframing your thinking around networking

4:45 – 5:00 – Day 2 Closing:
Reflection and Connection
Senani to lead for B2L

5:00 – 6:00 – Wine Reception: Sponsored by Host
B2L Adjourned

6:30 – 9:00 – Dine Together with Speakers:
Included with conference price

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2019

7:00 am – Morning Pilates Session or Writing Clinic

8:00 am – Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 – OPENING COMMENTS and INTERACTIVE EXERCISE
Yes, And… (Learn2)

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

Option 1:
Dr. Sherry Campbell: Becoming a Resilient Leader

Option 2: 
Career Conversations Made Simple: (More details to come)

Option 3:
Angela Parker:  How to Build Transformative Volunteering That Drives Employee Engagement

B2L Option:Session B2L – 3:   Flexible Career Path – Keeping Options Open

10:15 – 10:35 – Networking Break

10:35 – 10:45 – Stretch Break

10:45  – 11:45 – Meridian – Plenary Session:
This session is a highlight of the conference every year,as Senior Meridian Leaders get personal about leadership

11:45 – 12:00 – Special Group Exercise: Give and Receive

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

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

Option 1:
Reframing What We Know about Negotiation: (More Details to Come)

Option 2:
Lee Hecht Harrison: New Thinking About Sponsorship and Mentoring

Option 3:
Pamela Barnum: The Body Language of Trust

B2L Option:
Session B2L – 4: 2-Way Mentoring?

2:15pm – Short Break

2:30 – 3:30pm – Closing Keynote:
Tracy Schmitt

3:30 pm – Closing Ceremonies

4:00 pm – Conference Closes

Thanks to Our Niagara 2019 Sponsors & Supporters