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2024 Schedule

Elevate offers a full day of valuable professional development in the comfort and cleanliness of OKC's convention center. Whether it is during one of the two inspiring keynote remarks or during the applicable information shared during a breakout session, attendees will walk away from the event with new tools and motivation to take their career to the next level.

Check out all the speakers and sessions on the Speakers page. 


Wondering which education session is right for you? Each session is included in at least one track:
 

  • Elevate Your Influence (geared toward people of all experience levels who want to grow as leaders) 

    • Track sponsored by: LX Studio at the University of Central Oklahoma

  • Elevate Your Sales (geared toward people who are in sales)

  • Elevate Your Team (geared toward people who manage others)

  • Elevate Your Business (business development tips for small business owners, location managers and entrepreneurs)

  • Elevate Your Future (geared toward college students, interns and new professionals)

    • Track sponsored by: University of Oklahoma MBA Program

  • Elevate Your Mindset (sessions to help both employees and managers boost their mental wellbeing and stress management skills)
     

If you identify with one of those categories, use this as a guide to start scheduling your day. You may also choose your own adventure based on the session topics and speakers that interest you. No matter what education session you choose, we are confident that you will find valuable lessons to apply to your career!

Pre-registration for breakout sessions is not available. Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis until room capacity is met.

Registration | Networking | Continental Breakfast

8 to 8:30 a.m.

Registration - Second-floor foyer,
south end

Breakfast - Painted Sky Ballroom,
fourth floor

Start the conference off right by grabbing your nametag, attendee bag and program guide and enjoy a power-boost breakfast and some early morning engagement with other attendees and exhibiting sponsors.

Welcome | Setting the Stage for the Day

8:35 to 8:50 a.m.
Painted Sky Ballroom, fourth floor

Learn what to expect from Elevate and how to make the most of the day's opportunities.

Move to education session rooms

8:50 to 9 a.m.

Head to your first education session!

Pre-registration for breakout sessions is not available. Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis until room capacity is met.

Education Sessions

9 to 10 a.m.
Second and third floors

Room 208A
Navigating Your Career Journey
Jessica Mollica, The Hertz Corporation

Track(s): Elevate Your Future




Room 208B
Stalls, Objections, and Wishy Washy Words:
Moving Towards Success

Kari Chance-Moore, Sandler Custom Growth Solutions,
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce


Track(s): Elevate Your Sales/Business Development





Room 209A
Public Speaking: Walk Confidently Into The Terror
Shannon Lockwood, Allied Arts

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence




Room 209B
Being an Authentic Leader
Matt Palmer, Heartland

Track(s): Elevate Your Team




Room 301A
Cultivating a Flourishing Workforce:
5 Strategies for Enhancing Employee Well-being

Michael Dickerson, Dickerson Consulting Group

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 301B
Energize with Working Genius
Teresa Atkinson, Express Employment International

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence





Room 301C
How to Make Artificial Intelligence Your
Unfair Business Advantage

Gunnar Hood, WSI Summit

Track(s): Elevate Your Business

Move | Refresh

10 to 10:15 a.m.

Check out the exhibitors outside the ballroom on your way to the next session!

Education Sessions

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Second and third floors

Room 208A
Leading Teams to Success - Celebrate & Elevate 
Michele Leeper, Topgolf

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales/Business Development





Room 208B
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
David McLaughlin, Pendulum Coaching LLC

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence





Room 209A
Fact or Story?
Tammy Overholt, American Fidelity

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset




Room 209B
Fail Until You Don't
Michael Shellabarger, Love's Travel Stops, Inc.

Track(s): Elevate Your Future




Room 301A

Why Storytelling in Business Matters
Matt Payne, Prairie Surf Creative

Track(s): Elevate Your Business





Room 301B
Lighting the Fire and Passing the Torch
Bryan Estabrooks, Leidos

Track(s): Elevate Your Team





Room 301C
Creating an Inclusive Work Culture
Angela Russell, Express Employment International

Track(s): Elevate Your Team

Move to ballroom

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Make your way to the Painted Sky Ballroom for your next dose of inspiration during Elevate's lunch and keynote address.

Lunch | Keynote Address

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Painted Sky Ballroom, fourth floor

Empowering Innovation:

Unlock Your Hidden Potential and Performance

Brett Culp
Filmmaker and Speaker Who Documents the Positivity of the
Human Experience

With massive shifts happening in every part of our lives, the future feels uncertain. We face challenges that require adaptable, innovative leadership. While traditional hierarchies struggle to quickly respond to these changes, breakthroughs of “everyday leadership” are transforming the world. Employees at every level are taking ownership and making the future happen. Today, everyone has the opportunity and ability to embrace leadership and make an impact.

In this stirring presentation, documentary filmmaker Brett Culp demonstrates the power within every one of us to build influence, capture opportunity, and create connections. Through inspiring and humorous stories from Brett’s films, your audience will learn to unlock and harness new possibilities within themselves and others that accelerate business performance and spark innovation. The future of work isn’t an absence of leaders, but an abundance of them. This high-energy session will empower you to unleash that potential within your organization.

Move to education session rooms

12:45 to 1 p.m.

Grab your hydration of choice and head to your first of two afternoon education sessions!

Education Sessions

1 to 2 p.m.

Room 208B
Relationships Matter
Sunny Cearley, Allied Arts

Track(s): Elevate Your Future



 

Room 209A
The Secret to Listening and Leading
[The Power of Questions]

Tami Shaw, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Track(s): Elevate Your Business

Room 209B
Code-Switch or Switch the Culture Code?
Shalynne Jackson, City of Oklahoma City

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence




Room 
301A
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in
Hybrid and Remote Teams

Trevor Cox, LX Studio / University of Central Oklahoman

Track(s): Elevate Your Team





Room 301B
Mindful Self-Compassion: An Experimental Workshop
Lauree Dash, Meditation Rebound, LLC

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 301C
21st Century Prospecting
Mike Crandall, Sandler Custom Growth Solutions

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales/Business Development

Move | Refresh

2 to 2:15 p.m.

Check out the exhibitors outside the ballroom on your way to your final education session!

Education Sessions

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Second and third floors

Room 208B
Party With Your Data:
Market Research for Small Business Success

Lily Terry and Monique Walker, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Track(s): Elevate Your Business





Room 209A
So You Want to Do This: Steps to Help You Succeed
Samantha Divine Jallah, Geisinger Health Plan

Track(s): Elevate Your Future





Room 209B
Accelerate Your LinkedIn Impact:
Quick Wins and Long-Term Strategies
Gunnar Hood, WSI Summit

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales/Business Development




Room 301A

Who Do You Want To Be? What Causes Incivility
In The Workplace And Strategies To Combat Burnout

Layla Bokhari-Lima, Steople Group

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset




Room 301B

Navigating Team Dysfunction
Jacqueline Hirlinger, Love's Travel Stops, Inc.

Track(s): Elevate Your Team

Move to ballroom

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Head to the ballroom for the closing keynote address!

Finale Keynote Address

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Painted Sky Ballroom, fourth floor

Becoming a High Impact Person

Kelli Masters
Attorney, NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports


Join renowned sports agent and inspirational speaker, Kelli Masters, hailed as one of the most successful figures in the sports industry, for an empowering seminar on "Becoming a High-Impact Person." Drawing from her extensive experience as a former National and World Champion baton twirler, Miss Oklahoma 1997, acclaimed author, accomplished attorney, and trailblazing sports agent, Kelli shares invaluable insights on unlocking your full potential and making a meaningful difference in the world. In this dynamic seminar, Kelli will delve into the principles and practices that have propelled her to success in both the competitive world of sports and the realm of personal development. From harnessing your unique talents and passions to cultivating a mindset of resilience and purpose, Kelli will guide you on a transformative journey towards becoming a high-impact individual.

 

Whether you're a student, professional, athlete, or entrepreneur, this seminar offers practical tools and actionable strategies to help you navigate life's challenges, maximize your impact, and leave a lasting legacy.

Closing Reception

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Painted Sky Ballroom foyer and
outdoor patio

Elevate your connections and unwind at the closing reception after experiencing a day full of professional development and career education.
All conference attendees receive a complimentary drink ticket (look in the back of your name badge for the ticket).

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