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Agenda

Go for the Greens 2017
Motivation + Momentum = Magic
10 Years of Success Through Synergy

Schedule at a Glance

Note: Topics and times are subject to change
Last change 09/21/16

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 
5:30pm to 7:00pm MARVIN GARDENS
Speakers and Sponsors Reception (invitation only)

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

 
7:30am to 5:00pm CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY
Registration
7:30am to 8:00pm EAST BALLROOM
Breakfast

8:00am to 8:30am EAST  BALLROOM
General Session
Overview / Orientation: Motivation + Momentum = Magic
Welcome by co-founders, sponsors, and partners celebrating big anniversary dates
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: Resilience is the New Reality
Speaker: Lisa Kaiser Hickey, DPrint, Lakeland, FL

Women are tough. As owners of about one-third of all businesses worldwide, women play a crucial role in the global economy. And even in times of economic crisis, women show outstanding resolve and strength. Why? Because women are generally optimistic and willing to re-invent themselves and their businesses to create new opportunities. Whether they are business owners, corporate executives, government officials, or leaders of military or nonprofit operations, women are savvy at making deals, building relationships, communicating frequently and effectively, and delivering A+ customer service. Learn whether you possess the six elements of leadership women employ that lead to improved business performance.
9:30am to 9:45am Break
Networking  in lobby
9:45am to 10:45am EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel Discussion: Secrets to a Stronger, More Diverse Supply Chain

What are corporate and government entities looking for today in suppliers, and why is a diverse supply chain important to them? If you're a supplier, what do you need to know to excel in today's business climate? A panel of corporate and government representatives will discuss factors affecting the supply chain this year, including global relations, cybersecurity, sustainability, legal compliance, pricing, technology, and more.
Moderator: Matt Thursam, Consultant, Orlando, FL
10:45am to 11:00am Break
Golf contest in lobby
10:45am to 4:00pm SALONS 4-6
Go for the Greens Marketplace

Visit our expo of women-owned and sustainability retailers.
11:00am to 12:15pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Supply Chain Power Rounds

Corporate, government, military and nonprofit representatives hold informal roundtables with up to eight women-owned businesses in 15-minute sessions. Participants should bring business cards and capability statements.
12:15am to 12:30pm Break
Visit our expo of women-owned an sustainability retailers.
12:30pm to 1:45pm EAST BALLROOM
Lunch and Networking


Special Presentation: Legacy Partners - Go for the Greens recognizes sponsors and partners that have been with the organization since its inception 10 years ago.

Special Presentation: Mary Schnack Award - Go for the Greens co-founders, along with the 2016 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
  • Nancy Allen, Women's Business Development Council of Florida, Miami, FL (2016 Mary Schnack Award Recipient)
1:45pm to 2:00pm BREAK
Visit our expo of women-owned and sustainability retailers.
2:00pm to 4:00pm MARVIN GARDENS HALL
Matchmaker Lounge
One-on-One Matchmaker Sessions
(Prescheduled, by appointment only)

Sponsor: Women's Business Development Council of Florida
2:00pm to 2:50pm SALON 1
BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Panel: Community Service Through Boards, Nonprofits, and Public Office
Moderator:
Romaine Seguin
3:00pm to 3:50pm SALON1
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Workshop: Women as Game-Changers

On January 21, 2017, an estimated 4.5 million women across the globe marched to protest a world that is changing fast. This effort took a mere 74 days to organize globally. Behold the power of the feminine. We are reaching a tipping point where this untapped, unwavering, fierce feminine energy is rising. Perhaps that is why Fortune magazine published "The future of leadership is female." However up until now, most entrepreneurial and leadership models are primarily masculine-based. Join Women As Game Changers founder Carolyn Parrs and leadership co-creator Devi Records to experience a unique and scientific-based model for women entrepreneurs and leaders. Women As Game Changers distinctively integrates "outer game" business-building skills with "inner game" awareness and confidence - steeped in a support system that both empowers and nourishes the self. This presentation will give you a taste of the future of leadership that acknowledges and celebrates how women think, feel and lead today. 
Presenters: Carolyn Parrs, Women As Game Changers, Santa Fe, NM, and Devi Records, Women As Game Changers, Boulder, CO
3:00pm to 3:50pm SALONS 2-3
BREAKOUT SESSION 4
Workshop: It's Not Just Small-Talk: How You Can Use Weather as a Business Tool

Weather patterns often impede or delay business logistics and operations: Unfavorable conditions can cancel flights or divert routes, delaying employees. Heavy rain events can lead to road closures or event cancellations. Go-or-no-go scenarios can be dictated by a very narrow threshold of safety conditions surrounding severe weather or hurricane activity. All of the above can translate to unforeseen expenses that yield business losses of both time and capital. Learn how weather forecasting can be used as a valuable tool to hedge against these potential losses, effectively helping your organization save money - and look super-smart in the process.
Presenter: Jordanna Sheermohamed, Weather Forecast Solutions, Fort Lauderdale, FL
3:50pm to 4:00pm Break
Golf contest in lobby
4:00pm to 5:00pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: The Art of the Follow-Up
Moderator:
Sheri Orlowitz, Artemis Holdings, Washington, DC

Day One Wrapup
Presenters:
Cindy Chace and Diane Sears
5:30pm to 7:30pm ATLANTIC DANCE HALL ON THE BOARDWALK
Reception
Happy Feet Happy Hour

Sponsor: UPS
(Open to all full conference or Thursday 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.)
7:30pm Dinner on your own
7:30pm Canadian Delegates Reception (by invitation only)

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

 
6:30am to 4:00pm CONFERENCE CENTER LOBBY
Registration
7:30am to 8:10am EAST BALLROOM
Interactive Breakfast: North American Business-to-Business

Learn more about your sister Go for the Greens attendees over a informal breakfast. Delegates from the Canadian trade mission host roundtable discussions about how to do business together, even across borders. Come ready to find out how you can make connections and create partnerships that will expand your business globally.
8:10am to 8:30am EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Welcome and Announcements

Special Presentation: North American Partnerships
- Hear from the Canadian Consulate of Miami about how trade throughout North America affects the economy and your organization.

Special Presentation: Successful Business Matchmakers - Business owners talk about successes from Go for the Greens connections.

Presenters:
  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL
  • Susan Harper, Canadian Consulate, Miami, FL
8:30am to 9:30am EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Panel: What You Need to Know to Thrive in the Circular Economy
Moderator:
Tim Center, Sustainable Florida, Tallahassee, FL
9:30am to 10:30am EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Interactive Workshop: Trends in 'Green' Business Practices
Moderator:
Tim Center, Sustainable Florida, Tallahassee, FL
10:30am to 10:45am Break
Visit our expo of women-owned and sustainability retailers in the Go for the Greens Marketplace
10:45am to 11:45am SALON 1
BREAKOUT SESSION 5
Panel: Capitalizing On the Encore Entrepreneurship Trend

There's a growing wave of entrepreneurship coming, and it's about to create a whole new set of needs in the business world. Baby Boomers retiring from what might be the last generation to receive true pensions will be looking for something to do with their time and expertise, and many of them will join the ranks of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and consultants. How can you capitalize on this trend as a business owner in construction, real estate, healthcare, marketing, hospitality, technology, and other industries? Or if you are part of this wave, what can you do to prepare yourself for an encore career? Hear results of a groundbreaking new study, and participate in research that will help shape tomorrow's entrepreneurial landscape.
Moderator: Lisa Dilts, Compspring, Orlando, FL
10:45am to 11:45am SALON 2
BREAKOUT SESSION
Workshop: Get the Right Things Done and Shoot for PAR

Professional women everywhere know resilience in business means finding a way to get the right things done in the face of a multitude of demands and challenges. Ginger Rogers said it perfectly: We strive to be the best and do so "backward and in heels." Drawing from her first book, Plugged: Dig Out and Get the Right Things Done, author and consultant Krissi Barr introduces three powerful tools to help you boost your resiliency. Set against the backdrop of golf, you'll leave knowing how the game is played... and ready to shoot for PAR!
Presenter: Krissi Barr, Corporate Success, Cincinnati, OH
11:45am to 1:00pm 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
  • Dein Spriggs, Florida Amateur Drivers, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1:00pm to 2:00pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Keynote: Drive Determines Distance: How Far Are You Willing to Go?
Speaker: Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyck, Calgary, CA

Lisa is a peak performance specialist and will share her journey with you, how she went from a high handicap recreational adult golfer to being ranked second in the world and one of the longest hitters on the planet. She will help you find clarity in the areas of:
  • Intrinsic motivation - What are you passionate about? What gets you excited? What drives you?
  • Goal setting - How far do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? Do you have limits? Are you challenging yourself enough?
  • Overcoming obstacles - You will have setbacks and difficulties. How will you persevere and thrive?
  • Collaboration - Teamwork and communication are vital to success. Surround yourself with people who support you.
2:00pm to 2:50pm General Session
Active Workshop: Golf Techniques for Any Skill Level (Even None!)

Learn from our group of experts everything from beginner moves - such as how to hold a club, tee off, and putt - to advanced skills-such as chipping, improving your stance, and hitting a longer drive. Visit the interactive stations to brush up on your favorite skills and you'll be ready to play in the Go for the Greens events on Saturday, or at least talk about golf at the office next Monday.
2:50pm to 3:00pm Break
Visit our expo of women-owned and sustainability retailers in the Go for the Greens Marketplace
3:00pm to 4:00pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Mentorship Power Rounds

Young women students meet in informal roundtable sessions with women business owners and leaders from corporate, government, military and nonprofit organizations. Tables will be grouped by industry, topic or interest. Participants should bring business cards.
Moderator: Billie Bryant Schultz, CESCO, Dallas, TX
4:00pm to 4:30pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Interactive Workshop: The Next Generation of Business Leaders

In this interactive session, hear from students who are participants of the Go for the Greens mentoring program about what they've learned and what they plan to do with their new knowledge. Also learn about sister mentorship programs by Enterprising Women magazine and other organizations to learn how you can get involved.
Moderator: Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women, Cary, NC
4:30pm to 4:45pm EAST BALLROOM
General Session
Conference Wrapup and Prize Drawings
Presenters:
  • Cindy Chace, Go for the Greens Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Diane Sears, Go for the Greens Foundation, Orlando, FL
4:45pm to 6:45pm FREE TIME
Relax and change clothes for evening festivities
6:45pm  to 7:00pm VILLAGE GREEN
Group Photo

Meet at Village Green on the lawn behind the BoardWalk hotel lobby. After a group photo, Disney guides will escort group into Epcot.
7:00pm to 10:30pm EPCOT CANADA AND AMERICA PAVILIONS
Private reception and tour, with fireworks on the lake

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Go for the Greens and the 150th anniversary of Canada at this very special multicultural event.
(Open to all full conference or Friday conference attendees. Attendees who would like to bring a guest must purchase a ticket in advance of the event. Tickets are available online before the conference at www.goforthegreens.org or at the registration desk in the convention center lobby on-site during the conference. The ticket covers the Canadian Pavilion tour, Epcot reception, and fireworks.)

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

For 18-hole golfers
6:00am to 6:45am 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.
6:30am to 7:00am BOARDWALK HOTEL LOBBY
Transportation to golf courses
7:00am to 7:30pm MAGNOLIA GOLF COURSE
Registration and stretching
7:30am to 12:15pm MAGNOLIA GOLF COURSE
Golf Networking Event (18 holes)

Sponsors: UPS, Executive Women's Golf Association, Rally for the Cure
12:20pm to 1:00am SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL
Transportation back to the BoardWalk
1:00pm to 2:00am BOARDWALK CONVENTION CENTER
Speaker, golf awards, silent auction and lunch

For 9-hole golfers
8:00am to 8:30am BOARDWALK HOTEL LOBBY
Transportation to golf courses
8:30am OAK TRAIL GOLF COURSE
Registration and stretching
9:00am to 12:15am OAK TRAIL GOLF COURSE
Clinic and Golf Networking Event (9 holes)
Sponsors: UPS, Executive Women's Golf Association, Rally for the Cure
9am to 12:15am OAK TRAIL GOLF COURSE
Clinic and Golf Networking Event (9 holes)
Sponsors: UPS, Executive Women's Golf Association, Rally for the Cure
12:20 to 1pm SHUTTLE BACK TO HOTEL
Transportation back to the BoardWalk
1:00pm to 2pm BOARDWALK CONVENTION CENTER
Speaker, golf awards, silent auction and lunch