EXPERT EXCHANGE 6: Stand and Shift

Tracy Carmen-Jones will help you understand the role that perspectives and assumptions play in professional conversations. Session attendees will learn how to identify their default orientation and gauge the impact of shifting perspectives to generate better results and more effective interactions. This session is targeted for newer professionals who are interested in building self-awareness and being enabled to fully participate and contribute at work.

Speaker: Tracy Carmen-Jones, president, WaterLight Group Leadership expert

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ENCORE SESSION: Winning From Within: Practical Wisdom for Leading Wisely and Living Well

Internationally renowned negotiation and conflict resolution pioneer Erica Ariel Fox offers a forward-thinking approach to leading and living by mastering the “negotiation within”. Fox says that the most important negotiations start from within ourselves, rather than with others. She shares how to master your “inner negotiators” to get more of what you want, improve your relationships, and get better results at work and at home. Using insights from Western psychology, Eastern philosophy and neuroscience, Fox will provide a map for understanding your inner world and offer a method for sorting yourself out. Whether you’re working with a difficult client, trying to get more from your team or developing your highest leadership potential, this workshop will prepare you to lead, live and create lasting change more effectively. Together we will:
• Learn what it means to “negotiate with yourself ”
• Recognize four key inner negotiators
• Leverage different inner negotiations for distinct results
• Take away simple practices for expanding mindsets and skills

Speaker: Erica Ariel Fox, J.D., lecturer, Harvard Law School; founding partner, Mobius Executive Leadership; author, Winning From Within and LinkedIn Influencer @ERICAARIELFOX

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… Life at a Crossroads: Finding the Courage to Choose a Different Path

Best-selling author, playwright and screenwriter with movies that include: You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and books that include her most recent, The Lion is In, Delia Ephron explores the crossroads of life and offers her insight as to how to find the courage and imagination to take a different path. With humor and grace, she will teach you what you can run from and what is just part of life.

Speaker: Delia Ephron, best-selling author, playwright and screenwriter @DELIAEPHRON 

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… How to Use Body Language to Influence Human Behavior and Enhance Your Presence

Effective application of rapport building and people reading skills are essential to succeed in today’s world. Leaders with presence have the ability to influence others through interpersonal relationships, are open to meeting new people, and can find a way to connect with others. Award-winning “human lie detector” and communications expert Janine Driver will help you better understand the impact of your non-verbal and verbal communications on others. Through use of her cutting-edge new body language strategies you will learn how to read others hidden emotions and build better relationships to ultimately enhance your presence, improve your business impact and expand your networks both in the workplace and in life.

Speaker: Janine Driver, lie detector expert and New York Times best-selling author, You Can’t Lie to Me @JANINEDRIVER

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EXPERT EXCHANGE 3: REACT: How to Succeed in a Team Environment

Join Dahna Hall as she shares REACT, an interactive presentation that will outline strategies for success within your team environment. She will help you work through the issues we face as part of a team, such as communication, accountability and trust and advise us how we should lean in to assignments that we may initially shy away from.

Speaker: Dahna Hull, vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility, South Texas @DAHNAHULL

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EXPERT EXCHANGE 2: Secrets of Health Care: What You Need to Know to Take Control of Your Health

There are many treatments and products available to treat illness, but how do you know all the options available and which are the ones that really work, are the most effective and how best to obtain them? In this interactive session, Dr. Altshuler will discuss the latest findings from conventional, alternative and preventive medicine and how to navigate the healthcare system to get what you need for your health.

Speaker: Dr. Laurence Altshuler, board-certified internist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT… Driving Social Good and Change Through the Power of the Workplace

Through access to networks, employees and customers, the workplace – regardless of size, sector or purpose – has the unique power to act as force multipliers to impact social change and make a difference. This session will explore the various ways that employees and entrepreneurs can use a work or corporate infrastructure to give back, volunteer and make an impact locally, domestically or globally. This session will use experiences from real-life change agents to offer inspiration and advice for how you can engage and make a difference within your workplace. Attendees will explore:
•How to find out if your company has employee networks dedicated around these initiatives
•How to start an initiative if your organization doesn’t already have something
•How to work with your company to ensure that corporate and social responsibility is part of their mission
•How to integrate philanthropy and social responsibility into the mission and financials of your small business

Panelists: Laura Huffman, state director, Nature Conservancy Texas @LAURAJHUFFMAN
Sherri Reuland, president, board of directors, Boot Campaign @BOOTCAMPAIGN 
Jessica Shortall, director of giving, TOMS Shoes @JESSICASHORTALL

Moderator: Sera Bonds, executive director, Circle of Health International @COHINTL

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CAREER ADVANCEMENT 201… Communicating Effectively for Inclusion: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing

We have all had those moments when we feel like we have communicated something carefully, only to be met with blank stares or even worse, ruffled feathers. In this session, Vernà Myers, a nationally recognized expert and author of Moving Diversity Forward, will teach us how to go from well-meaning to well-doing in our efforts to communicate inclusively. From race to gender and generation, Myers brings a wealth of knowledge about effective communica- tion strategies.

Speaker: Vernà Myers, nationally recognized diversity expert and author, What If I Say the Wrong Thing? @VERNAMYERS 

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Your Guide to Getting Respect and Handling Tough Relationships

No matter what you’ve been through, the good news is that true respect starts on the inside. In this interactive session, learn the secrets featured by CNN, USA Today, Glamour, and Teen Vogue to getting the life, relationships, work and health you want. The Respect Basics will show you how to finally make self-respect the foundation of your decisions, self-care, relationships and leadership path.

Speaker: Jessica Baker, founder, Respect RX @THERESPECTINST

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Success Codes for Professional and Personal Leadership

What strategies will help propel you toward professional successes and personal satisfactions? Leaders from Cisco will share what rules they’ve personally lived by to guide them through the rough waters of the technology market and sustained success. Learn what changes you can make to your daily work life to master the demands of large organiza- tions, deliver impact to the business and leadership of others. You will be sure to walk away with a few thoughts you can immediately bring back to your work day and accelerate your own success.

Moderator: Lynn D. Tinney, director, strategy and planning, Americas services sales, Cisco @CISCO
Speakers: Debbie Dunnam, senior vice president, Americas Services Sales, Cisco @CISCO
Sandy Hoffman, chief diversity officer, Cisco @CISCO
Sridevi Rao, business development director, Cisco Services, Cisco @CISCO

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