The Workshop sessions will provide insightful trainings focused on design thinking, marketing, entrepreneur growth, women’s leadership, and supply chain among other topics.


  Workshops Description Speakers Company



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2020 Tax Talk Join us to talk taxes and learn the many changes in 2020 that will impact you and your business.  There is no doubt that this year has had its challenges.  From a pandemic to economic crisis, our lives have been turned upside down.  As a result, and as a part of the economic stimulus packages, there have been numerous tax law changes.  We will alert you with the most up-to-date information so that you can make informed decisions.  It is a session you can’t afford to miss. Ursula Scroggs| Managing Director Derderian, Kann, Seyferth & Salucci, P.C. (DKSS)
How Implicit Bias Impacts Our Organization Implicit bias is inherent in all of us and sometimes these biases result in unintended microaggressions. This lack of awareness often creates crucial conflict. During this session, we will focus on how we can create an awareness around recognizing bias and provide actionable steps to intercept it. Megan Fuciarelli | Executive Director US2
Leveraging Your Certification Reboot your certification game-plan. This session will provide practical ways to drive your business forward with the resources within your WBENC certification. Learn how to build brand awareness around your certification, the power of your WBENClink profile, and what happens when you show up. Plus, hear real success stories from fellow WBEs. Veronica Johnson | Meechelle Parker Great Lakes WBC
Shift Has Hit the Fan! Now How Do I Navigate It? 

In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Discover human wiring distinctions and over 12 specific strategies and practices that put you in the driver's seat of navigating any kind of change while communicating with grace, effectiveness, and peace of mind.
  • Plug yourself into a path-driven choices by shifting from a broke-fix model to a contribution-conscious context.
  • Understand how you and others crystallize and process thought (and what you can do to be more productive and effective with your prospects, members, and team.)
  • Walk away with specific steps to maximize human wiring, increase your team's engagement, and improve your communication with your employees, vendors, and customers while thriving in uncertain times.
Lisa Mininni | President Excellerate Associates
Team Alignment in a Virtual World  Team alignment is critical in any situation but is especially important in a virtual work environment. Discover how to use varied communication tools, create a focus on goals and priorities, as well as building team morale. Learn how your leadership style can assist you in creating momentum despite COVID-19! Rhoda Kreuzer | CEO Partners in Action
Three Strategies for Using your Voice with Maximum Impact

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on minority and women-owned businesses made using our voices with maximum impact even more critical. Those who understand their voice’s impact, examine and address barriers, and implement strategies for closing gaps will increase chances of success in the new reality as they pursue and pivot to new business opportunities. Using concepts from the patented P3 IDS Performance Coaching® model, participants will be able to self-reflect and enhance self-awareness of how to use their unique voice with more agility, for sustaining their leadership and their business.  

Thresette Briggs | President  Performance 3 (P3)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cyber Security: Protecting your business from coffee spills to digital windmills

Whether it is a COVID virus or a digital virus, we know that knowledge, planning, and practice are highly important to overcoming these threats. This workshop will provide a helpful overview on securing your business data and environment, wherever it may be. We'll provide you with the tools and confidence to safely drive your business forward in this uncertain fast changing new world.

Jorge Barrantes | Owner    Techfinity  
Leading In Challenging Times  In this workshop we cover how the toughest person to lead is yourself; A leaders first responsibility is to define reality; Leaders distinguish themselves during tough times; Defining moments define your leadership. Our style is interactive with teaching and Q&A. Luisa Recchia |
Shannon LaBruyere
Recchia & Associates
Overcoming Supply Chain Complexities in an Uncertain World The Pandemic did it. Uncertainty and complexities have increased with supply being disrupted, demand shifting, channels varying, and consumer behavior changing. The workshop will give hands-on advice about how to deal with uncertainties, mitigate risks and make good supply chain decisions under uncertainty.
Hannah Kain | CEO Alom
Solidify A New Vision for Your Business Craft a new path in a new world! Entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to monetize their skills in response to the pandemic by shifting their vision. This workshop is an interactive dive into how to write a powerful Value, Vision and Mission Statement, propelling the business owner into new success avenues. Teresa Rose Malone | CEO Write Your