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Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You Need to See Today
Speaker: Dr. Mary Kelly, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023;  08:30 AM-09:45 AM

Do today’s news headlines have your stomach in knots with turbulence in interest rates, imports, investments, housing trends, trade and tariffs? What does the current economy mean for your business, your career, your family? Learn to operate and make decisions from facts and data, not emotions. Gain insights on today’s economy to improve profits and safeguard your business’s bottom line. Prepare your team for what is to come in 2024 and beyond.

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Coaching for Peak Performance
Speaker: Mike D. Comer, Hayes Group International
Wednesday, November 15, 2023;  10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Nothing is more important to becoming a more effective manager than the ability to be a successful coach. Start your journey to becoming a better coach through this proven training/development process. Get an assessment of your coaching skills, learn practical strategies for employee retention and motivation and experience real-world practice sessions and hands-on skill development so you are coaching for peak performance. 

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The Art of an Interaction
Speaker: Molly Ketcham, Interaction Expert
Wednesday, November 15, 2023;  11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Increase your influence during a one-on-one interaction by capitalizing on the connection. Discover the mindsets and strategies that demonstrate credibility and likeability. Learn the journey through a conversation, from the first moment of meeting to the last words spoken, plus new methods for identifying with others, demonstrating approachability and establishing trust.

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Concurrent Block Wednesday, November 15, 2023;  01:15 PM-02:15 PM

The Secret Ingredient in the Formula for Connection
Speaker: Molly Ketcham, Interaction Expert

Self-awareness is not only the foundation of emotional intelligence, but also the secret ingredient for building relationships, creating confidence and engaging with life. You are half of the equation when you are connecting with another person. The better you understand who you are, the easier it is to discover the connection. The more confidence you have, the more focus you’ll place on others. The broader your perspective, the more open your mindset.

People with high levels of self-awareness have been shown to be high-performers, better negotiators and more effective leaders. Enhance your team communications and effectiveness by discovering and practicing methods for developing self-awareness.


P.I.V.O.T.: How To Lead Teams Through Crisis, Challenge and Change
Speaker: Dr. Mary Kelly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

As effective leaders, we have to be able to help our people P.I.V.O.T. through crisis by renewing their sense of purpose, influencing and inspiring others to take the right action, assessing volatility levels, seeing opportunities and providing the right tools, techniques and technology that allow people to succeed. Then you can apply seven leadership reminders to provide the right response to the right people at the right time to achieve the right outcomes.


Common Pitfalls That ABC Chapters Face in Handling Accountability
Speaker: Michael D. Comer, Hayes Group International


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Lessons for Leadership From Jazz
Speaker: Grant Ackerman, Columbia Business School (Retired)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023;  03:30 PM-04:30 PM

What can we learn from the way jazz musicians play together that will enhance the way we work together in organizations? Grant Ackerman’s Lessons for Leadership From Jazz show offers the opportunity to both hear great live music and learn from members of a jazz ensemble about what it takes to create a world-class performance. Designed to be both entertaining and informative, the show explores the history and unique elements of jazz as an art form and represents the best in “edutainment”—education combined with entertainment.

Banner for lessons for leadership from Jazz

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Concurrent Block 1 Thursday, November 16, 2023;  08:00 AM-09:00 AM

Winning Hearts and Wallets: Strategies for Effective Political Fundraising Campaigns

In the ever-changing landscape of politics, effective fundraising campaigns are crucial for success. This informative and engaging session was designed to equip chapter board of directors with the knowledge and strategies necessary to maximize their fundraising efforts. With a focus on both building meaningful connections with supporters and achieving financial goals, this session will delve into the techniques and tactics used by successful political campaigns.

CEO and Board Partnerships: Unlocking the Potential for Growth and Success

The partnership between a chapter president and the board of directors is a critical component of chapter success. This dynamic session explores the nuances of this relationship and provides valuable insights into maximizing potential for growth and success. Designed for chapter presidents and board leadership, this session will delve into strategies, best practices and effective communication techniques to foster a strong collaborative environment.

Chapter Financial Oversight for Board Members

Spend an informative hour looking at financial oversight and fiduciary responsibility for your chapter, including reporting basics. Discuss the nuances of nonprofit financial reporting and explore chapter financial management best practices.

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Concurrent Block 2 Thursday, November 16, 2023;  09:15 AM-10:45 PM

The Power of Peer-to-Peer for 2024 Chairs

Board Leadership 2025 Peer-to-Peer Discussion Among 2025 Chairs

Chapter Presidents Round Table Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Discussion

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Concurrent Block 3—ABC Microsessions Thursday, November 16, 2023;  11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Accreditation: A Perspective for Board Chairs

Explore the chapter accreditation process and how boards can help chapters to prepare and achieve the highest level possible.


Mapping Out Your Year as Chair: Know What To Do Before You Have To Do It
Your year as chair of the chapter will be fulfilling but also full! In this microsession, hear from a panel of chapter presidents about some of the key decisions that you will make and important dates to make sure you have on your schedule.


Navigating ERISA Trust Programs: Understanding the Chapter’s Role and Responsibilities
Many ABC chapters have created training affiliates to meet the needs of our membership. During this 30-minute microsession, you will learn what you need to know about the chapter’s role as the parent organization to a training trust in fulfilling its mission.

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Concurrent Block 4—ABC Microsessions Thursday, November 16, 2023;  11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Board and Staff Partnership: Clarifying Responsibilities and Roles
Knowing appropriate roles and responsibilities is important for a high-functioning chapter. This 30-minute microsession will clarify what is expected of the board of directors and what you, as chair, should hold your president accountable for.


Maximizing Your President’s Potential: Conducting an Effective Performance Review To Drive Success
During this session, you will learn best practices from across the association on how to review your president’s performance and provide them feedback to continue to grow as a professional and drive growth of the organization.