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Thursday, October 4
 

8:00am

Board Meeting - Invite Only
Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Southmoreland 1st Floor
 
Friday, October 5
 

7:30am

Registration and Exhibits
Come see exhibits by: ACTE, Daniels Fund, DECA, FBLA, PMIef, MBA Research, StuKent 

Friday October 5, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom D

8:00am

Board Meeting - Invite Only
Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 3:30pm
Southmoreland 1st Floor

8:00am

HSB: Business Economics - Invite Only
Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Seville I 2nd Floor

8:00am

HSB: Business Strategies - Invite Only
Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Seville II 2nd Floor

9:00am

W18-2: The MBA Learning Center for Beginning Users – Technology Powering Your Classroom - $39
This highly interactive session is designed for those that want to explore, are new, or beginning users of the MBA Learning Center. Spend time learning how to set up the Learning Center, how to import and export modules, how to assign, how to enroll students, how to customize assessments and assignments, and much, much, more.  Tied to the national standards the Learning Center modules, assessments, and links to additional activities, games and videos will help you deliver a stronger curriculum, build a strong(er) WBL program, assist in creating curriculum based School Based Enterprises, and prepare your BPA, DECA, or FBLA students for competition. The MBA Learning Center has over 300 modules and assessments, all powered by Canvas.

Participants will leave the session with: 
Hands-on experience with advanced tools found within the LC
New ideas and strategies for using the LC
Additional strategies from current users in the session

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8FPDLF

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feazell

Adam Feazell

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Hurricane High School - Huntington, WV
Adam has been teaching business and marketing to high school students for the past 8 years.  He has also been a chapter advisor for FBLA and DECA in his school.  For the past 3 years, Adam has been the WV DECA State Chartered Association Advisor.
avatar for Nadine Scott

Nadine Scott

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Penta Career Center - Oak Harbor, OH
Nadine Scott is a Marketing Instructor and DECA Advisor for the Penta Career Center at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Over the past twenty years, she has taught several courses and is currently teaching Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Applications and... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Westport 3rd Floor

9:00am

W18-3: Building a Community of Lifelong Project Managers - $39
The global economy has become more project-oriented, as the practice of project management expands within all industries. Organizations are connecting the dots between strategy and action, to stay competitive in the marketplace. This Project Management Educator Training includes all deliverables of a semester PM Course including; a suggested strategy for gaining STEM support, integration of CTSO’s and developing a sequence of courses. Participants receive course outline, detailed lesson plans, frameworks, instructional strategies and ongoing support.

Session participants will learn strategies for teaching a semester long Project Management Course

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6NB2WC7

Speakers
avatar for Lori Hairston

Lori Hairston

Washington DECA


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

9:00am

W18-4: To VR or AR or Not? - $39
Technology is changing quickly and is a great tool for engaging students and enhancing learning.  The key is to not use technology for technology’s sake but to use technology to develop knowledge and skills and allow students to become active learners, rather than passive listeners.  Join one of our most popular presenters as Snehal models how to utilize technology to improve learning by incorporating virtual reality or augmented reality in your CTE classroom.  This will be a highly interactive session.

Session participants will leave with:
An understanding of VR and Ar
Identify lessons or content areas to incorporate VR and AR
Plans to implement VR or AR

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z2F8TLG

Speakers
avatar for Snehal Bhakta

Snehal Bhakta

CTE Project Facilitator, Clark County School District - Las Vegas, NV
Snehal Bhakta worked in business and technology consulting for 15 years before entering education. When the opportunity presented itself for him to develop his own program at WCTA in the Clark County School District, he jumped at the opportunity to fuel his passion of helping others... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

9:00am

Global Trade and Marketing - A Conversation and Tour with The Roasterie - $39 Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

A unique hands-on experience for teachers of all subjects as you hear real stories about global trade, fair trade, marketing, and finding your niche among the many national coffee chains that dot the landscape. Transportation to the Roasterie included.  Samples provided. Space is limited – register early.

The Roasterie is a unique coffee roasting company using a direct trade process. Located in downtown Kansas City. Participants will learn about The Roasterie’s global supply chain, direct trade processes, and the impact of both on their strategic marketing plan.

Tour attendees will gather in the lobby where staff will be coordinating transportation.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJM3PY6

Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Roasterie Cafe - Factory 1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

11:30am

Lunch Buffet at Main Street Grill
$10 for salad and dessert
$14 for full buffet


Friday October 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Main Street Grill 2nd Floor

12:30pm

12:30pm

TAN Meeting - Invite Only
Friday October 5, 2018 12:30pm - 3:15pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

1:00pm

W18-1: Building High Quality Programs - $39
From Standards to Assessment the focus of this pre-conference session will be to provide teachers, and administrators, with the tools to build high quality programs. Starting with an overview of the national standards participants will review and use the standards to improve their current program, will take a deep dive into curricula and instructional resources to support the standards and review research based assessments including digital badges and certifications. Participants will have an opportunity to earn a digital badge and receive a code to take one of the A*S*K exams. Participants will also receive a $100 gift certificate to purchase MBA resources.

Participants will leave with the session with:
Understanding the national standards and how they tie to state standards
Curricula that provides great program planning and instructional tools
Multiple Instructional strategies
Asssessment strategies and ideas
Connections to CTSO’s
Ideas that can be used the day you return to school

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9TJ7GL

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Guest

Kimberly Guest

MBA Professional Development Team, Genesee Career Institute
Kim Guest is currently the adjunct instructor for Risk Management and Insurance program, coordinator for Early Childhood Education program and a coach for Career Essentials at Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan. She previously taught business, marketing, and finance at Kearsley... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Milke

Jennifer Milke

MBA Research , Professional Development Team, Henry Ford II High School, MBA Research - Professional Development Team
Jennifer Milke is a Marketing and Business teacher, as well as a DECA advisor at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Jennifer received her BS in secondary education from Central Michigan University and is vocationally certified in marketing and business. She received... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

1:00pm

W18-5: The MBA Learning Center for Advanced Users – Technology Powering Your Classroom - $39
This highly interactive session is designed for current users of the MBA Learning Center. Spend time learning how to create courses, import videos, assignments and assessments, create assessments using the assessment center, allow students to collaborate, utilize Speed Grader, and much, much more.  There will be a time to share as advanced users share their unique strategies and ideas with each other. The MBA Learning Center is powered by Canvas and has over 300 modules and assessments, all powered by Canvas.

Participants will leave the session with:
Hands-on experience with advanced tools found within the LC
New ideas and strategies for using the LC
Additional strategies from current users in the session

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYDBSTG

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Scott

Nadine Scott

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Penta Career Center - Oak Harbor, OH
Nadine Scott is a Marketing Instructor and DECA Advisor for the Penta Career Center at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Over the past twenty years, she has taught several courses and is currently teaching Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Applications and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ann Stewart

Dr. Ann Stewart

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Stewarts Creek High School
With 15 years teaching experience, Stewart is the Department Chair of the school CTE Department and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Academy at Stewarts Creek High School. This four-year program runs a shopping center at the high school with four distinct businesses.


Friday October 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Westport 3rd Floor

1:00pm

The Bank that Hamilton Built - an on-site tour of the Money Museum and conversation at the Federal Reserve of Kansas City - $39 Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Kansas City Money Museum
Part of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City.
 
Learn more about the Federal Reserve system and bring back real examples to share with your students about the financial institutions of our country.  Whether you teach finance, marketing, banking, management, economics, or entrepreneurship, you will want to share the information learned with your students when you return to school.

This tour will encompass: 
  • A deep dive into the Federal’s Reserve’s role in the overall economy.
  • An in-depth view of the operations of one of the region's largest cash vaults which processes millions of dollars daily.
  • Interactive exhibits that explore banking, how people pay for things and how monetary policy decisions impact a family's bottom line.
  • The famous Truman Coin Collection, which includes coins from each U.S. presidential administration.
Economic Outlook Presentation 
  • Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the current outlook of the U.S. economy from a representative of the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Economic Research department. This session will inspire participants to learn more about the economy, data analysis, and the work of the Federal Reserve.

Tour attendees will gather in the lobby where staff will be coordinating transportation.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSSLRVR

Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Money Museum 1 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64198, USA

2:30pm

New to MBA Research Meeting
Friday October 5, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

3:15pm

Reception - Board, New Consortium Reps, TAN
Friday October 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke 2nd Floor

4:30pm

Hallmark: Transforming the Business; Enhancing Our Reputation - Opening Session sponsored by DECA, Inc.
Transforming the Business; Enhancing our Reputation

In 2015, Hallmark restructured its business into a portfolio strategy to be more competitive in the greeting card and specialty retail spaces. With the move, the 105-year-old company took a hit in the headlines and in its hometown of Kansas City as it positioned itself for the next 100 years of growth. Hear how the company then set up its reputation for a rebound. Audiences will learn the four key areas Hallmark identified to highlight, a five-part strategy that guided its efforts, and historic “firsts” that were accomplished along the way. Enjoy a case study on navigating the waters when a tough decision is ultimately the right decision for the long-term growth of a business.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B9VP3GZ

Speakers
avatar for Andy DiOrio

Andy DiOrio

Public Relations & Social Media Director, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Andy DiOrio, APR, is the public relations and social media director for corporate reputation at Hallmark, where he has the privilege of telling the company's story and influencing public opinion about its portfolio of businesses and brands. A more than 15-year veteran in the communications... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom EFG 2nd Floor

7:00pm

The Celebration! - $39
Come join the MBA Research team for food and drinks in Kansas City's popular Power & Light District. The Celebration! this year will be held at No Other Pub, a sports bar with several gaming options: bowling, golf, ping pong, shuffle board, billiards, darts, and more!

We will be providing food, drink vouchers, and transportation to and from the hotel.  Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00.  Buses will start leaving for the venue at 6:15.

Must have purchased a ticket at Registration.  Attendees will gather in the lobby where staff will be coordinating transportation.

Find out more about the venue:
https://powerandlightdistrict.com/eat-and-drink/no-other-pub


Friday October 5, 2018 7:00pm - 10:30pm
 
Saturday, October 6
 

7:30am

Breakfast sponsored by DECA, Inc.
Saturday October 6, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

7:30am

7:30am

8:00am

HSB: Business Economics - Invite Only
Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Seville I 2nd Floor

8:00am

HSB: Business Strategies - Invite Only
Saturday October 6, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Seville II 2nd Floor

8:30am

Marketing Communications: Fifty Ways to Tell Your Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Breeze will share the integral part that communications work plays in the success of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as she works to build partnerships throughout the business community. Sharing Kemper Museum’s story is one of the ways she has developed important alliances, created opportunities to collaborate, and highlights how the intersection between business and art allows the Museum to carry out its mission.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTBYYYB

Speakers
avatar for Breeze Richardson

Breeze Richardson

Director of Marketing and Communications, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Breeze Richardson currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications forKemper Museum of Contemporary Art. As an integral member of the senior leadership team,Breeze guides the Museum’s communication strategy in print and online, managing mediarelations, and working... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

8:30am

Classrooms That Work
During this session participants will learn how to integrate SBE concepts and MBA standards into the class to offer students "Classrooms that Work". It will give students a hands on approach to learning that allows students to see how a business works while still in high school.

Learning Objectives:
Participates will be gain basic knowledge of how to turn classrooms into a student centered work environment.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQMYVS6

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feazell

Adam Feazell

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Hurricane High School - Huntington, WV
Adam has been teaching business and marketing to high school students for the past 8 years.  He has also been a chapter advisor for FBLA and DECA in his school.  For the past 3 years, Adam has been the WV DECA State Chartered Association Advisor.


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Brookside 1st Floor

8:30am

Need Certifications? Just A*S*K!
Need Certifications? Just A*S*K!
The demand for industry certifications and other credentials grows exponentially each year, yet the opportunities for business and marketing students to formally document their learning have historically been slim. MBA Research seeks to change that paradigm with A*S*K Business Institute certification. Join April for an overview of the certification program, a quick look at the mechanics, and a discussion of how A*S*K certification can give your students a competitive edge in future employment. Leave this session with a better understanding of:
  • Benefits of A*S*K certification
  • Specific A*S*K certification exam offerings
  • Options for preparing for A*S*K exams

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSWNLJG

Speakers
avatar for April Miller

April Miller

VP of Product Development, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
As Vice President of Product Development for MBA Research, April J. Miller provides guidance and support to educators involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards-based curriculum. She oversees the creation of a broad range of instructional materials and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

8:30am

The Why & How of High School of Business
MBA Research's High School of Business program has been adopted by nearly 100 schools. Learn about the program’s design and impact—both backed by research, of course. Then hear directly from a panel of teachers why they chose this program for their students. Topics will include enrollment, funding, student benefits (college credit, etc.), and challenges to consider.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXK2PH6

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Berkey

Lisa Berkey

Vice President, Strategic Communications, MBA Research
Lisa Berkey is VP of Strategic Communications. This role includes leadership of marketing and communications for the organization, as well as oversight of the High School of Business program.Berkey holds an MBA with dual concentrations in marketing and project management, as well... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Westport 3rd Floor

8:30am

SCHS Entrepreneurship Center in a Nutshell
The SCHS Entrepreneurship Center is a unique four-year program in Tennessee. Stewarts Creek High School has just graduated their first class of four-year Entrepreneurship Center. Come hear how the program has evolved throughout their journey from a teacher and student perspective during the last four years and future plans.

Learning Objectives:
Share information on the courses and projects used in the completion of this unique Entrepreneurial program of study.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KNVXSM6

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ann Stewart

Dr. Ann Stewart

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Stewarts Creek High School
With 15 years teaching experience, Stewart is the Department Chair of the school CTE Department and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Academy at Stewarts Creek High School. This four-year program runs a shopping center at the high school with four distinct businesses.


Saturday October 6, 2018 8:30am - 9:20pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

9:30am

The Culture Advantage: Winning Inside to Win Outside
In his presentation, Mr. Keown will share Barkley’s strategies on developing cultures of innovation and intrapreneurship within their own company. He will also highlight several case studies in which Barkley has worked with other companies to help them develop cultures centered around creativity and innovation.

Participants will be able to describe:
  • The importance of, and elements of workplace cultures
  • Conditions necessary to change workplace culture
  • Steps to design and implement workplace culture changes
  • Benefits of workplace cultures centered around innovation and intrapreneurship

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JVSXS58

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Keown

Jimmy Keown

Strategy Director, Barkley
Jimmy Keown, strategy director at Barkley, is set to speak at Conclave 2018. Barkley is an independent strategy, creative and innovation agency with headquarters in Kansas City. Barkley was recently named a top lead agency by Forrester in the Lead Agency Wave Report, and is one of... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

9:30am

Best Practices for using LAPs
Are you looking for lessons that will engage your students and prepare them for a career in business? LAPs are designed to keep your students interested while offering teachers everything they need to deliver a complete lesson with objectives, assessments, activities and so much more. Join Nadine as she shares some of her best practices for using LAPs in the classroom. You will leave the session with new ways to engage students and energize your classoom.

Learning Objectives:
Assist teachers in getting the most out of LAPs.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFRGDT7

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Scott

Nadine Scott

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Penta Career Center - Oak Harbor, OH
Nadine Scott is a Marketing Instructor and DECA Advisor for the Penta Career Center at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Over the past twenty years, she has taught several courses and is currently teaching Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Applications and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

9:30am

DECA’s New Integrated Marketing Campaign Events
With new and evolving channels of marketing communication upon us, traditional advertising and promotion are used less often. DECA’s new Integrated Marketing Campaign Events will allow DECA members to utilize their marketing communication skills to develop strategies using unified and seamless experiences – both online and offline – for consumers. Dig deeper into the new event guidelines and receive strategies on utilizing these events to enhance student learning.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand DECA’s Integrated Marketing Campaign Events
• Incorporate DECA’s Integrated Marketing Campaign Events into their classroom instruction
• Provide guidance to DECA members interested in competing in DECA’s Integrated Marketing
Campaign Events

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J95QZ33

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Chief Meetings Officer, DECA, Inc.
Christopher Young, CAE, is chief meetings officer at DECA Inc., responsible for successful execution of all DECA’s in-person meetings, with an event portfolio of more than 10 events per year. Prior to this role, Young served as DECA’s high school division director for six years... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Brookside 1st Floor

9:30am

Local Business Marketing Plans
Business and education partnerships enrich both the business and the school’s business program. This session will present how to bring local companies into your classroom. Learn how one local school is working with local business to deliver marketing instruction while creating marketing plans for the businesses.

Participants will leave the session:

Ready to set up local business partnerships
Understanding how to develop relationships with local business
How to work with local businesses to provide authentic projects for marketing students

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGZHYYV

Speakers
avatar for Corri Ellis

Corri Ellis

Molalla High School - Molalla, OR
Corri Ellis is a full-time high school business teacher and part-time college instructor.  Before moving into the education field Ms. Ellis and her husband owned and operated a multitude of businesses.  They were the true definition of entrepreneurs.  Corri has taken her experience... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Westport 3rd Floor

9:30am

Quality Work-Based Learning
Work-based learning is more than apprenticeships and internships. This session will explore the continuum of work-based learning opportunities. Also the legal and liability with these options. What makes a "quality" work-based learning experience?

Learning Objectives:
Participants will have an understanding of the continuum of work-based learning opportunities, the value/risk/reward of student experiences, and components of a quality program.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JHJWQPT

Speakers
avatar for Kelli Diemer

Kelli Diemer

Business Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Kelli has worked as a Business Education Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education since 2008. Prior to that, she taught high school business at a high school for 20 years as well as concurrent enrollment courses for the community college. She currently serves as the ACTE Business... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

10:30am

The Two Cups of Coffee Challenge: Building Bridges with Business and Industry - General Session sponsored by PMIef
Donna will share her vast experiences in connecting with both educators and business and industry. She makes a compelling argument for why educators need to be at the center of initiating relationships with business and industry and what type of administrative support they need to help their chances of success.


Teachers will leave with:
  • An easy strategy to use local economic development and ‘hot jobs’ data to quickly ignite business partnerships for your classroom.
  • The questions to ask business partners to tease out authentic projects for your students to work on, gaining employability skills, resume, and social capital (professional network).
  • Examples of business partnerships that started small and the strategies teachers used to grow the extent of the partnership.
  • QuickStart exercise that identifies the first opportunities for business partnerships that are localized & customized to individual teachers based on their school location and their students’ interests.
  • Tools to grow, enrich and sustain your business and community partnerships.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQ2W8BT

Speakers
avatar for Donna Deeds

Donna Deeds

Educator in Residence, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Donna M. Deeds is an Educator in Residence for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she will provide consulting support for local schools and education programs, establish a series of learning opportunities with internal and external partners, and conduct research on current... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom EFG 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday October 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

12:00pm

HSB Luncheon - Invite Only
Lunch for HSB Trainers and Attendees

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Berkey

Lisa Berkey

Vice President, Strategic Communications, MBA Research
Lisa Berkey is VP of Strategic Communications. This role includes leadership of marketing and communications for the organization, as well as oversight of the High School of Business program.Berkey holds an MBA with dual concentrations in marketing and project management, as well... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brookside 1st Floor

12:30pm

MBA Learning Center - The Doctor is In
Bring your Learning Center questions to the MBA Research exhibit where one of our experts will be on-hand to troubleshoot and guide you through this important piece of the MBA Research toolkit.

Saturday October 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

1:00pm

The Result is Worth Rooting for, but N!=1 (a.k.a. Can We Please Run it Twice?)
Learn how data impacts Baseball Operations decisions with the Kansas City Royals

Join Dr. Daniel Mack and John Williams with the Kansas City Royals as they tell us how the Royals work through the pitfalls of communicating probabilistic model output in a results-based industry. You won’t want to miss this presentation as they share an inside look at decision-making in baseball.

Participants will be able to:
  • Understand that good business results come from good processes, but the long run can be uncomfortably long
  • Learn techniques for communicating risk and variance to a non-technical audience
  • Articulate advantages of leveraging large datasets and knowledge sharing to deal with incomplete present information

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWFLQ8X

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mack

Daniel Mack

Director of Baseball Analytics/Research Science, Kansas City Royals
Dr. Daniel Mack is in his sixth season with the Royals and his first as the Senior Director of Quantitative Analysis/Amateur Scouting, after being promoted on January 1, 2018. Mack previously served as Director of Baseball Analytics/Research Science for 3 seasons. He was originally... Read More →
avatar for John Williams

John Williams

Senior Director, Quantitative Analysis/Player Personnel, Kansas City Royals
John Williams is in his eighth season with the Royals and first as the Senior Director of Quantitative Analysis/Player Personnel, after being promoted on January 1, 2018. Williams previously served as Director of Baseball Analytics for three seasons, Assistant Director of Baseball... Read More →



Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Anatomy of a LAP
Are you new to the world of LAPs? Come discover what all the hype is about. This adventure will include the breakdown of a LAP, identifying LAPs within a course, incorporating them within the classroom, and accessing them. Come ready to dive in and explore the LAP world! LAPs have every component of a great, creative, innovative lesson plan – you decide how you want to teach the topic.

Learning Objectives:
  • To help business and marketing teachers gain a better understanding of LAP Modules
  • To understand how to LAPs in the classroom.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YRDFJJP

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Milke

Jennifer Milke

MBA Research , Professional Development Team, Henry Ford II High School, MBA Research - Professional Development Team
Jennifer Milke is a Marketing and Business teacher, as well as a DECA advisor at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Jennifer received her BS in secondary education from Central Michigan University and is vocationally certified in marketing and business. She received... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor

1:00pm

So I've Got This Store - Now What?
Many of us have been there, open the door and we suddenly have a school store to add to our list of things to do. But once the store is open, how do you manage the day-to-day operations and requirements. Order inventory, keep students busy, expand the business audience, promotion, financial statements, all an integral part of maintaining your business. This session is presented with the goals of helping you maintain your sanity in the midst of the chaos.
 
Learning Objectives:
Session is designed to help store facilitators take the next step in advancing their SBE (School-Based Enterprise) to the next level.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YM589RN

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ann Stewart

Dr. Ann Stewart

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Stewarts Creek High School
With 15 years teaching experience, Stewart is the Department Chair of the school CTE Department and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Academy at Stewarts Creek High School. This four-year program runs a shopping center at the high school with four distinct businesses.


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

1:00pm

“Teacher, how do I become a...?” Inspire Your Students to Pursue STEM and Entrepreneurship Careers
How can you empower students to have confidence to pursue STEM and entrepreneurship focused careers? Educators in attendance will gain access to several sponsored online resources that identify students’ individual interests in STEM and entrepreneurship, and enable them to explore those possibilities in an engaging way. The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, and have assessments embedded into them, enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work. Join us or visit EVERFI.com/k-12 to learn more.

Learning Objectives:
Educators will receive access to the no-cost digital resource and learn best practices on implementation. These resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3FHV2J

Speakers
avatar for EVERFI

EVERFI

Schools Manager, Kansas, EVERFI
EVERFI: Connecting Learning to the Real WorldEVERFI is a digital education platform that provides online resources to educators seeking to teach their students essential life skills. Thanks to hundreds of partners that share our mission, we deliver these critical skills to 25,000... Read More →
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Heather Miller

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Heather Miller is a Senior Schools Manager for EVERFI. Heather received her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri. She was an educator for many years in Secondary, Adult, and Higher Education. Heather joined EVERFI in the Fall of 2016... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Test Your Knowledge -- Free! Take MBA Research Badging Exams
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and take any of the Level 1 Badging Exams or the A*S*K Business Fundamentals exam.  This is great way to learn about how the exams are organized and to better understand the exams your students may be taking.

It is important that you stop by the registration desk and register for the exam(s) of your choice at least 1 hour before taking the exam.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB2FPWG

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Urich

Laurie Urich

Project Manager, High School of Business, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Laurie, who retired from the Colorado Community College System in 2016 joined our staff as a project manager working with the development of the MBA Business Coalition for Education.  Currently she is the project manager working with the development and support for the High School... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Brookside 1st Floor

2:00pm

5 Communication Skills Every CTE Student Must Possess
Ideal for CTE administrators and teachers alike! How do you make sure every student in your CTE program graduates with smart, effective communication skills? Use the techniques from award-winning author Danny Rubin. His "Top 5" skills include polished email etiquette, "selfless" networking, "storytelling" cover letters, unforgettable handwritten notes and more!

Learning Objectives:
Objective 1: Provide strategies to write polished, professional email etiquette to impress employers from the first message.
Objective 2: Understand how to talk with others in real-world situations like career fairs, networking conversations and job interviews.
Objective 3: Receive a comprehensive education in "soft skills," which are often difficult to teach -- especially through real-life application.
Objective 4: Share a bold new way to teach employability skills through hands-on, project-based learning.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HBHC2X

Speakers
avatar for Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin

Rubin Education
Danny Rubin is an award-winning author and speaker on business communication. Rubin's ACTE-supported material teaches practical writing, speaking and interpersonal skills for career development and entrepreneurship. He's the author of "Wait, How Do I Write This Email?" (100+ writing... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Breaking Barriers for Your Students through Financial Education
Financial education at an early age can lead to a positive outlook and equips students with the resources they need to be successful. Our three financial education programs (Vault 4-6, FutureSmart 6-9 and EVERFI Financial Literacy 9-12) provide a rich foundation in areas such as budgeting, investing, credit, taxes, and financing higher education. The resources are student-driven, standards-aligned, and have assessments embedded into them. Join us or visit EVERFI.com to learn more.

Learning Objectives:
Educators will receive access to the no-cost digital resource and learn best practices on implementation. These resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26YDPLK

Speakers
avatar for EVERFI

EVERFI

Schools Manager, Kansas, EVERFI
EVERFI: Connecting Learning to the Real WorldEVERFI is a digital education platform that provides online resources to educators seeking to teach their students essential life skills. Thanks to hundreds of partners that share our mission, we deliver these critical skills to 25,000... Read More →
avatar for Heather Miller

Heather Miller

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Heather Miller is a Senior Schools Manager for EVERFI. Heather received her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri. She was an educator for many years in Secondary, Adult, and Higher Education. Heather joined EVERFI in the Fall of 2016... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Building a Successful CTE Business Program
Are you considering adding a CTE Business Program to your district's course catalog or school schedule? Learn some tips and lessons learned on opening and in some cases closing CTE Business Programs.

Learning Objectives:
Be able to effectively plan and develop a strategy for a successful CTE Business Program.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CK8KZYC

Speakers
avatar for Snehal Bhakta

Snehal Bhakta

CTE Project Facilitator, Clark County School District - Las Vegas, NV
Snehal Bhakta worked in business and technology consulting for 15 years before entering education. When the opportunity presented itself for him to develop his own program at WCTA in the Clark County School District, he jumped at the opportunity to fuel his passion of helping others... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

2:00pm

Colorado FBLA: Kick-starting the Daniels Fund High School Ethics Event
Recommended for HS.  Join us to learn about the Daniels Fund High School Ethics Event that was beta-tested by Colorado FBLA in 2018. Find out what guidelines were followed for the event, how students benefited, and what assistance was provided by MBA Research. Learn about plans for 2019 and beyond for FBLA and DECA.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQY8GVF

Speakers
avatar for Jen Girvin

Jen Girvin

Colorado FBLA-PBL State Adviser
Jen is currently the Colorado FBLA-PBL State Adviser, employed by the Colorado Community College System. Jen has been in various state and national level student organization administration positions for the last 15 years.  
avatar for Beth Osteen

Beth Osteen

Vice President, Research, MBA Research


Saturday October 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor

2:50pm

Refreshments sponsored by PMIef
Saturday October 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

3:15pm

The Invention of YOU!
Join Michael Farmer, business founder, Visiting Scholar at Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), and Entrepreneur-in Residence for Techstars Kansas City, as he shares the story of his own “product road map” and how he is working with high school students to develop their own individual product road maps. Michael will share information about his successful Invention of You course at Blue Valley CAPS, how he is incorporating project based learning for life into his classroom, and observations about thriving in a growing gig economy.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXGSYPC

Speakers
avatar for Michael Farmer

Michael Farmer

Visiting Scholar, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
Michael is currently the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Techstars Kansas City and a visiting Scholar at Blue Valley CAPS (located in Overland Park Kansas).  Previously he was the Founder and CEO of Leap2, a visual search collaboration platform for consumers and publishers. Leap2 has... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

3:15pm

17 Tips for Teaching Social Media Marketing
Teaching a social media marketing course can be an extremely daunting task. The social media industry evolves so quickly that instructors simply don’t have enough time to keep up with the latest and greatest social media trends and updates. This presentation will give you tons of new ideas on ways to structure your course, as well as give you tips and tricks on how to stay current on the ever-changing social media world.

Learning Objectives:
Sign instructors up for product demos

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFSL86Q

Speakers
avatar for Adam Hales

Adam Hales

Course Consultant, StuKent
Adam Hales has experience in the digital marketing space building campaigns, providing consulting work, and excelling in media sales. As a course consultant at Stukent, Inc., he assists instructors in preparing for various marketing and business courses. He graduated with a bachelor's... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

3:15pm

Hands-On Projects for High School Students
Learn how to develop classroom projects that will engage your students in the community and develop resume material that will change their lives.

Learning Objectives:
Goal is present ideas to teachers that want students to do hands-on projects.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CGS2JYF

Speakers
avatar for Chris Pendleton

Chris Pendleton

Hidden Valley High School - Grants Pass, OR
Over 20 years of educational experience in the states of Oregon and Washington as a high school and community college teacher. Worked in both the business and computer science departments for local colleges and was charged to build several web computer classes. As a high school teacher... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Brookside 1st Floor

3:15pm

What Everyone Ought to Know About Curriculum Builder
MBA Research’s web-based database allows you real-time access to our standards research. If you’re working on a new course or program-of-study, or thinking about updating a course, this tool is incredibly powerful. It allows you to make informed, research-based decisions to guide your learning outcomes. Join experienced teachers as they show you how easy it is to use Curriculum Builder to create courses and align standards

Learning Objectives:
  • To become familiar with performance indicators.
  • To learn how to navigate curriculum builder.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHMLD2Y

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Guest

Kimberly Guest

MBA Professional Development Team, Genesee Career Institute
Kim Guest is currently the adjunct instructor for Risk Management and Insurance program, coordinator for Early Childhood Education program and a coach for Career Essentials at Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan. She previously taught business, marketing, and finance at Kearsley... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Milke

Jennifer Milke

MBA Research , Professional Development Team, Henry Ford II High School, MBA Research - Professional Development Team
Jennifer Milke is a Marketing and Business teacher, as well as a DECA advisor at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Jennifer received her BS in secondary education from Central Michigan University and is vocationally certified in marketing and business. She received... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

Competition in my Business Classroom
Last year at Conclave I presented about the best competitions I had my students enter during the school year. This school year I was able to participate in some amazing new competitions. I would like to review some of the best I encountered and pass on the effect they have had in my classroom.

Learning Objectives:
My goal would be to share and review some of the best competitions out there so others could reap the benefits I have had.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Raffetto

Anthony Raffetto

Wilcox High School - Santa Clara, CA
Tony Raffetto has been teaching Business classes in Northern California for over 20 years. He is currently a Business Teacher at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, CA. He has started a financial literacy course for the first time in our district and is currently implementing a Business... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Brookside 1st Floor

4:15pm

Create. Lead. Inspire. in FBLA – Middle Level
Limited Capacity seats available

FBLA-Middle Level is the fastest growing division of FBLA-PBL. To meet the needs of our middle school students, the program of activities was updated in 2017 to include activities that will allow them to explore the skills needed to be our future business leaders. Attend this session to learn about the LEAD program and the new national competitive events program.

Learning Objectives:
This session will share information on the updated programs offered to FBLA-Middle Level members to help them develop their leadership skills. Advisers and potential advisers will gain an understanding of these programs to help them develop their FBLA-Middle Level chapters.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Scholl

Kelly Scholl

Education Director, FBLA-PBL
Kelly Scholl is the Education Director at Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). In this position Kelly oversees all aspects of FBLA-PBL’s competitive events program for middle school, high school, and college students, along with new program development... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

Ethical Leadership: A Brief Introduction
Join Krysti and Holly for a brief overview of the ethical leadership course and how it can benefit your students, school district, and community. Developed by MBA Research Curriculum Center and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, the ethical leadership course curriculum is providing students with the foundation to step forward when crises occur, come to the rescue of others, and generally do what’s right, no matter what—even when it doesn’t benefit them personally.

Participants will leave this session with:
A brief introduction to the ethical leadership course.
Tools to implement the course
Links to the course guide and supplemental materials

Speakers
avatar for Holly Claborn

Holly Claborn

Clinton County Area Technology Center - Albany, KY
Holly Claborn is currently a business, marketing, and computer science teacher and FBLA adviser at Clinton County Area Technology Center in Albany, KY. Holly has over 20 years teaching experience in Kentucky and Tennessee, and has also served as FBLA adviser for over 20 years. She... Read More →
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Krysti Conlin

Whitley County High School - Williamsburg, KY
Krysti Conlin has been teaching Business & Marketing at Whitley County High School for over 20 years and is her school district's Career & Technical Education Coordinator. She is Kentucky's MBA Research Ethics Integration Specialist and is a member of the Kentucky Department of Education's... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

I'm a Techaholic: New Ways to Use the Quizlet App
Check out this quick session to learn new ways to use the Quizlet app. Use the app as an assessment tool, to collect data, or to create a review game. Nadine will show you the newest additions to Quizlet and how to get the most out of this popular app.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate ways to use app for assessment
  • Learn how to obtain data to track student achievement

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Scott

Nadine Scott

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Penta Career Center - Oak Harbor, OH
Nadine Scott is a Marketing Instructor and DECA Advisor for the Penta Career Center at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Over the past twenty years, she has taught several courses and is currently teaching Digital Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Marketing Applications and... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

4:15pm

Project Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

Personal Finance, Economics, and Business should be the most exciting topics at any school, but too many students are getting left behind. Personal Finance Lab gives teachers the tools they need to transform their classroom into a 21st century laboratory for learning. Uplift every student by blending the excitement of the financial markets with concrete exercises and examples, all tied together in a way that is accessible for every student.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Brown

Greg Brown

PersonalFinanceLab.com/Stock-Trak Inc
Greg Brown is a Finance graduate of John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Quebec.  He started working and Stock-Trak right after completing his degree; 10 years ago.  He's always had a passion for the Stock Market, so it’s been a great opportunity for him to help students... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Westport 3rd Floor

4:35pm

Argumentation - The Art of Persuasion
Limited Capacity seats available

Argumentation is a simple form of debating/persuading students to communicate, participate and most importantly, see all angles of a topic. During this workshop, we will explore a simple exercise you can use in virtually any content area which will allow students to discuss topics of their interest and learn from one another, and even have a little bit of fun!

Learning Objectives:
Model the activity of debating/argumentation, and discuss the benefits to both student and teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Garrett

Pamela Garrett

Shelton High School - Shelton, CT
Pamela Garrett has 25 years of business experience and brings real world learning into the classroom. A DECA Advisor, her students were awarded top rank on state and national levels. Her students develop skills through the school store ‘Gael Goods’, on-campus digital marketing... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:35pm

Engaging Ethics
Limited Capacity seats available

Summary of experiences encountered through teaching Ethics and how students love the engagement of talking about real issues!

Learning Objectives:
Inspire others to engage in Ethics conversations and change the way we think.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Dorer

Kathy Dorer

MBA Research Ethics Specialist, Franchise Business Owner
Kathy Dorer is an independent marketing education consultant.  She has been using MBA Research for years and recently participated in the Daniels Fund Ethics initiative to represent Arizona as an Ethics Specialist.   With a love of learning, she has programmed flight simulators... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

4:35pm

Hire On Attitude and Fire On Attitude
It’s all about attitude.  How often have you heard an employer, a teacher, a parent, a coach say “I wish I could change their attitude.”  Join Judy as she shares an activity that will teach the importance of attitudes to your students and help them change theirs.

Learning Objectives:
  • To provide an activity teachers can use to teach the importance of a positive attitude.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Brookside 1st Floor

4:35pm

Introduce Social Media in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Utilize Stukent features to lose the fear of social media marketing in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia LeCompte

Patricia LeCompte

Instructor of Marketing Education, Resort & Tourism Management Program, Monroe Career & Technical Institute - PA
Patty is the Instructor of Marketing Education and the Hotel, Resort & Tourism Management Program at Monroe Career & Technical Institute in PA. She has been actively involved in the development of the high school curriculum and textbook with the American Hotel & Lodging Association... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor

4:35pm

Let’s Recap to Student Learning
Discover an easy to way to start more empowering conversations with your students and gauge student learning via text response or video response. Learn a quick way to get a data set showing the learning of your students. Use this tool standing alone or smash it with another app to provide a more interactive and thought provoking experience.

Learning Objectives:
 
To engage teachers with the project and learn how to institute the same practices in their own systems.

Speakers
avatar for Nina Merget

Nina Merget

Harrison High School - Farmington Hills, MI
Nina Merget is currently a business/marketing teacher. She also serves as the DECA Advisor and Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Nina holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Prior to becoming... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

5:00pm

PD Team Meeting - Invitation only
Speakers
avatar for Tammy Cyrus

Tammy Cyrus

Director of Professional Development, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Tammy Cyrus is the Director of Professional Development for MBA Research. She has been a part of the MBA Professional Development Team since 2014 and has presented at numerous state and national conferences. She was a previous Business Administration teacher in North Carolina. She... Read More →


Saturday October 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Presidential Suite
 
Sunday, October 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast sponsored by The Daniels Fund
Sunday October 7, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

7:30am

Consortium Representative Breakfast - Invite Only
Sunday October 7, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Southmoreland 1st Floor

7:30am

8:00am

Pathways and Partnerships
In this session, participants will learn how Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools partnered with a local business leader to create learning experiences for students as they have not experienced. Taking a GenZ focus, hear the details on how Charlotte marketing students are becoming the voice for companies over the country.

Participants in this session will leave with:
Understanding and tools to implement the project
Ideas on how to institute the practices at their schools

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HN55R7G

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nakesha Dawson

Dr. Nakesha Dawson

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools - Charlotte, NC
Nakesha Dawson, Ed.D. has been both a Business and Marketing teacher. She is set to graduate this December with a doctorate in Educational Leadership, with a focus on teacher efficacy. In her work with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Nakesha is leading the Marketing pathway by building... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Brookside 1st Floor

8:00am

HSB: Principles of Finance - Invite Only
Sunday October 7, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Seville I 2nd Floor

8:30am

Handle with Care: Customer Service in the Age of Data Breaches
Join Charles King, of Kansas City Power & Light as he steps us through some of the cybersecurity perils present in many businesses today and how many companies, including Kansas City Power & Light are working hard to avoid breaches. Charles will also highlight a data breach that occurred with a Kansas City Power & Light third-party vendor and retrace the process they used to restore customer faith following the breach.
  
Participants will be able to:
  • Understand the current landscape of cybersecurity risks and potential for data breaches
  • Identify various cybersecurity risks
  • Identify techniques for preventing data breaches
  • Understand and explain customer care techniques used during crisis situations

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3V2L6G

Speakers
avatar for Charles King

Charles King

CIO, Kansas City Power & Light
Charles W. King is Chief Information Officer & Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Kansas City Power & Light Co. (a subsidiary of Evergy, Inc.).In the past he occupied the position of Director-Information Technology Shared Services at DISH Network Corp., Senior Consultant... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

8:30am

A*S*K Exam - ASK and You will Receive
As a long-term user of the ASK exam, Judy will explain how to use the ASK exams to help validate your program as well as spotlight your students.

Learning Objectives:
To have instructors see the possibilities of using the ASK exam.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHJSP2L

Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Westport 3rd Floor

8:30am

FBLA National Programs From A to Z
Each year FBLA helps members prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. Much of this preparation comes about through participation in our national programs, which are designed to allow students to develop their leadership skills by completing activities in our individual and chapter recognitions. Attend this session to learn the A to Z of FBLA national programs.

Learning Objectives:
This session will share information on the membership programs offered to FBLA members in order to help them develop their leadership skills. FBLA advisers and potential advisers will gain an understanding of these programs to help their students and chapters determine which programs in which they will participate.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HGYPSS6

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Scholl

Kelly Scholl

Education Director, FBLA-PBL
Kelly Scholl is the Education Director at Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). In this position Kelly oversees all aspects of FBLA-PBL’s competitive events program for middle school, high school, and college students, along with new program development... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

8:30am

One of MBA Research's Best Kept Secrets – State’s Connection
Have you used the bookmarks to explore topics? The glossary to retrieve a definition? The action briefs to bring current headlines into the classroom? Do you know that those resources exist? There are many components within State’s Connection that many have not tapped into. Come explore some of the benefits hidden inside of State’s Connection and how those resources can be used within the classroom.

Learning Objectives:
  • To provide business and marketing teachers information pertaining to State's Connection
  • Understand how the components of State's Connection can be used within the classroom

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HBSL35X

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Cyrus

Tammy Cyrus

Director of Professional Development, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Tammy Cyrus is the Director of Professional Development for MBA Research. She has been a part of the MBA Professional Development Team since 2014 and has presented at numerous state and national conferences. She was a previous Business Administration teacher in North Carolina. She... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 8:30am - 9:20am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

9:30am

7 Employability Skills to Make Students Rock Stars During Competition
Give your students the ultimate edge as they compete for top honors at CTSO competitions. Award-winning author Danny Rubin will share 7 powerful communications strategies that will make judges stop and say, "Wow, that student was exceptional!" Learn smart tips for writing, public speaking and other critical employability skills.

Learning Objectives:
Objective 1: Give students and teachers an edge as they prepare for competition with game-changing communication advice that will set them apart immediately.
Objective 2: Provide students with a comprehensive, real-world education in employability skills, both for career preparedness and working in a business/on an entrepreneurial project.
Objective 3: Cover difficult-to-teach topics like email etiquette, interpersonal skills, public speaking and dozens of other scenarios where “soft skills” make a tremendous difference during CTSO competition.
Objective 4: Address workplace readiness skills mandated by state and local government with ACTE-supported material.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPS7MVR

Speakers
avatar for Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin

Rubin Education
Danny Rubin is an award-winning author and speaker on business communication. Rubin's ACTE-supported material teaches practical writing, speaking and interpersonal skills for career development and entrepreneurship. He's the author of "Wait, How Do I Write This Email?" (100+ writing... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

9:30am

Doing What’s Right in the Real World
Recommended for HS and PS. As part of the Daniels Fund grant to MBA Research, MBA Research staff have videoed business professionals under age 30 who’ve faced ethical dilemmas in their business careers. Join us to watch some of the videos to find out what issues they’ve encountered and how they have addressed them. Find out how you can access the videos for use in your classroom.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H5J7LPF

Speakers
avatar for April Miller

April Miller

VP of Product Development, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
As Vice President of Product Development for MBA Research, April J. Miller provides guidance and support to educators involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards-based curriculum. She oversees the creation of a broad range of instructional materials and... Read More →
avatar for Bo Peretto

Bo Peretto

Senior Vice President, Communications and Operations Manager, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, Daniels Fund
Bo Peretto joined the Daniels Fund in January 2006. He oversees all facets of the communications and operations functions. Bo also manages the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, which encompasses four components: the Collegiate Program, High School Program, Law Enforcement Program, and... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Westport 3rd Floor

9:30am

How Can We Jump on the STEM Rocket!?!?
Let's chat about STEM and its impact in business and marketing programs. Good? Bad? Neutral? Aren't we already apart of STEM? Plan on speaking and sharing in this session.

Learning Objectives:
Be able to implement and consider STEM related projects, activities and practices with your CTE programs.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK3CKWM

Speakers
avatar for Snehal Bhakta

Snehal Bhakta

CTE Project Facilitator, Clark County School District - Las Vegas, NV
Snehal Bhakta worked in business and technology consulting for 15 years before entering education. When the opportunity presented itself for him to develop his own program at WCTA in the Clark County School District, he jumped at the opportunity to fuel his passion of helping others... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

9:30am

Innovation and Partnership: The Road to Student Success in Business, Marketing and in the Global Economy
Things change quickly and we must be prepared to change along with them. By examining innovative programs and partnerships, this session will provide the participants with an overview of the ways in which CTSO's and other CTE nonprofits can redefine their program and practices to better support students, educators, and industry leaders to assure our students are prepared to contribute to a global economy.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLDCYS6

Speakers
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Cedric Bandoh

Chief of Staff to the Global Head & Vice-President of Personal Systems Software Engineering at HP
Cedric Bandoh is the Chief of Staff to the Global Head & Vice President of Personal Systems Software Engineering at HP where he leads organizational strategy, planning, business operations and culture and engagement initiatives for HP’s talented PC software engineers. Cedric loves... Read More →
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Dr. LouAnn Ross

Executive Director/CEO, Business Professionals of America
Dr. LouAnn Ross is a nationally recognized professional with extensive experience in organizational administration, board governance, and program management. She has led the turnaround of two nonprofit organizations and the startup of another – all with great success.Dr. Ross holds... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

9:30am

Soft Skills & How to Incorporate them into Classrooms
When researching the needs of businesses today it is often said that they need employees that can problem solve and communicate effectively. Bring soft skills into your classes daily. These skills are slipping away.  It is important to teach students what they will need to know to be successful in their jobs. This includes learning how to be on time regularly, how to answer a phone or make a professional phone call, how to write in a clear and precise manner (not an essay), and much more.  Learn how you can incorporate these needed skills into your classroom daily without taking time away from the critical technical skills your students need to learn.

Participants will leave the session:

Understanding how to incorporate soft skills and effective communication skills into every class
Learn to let students lead, make mistakes, learn from their mistakes, and have the safety net to improve without the consequences often faced in industry.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVX785J

Speakers
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Corri Ellis

Molalla High School - Molalla, OR
Corri Ellis is a full-time high school business teacher and part-time college instructor.  Before moving into the education field Ms. Ellis and her husband owned and operated a multitude of businesses.  They were the true definition of entrepreneurs.  Corri has taken her experience... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Brookside 1st Floor

10:30am

Growing Globally, Roasting Locally: Reflections of Bean Baron - General Session sponsored by The Daniels Fund
Danny will share the journey that led him to start The Roasterie and will talk about The Roasterie’s unique partnerships and direct trade relationships with coffee growers around the world.  In 2014, Danny did a series on entrepreneurship, for Khan Academy. The series was created and sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6536FTF

Speakers
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Danny O'Neill

Founder and Owner, The Roasterie, Inc.
It’s a story of legend in these parts – a lanky Midwest kid from Iowa falls in love with an exotic bean thousands of miles from home. And Danny O’Neill fell hard the first time he tasted freshly roasted and brewed coffee as a high school foreign exchange student in Costa Rica... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom EFG 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Sunday October 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

12:30pm

MBA Learning Center - The Doctor is In
Bring your Learning Center questions to the MBA Research exhibit where one of our experts will be on-hand to troubleshoot and guide you through this important piece of the MBA Research toolkit.

Sunday October 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom: New Resources from the Kansas City Federal Reserve
Equip yourself with engaging ways to teach entrepreneurship through our website interactives! Explore entrepreneurial talents through creative group activities. View primary source video interviews of entrepreneurs in action. Attendees will take an entrepreneurial survey as a self-assessment of their own entrepreneurial potential and discuss results. We will walk through the lesson “Are You Read to Take a Risk?” and learn about the 10 talents of successful entrepreneurs. Participants will complete small group entrepreneurial activities and learn about how to access all of the resources shared and more.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6G3QYFD

Speakers
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Gigi Wolf

Senior Economic Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Gigi Wolf is a Senior Economic Education Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City where she assists in curriculum development, facilitates professional development for Missouri and Kansas teachers, builds partnerships with like-minded organizations, manages content for... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

1:00pm

Course Guides - What Are They? How Do I Use Them?
Are you looking for a tool to reduce your time spent lesson planning? Have you seen course guides in states connection but wondered exactly what they are and how you could use them? Course guides are 100% aligned with the national Business Administration Curriculum Standards validated by industry across the nation.  They provide a model that can be used as-is or modified to meet your specific needs. You will leave this session with ideas on how you can use the guide to teach a current class or to design and implement a new class at no cost to your district from the perspective of a classroom teacher and local CTE director.

Learning Objectives:
  • How to spend less time developing lesson plans
  • How to create and pitch a new course using course guides
  • Ideas on ways to use and modify course guides to fit your current courses

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6P9D6LT

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Guest

Kimberly Guest

MBA Professional Development Team, Genesee Career Institute
Kim Guest is currently the adjunct instructor for Risk Management and Insurance program, coordinator for Early Childhood Education program and a coach for Career Essentials at Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan. She previously taught business, marketing, and finance at Kearsley... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

1:00pm

National Business Administration Standards: Your Starting Point for Program Excellence
Recommended for HS and PS. We do the industry homework to help you offer maximum value to students so that they complete your program with the skills and knowledge valued most by business pros. Use MBA Research’s National Business Administration Standards to assist with curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment processes. See how Entrepreneurship is now visualized in the National Curriculum Framework. Hospitality standards will also be explained.

Leave with a comprehensive understanding of the keys for:
• What to teach
• How to teach
• What/how to test

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZV8QDG7

Speakers
avatar for Beth Osteen

Beth Osteen

Vice President, Research, MBA Research


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor

1:00pm

Project Management + CTE = College and Career Ready Students and Project Savvy Teachers
Project management teaches students critical skills such as time management, planning and organization – practical life skills and important business skills. PM tools and techniques also help both students and teachers more effectively manage their classroom projects.

Learning Objectives:
At this session you will learn:
• The connections between project management and CTE as a way to build career and college ready students
• Understand the value that project management adds to project-based learning
• Where to find high value, no or low cost resources and training in managing learning projects
 
For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7RVF5C

Speakers
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Sylvia Rivera

Education Partner Specialist, PMIEF
Sylvia Rivera is an education partner specialist who focuses on creating and sustaining relationships with nonprofit organizations, K-12 administrators, social justice organizations, higher education administrators and educational institutions to influence and advance opportunities... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Brookside 1st Floor

1:30pm

Test Your Knowledge -- Free! Take MBA Research Badging Exams
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and take any of the Level 1 Badging Exams or the A*S*K Business Fundamentals exam.  This is great way to learn about how the exams are organized and to better understand the exams your students may be taking.

It is important that you stop by the registration desk and register for the exam(s) of your choice at least 1 hour before taking the exam.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YB2FPWG

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Urich

Laurie Urich

Project Manager, High School of Business, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Laurie, who retired from the Colorado Community College System in 2016 joined our staff as a project manager working with the development of the MBA Business Coalition for Education.  Currently she is the project manager working with the development and support for the High School... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

2:00pm

Banking and Business: New Resources from the Kansas City Federal Reserve
Discover new resources to help high school students build knowledge and skills tied to decision-making, analyzing economic and geographic data, planning a budget and more. This session will provide an overview and active demonstration of new, classroom-ready lessons from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City focused on entrepreneurship, banking, budgeting and micro-lending’s impact on poverty. Session attendees will walk-through the lessons and receive free copies of each resource.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDFBLL5

Speakers
avatar for Gigi Wolf

Gigi Wolf

Senior Economic Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Gigi Wolf is a Senior Economic Education Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City where she assists in curriculum development, facilitates professional development for Missouri and Kansas teachers, builds partnerships with like-minded organizations, manages content for... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Adding Value with Badging
Learn how one state added value to CTSO state conferences through badging. Learn how it was done, what the outcomes were, and what was learned.

Learning Objectives:
To share how badgeing can be included at CTSO events.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZYFLP77

Speakers
avatar for Carla Boulton

Carla Boulton

State Director, Nevada FBLA
avatar for Melissa Scott

Melissa Scott

Education Programs Professional, Nevada Department of Education


Sunday October 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Brookside 1st Floor

2:00pm

Building an Exemplary Business/Marketing Program Using a Continuous Improvement Model
Students need access to quality business administration programs in high school. The difficulty lies in defining what “quality” means and how to measure it.  For teachers and school districts seeking to improve programs, the answer lies in determining the characteristics that define a quality program. Participants in this session will learn how educators can utilize research-based best practices to position programs using a continuous improvement model and how teachers and administrators can use this model to strengthen local programs. This session will focus on the identification of quality program standards (best practices), the impact on program improvement, and the tools necessary to build an exemplary program.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CL93SKX

Speakers
avatar for Rick Mangini

Rick Mangini

Executive Vice President, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Rick Mangini, Executive Vice President of MBA Research, provides support for the CEO/President and staff and also manages operations. He works with MBA High School, a national system of accreditation for exemplary secondary business administration programs in the areas of management... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

2:00pm

Ethical Leadership Teachers Unite! - Invite Only
Closed-door session; ONLY for teachers who have completed MBA Research Ethical Leadership Course Implementation Training and/or Ethical Specialist Training. We’re now in Year 4 of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative High School Program—and our third year of ethics teacher training. That means that many of you who attended training early on have already implemented the Ethical Leadership course at your school. Join April and your fellow Ethical Leadership teachers (your support group!) for a discussion of your successes and struggles. Walk away at the end of the session with tips and ideas from your peers for enhancing the course and making it an even greater success in your classroom.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z2FJSTF

Speakers
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April Miller

VP of Product Development, MBA Research and Curriculum Center
As Vice President of Product Development for MBA Research, April J. Miller provides guidance and support to educators involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards-based curriculum. She oversees the creation of a broad range of instructional materials and... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor

2:50pm

Refreshments sponsored by FBLA-PBL
Sunday October 7, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor

3:15pm

Mission Awareness Through Branding
Kristie Larson, Director of Education and Tami Parr, Director of Marketing and Communications at American Royal—an iconic part of Kansas City history since 1899—will highlight the rebranding process the organization went through several years ago to help change public perception of the organization and their mission. Once known as the host and organizer of the World Series of Barbecue (which they still are), they are also becoming known to the public as the nonprofit that gives over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and heavily supports agricultural education programs.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how mission articulation affects a business brand
  • Articulate decision making processes around rebranding
  • Understand major steps in rebranding processes
  • Understand how to focus events around rebranding
  • Understand benefits of a mission awareness campaign

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZC5SY7S

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Larson

Kristie Larson

Director of Education, American Royal
Kristie Larson is Director of Education for the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Missouri. In this role, she oversees all of the association’s agriculture education programs, outreach initiatives, and scholarships. Kristie is also the curator of the American Royal Museum... Read More →
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Tami Parr

Director of Marketing and Communications, American Royal
Tami Parr is Director of Marketing and Communications for the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Missouri. In this role, she oversees the association’s marketing and communication efforts including the organization’s public relations, all communication vehicles, website... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

3:15pm

DECA’s Competitive Events Framework
Learn how DECA’s Competitive Events Program directly supports Career Clusters®, National Curriculum Standards and 21st Century Skills. This session will provide an explanation of performance indicators, exam blueprint and role-play and case study composition.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain DECA’s Competitive Events Framework
• Review and align the National Curriculum Standards to curriculum
• Demonstrate how DECA’s Competitive Events Program supports educational initiatives

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJ5YWPH

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Chief Meetings Officer, DECA, Inc.
Christopher Young, CAE, is chief meetings officer at DECA Inc., responsible for successful execution of all DECA’s in-person meetings, with an event portfolio of more than 10 events per year. Prior to this role, Young served as DECA’s high school division director for six years... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Brookside 1st Floor

3:15pm

How Improv Training Addresses the Soft Skills Gap
Learn how to use Improv activities in your classroom to get students to think outside the box. Use 15 to 20 minute activities to improve listening, sharing, accepting of ideas and teamwork. Students will work, in large and small groups, to improve trust and create a team mentality.

Learning Objectives:
  • To take away several Improv ideas that are ready to use in your classroom tomorrow
  • TO increase soft skills while having fun and 100% student engagement

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZWVR6K9

Speakers
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Nina Merget

Harrison High School - Farmington Hills, MI
Nina Merget is currently a business/marketing teacher. She also serves as the DECA Advisor and Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Nina holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction as well as a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University. Prior to becoming... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

3:15pm

Incorporating Project Management Tools in your CTSO = Success!
We’ve all done it – watched our students (and sometimes ourselves) panic as deadlines approach, presentations need to be ready, contacts need to be made, written CTSO projects submitted, proposals written.  Can you really reduce the panic?  The answer is absolutely yes – if you use= the project management tools used by project managers all over the world.  Leave this session with the tools needed to reduce stress and most importantly, improve project outcomes for your CTSO members – in the classroom and in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
To meet deadlines and reduce stress with project management.
Use project management as an organizational tool.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZSJH2SK

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Milke

Jennifer Milke

MBA Research , Professional Development Team, Henry Ford II High School, MBA Research - Professional Development Team
Jennifer Milke is a Marketing and Business teacher, as well as a DECA advisor at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Jennifer received her BS in secondary education from Central Michigan University and is vocationally certified in marketing and business. She received... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Westport 3rd Floor

3:15pm

Lead to Succeed: A Course in Ethical Leadership
The ethical leadership course supports learning outcomes such as: the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making; how and why ethics matter in the business community; and critical leadership skills that will add value in school right now, and later in career and college. This course will help students begin to understand what business is, what it takes to succeed in business, and how ethical leadership skills are used in business careers. Ultimately, participation in the course can help students visualize how their own interests may align with business careers and better prepare them for a professional future in the business arena. Please join Holly and Krysti, who are currently piloting the course in their respective schools, as they provide their personal insight and information about the course.

Participants will leave this session:
  • Understanding the ethical leadership course and the benefits it provides to students, the school district, and the community
  • Authentic ideas on how to implement the course

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZR38JNT

Speakers
avatar for Holly Claborn

Holly Claborn

Clinton County Area Technology Center - Albany, KY
Holly Claborn is currently a business, marketing, and computer science teacher and FBLA adviser at Clinton County Area Technology Center in Albany, KY. Holly has over 20 years teaching experience in Kentucky and Tennessee, and has also served as FBLA adviser for over 20 years. She... Read More →
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Krysti Conlin

Whitley County High School - Williamsburg, KY
Krysti Conlin has been teaching Business & Marketing at Whitley County High School for over 20 years and is her school district's Career & Technical Education Coordinator. She is Kentucky's MBA Research Ethics Integration Specialist and is a member of the Kentucky Department of Education's... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

7 Tips to Help your Students Help the World - CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital courseware provider Stukent helps instructors keep up with the ever-changing marketing industry. We believe in our mission statement: "Helping Educators help students help the world." Come listen to course consultant Adam Hales speak about 7 ways you can help the world through impactful teaching. He will talk about teachers who positively impacted his life and about the professor who helped influence Stuart Draper to form Stukent.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Please visit stukent.com for more information on their services.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Hales

Adam Hales

Course Consultant, StuKent
Adam Hales has experience in the digital marketing space building campaigns, providing consulting work, and excelling in media sales. As a course consultant at Stukent, Inc., he assists instructors in preparing for various marketing and business courses. He graduated with a bachelor's... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Westport 3rd Floor

4:15pm

I'm a Techaholic: FlipGrid
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid is where your students go to share ideas and learn together. It’s where students amplify and feel amplified. It’s video the way students use video. Short. Authentic. And fun! That’s why it’s the leading video discussion platform used by tens of millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 150 countries.

Learning Objectives:
to empower learners of all ages to define their voices, share their voices, and respect the diverse voices of others. (Flipgrid Mission statement)

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Guest

Kimberly Guest

MBA Professional Development Team, Genesee Career Institute
Kim Guest is currently the adjunct instructor for Risk Management and Insurance program, coordinator for Early Childhood Education program and a coach for Career Essentials at Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan. She previously taught business, marketing, and finance at Kearsley... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

Lights, Camera, Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring media into your classroom using TV shows, movies and commercials. You will also learn how you can collaborate with other programs at your schools to broaden student learning.

Learning Objectives:
Show that learning can be fun and interactive.

Speakers
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Katrina McDowell

High Plains Technology Center - Westward, OK
Katrina McDowell is the Marketing/Management Instructor and DECA Advisor at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and her Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

4:15pm

NearPodding the Content
With this session participatens will learn about NearPod intereactive website. This is a site that allows teachers to add interactive tools to the lesson that students can access on any device that is connected to the Internet.

Learning Objectives:
Participates will have a basic knowledge of how to use NearPod in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Feazell

Adam Feazell

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Hurricane High School - Huntington, WV
Adam has been teaching business and marketing to high school students for the past 8 years.  He has also been a chapter advisor for FBLA and DECA in his school.  For the past 3 years, Adam has been the WV DECA State Chartered Association Advisor.


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

4:15pm

Tips and Tools for Monitoring Progress of PBL Projects
Join Mary as she shares tips and tools to use to help focus the task of monitoring progress of student projects in the classroom.  Help students stay the course and finish the project with a quality learning experience and quality project to share.

Learning Objectives:
  • To provide a tool for teachers to help students to monitor their own progress.
  • Give teacher access to some tools to help make the facilitator's role in monitoring project progress more efficient and more effective from beginning of project to conclusion of project.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Schiefer

Mary Schiefer

Pomona High School - Littleton, CO
Mary Schiefer is a career CTE Teacher at both secondary and post-secondary levels and currently teaches Pomona High School's High School of Business Program in Arvada CO.  She is both DECA and FBLA Advisor and serves on the MBA Research Teacher Advisory Network.  Mary has a BS from... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Brookside 1st Floor

4:35pm

DECA's Competitive Events Update
There are many changes to DECA’s prepared competitive events this year! This quick-stop will give you a quick overview of the changes and what they mean for your DECA members’ written entries and presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Chief Meetings Officer, DECA, Inc.
Christopher Young, CAE, is chief meetings officer at DECA Inc., responsible for successful execution of all DECA’s in-person meetings, with an event portfolio of more than 10 events per year. Prior to this role, Young served as DECA’s high school division director for six years... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Rockhill 2nd Floor

4:35pm

Flipping with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to spend more time on classroom projects and less time on lecturing? In “Flipping with Google Classroom”, the presenter will demonstrate the effectiveness of utilizing the Flipped classroom while using Google Classroom. The presenter will demonstrate different technology apps such as Google Docs, Screencastify and Google Forms to enhance the flipped classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Danyelle Hillman

Danyelle Hillman

MBA Teacher Advisory Network, Muscle Shoals High School
Danyelle Hillman is a Business/Marketing Education teacher at Muscle Shoals High School, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where she has taught for the past 11 years. While teaching Business/Marketing Education classes such as Sports Marketing and Advanced Business Technology Applications... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Union Hill 2nd Floor

4:35pm

Impact the Outcome of Your CTSO
Develop leadership skills in your CTSO by creating a summer leadership program for your officers. Help them bond as a leadership team, teach them to develop project plans for activities and invite them to create a club calendar for the year. Make your CTSO a student-led program.

Learning Objectives:
  • To learn how to develop student leadership in your CTSO by implementing a Summer Leadership Training Program.
  • To provide the tools to implement a Summer Leadership Training Program

Speakers
avatar for Julia Sharkey

Julia Sharkey

Kuna High School - Kuna, ID
Julia Sharkey currently teaches business and multi-media courses at Kuna School. She is a BPA advisor and an award winning yearbook advisor.
avatar for Sandra Wheeler

Sandra Wheeler

Kuna High School - Kuna, ID
Sandra Wheeler currently teaches business and multi-media courses at Kuna High School in Idaho. She is the lead instructor for the business and graphic arts department as well as the lead advisor for BPA.


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Brookside 1st Floor

4:35pm

Project Management in 4, 3, 2,...1
Limited Capacity seats available

Project management teaches students skills such as time management, planning and organization – practical life skills and important business skills. PM tools and techniques also help both students and teachers more effectively manage their classroom projects. Take part in an interactive group activity while learning about the value of project management in a high quality project based learning environment.

Learning Objectives:
At this session you will:
• Familiarize or reinforce your understanding of project management concepts
• Learn how to access high value, no or low cost resources and training for managing w/learning projects

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera

Education Partner Specialist, PMIEF
Sylvia Rivera is an education partner specialist who focuses on creating and sustaining relationships with nonprofit organizations, K-12 administrators, social justice organizations, higher education administrators and educational institutions to influence and advance opportunities... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Plaza I 3rd Floor

4:35pm

Visual Storytelling for Everyone
Limited Capacity seats available

Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. You can curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories. It's a simple idea that has attracted millions of writers, readers, and artists to our platform. Families and friends, teachers and students, and amateurs and professionals have created more than 5 million stories—making Storybird one of the world's largest storytelling communities.   

Learning Objectives:
Inspire writing usual visual aids as prompts.

Speakers
avatar for Will Morgan

Will Morgan

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Eastern High School - Louisville, KY
Will Morgan is a national instructor for the High School of Business program and a retired Army Warrant Officer who specialized in budget management and managed a culturally diverse workforce of military and civilian employees. After the Army, Will worked in manufacturing, specializing... Read More →


Sunday October 7, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm
Westport 3rd Floor
 
Monday, October 8
 

6:30am

Breakfast
Monday October 8, 2018 6:30am - 8:30am
Grand Ballroom ABCD 2nd Floor

7:00am

HSB: Principles of Finance
Monday October 8, 2018 7:00am - 2:00pm
Seville I 2nd Floor

7:30am

8:00am

Consortium Representative Breakfast - Invite Only
Monday October 8, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Southmoreland 1st Floor

8:30am

Grab their attention as soon as they walk in the door - Entry Tasks.
Get some quick ideas to use in the classroom or that weekly staff meeting, come hear and see some great ideas to get on task the minute our people arrive with case activities and discussion. Items.

Learning Objectives:
Provide ideas to assist educators and administrators to grab the attention of their audience as soon as they walk in the door.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Kindred

Tony Kindred

Educator/Adviser/coach for 21 years. Passionate about life and leadership in education. Love family and friends and spending time on the lake. Love a good coffee and great conversation. Still excited to make a difference in lives of others. Excited to share Ethical Leadership with... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

8:30am

Quizizz: Quick Checks, Bell Rings, etc.
Take a new approach - use Quizizz for all your needs.

Learning Objectives:
Learn the ins and outs of Quizizz

Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Brookside 1st Floor

8:30am

Student-run Credit Unions: The good, the better and the best
This quick stop will provide highlights from year one of the student-run credit union established at Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio. This successful partnership has provided numerous benefits to both Clay High School and Sun Federal Credit Union. Hear about the operations of the credit union including the training process, student learning, and the relationship with the local credit union.

Speakers
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Vallie Robeson

Clay High School
Vallie Robeson is a Marketing Instructor and DECA Advisor at Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio. She strives to provide her students authentic learning experiences; her students operate a school store and opened the first student-run credit union in Northwest Ohio in September 2017... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

8:30am

Teaching to the Whole Child
Did you know that social competence is one of the best predictors for future outcomes—both academic and non-academic? When introduced correctly and worked through in phases, educational technology can help give students the tools to effectively navigate their daily lives. Find a variety of social emotional tools to use in any K12 classroom with EVERFI.

Learning Objectives:
Educators will receive access to the no-cost digital resource and learn best practices on implementation. These resources are student-driven and have assessments embedded into them enabling students to go at their own pace as the teacher can be a facilitator in the classroom and see measurable outcomes from student work.

Speakers
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Heather Miller

Senior Schools Manager, EVERFI
Heather Miller is a Senior Schools Manager for EVERFI. Heather received her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri. She was an educator for many years in Secondary, Adult, and Higher Education. Heather joined EVERFI in the Fall of 2016... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

8:30am

Team Building Using Collaborative Grouping
Come discover how working in groups can not only increase student learning and retention but also foster building a wonderful team dynamic that will transfer far beyond the classroom setting.

Speakers
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Shakema Wilson

Business and Marketing Education Teacher, North Brunswick High School
Shakema Wilson has 20 years of experience as a business and marketing teacher.  She currently teaches at North Brunswick High School in North Carolina.  She has been a club advisor for both DECA and FBLA and also serves as the recording secretary for the teacher professional organization... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Westport 3rd Floor

8:55am

Lectures are Boring. Let’s Spice It Up!
Lectures can be a necessary component of instruction but, as we all know, students often find lecture… well… boring. There are so many distractions and priorities competing for our students' attention that it can be hard to ensure lessons win out. This session will include some quick hitting tips to ensure instruction is interactive and engaging for your students.

Learning Objectives:
Understand why students check out and recognize when it occurs. Implement interactive components to sample lessons to encourage and increase student engagement with the learning goals.

Speakers
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Abbie Weipert

West High School - Iowa City, IA
Abbie Weipert found her passion for education after ten years in the finance industry. She currently teaches Personal Finance, Career Exploration, Web Design, Economics, and technology courses at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. At West she is also the co-advisor for BPA and serves... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:55am - 9:10am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

8:55am

Quizlet - New tricks for an old tool
Come learn a new way to implement Quizlet in your classroom to engage even the most jaded students.

Learning Objectives:
Use Quizlet for student engagement.

Speakers
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Dr. Ann Stewart

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Stewarts Creek High School
With 15 years teaching experience, Stewart is the Department Chair of the school CTE Department and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Academy at Stewarts Creek High School. This four-year program runs a shopping center at the high school with four distinct businesses.


Monday October 8, 2018 8:55am - 9:10am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

8:55am

Using Leave Requests in the Classroom
Learn how using Leave Request forms in the classroom helps with classroom management! It is industry standard for employees to submit “leave request” forms when they will be off work so why not use that same principle with your students in the classroom!

Learning Objectives:
Show the process of using a leave request form and explain the benefits.

Speakers
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Andrea Long

Northwest Technology Center - Alva, OK
Andrea Long has over 20 years of teaching experience and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She currently teaches courses under the Finance and the Business Management & Administration career clusters at Northwest Technology Center in Alva, Oklahoma. She is the adviser for Business... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:55am - 9:10am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

8:55am

What the Wordle?
Think Wordle is boring? Come learn new tricks for teachers and students. Bring more pizazz to the classroom with visual learning using word clouds.

Learning Objectives:
Understand how to utilize Wordle as a teacher, as well as implement it into the classroom for student use.

Speakers
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Jennifer Milke

MBA Research , Professional Development Team, Henry Ford II High School, MBA Research - Professional Development Team
Jennifer Milke is a Marketing and Business teacher, as well as a DECA advisor at Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Jennifer received her BS in secondary education from Central Michigan University and is vocationally certified in marketing and business. She received... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 8:55am - 9:10am
Brookside 1st Floor

9:00am

9:20am

Marketing at 200 MPH!!
Ryan will talk about how basic marketing concepts are applied to Kansas Speedway and NASCAR events and marketing techniques utilized to reach their core audience. He will also highlight the ways marketing NASCAR events is evolving to include changing demographics in the current NASCAR era which includes building relationships with media outlets that can help them market to, and fold in a more diverse audience.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZXS5ZLY

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hogue

Ryan Hogue

Sr. Director of Communications & Consumer Marketing, Kansas Speedway
Ryan Hogue, has been with Kansas Speedway since January 2002, was named Sr. Director of Communications & Consumer Marketing in Jan. 2018.  He oversees external communications, including media relations, advertising and social media campaigns.  In his 16 years with Kansas Speedway... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 9:20am - 10:10am
Union Hill 2nd Floor

9:20am

Need Help with DECA or FBLA Community Service Projects?
Recommended HS.  MBA Research staff have developed how-to guides for students to follow in developing and carrying out their DECA and FBLA Community Service Projects. The guides were created thanks to the Daniels Fund grant to MBA Research. Be one of the first to see the guides and discuss ways to use them that will make your life easier in the classroom. Find out how to access the guides for use with DECA or FBLA projects.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WMMJ2T

Speakers
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Adam Feazell

MBA Research, Professional Development Team, Hurricane High School - Huntington, WV
Adam has been teaching business and marketing to high school students for the past 8 years.  He has also been a chapter advisor for FBLA and DECA in his school.  For the past 3 years, Adam has been the WV DECA State Chartered Association Advisor.
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Beth Osteen

Vice President, Research, MBA Research


Monday October 8, 2018 9:20am - 10:10am
Rockhill 2nd Floor

9:20am

Time Management for Teachers/CTSO Advisors
The implementation and use of time management tools for teachers/CTSO advisors’ success. Learning how to prioritize, schedule and implement tools that will help in processing the large amounts of data and responsibility that we deal with on a daily basis. Learning what your strengths and weaknesses are so you can delegate or implement strategies to help complete the most difficult tasks on time.

Learning Objectives:
To Help others find time management tools that will help them.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5R8S2GV

Speakers
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Gabriel Silva

Business & Marketing Program Leader, East Career & Technical Academy - Las Vegas, NV
Gabriel SilvaEast CTA Business, Marketing, and Hospitality Program LeaderProject Based Learning Site Coordinator DECA Advisor, MBA Teacher Advisory Network, Past President Nevada, Business Education Association, and NACTE Awards Chairman
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Kristen Stuart

West Career and Technical Academy - Las Vegas, NV
Kristen Stuart is a teacher at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, NV. Kristen has received her MBA with an Accounting Emphasis. 18 of her 19 years teaching, she has been an FBLA advisor, and under her leadership, students place regularly at FBLA State Conference competitions... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 9:20am - 10:10am
Plaza I 3rd Floor

9:20am

Whole School Workplace Safety
Europe is ahead of the United States in Whole School Workplace Safety Training, but not for long. Allow this team to show you how to be first in the game of Young Workers Workplace Safety training. Join Oklahoma, Texas, California, and New York in promoting whole school workplace safety training in a whole school environment.
 
Learning Objectives:
Educate other states on Oklahoma SB 262 and how it can spread nationwide and save lives. How your organization can promote curriculum to save the lives of young workers and improve profit for businesses.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MV2CQC

Speakers
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Lester Claravall

Program Director, Oklahoma Young Workers Program, Oklahoma Department of Labor
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Stacy Oakley

Marketing Teacher, Latta Public School - Ada, OK
Latta Marketing’s Stacy Oakley has been instrumental in developing curriculum for whole school workplace safety. She led a team of DECA members in getting Oklahoma legislatures to pass HB 262 mandating all students in 8th - 12 th grade have workplace safety training. Texas, California... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 9:20am - 10:10am
Westport 3rd Floor

10:45am

The New Age of Business Is Here - Closing Session sponsored by FBLA-PBL
Steve Weaver, Founder and Owner of The Candle Lab, which has multiple locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania (with a new partner store in Kansas City) tells us how he grew success by selling experiences instead of candles. Steve, who is a thought-leader in the area of business technology will share his insights with us on the future of business, and help us make sense of current innovations that are already changing the business landscape.

Steve is a friend of MBA Research, and a fan of business, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship education within CTE. He has previously spoken to High School of Business educators and to the MBA Research staff about his experiences as an entrepreneur and the future of business.

Participants will be able to:
  • Identify marketing techniques for selling experiences
  • Understand how to apply experiential selling techniques to different customer groups
  • Identify current, cutting-edge technology being used by businesses
  • Identify future technology that will change the business landscape
  • Access resources to learn more about the future of business technology

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5X6WFLF

Speakers
avatar for Steve Weaver

Steve Weaver

Owner, The Candle Lab
Steve has a BA in Political Communications from George Washington University and is a former Legislative Assistant with the U.S. House of Representatives and Legislative Liaison/Special Projects Coordinator with The Ohio State University.


Monday October 8, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom EFG 2nd Floor

1:30pm

Hallmark Tour - $39
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will tour the Hallmark Visitors Center and watch a short film on the history of Hallmark.

Tour attendees will gather in the lobby where staff will be coordinating transportation.

For CEUs, please complete the end-of-session survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GZDD28



Speakers
avatar for Judy Commers

Judy Commers

Professional Development Team, MBA Research
Judy Commers taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Sports Marketing along with being a DECA Advisor in Indiana for 40 years, teaching at comprehensive high schools and a career center. She continues her career as an adjunct business instructor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana... Read More →



Monday October 8, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hallmark Visitors Center 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA