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Welcome Lunch at Cavalry Court
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Opening Keynote Session

Thrive Through the Five: Practical Truths to Powerfully Lead in Challenging Times

In today’s stressful climate of education budget shortfalls, ever-evolving academic standards, and widespread cultural transformation, how can educators find the confidence to become the leaders they hope to be? Thrive through the Five helps leaders navigate that challenging 5 percent of work (and life) when things are really, really hard. The goal of this session is to not just help readers survive through those moments, days, and seasons, but to lead through them and truly thrive.

2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Panel Discussion

Strategies for Retaining Talent and Curbing Quiet Quitting

Kailee Priem, Director of Operations, Stafford Barrett
Marguerite Thibodeaux, Founder & Executive Coach, Magnanimous Leadership
Andrea Troncale, Dual Director of Sales & Marketing Cambria Austin Uptown & Even Hotel Austin
Moderator: Jodi Ann Ray, CAE, President & CEO, Texas Society of CPAs

The workforce is still feeling impacts of pandemic and the challenges it created for organizations. Teams continue to struggle with burnout, demoralized staff at a time that demands precision, efficiency, and grace. How is your organization facing these challenges to support a work culture that identifies talent, maintains loyal employees, and is productive? Join us for this panel discussion!

3:30 pm
4:30 pm
Visit College Station Reception
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
Century Square Dinner
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm


Program Time
Panel Discussion

Doing More with Less

Aimee Bertrand, CEO, Greater Houston Builders Association
Veronica Diaz, PhD, CAE, Senior Director, Professional Learning and Development, EDUCAUSE
Michele Packard-Milam, CAE, Chief Strategist, Packard Business Strategies, LLC
Moderator: Mollie Pillman, MS, MBA, CAE, SVP, Member Engagement, American College of Emergency Physicians

Associations have always done more with less, but with staff storage challenges, budget limitations and an increase in the cost of most goods and products, doing more with less is creating steeper challenges for organizations, leaders, and teams. How has your organization reevaluated benefits and events with this landscape? How have you adjusted products, services, and events? How are your restructuring your team, identifying priorities to keep the organization lean and effective? Join this panel discussion!

8:00 am
9:00 am
Panel Discussion

Resilience and Grace in a Time of Tension and Anxiety

Julie Lawson, CEO, Reins Institute
Dana Kirkhart, Director, Client Solutions, Freeman
Allison Burke, Program Operations Lead, Health-ISAC

We are seeing an elevated level of tension in the world. While many factors have led to current atmosphere, studies continue to highlight the impacts of the pandemic on our behavior, personalities, and priorities. There are also heightened political, social and industry pressures. How have you dealt with the intensity of today in and out of the office? What centers you and provides you motivation and the resilience to move forward? Join this panel discussion and share how you have worked through the challenges of today.

9:30 am
10:30 am
Brunch & Closing Panel Discussion

Motivating Hybrid Teams

Rebecca E Achurch, CEO, Achurch Consulting, LLC
Melissa Ball, Senior Manager, Education & Content, Innovatis Group
Judith “Jay” Howard, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, TCFV
Moderator: Julie Courtney, CAE, CMP, President, Independent Bankers Association of Texas

The way we connect at work has changed. Organizations have adjusted to include higher levels of flexibility in staffing schedules, working from home, and other benefits, but has it changed the team synergy, the way we collaborate and tap into our creativity?  Join this panel as they share how they continue to embrace a new workplace paradigm and still manage to develop a cohesive team

11:00 am
- 12:00 pm

*Schedule subject to change

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