June 6 & 7, 2018 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Fort Lauderdale
Who Should Attend
The WIL Summit is designed for women in leadership roles -- including mid-level to senior managers, directors, VPs, and C-level -- in corporations, non-profits, and government agencies. The WIL Summit is also a great opportunity for men who lead diverse teams and seek greater understanding of how to better recruit, engage, develop, and retain talented women.
Whether you attend to drive your personal development, improve leadership programs in your organization, or both -- this is the summit for you!
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We've put together an exclusive inside look to our summit and industry leaders' perspectives in our annual magazine. Download your copy here.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made on or before May 25, 2018 to receive a refund. All cancellations will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received on or after May 26, 2018.
No-show registrations will not be refunded. To cancel your registration, please contact us at WIL@brandonhall.com.
Now open through April 6th
April 7th through June 6th
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Hotel Reservations and More Information
The WIL Summit will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale located at 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316. Hotel reservations are not included with your registration. We've negotiated a rate of $249 per night for attendees through May 11th. To book your hotel, please click the button below or call the Marriott directly at (954) 525-4000 and mention the "Brandon Hall Group" room block to receive the lowest rate.
Travel and Airport Information
Closest airport: Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) 6.2mi from the hotel via US-1 (17 minute travel time)
Second closest airport: Miami International Airport (MIA) 32.3mi from the hotel via I-95 (44 minute travel time)
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Agenda and Presenters
Please check back as we finalize the agenda and presenters.
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Highlights from Previous WIL Summits
2017 Agenda and Session Recordings
8:00AM Registration Opens and Light Breakfast
In this two-part keynote and panel you will gain actionable strategies about how you can create an effective leadership style that’s authentically yours.
10:45-11:00AM Refreshment Break
A panel of dynamic leaders share their personal experiences, lessons learned and personal best practices in leadership.
In this session, participants learn the psychology behind risk taking and how to embrace risk as the means for growth and development. They learn why we like our “comfort zone” and how to move beyond it. Participants practice removing barriers to risk, evaluating opportunities through a new lens, and how to maximize the benefits of failure.
6:30-7:00AM Morning Walk/Jog
Meet us in the lobby for a jog or walk with Rachel Cooke and Melissa Benavides from Brandon Hall Group. Receive a fact sheet from Bonnie St. John’s Micro-Resilience Research: "How Exercise in the Morning Makes You Smarter for Hours After"
Do the programs we create to address the advancement of women truly encompass the experiences of Asian, Black, and Hispanic women? Join this session for a lively discussion with women who are taking practical steps at their own companies to ensure that women’s programs advance all women.
10:15-10:30AM Refreshment Break
Focus on building awareness of key leadership qualities, uncovering social bias, and changing the micro-behaviors that inhibit women’s advancement.
2:15-2:30PM Refreshment Break
Dive deep into how to best show up in initial interactions, as well as our ongoing ability to consistently behave and communicate to achieve specific personal goals.
4:30-4:45PM Refreshment Break
Drawing inspiration from proven leadership techniques, we’ll explore some examples that illustrate how to prevent many of the tough conversations and how to turn many more into positive ones - including equal compensation, promotions, and giving honest feedback.
6:00-7:00PM Free Time Before Welcome Reception
7:00-8:00pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
Dress code: cocktail attire/beach chic.
In this interactive session, you will learn some practical ways to increase your executive presence and get your Gravitas on…and keep it on, regardless of the situation.
1:30-1:45PM Refreshment Break
In this panel session, a group of leaders from various industries will discuss their experiences with mentorship, and what women can do to advance female mentorship in the workplace.
2017 Photo Gallery
About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day. Our vision is to inspire a better workplace experience. Our mission is to empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day.