Education Sessions

Stop Using the "B" Word
Todd Hopkins, CBSE, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Friday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Todd Hopkins, founder of Office Pride, and former president of BSCAI, will share how Office Pride’s corporate productivity skyrocketed by eliminating the use of the word “Busy”.  Here you will learn how to make “productivity” the hero in your culture and “busyness” the villain, and why that is important.  There is something very attractive about a productive culture and equally unattractive about a place where everyone always seems to be too busy to do what is important.  Todd will share how to become a high achieving organization by protecting productivity and no longer being defined by distractions?  But ultimately, are distractions and busyness the real root problem for not achieving organizational and personal goals? Don’t miss this opportunity to find out.

No Fail Trust: The Flight Plan To Cultivating a High Performance Team
Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris, Former U.S. Air Force and Thought Leader

Friday, April 28 | 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris for an inspiring keynote presentation.  Lt Col Harris will share his experiences as a senior military officer and combat proven pilot in the United States Air Force and how his empowered approach to leadership fosters cultures of commitment, accountability and trust.  You will walk away, not only inspired, but equipped with tactics, techniques and practical tools to help you weather the daily turbulence of life and business.  If you are ready to cultivate high flying levels of empowerment, commitment, accountability and trust in your organizations, you don’t want to miss this one!

Greatness Grows Best in the Shadows: A Story of Perseverance and Hope
Justin Forsett, Former NFL Running Back, CEO and Founder, Hustle Clean

Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

You’ve heard the expression, “It's not how many times you get knocked down that count; it's how many times you get back up.” Now imagine getting “knocked down,” or in this case, fired, eight times in nine years…AND STILL coming out on the VERY TOP of your game.

Justin Forsett is a product of persistence.

"Undersized and overmatched,” Justin went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance and hope.

In his riveting presentation, you’ll learn the tools you need to not only overcome just about any obstacle, but also thrive through it and come out a winner.

Stories, Not Just Statistics: How Leaders Engage And Retain Today's High-Performing Employees
Alyson Van Hooser, Author and Speaker

Saturday, April 29 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Losing great employees may be your greatest competitive threat. Attracting, truly engaging, and retaining ecstatic employees can be your greatest advantage.

Differentiate yourself from those poaching your employees by strategically and authentically aligning your leadership with the post-pandemic workforce. The future of work is not just tech and artificial intelligence. Instead, leadership that effectively connects and engages with employees will be more important than ever.

A one-size-fits-all leadership approach is a tactic of the past. Introducing, Stories, Not Just Statistics, the new leadership strategy and mindset that focuses resources — emotional, financial, and otherwise — on actions and benefits that create infinite opportunities for team success.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discover the mindset shift needed to ignite engagement among all team members.

2. Uncover the most valuable skill that leaders must prioritize to earn loyalty from today’s diverse workforce.

3. Learn the intentional, immediately actionable process for breaking down walls and bridging gaps among team members of any generation, experience level, or personal background.

4. Break down the three stories every leader should “know and tell” to authentically connect and radically improve leader/employee relationships.

5. Gain clarity on the infinite opportunities to implement the Stories, Not Just Statistics leadership strategy to elevate engagement and morale across your organization.