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WithIt 2018 Annual Professional Conference for the Home and Furnishings Industries

 

     
    Monday, June 25, 2018
     
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Registration
     
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  PreConference Workshop
    “City of Hope Women’s Health and Wellness Workshop” 
    Dr. Laura Kruper, surgical oncologist and co-director of the Women’s Breast Program, City of Hope
    Sponsored by City of Hope
     
4:30 pm-5:00 pm
  WithIt Membership Meeting
     
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  Conference Opening Reception at
The William Aiken House
     
   

   Members - $425

   Corporate Members -  $325

   Guests - $575

   Students - $150

 

 

     
7:30 pm
  Networking Dine-around Dinners
   

Join a group to network dine at one of the fantastic restaurants that

Charleston is known for. Choose your group by the restaurant or the

leader. Either way, it will be a memorable evening.

     
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
     
7:00 am - 8:00 am
  Registration
     
7:00 am - 8:00 am
 

Breakfast - A continental breakfast will be outside of the conference

meeting room.

     
8:30 am
  Welcome
     
8:45am-9:45am
  "SheQ - Leading with Emotional Intelligence"
    Jen Shirkani, executive coach and author of “Choose Resilience”
     
9:45 am - 10:00 am
  Break
     
10:00 am - 11:00 am
  "Create Your Competitive Advantage"
    Lynne Jensen-Nelson, Conversion-omics Sales Training
     
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  Interactive Networking Activity
   

 

12:00pm - 1:30 pm
  Lunch
     
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Professional Headshot Photography
     
1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Breakout Sessions
     
    1. Professionalism: A More Effective Way to Prevent Harassment and Promote a Positive Workplace Culture
   

Bill Cary, Brooks, Pearce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

Natalie Sanders, Professional Business Cultures LLC

     
   

2. Success & Setting Meaningful Goals

Julie Kaminski, Health and Wellness Coach

     
    3. Crafting Your Social Media Strategy
    Lori Dolnick, Frank Advertising US
    Leslie Carothers, Savour Partnership
     
2:30pm - 2:45pm
  Break
     
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Breakout Sessions
     
    1. Professionalism: A More Effective Way to Prevent Harassment and Promote a Positive Workplace Culture
   

Bill Cary, Brooks, Pearce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

Natalie Sanders, Professional Business Cultures LLC

     
    2."Setting the Stage for Success: Best Practices for Hiring and Training"
    Rene Johnston-Gingrich, Profitability Consulting Group
     
    3. "Keeping Your Brand Relevant"
    Kent Panther and Christy Marion, Wray Ward
     
    4. What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self: Creating the Career You Want
    A panel of young professionals share wisdom from their careers for anyone just getting started.
    Moderator: Kayla Wallace, FurnitureDealer.net
     
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  Rest and recharge break
     
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Networking Cocktail Reception
     
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  Dinner
     
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  Disco After-Party
     
     
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
     
7:00 am - 8:30 am
  Breakfast -  A continental breakfast will be outside of the conference

meeting room.

     
8:30 am - 8:45 am
  Welcome
     
8:45 am - 9:45 am
  "Negotiating with Influence"
    Tallia Deljou, president and co-founder of Mavenly + Co.
     
9:45 am - 10:00 am
  Break
     
10:00 am - 11:00 am
  "Elevate Your Presence: Stand Up and Stand Out When Speaking and Leading"
    Dr. Kathryn Bingham, LEADistics
     
11:00 am - 11:15 am
  Break
     
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
 

"Cultivate Your Action Plan"

Lorri Kelley, BDI - Moderator

    Panelists: Brandon Blell, Stanford Furniture
    Robin Malinovsky, FurnitureCore
    Erica Hughes, Coconis Furniture
    Stephanie Lena, Lena Design
     
12:00 pm
  Closing and Evaluation

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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