|Women in Leadership -
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
Title sponsor, ABM
Panel and Secret Thoughts of Successful Women book give-away sponsored by Global Spectrum
Sunday, July 22, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A new experience at VenueConnect! Dr. Valerie Young, an internationally known author, speaker and former marketing manager at a Fortune 200 company will join us for the inaugural year of the Women in Leadership Program! Dr. Young will lead a professional develop program as well as facilitate individual and small group exercises to delve deeper into the topic of the self-imposed obstacles that plague many successful people – especially women.
Dr. Young says, "The next obvious question is: Can men who experience the impostor syndrome benefit from this presentation? In a word, absolutely! In addition, if you know, teach, manage, mentor, parent, or coach someone or groups who are susceptible to the impostor syndrome, you will gain greatly from this session as well."
No matter your gender, attend The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women and learn to take ownership of your success and banish the thought patterns that undermine your ability to accept your success with confidence.
Dr. Young has been cited in such publications as Women's Day, Redbook, Fitness, Self, The Chicago Tribune and Inc., and she has addressed executives and professionals at such diverse groups as Boeing, Intel, Harvard, Procter & Gamble, and Ernst and Young.
Show your support and become a recognized sponsor of the Women in Leadership program. Review the available sponsorships and decide which affordable option suits your needs. Champion diversity and support equality, contact Christy Jacobs at email@example.com or call 972.538.1015 for more information.
The 5th Annual Venues Today Women of Influence Reception
in Connection with
IAVM's Inaugural Women in Leadership Program
"Celebrating Women of Influence & Empowering Women in Leadership"
Sponsored by ABM, Delaware North Companies, BOK Center, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Sunday, July 22, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Keynote - Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale, Acclaimed Subject of the Book, Movie, and Broadway Play Catch Me If You Can
Sunday, July 22, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote, Frank Abagnale, is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Abagnale's life was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, which subsequently became a major motion picture as well as a Tony-Award winning musical.
More than 10 years after the film was released, Abagnale is celebrating his 36th year with the FBI. He was quoted in The Daily Texan on March 11 as saying, "I know that I will always work for the FBI, to continue to give back because no matter how many years I work, it will never equal what I took from this country."
More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998 he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News – a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields.
"Abagnale will provide critical information that will help venue managers protect their venue from embezzlement, forgery, identify theft and internet fraud," said John Bolton, CFE, this year's VenueConnect chair. "Catch him at VenueConnect and give your venue the edge against the bad guys by learning from one of the world's foremost (reformed) con men."
Fraud Seminar: The Art of the Steal
Frank Abagnale, Acclaimed Subject of the Book, Movie, and Broadway Play Catch Me If You Can
Sunday, July 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In this unique seminar, former con man turned crime stopper, Frank Abagnale, provides the latest information to protect your venue and organization from embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit currency, check fraud, identity theft and Internet fraud. He discusses the latest sophisticated white collar crime techniques made easy by technology, as well as your organization's potential liability under the new Uniform Commercial Code.
Abagnale describes ways to guard against check fraud and introduces the latest document features and equipment to gain an edge in this costly battle. Always insightful and timely, Abagnale combines his fraud identity theft expertise with anecdotes from his time as one of the world's foremost confidence men, producing an event that provides the knowledge needed to give your venue an edge in this costly matter.
Zap the Gap! Making the Inter-generational Workforce Work!
Sponsored by Southern Aluminum
Meagan Johnson, CSP & Larry Johnson, CSP authors of Generations Inc., The Johnson Training Group
Monday, July 23, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y… the differences between generations working together today go far beyond work ethic, hair style, types of piercings and tattoos. Differing values, standards of quality and attitudes can wreak havoc or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. Based on their new book, Generations Inc: From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, generation expert Meagan Johnson and corporate culture expert Larry Johnson share the unique perspectives of a Gen-X daughter and Baby Boomer dad, demonstrating how each understands, communicates, motivates and manages different generations found in the workplace today.
In this highly charged, participatory presentation, Meagan and Larry Johnson outline the dominant generational forces in the workplace and how each generation's "generational signposts" drive motivation, influence loyalty and the delivery of high quality services. Failure to create a multi-generational team that is efficient, effective and productive puts future growth and sustainability at risk. Ignoring the drastically diverse ways generations learn and communicate with each other is tantamount to turning your back on a tsunami.
This session will provide a roadmap to help you "zap the gap" and ensure the ongoing collaboration, teamwork and effectiveness of the workforce you lead.
Workshop - Absolute Honesty: Building A Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity
Larry Johnson, CSP author of Absolute Honest: Building A Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity
Monday, July 23, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Let's face it. Straight, honest, no nonsense communication in organizations today
is more rare than common. Whether it's fear of reprisal, natural timidity, or not wanting
to hurt someone's feelings, many of us avoid telling the truth when the truth needs to be
told. The same applies to many of those who work for us.
The cost of such reticence can be high. If managers can't get honest feedback from
their subordinates, they, like the emperor in the fable of the Emperor's New Clothes, will
make foolish decisions. If employees can't get honest feedback from their managers,
they don't improve and their poor performance devalues the organization. If team members
feel uncomfortable expressing contrary opinions, the status quo never gets challenged
and creativity dies.
Larry shows you how to enhance your leadership skills by establishing a new standard
of communication – a standard that encourages creativity through candid discussions,
frank expression of ideas and healthy debate. A standard that tells the truth,
doesn't mince words and is guided by a clear sense of right and wrong.
This year's Sustainability Showcase promises to be the best one yet. In addition to information related to certifications and sustainability initiatives like recycling, composting and water conservation, the Sustainability Committee has added 3 mini-presentations to provide additional insight and information. These presentations, held during trade show hours on Sunday, will cover topics such as foodservice operation and general venue operations.
Attendees will be treated with snacks, door prizes and raffles, including a chance to win new iPad, compliments of Smart City.
Members of the Sustainability Committee will be available to answer questions and provide guidance.
We'll keep the business cards from all 3 presentations for a grand, tradeshow-ending raffle of a new Apple iPad. Increase your odds of winning by attending all 3 presentations:
Sunday, July 22, 10:30 AM -10:45 AM
Presenter: Jami Leveen, Director of Marketing, Innovation, ARAMARK
This presentation will focus on sustainable food and responsible procurement, including 3 food trends that make sense in our environments that support and promote sustainable foodservice operations.
Sunday, July 22, 12:00 PM -12:15 PM
Presenter: Elaine Aye,
Principal, Green Building Services, Inc.
What does it take to make an arena a leader among sustainable venues? Learn the processes that the Portland's Rose Garden arena home of the NBA Portland Trailblazers implemented to meet their sustainability goals. What did they do to engage all areas of their organization to embrace sustainability? What measures did they implement to improve their overall energy performance, water efficiency and improve material flows; what were the costs and the resulted savings from these measures?
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 PM -2:15 PM
Presenter: Bob Hunter, Executive Vice President, Venues & Entertainment, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)
Industry veteran Bob Hunter will present his company's sustainability efforts at the multiple venues under management of MLSE. His venues include Air Canada Centre, BMO Field, Ricoh Coliseum, and MasterCard Centre, and are home to the Tornoto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), and Toronto Marlies (AHL).