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NECA Now focuses on leadership development with presentations by top business experts.
3 PLENARY SESSIONS
David Meade • Neil Swidey • Sekou Andrews
No reports, no speeches. NECA Now plenary sessions begin and end with the professional and personal development information you need, delivered by nationally-known experts in the field.
3 INTERACTIVE BREAKS
Short, small group sessions on the most current topics affecting you. Each break offers multiple informative, small-group sessions from subject matter experts for a variety of topics. This is your chance to ask questions and get specific information on topics that matter to you.
Tracks: Leadership • Diversity • Technology + Change • Business • Communication + Personal Development
35 classes broken down into 5 tracks offer you the opportunity to concentrate your learning in one segment, or to pick and choose across the disciplines. Create your experience to meet your needs!
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa • Phoenix, AZ
For questions or more information about NECANOW 2019, contact Katie McCormick • 301-215-4506 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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FEEs & Registration Information
REGULAR REGISTRATION RATES:
(after February 21, 2019) Member – $1050.00 Spouse – $625.00 Child(+7) – $75 Child (<7) – $0
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa • Phoenix, AZ
ROOM RATE: $319
The standard room rate of $319 is for single and double occupancy. Additional occupants are $20 per person, per night. Suites by request, based on availability. View resort Map Register for the conference and book your hotel in Phoenix through CMR – Convention Management Resources. Hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hotel reservation deadline is February 28, 2019.
Full refunds will be issued on or before February 28, 2019.
REGISTRATION REFUND CUTOFFS:
Cancellation requests received by February 28, 2019 will receive a full registration refund. Cancellation requests received between March 1, 2019 and March 25, 2019 will receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee; Requests received after March 25, 2019 (no refund) All attempts will be made to process refunds within 4-6 weeks of cancellation.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing via fax to (415) 293-4745 Attn: NECA Registration, or by sending us a message through the NECA Now Registration & Hotel Support Center.
NOTE: This is a member and premier partner event only. Non-members and invitees will not be registered. Contact CMR for more information at (800) 368-6322 or click here for more information »
10:00am – 10:30pm (Departs every 30-minutes)
Shuttle service departs from the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort And Spa and picks up/drops off from downtown Scottsdale at every :30 mark. The last shuttle back leaves downtown at 10:30pm.
David Meade • Mind Your Business
MONDAY, APRIL 1 – 4:00PM
Individuals who think better, perform better. Drawing on the psychology of decision making, motivation, and mindset, David shows how some very small changes can make biggest difference to our ability to succeed. He shares the science of persuasion and the proven principles of getting engagement and buy in for your new ideas or approaches, before exploring the real secrets behind the mindset of world class business performers.
NECA GIVES BACK DURING NECA NOW
Madison Park Middle School is located in central Phoenix and services approximately 440 students. 80% of all students are members of low-income families and rely on the school for daily supplies.
In addition, field trips and extracurricular activities that are normally paid for by families, but are covered by the school thanks to donations like yours.
Your donation of time and resources will help ensure these students have access to the much-needed supplies and activities.
MADISON PARK STUDENTS URGENTLY NEED YOUR DONATIONS
Located onsite at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge the Silent Auction is also available now through the NECA Events mobile app through April 3 at 12:45pm.
Download the NECA Events app to start bidding on: Signed Sports and Entertainment Memorabilia • Exotic Trips • Art • Jewelry • Fine Wines, Liquors and much more.
DONATE YOUR TIME!
MADISON PARK STUDENTS URGENTLY NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Just a few minutes of your time during NECA NOW will help us assemble 400+ school supply bags during the Interactive Breaks. NECA provides all the supplies, all you need to do is help us fill the bags with the materials. We know that the students will treasure and benefit from the supplies that will be given. It will be a nice gesture that NECA can leave behind something useful in Phoenix for some well-deserved students.
Neil Swidey • When Good Jobs Go Bad
TUESDAY APRIL 2 – 11:45AM
It seemed like a great project when you bid it. But deadlines have been blown, costs are spiraling and every player on the project is angrily pointing a finger. When relations on a complicated job grow toxic, that’s when the risk is highest of an outcome that will be awful for every party. What are the forces that can lead very smart people to make very bad decisions? How can you as a leader rebuild broken trust on a project?
Sekou Andrews • D.i.Y. Innovation
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 – 1:00PM
Innovation is the difference between “Why didn’t I think of that?” and “Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’”
As businesses scurry in pursuit of “big I” Innovation – exponential technologies, cultures of innovation and the like – This presentation will teach leaders to see through the “little I’s” of an innovator, by innovating from within. Offering incredibly fresh perspectives on embracing failure, bold thinking and anticipating disruption, Sekou also shares his own story about risks and rewards of disrupting the speaking industry with a cutting-edge style of communication. This insightful and inspiring talk often surprises leaders with how much it discomforts, delights and transforms them on a business and personal level.