21st Annual Business & Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
8:30am – 3:45pm
Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington



10:15 – 11:30am | Morning Sessions

2:30 – 3:45pm    |  Afternoon Sessions (repeated)

~ 3 Breakout Sessions run concurrently ~

Breakout 1

Confident Communication & Networking Know-How

Presenter: Terri Thompson | Speaker, Trainer, Entrepreneur 

Our non-verbal communication says a lot about us! We’ll identify ten skills used by excellent communicators and how we can apply those skills to networking. During this interactive session, participants can try out four concrete networking strategies that are relevant to real every-day situations. You will leave with increased confidence, new connections and a fresh approach to networking.

Who should attend: General audience

Breakout 2

How To Be One In a Million

Presenter: Laura Boison | Market President, BB&T

Learn and discuss tactical ways to build your – brand, franchise value, production capacity and success processes in the professional world. This breakout session will provide you with practical concepts, techniques and processes to ensure you’re not one of many, but rather “the” one in a million.

Who should attend: Mid-career professionals looking for advancement

Breakout 3

Coach for Success: Improve Employee Performance

Presenter: Alison Begor | Director of Human Resources, Transylvania University

Discover new ways to engage employees, increase performance, and improve retention by developing your personal coaching skills. Learn how to utilize skills that allow for open communication with employees outside of the annual review cycle. Initiate more honest and ongoing conversations to assist employees in understanding their progress. Create an environment that values learning, employee contribution and team work. Give your organization the edge to retain top talent in the competitive marketplace.

Who should attend: Managers, Supervisors, HR professionals, CEO and Business Owners