Conference Costs – save $$ by going local!

The First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference will be held at the Mirro Center on inside Mirro CenterFriday, June 7 from 7:30 am – 11:00 am.  The cost is only $20 which includes a light breakfast.

Every year, companies send employees to conferences all over the US.  In many cases, conferences include airfare, hotels, meals, transportation such as Uber, as well as the cost of the conference itself.

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img_6788Plan to attend “Brighter”, the Women’s Conference on June 7, and you’ll experience:

  • World-class speakers from right here in the Fort Wayne area
  • A fabulous crowd of like-minded leaders from right here in NE Indiana
  • Excellent venue complete with a light breakfast and beverages
  • Organizations from all over NE Indiana who are making a difference every day to make our communities/world a better place

And all of this for only $20.  No airports.  No hotels.  No exorbitant costs.  You have the opportunity to make new connections with other leaders who live here in your area!

Make the investment in YOU next month.  Invite friends and colleagues to join you.  It will be a positive, encouraging, and inspiring morning.  We want to see you there!

Secure your reservation at:  2019 Women’s Conference Registration Link

Have You Registered for the Women’s Conference Yet?

Mirro Center outside On Friday, June 7, the First Fridays Women’s Conference will happen at the Parkview Mirro Center!  The event kicks off at 7:30 am with a light breakfast and our first speaker will begin at 8:00 am.

 

Join hundreds of women from around NE Indiana as they come together to become “Brighter” – the theme of this year’s event.  The speakers, all from our area, will challenge and inspire you to become your best inside and out.

Be listening for the WOWO Radio interview coming up in 1 week.  If you have not registered yet, click on the following image to reserve your spot today.  Table reservations are also available for organizations who would like to bring a team of leaders.

This event will fill up soon.  Don’t delay – register today!  Click on the image below to register.  Only $20 for individual registrations.

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Connect.  Learn.  Grow. 

Become Brighter!

Leslee Hill on the 2019 Women’s Conference

Here is Leslee Hill, Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) at the NIIC, giving us a sneak peak at what she will be speaking on:

If you haven’t registered, today is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing.  Only $20 for all 3 sessions including breakfast!  Starting May 1, the price will go up to $25.  Click on the image below to register.

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Sharing a Resource: Korn Ferry

I read an interesting article earlier this morning in the Harvard Business Review.  It was entitled, “Self-Disrupt or Be Disrupted” by Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm.  The gist of the article focused on how leaders in the future need to prepare today to address the competition and challenges they will face.  Or as Korn Ferry writes:

“Competitive advantage will come with leaders who can connect resources and people adeptly to build an innovation ecosystem.”  

They write that in order to do this, leaders and companies must start the process of disrupting leadership development now or find themselves behind the pack.  They briefly touch on 5 core qualities in this new leadership skillset.

Leaders need the ability to:

  1. Anticipate changes
  2. Drive themselves and the company to flex to answer the changes
  3. Accelerate toward the change vs waiting to see what everyone does
  4. Partner with those that are kindred spirits in the challenges of change
  5. Trust leaders and processes that will pave the path to sucess

To learn more about Korn Ferry and ideas such as these, visit them at https://www.kornferry.com/

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Leadership Development Every Month

img_1194Why come to First Fridays Fort Wayne?

I’ve had this asked of me many times.  I typically ask this question as part of my response:

What are you doing right now to develop as a leader?

Many (most?) leaders believe in leadership development.  In some companies, they intentionally develop the leaders within their organization.  But that is rare these days.  So individual leaders are left to find opportunities to develop themselves.

First Fridays Fort Wayne is a fantastic opportunity for you to receive high quality leadership development each month.  And the only invest you need to make is time.

One of our “regulars” at First Fridays Fort Wayne has told me and has also written this on LinkedIn, “why would you miss the chance to hear outstanding leaders and be exposed to excellent leadership content?” 

Months ago, I was stopped downtown by another “regular” who told me, “Thank you to you and your brother for creating First Fridays.  I’ve grown so much.  I’ve never been around so many like-minded people before.  It’s great.”

It has been said many times “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”  If that concerns you, invest your time with area leaders who attend First Fridays.  You will have the chance to build lasting relationships.  You will be challenged by outstanding leaders our area has been blessed with.  You will help other businesses grow while your own business will grow – referrals are a natural by-product of First Fridays!

We are wrapping up Season 2.  We will kick-off Season 3 on September 6.  We hope to have our speaker roster posted soon.  If you have yet to attend a First Fridays Fort Wayne event, our next events are:

  • May 3 with Jim Wilcox.  Register for free at:  May 3 with Jim Wilcox
  • June 7 Women’s Conference at the Mirro Center.  Cost is $20 for this 3 hour event (breakfast included).  Reserve your spot here:  2019 Women’s Conference

 

May 3 First Fridays Speaker Announced!

We are excited to announce our May 3 First Fridays Fort Wayne Speaker – Jim Wilcox!

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Sandler Training

 

Jim Wilcox is the President and Owner of Wilcox & Associates, a Sandler Training & Consulting Company.  A clinically trained Trauma Nurse from IWU (Indiana Wesleyan University), Jim has consulted in several start-up companies including one of his own which he successfully grew and sold during his 10 year ER Tenure.

Jim brings a unique perspective and passion towards business with over 20 years of experience in sales & sales leadership and successful business start-up experience. It’s this perspective & passion that has propelled Jim and his team into being one of the top 250 Sandler Franchises in the world.

Jim will certainly add value to our local leaders on May 3.  Be sure to invite a colleague to attend with you!

This event will be on Eventbrite.com soon.  Remember, the event is free, but we do require registration as seating is limited.

 

2019 Women’s Conference – What to Expect

Many people take time and make the investment to travel to conferences all over the country.  At these events, we meet people that we may never see again.  We hear good speakers, but many times the content leaves us lacking or cannot be applied in our community/organizations/homes.

This is how the 2019 First Fridays Women’s Conference will be different.

Connecting:

Come to connect with women from all over NE Indiana.  We say “connect” because this will not just simply be a time to hand out business cards.  You don’t even need to have business cards to attend!  We have worked hard to make this a time where you will be encouraged to grow, challenged to change, and be inspired to become better.

Communicators:

You will be hearing from outstanding leaders from right here in NE Indiana

Leslee Hill

 

Leslee Hill – Director of the WEOC (Women’s Entrepreneurship Opportunity Council) at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (The NIIC).  Follow Leslee on LinkedIn to be inspired!

 

 

Elizabeth MacDonald – Founder and Owner of The Verbal Edge.  She is the author of Sharpen Your Verbal Edge.  Elizabeth will make you laugh and will help us all become great verbal and written communicators.

 

Dr. Angela LaSalle

Dr. Angela LaSalle – Founder & Medical Director of Integrative Medicine (a part of Parkview). Dr. LaSalle will challenge us all to become healthier and the steps we can take to become a physically/mentally better person.

Instead of paying for airfare, hotel and Uber costs, this conference will be held here in Fort Wayne at Parkview’s Mirro Center.  And the cost is only $20/person.  Table sponsorships are available for only $200.

Take time today to register.  Invite friends and colleagues.  This conference is not just for women in the work place.  Women who have chosen to work (and I mean work!) in their homes will benefit from this.

Come to be encouraged.  You’ll laugh.  You’ll think.  You’ll connect.  We’ve designed this day for all of us to become Brighter!

To register, click on the image below:

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