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YPD Symposium - Work Hard, Play Harder

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Name: YPD Symposium - Work Hard, Play Harder
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join us for the 2017 YP Symposium - Work Hard, Play Harder

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Registration

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Networking and Businesses You Should Know EXPO

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote speaker Bill Marklein from Employ Humanity on Emotional Intelligence: Awareness, Adaptability & Empathy for 21st Century Leadership
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to effectively manage our own emotions and the emotions around us and it is quickly becoming the #1 competency for workplace leadership and success in the 21 st Century. Everybody is looking for a better human connection experience. With the rapid acceleration of technology, artificial intelligence, distractions, change and stress—EQ is even more crucial for building healthy, trusting relationships both personally and professionally to advance your career. Most importantly, building a healthy relationship with yourself.

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Networking Break

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Breakouts. Pick one of the three breakouts offered to attend.

  • Michelle Gnida with Dale Carnegie training – Networking IQ
    For most of us, having a high Networking IQ is crucial to our success. In the midst of ever-changing technologies, how do we boost our Networking IQ? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of networking is “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” If you notice, the premise of networking is “exchange” and the “cultivation of productive relationships.” And yet, so many people make this a self-centered one-sided conversation of desperation. Participate in this fast-paced, interactive workshop to learn an effective way to build new relationships by asking questions and engaging various levels of your network in conversations around their needs and their business.  You will strengthen your first impression and add to your personal and business network.
  • Bill Marklein – A Deeper Dive Into Emotional Intelligence & Being Human Online
    An engaging discussion on Emotional Intelligence in and outside the workplace, provide practical ready-to-use strategies to improve your Emotional Intelligence and attendees will take a brief Employ Humanity Emotional Intelligence self-assessment. Marklein will also facilitate a conversation on what it means to be human online building relationships on social media.
  • Stacey Hines & Scott McGuire – What the heck is Work/Life Balance?
    Anyone ever told you there is such a thing as work/life balance? They lied. What we have is work/life harmony. New children, new marriage, new job, new home, new city; it can be overwhelming. Let Stacey and Scott share how they survive.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Networking Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Breakouts. Pick one of the three breakouts offered to attend.

  • Michelle Gnida with Dale Carnegie training – Capitalizing on Networking-The Next Step!
    Almost every product or service on the market today has competition.  People may even believe your solution is interchangeable with what your competitors offer.  Does your new prospect know what sets you apart? In this workshop you will create your Unique Selling Proposition and a Credibility Statement. Both will allow you to communicate your value, establish credibility, and quickly explain why your solution is better than the rest.
  • Pamela Mumm – High Performance Meetings
    Are you experiencing ‘Death by Meetings’? Is it 3 hours you will never get back? Want to be a meeting hero? Join Pam as she presents on a subject in which everyone benefits.
  • Tony Noel, Director of Sales Team Development for Cottingham and Butler - Developing a Personal Accountability Roadmap that Grows Your Business!
    To be effective in sales and leadership you and your team need a plan. In this workshop you will create your own ROADMAP for 2018 and beyond. You will take a clear look at your goals moving forward and commit to actions that will help you exceed your expectations. You will develop goals and strategies for yourself for the next day, week, month and year.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Announce winner of the Meghan Hackett Award and a word from YP President, Digger Kurt

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Closing Keynote speaker Anissa StarnesSwingbridge Consulting – Step Up and Stand Out
Have you defined your personal brand?   Are you consistently living your personal brand every day? Most people would answer no to those questions, but personal branding is the means by which people remember you. It's more than a business card; it is how you present yourself online and offline to potential clients, customers and future employers. Your personal brand can build your business, but it still centers around you as an individual. This presentation will offer useful tips and stories on how personal branding can be a key part of your success, in leadership and in life.

5:00 p.m.: Cocktail Networking Social

Event Media:
Diamond Jo Casino
301 Bell St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, November 15th
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with cocktail social to follow

Contact Information:
Call the Chamber at 563.557.9200
$99.00 YP Members
$149.00 YP curious
$750.00 Sponsored tables of 8
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