OCTOBER 10-12 • 2022

The Renaissance Schaumburg
Convention Center Hotel

Who This is For

First Time and Emerging Leaders

To ensure the success, these employees will need new tools and skills to succeed as a leader within your organization. 

The goal of these courses is to provide first time and emerging leaders with the essential tools and knowledge to succeed in a leadership role.

Mid-Level and Top-Level Leaders

As leaders grow within an organization, so must their skills. New tools for success must be attained to remain an effective leader. 

The goal of these courses is to provide current leaders with essential tools and knowledge to succeed in a mid-level and top level leadership role.


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What You Will Learn

There will be two learning tracts base on the attendee’s leadership level. One is for the experienced leader and one for the emerging leader. Each room will be focused on the attendee’s expertise level with learning catered to each group. Attendees will need to select their experience level when they sign up to attend, in order to be assigned to a learning tract.

Effective Coaching,
Communicating, and Listening

Effective Coaching, Communicating, and Listening are key elements toward building an intentional culture. This is a thoroughly interactive course with multiple scenarios, which allows participants to practice utilizing Emotional Intelligence and Productive Conflict Resolution with active listening, communicating, and coaching. Participants learn how to take real-world situations and apply best practices and techniques in day-to-day activities and communications.

Learning Objectives:
educational symposium
Education Workshop

IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

Companies are focusing more on the critical role and value the workforce plays in the success of their organizations. Leaders and employees need to recognize that they all have to work together as a diverse, cohesive team to achieve top-level organizational performance. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) plays a role in helping us work more effectively as a team and thus as an organization. This course helps you understand how our brains work when it comes to unconscious biases and how to overcome those biases to be a more productive team.

Learning Objectives:

These two days of learning will be led by Purdue University. Purdue Extension Partnership helps first-time managers and experienced supervisors develop the communication, management, and leadership skills needed to direct the performance of individuals and teams. Their leadership and supervisory training addresses the recurring management challenges that every leader confronts on a daily basis.

Special Guest:
Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly improves profit growth. As an economist, corporate strategist, former Navy intelligence officer, and best-selling leadership author, Mary translates data and trends into relevant information that business leaders can use to make the right decisions and grow their organizations. Mary will speak about her leadership experience and coaching at this RVWA event. Additional information about Mary can be found at


Mary Kelly

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Opening Reception

Cocktail Hour



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Please contact Jessica at jrider@rvwa.org for information or sponsorship opportunities.