Elevate program 2022


Meeting Room 208A FIVE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE Teresa Atkinson, Express Employment Professionals “Influence” is a buzz word we hear on a daily basis. There are social media influencers, people of influence at companies, and Time magazine releases an annual,

Meeting Room 301C LEADING PEOPLE UNLIKE YOURSELF: HOW TO THRIVE AS A FIRST-TIME PEOPLE LEADER Matthew Palmer, Heartland Payment Systems Stepping into a people leadership role for the first time is so exciting and can also mean stepping into new challenges. These challenges can certainly be stretching and sometimes surprising. In this breakout we will be chatting about how to navigate the transition from an individual contributor to leader, what to do when you realize you are leading a team of people that are not like you and how to thrive as a new people leader. The content for this breakout is great for first time people leaders or anyone wanting a refresher in healthy team leadership. TRACK: MANAGING YOUR TEAM

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“Most Influential People of the Year” list. While we may be aware that the word “influence” means having an effect on behavior or change, there is still some uncertainty around what influence actually is and how we can improve it. In this session, we will explore the key elements that will help us increase our influence and learn how to put influence into practice. TRACK: EXPANDING YOUR INFLUENCE Meeting Room 208B THE FUTURE IS NOW: RECRUITING, RETAINING, AND DEVELOPING MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z EMPLOYEES Landis Tindell, OKC Thunder Individuals from Generation Z now make up nearly 40% of the workforce. It’s important for leaders to understand what makes the individuals from the post-9/11 generation unique, and how to effectively recruit, onboard, retain and develop these individuals into the leaders that will sustain and grown businesses in the near future. In this session, you will learn how to develop an organizational culture that allows young professionals to grow and thrive. You’ll explore the differences between millennials and gen z’s and discover what allows young employees to easily integrate, thrive, and lead. Topics discussed will include how to engage current and potential employees, successfully recruiting and developing those employees, and standing out in the crowded workforce. TRACK: GROWING YOUR BUSINESS Meeting Room 209B STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM: STRATEGIES TOWARDS ADVANCING UPWARDS J.D. Baker, Cortado Ventures When starting a career, a young professional looks to move upward in title, management, and compensation. This session will focus on tangible tactics and strategies to help young professionals take advantage of professional opportunities to advance into leadership positions. TRACK: STARTING YOUR CAREER

Meeting Room 301D CHAMPIONING EQUITABLE ADVANCEMENT Shalynne Jackson, City of Oklahoma City

We will discuss the adversity marginalized employees face when it comes to mentorship and sponsorship and how inclusive leadership helps employees overcome such obstacles—leading to increased retention and diversifying leadership roles. Participants can expect to: • Understand the inequities in mentorship and sponsorship and how they often impact the advancement of marginalized employees. • Learn how organizations can cultivate a culture of mentorship and sponsorship by intentionally championing those types of relationships. TRACK: CULTURE COMPETENCY

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Meeting Room 301B WHY PEOPLE LIE TO YOU...AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT Mike Crandall, Sandler Training


Often in sales, prospects and clients don’t tell us the truth, which can lead to frustration, as well as, wasted time, energy and money. If you hate the waste that comes from this – you will want to join this session. Attendees will learn how to change the dynamics of sales interactions to minimize or eliminate the lies we hear so you can more forward more efficiently and effectively. TRACK: BOOSTING YOUR SALES

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