Top 7 Things to Know about May 17th, 2018

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories


Team NLC, our Board of Trustees, and our Planning Committee are excitedly counting down to our 8th annual Leadership Conference on May 17th (only 19 days!!!) And we’re thrilled to announce that Conference is on track to completely sell out again this year—for the 3rd year in a row!

May 17th will be an incredible day of building the meta-skills that will help you succeed—personally and professionally—with local, regional, and national experts, including our Keynote Speaker, organizational psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Tasha Eurich.

We’ll be communicating more detailed information with our registered guests as the event date nears but today we’re sharing the Top 7 Things you (and your guests) need to know about the 2018 Leadership Conference:

Thing No. 7 (who seems to have run off the screen…): So, what’s a meta-skill? A meta-skill is one super-skill that you can apply to many different situations in life–even those you’ve never faced before–to be successful. We’ve chosen to focus on 7 crucial meta-skills at the 2018 Leadership Conference: Vision; Self Care; Leading Change; Mindfulness, Inclusion; Connection; and Self-Awareness. The first six are the subjects of our breakout sessions and the final meta-skill is the focus of our Keynote.

Thing No. 6 (also UA): We have SO. MANY. experts on deck! We’ve tapped 8 local and regional experts to facilitate 6 breakouts teach us new meta-skills. You and your guests will be part of working breakout sessions—these aren’t lectures!—where you’ll learn proven techniques and create individual action plans to change the way you approach every interaction. Give yourself and your guests a leg up on other attendees by sharing the link to our 2018 Leadership Conference page with them so you can each start thinking about which 2 (of the 6) breakout sessions you’ll attend. You can also share the blog posts where we announced the speakers and topics here and here.

Thing No. 5 (aha! finally, a reliable Thing): Meet up! You’re going to have the chance to network with so many people and organizations. With a confirmed crowd of nearly 700, you’ve never had a better chance to meet new peers and forge new connections. Wear your corporate name tag and bring business cards! Take advantage of one-stop-shopping as you examine the varied products and services our Exhibitors have to share.

Thing No. 4: Power lunches are back! Make use of the seated luncheon in the ballroom to network and swap takeaways with your table mates. M.E. Wilson is providing notebooks again this year, so you can write down your aha moments and makes notes about all of your great new connections. And our Dessert Sponsor, My Benefit Partners, has arranged a truly sweet treat during the Keynote!

Thing No. 3: Parking’s on us! NLC is happy to pick up the tab for parking for everyone attending Leadership Conference. And here’s Insider Tip No. 1: while parking in the TCC lot at 333 S. Franklin St. is fine, you will probably find that parking in the South Regional Garage at 301 Channelside Drive will be easier. (Check your email in box for handy driving directions in the coming weeks.) Collect your parking voucher at registration and then (Insider Tip No. 2) hand it to the attendant or insert it into the machine when you pull up to the garage exit in your car (no need to stop at the machines near the entrance doors as you’re waking back to your car).

Thing No. 2: The early bird gets the worm–and beats traffic! Doors open at 8 am, and we’ve packed the schedule with incredible personal and professional development opportunities at every turn: Breakouts begin at 9:15 and 10:30. The Keynote with Dr. Tasha Eurich will start promptly at 12:00 noon. For a more detailed timeline, see our 2018 Leadership Conference page.

Thing No. 1: Stay late, too! After the Keynote, we’ll have a special networking reception and book signing with Dr. Tasha Eurich. We’ve given you a few sneak peeks and previews via her guest blog posts here, here, here, and here. But for the true insight (see what we did there? That’s the title of her book!)…for the true insight that will transform how you see yourself and impact your path to success, you’ll have to join us for Tasha’s keynote.  And then stay on to talk with our speaker and have Tasha sign your copy of her book! (Besides, traffic will slack up a bit while you’re networking and rubbing elbows with a best-selling author—aren’t you the smart one?!)

Are you excited now? We sure are! Team NLC, our Board of Trustees, and the Planning Committee simply can’t wait to host you at the Tampa Convention Center.

If you’re already registered to attend, expect additional details via email over the next week or so, and the Leadership Conference page on our web site is always a great resource. Plus, we’re here to answer any questions: or 813-287-8779.

If you haven’t registered yet, why not? Seats are limited—and selling fast!

(And don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter so you’re among the first to know about the 2019 Leadership Conference!)