MARCH 2-5, 2016

For 2016 we look to the inside and delve into shoring up and improving your workforce, and you. Improving your leadership skills and building a closer knit organization will reap rewards for everyone, improve your competitiveness and have a positive effect on your bottom line. Please join us for four days of networking, fellowship and important information sharing.

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The Fabulous Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa

ABMA Educational Institute

Looking for great and timely content? We got your content right here!

STEVE McCLATCHY - "Leading Relationships: Communicate Effectively, Resolve Conflict and Build a Culture of High Trust"

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Steve McClatchy is a speaker, trainer, consultant, New York Times Bestselling author and entrepreneur.
His firm focuses on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results in the areas of Leadership, Performance, Personal Growth, and Work/Life Engagement. His client list includes Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, Comcast, Accenture, Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens, DHL Europe, Tiffany and Co., Wells Fargo and many others. He is a frequent guest lecturer in many of America's top business graduate schools including Harvard and Wharton. Steve's book, Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress and Lead by Example, debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestsellers list and also was named a New York Times Bestselling Business Book for February 2014.

BILL NAPOLITANO - "Using Assessment Tools to Build a Better, More Aligned Workforce"

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The Institute For Business ExcellenceTM was founded in 1998 by Bill Napolitano, a creative entrepreneur with strong ties and extensive experience in the training and development field.
We provide structure and processes to support organizational change and growth. Our approach is to help our clients identify and address those elements that are working at odds with their strategic intent. We call this systems alignment.
Our Organizational Alignment Model illustrates the interrelationship of the key elements of an organization that must be in alignment to be effective. Alignment occurs when interdependent systems support one another for the purpose of satisfying customer value and achieving business results. Those systems that are not in alignment have a debilitating impact upon organizational success. As in any meaningful change or growth process the ultimate success is dependent upon leadership and the commitment of top management.

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JOHN KENNEDY - "Vision, Values and Volition"

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Join international speaker, strategist and author John Kennedy as he delivers this dynamic closing presentation that will give you both the momentum and direction to "Build Your Organization" in 2016 and beyond.
John's success was galvanized in the hospitality & tourism industry as a restaurant & hotel executive with a strong sense of teamwork, sales and leadership. He learned from the best and now speaks to many who want to be their best.
John will discuss the balance between tactical and strategic vision, the importance of understanding the different generational values that exist within your organization, and the willingness to make a "line of one culture" where alignment and accountability are the foundations of success.
Visit John at for more insight, innovation and ideas to build your organization.
John's success list includes: American Bus Association, The Baltimore Ravens, Marriott Hotels, Orvis, U.S. Air Force, Bermuda Gas, Elizabeth Arden, Taco Bell, Canada Bread - along with over one hundred local, state and federal government agencies and associations.


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