GENERAL AGENDA 2019-06-23T22:51:56+00:00

Agenda

Agenda

Go for the Greens 2019
The Power of the Future: What’s Next!

10 Years of Success Through Synergy

Schedule at a Glance

Note: Topics and times are subject to change

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Speakers and Sponsors Reception (invitation only)

7:00 pm to 8:30pm

Canadian Delegates Reception (invitation only)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:00am to 5:00pm

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY
Registration

7:00am to 8:00pm

EAST BALLROOM
Breakfast and Networking

8:00am to 8:30am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Welcome / Overview / Orientation: The Power of the Future: What’s Next

Presenters:

  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL

8:30am to 9:30am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Keynote: The Power of Me!
Speaker: Natalie Pace, Earth Gratitude, Santa Monica, CA

Natalie Wynne Pace is an advocate for sustainability, financial literacy and women’s empowerment. She is the co-creator of the Earth Gratitude project and the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is (aka You Vs. Wall Street in paperback).

9:30am to 10:15am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Workshop: Strategic Planning for Your Business – Being a Leader
Speaker: Susan Mazza, Clarus Consulting Group, Vero Beach, FL

What are the three questions you must answer to be strategic versus opportunistic? Learn how to use strategic planning to become an even better leader than you are today. You’ll also learn the one thing you must do before you take action if you want to work smarter, and you’ll walk away with a simple framework you can use over and over to get clear, stay focused and work smarter in anything you do.

10:15am to 10:30am

Break / Networking / Social Time

10:30am to 11:15am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: Being the Best Damn Leader You Can Be

This is a humorous session about reflecting as a manager or leader. We will review and analyze WHY employees do things to drive us crazy. Hint: It is most likely their manager using ineffective strategies of (1) clear two-way communication, (2) training and development methods, (3) making assumptions about their skills, (4) forgetting that it is 2019 not 1990 and (5) not engaging employees effectively.

Speakers:

  • Karen Gregory, HRSS Consulting Group, Cocoa, FL
  • Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady, Wildwood, FL

11:15am to 12:15pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: Supplier Diversity: Small Businesses, Big Contracts

What are the current trends you need to know in corporate and government spending that will affect whether you can expand your business in the next three years with larger contracts? Our panel of experts will share what’s happening behind the scenes, what kinds of opportunities are out there, and how your company can be the most competitive in today’s business climate.

12:15am to 1:15pm

EAST BALLROOM
Lunch and Networking
Special Presentation: Mary Schnack Award –
Go for the Greens co-founders and the previous recipient recognize someone whose work supports women and their businesses.

Presenters:

  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL
  • Patti Winstanley, Winstanley Consultants LLC, Dallas, TX (2018 Mary Schnack Award Recipient)

1:15am to 1:45pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Health and Wellness Break

1:45pm to 2:45pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: The Power of Exporting – The Next Step to Growing Your Business

Studies show women-owned businesses that export employ more people, generate more revenue, and are more productive than women-owned firms that do not. Learn how to take your business to the next level by exploring new markets outside of your country. The panel includes government officials from both the U.S. and Canada who will highlight services offered to women business owners. We will also hear from UPS and its Women Exporters Program with information on e-commerce, packaging and supply chain solutions, and the session will address potential tax implications for exporters. Learn all about the benefits of exporting your products and services and how your federal government is available to assist you with market information, connections to local partners, opportunities and financing programs.

Speakers:

  • Josie Mousseau (moderator), Global Affairs Canada, Ontario, Canada
  • Maria Luisa Boyce, UPS Global Public Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Cooke, Export Development Canada, Ontario, Canada
  • Kate Fishers, Ferrell & Kelly, CPAs, Winter Park, FL
  • Mindi Hertzog, U.S. Commercial Service, Orlando, FL
  • Elena Mendez, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Miami, FL

2:45pm to 3:00pm

Break / Networking / Social Time

3:00pm to 3:45pm

SALONS 1-111
Power Workshop
Design Your Own Itinerary
Select From Multiple Professional Development Sessions

3:45pm to 4:00pm

Break / Networking / Social Time

4:00pm to 4:45pm

SALONS 1-111
Power Workshop
Design Your Own Itinerary
Select From Multiple Professional Development Sessions

4:45pm to 5:00pm

Break / Networking / Social Time

5:00pm to 5:15pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Day One Wrap-Up

5:15pm to 6:15pm

FREE TIME
Relax and change clothes for the evening festivities

6:30pm to 7:30pm

POOLSIDE RECEPTION AND BUFFET DINNER

Meet by the Quiet Pool for a light buffet, cash bar and a casual networking event as we prepare to gather to walk to Epcot as a group.
Note: Casual summer attire and comfortable shoes recommended.

7:30pm to 9:30pm

FRENCH PAVILION IN EPCOT
Lakeside Dessert and Fireworks

Note: Casual summer attire and comfortable shoes recommended.

Sponsor: Walt Disney World

Friday, September 20, 2019

7:00am to 5:00pm

CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY
Registration

7:00am to 7:45am

EAST BALLROOM
Breakfast and Networking

7:45am to 8:00am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Welcome Back / Day 2 Overview

Presenters:

  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL

8:00am to 9:00am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Keynote: Cleared Hot! You HAVE Permission to Engage
Speaker:
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, VAI Consulting and Training LLC, Washington, DC

Employee engagement, customer engagement, team engagement, personal engagement. No matter what area an organization is strategically trying to improve, individuals have to be engaged and execute in order for the plan to move forward. The key is giving permission to engage from the inside out. Once that happens, your organization will be CLEARED HOT! There’s no secret … a solid flight plan is the key. Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became the U.S. Marine Corps’ first African American female pilot and then America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. After two tours in Iraq, she left the military and launched VAI Consulting and Training LLC, and she now speaks around the world.

9:00am to 9:45am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: Permission to Grunt

Women traditionally have been raised to be the gentler gender and to behave politely, especially in mixed company. Forget that. Right here, right now, we are giving you “permission to grunt.” Active participation in sports has taught our expert panelists that success and failure are both acceptable. In life, the limitations we place on ourselves and the stories we often tell ourselves of what we’re capable of aren’t necessarily true. When we PLAY (sports or any other activity), we transcend those self-imposed limitations and raise our confidence levels, increase our communication skills, develop as leaders, and learn to overcome obstacles. You will leave the session with new understanding, new ideas and new ways to incorporate PLAY that will foster a more positive and satisfying experience for you and your career growth.

Speakers:

  • Beth Gitlin (moderator), BJG Global Consulting, Melbourne, FL
  • Jeanne Hess, Kalamazoo College Volleyball, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Shelly Rood, Mission: Ambition, Detroit, MI
  • Charlene Curtis, Charlene Curtis Basketball Camps, Kernersville, NC

9:45am to 10:00am

Break / Networking / Social Time

10:00am to 10:45am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: I am Number One!

We all have personal experiences that take a toll on our mental, emotional, physical and physiological well-being. It’s important to understand your body’s signals so you know when to look into your symptoms and seek medical attention or emotional support. Your life may depend on it — and your business, too.

Speakers:

  • Kristin Woodling (moderator), Pamper Your Mind, Melbourne, FL
  • Karen Millsap, Egency, Orlando, FL

10:45am to 11:45am

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: Sustainability and Your Bottom Line

As the focus on environmental concerns continues to grow, and major corporations and government agencies are being judged by a world audience, how will this trend affect your business? Join us for a lively discussion on what your company will need to do to meet the requirements of the sustainability movement in order to do business with corporations and government agencies as your customers. Learn how you can lean into your values to grow your business and start with simple measures to add a sustainability strategy to your company.

Speakers:

  • Tim Center (moderator), Sustainable Florida, Tallahassee, FL
  • LaKay Cornell, Champaign Hippies and NE Florida for Good, St. Augustine, FL
  • Tara Dodson, Keepers of the Coast and Full Circle Resource Management, St. Augustine, FL
  • Doreen Blades, US Eco Products, Groveland, MA
  • Others TBD

11:45pm to 12:00pm

Break / Networking / Social Time

12:00pm to 12:45pm

EAST BALLROOM
Lunch and Networking
General Session
Special Presentation: Cancer Survivor Award

Presenters:

  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL

12:45pm to 1:30pm

SALONS 1-111
Power Workshops: Design Your Own Itinerary
Select From Multiple Professional Development Sessions

1:45pm to 2:30pm

SALONS 1-111
Power Workshops: Design Your Own Itinerary
Select From Multiple Professional Development Sessions

2:30pm to 2:45pm

Break / Networking / Social Time

2:45pm to 3:30pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: I Am Woman, Hear Me Hoorah, Hooah, Oorah! Roar!

Companies of all sizes can benefit from the expertise and experience of our women military/veteran workforce. Hear firsthand how military service shapes careers, and how people with this background can transform your company for the better.

Speakers:

  • Amy Courter (moderator), Azimuth Centers of Excellence, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, VAI Consulting and Training LLC, Washington, DC
  • Shelly Rood, Mission: Ambition, Detroit, MI

3:30pm to 3:40pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Special Presentation: Mentorship Program Outbrief

Hear from the high school and college students who have attended the one-day Go for the Greens Mentorship Day program.

3:40pm to 4:00pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: What You Don’t Know About Golf Might Be Hurting You

If you’re not educated about golf etiquette, you could be making some major blunders on the course or even in workplace discussions about the sport. Our expert panel will help you out, providing some fun stories and quick tips on how to present yourself like a pro, even if you’re still not too sure of your swing.

Speakers:

  • Benita Fortner (moderator), BFortner Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA
  • Josh Ferguson, Enterprise Holdings, Tampa, FL

4:00pm to 4:50pm

EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Active Workshop: What Do I Do With This Cub?

Whether you’ve been golfing for years or you’ve never held a club, our activity stations will help you get one step closer to being a dynamo on the golf course. Learn from LPGA professionals and longtime women golfers how you can improve your game or just get started.

4:50pm to 5:00pm

EAST BALLROOM
Day Two Wrap-Up

5:00pm to 7:00pm

MARVIN GARDENS HALL
Reception
Happy Feet Happy Hour

(Open to all full conference or Friday conference attendees. To bring a guest, conference attendees must purchase a ticket in advance of the event. Tickets are available online at www.goforthegreens.org or at the registration desk in the convention center lobby on-site.)

Sponsor: UPS

7:00pm

Dinner On Your Own

Saturday, September 21, 2019

For 18-hole golfers

7:30am to 8:00am

BOARDWALK HOTEL LOBBY – BELLE VUE LANDING
Coffee station

Grab a hot morning beverage and pick up your golf goody bag with water, breakfast snacks and fun golf items before you head to the golf course.

7:40am to 8:25am

BOARDWALK HOTEL LOBBY

Bus departs to golf courses (2 trips)

8:30am to 9:00am

MAGNOLIA GOLF COURSE
Registration and stretching

9:00am to 1:30pm

MAGNOLIA GOLF COURSE
Golf Networking Event (18 holes)

1:30pm to 1:45pm

SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL

Transportation back to the BoardWalk (2 buses)

2:00pm to 3:30pm

BOARDWALK CONVENTION CENTER
Golf awards, silent auction and lunch

For 9-hole golfers

9:15am

BOARDWALK HOTEL LOBBY

Transportation to golf courses

10:00am

OAK TRAIL GOLF COURSE

Registration and stretching

11:15:am to 1:30pm

OAK TRAIL GOLF COURSE

Clinic and Golf Networking Event (9 holes)

1:30pm to 1:45pm

SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL
Transportation back to the BoardWalk

2:00pm to 3:30pm

BOARDWALK CONVENTION CENTER
Golf awards, silent auction and lunch