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2023 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.

 

VIEW THE DIGITAL ATTENDEE PROGRAM FOR THE 2023 CONFERENCE.

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.

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
The Top 5 Sales Limiters – and How to Eliminate Them 
Mike Crandall

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales





Room 208B
Kicking it with Kindhearted Mentors:
Finding Your Perfect Fit

Jessica Martinez-Brooks

Track(s): Elevate Your Future





Room 209AB
Why It Matters:
The Social and Business Case for Workplace DEI

Dr. Natasha Mickel and Carrie McClain

Track(s): Elevate Your Business




Room 301B
Unstoppable Team Performance
Teresa Atkinson

Track(s): Elevate Your Team





Room 301C
Everyone is Not OK:
Ways to Support Employees through Personal Challenges

Cole Watts, LCSW, LCDC

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 301D
Inclusion Reimagined:
The Truth About Inclus
ion in the Workplace
Shalynne Jackson

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence

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

Overcoming Adversity: My Personal Journey from Paralysis to Purpose

Emeka Nnaka
Therapist and Advocate for Hope

Emeka Nnaka will share his personal story of how he overcame adversity and found purpose after being paralyzed from the chest down. He will talk about how he lifted himself out of a dark place and became an inspiration to many.

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 208A
Mastering your CREDIT
Miriam Campos

Track(s): Elevate Your Future





Room 208B
Become A Fearless Organization
Dr. Layla Bokhari

Track(s): Elevate Your Team





Room 209AB
Sharpen the Saw: Self-Care & Self Renewal
Michael Shellabarger

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 301B
Making an Impact Where You Are:
The Potential of Your Sphere of Influence

Bryan Estabrooks

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence




Room 301C
Selling Marquee Assets Through Data-based Storytelling
Will Syring & Alex Surette

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales





Room 301D
Security Awareness:
The Importance of Training and Testing Your Small Business Staff

Brad Thomas

Track(s): Elevate Your Business

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 208A
It Takes a Village: Empowering Future Generations
Joan Stanolis

Track(s): Elevate Your Business





Room 208B
How to NOT Sound like every other Salesperson
Kari Chance-Moore

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales





Room 209AB
The 8 Obsessions of Everyday Innovators
Michael Shellabarger

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence





Room 301B
Equanimity: A Mindful Practice
Lauree Dash

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 301C
The Mindful Leader
David McLaughlin, M.Ed, SHRM-SCP

Track(s): Elevate Your Team





Room 301D
Peopling 101
Sara Jane DelMonte

Track(s): Elevate Your Future

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

Meaningful Moments: How to Keep the Urgent from Hijacking What's Important

Dale Wilsher
Award-winning author & DISC personality trainer

With all the urgent demands tha
t consume your schedule, there never seems to be enough time, depleting your energy and diminishing your productivity. At Elevate, Dale will provide practical tools to help you distinguish between the urgent and important, eliminate the trivial and choose the important so that you can make time for what really matters. By the end of her keynote, Dale will help you gain insight into your personality and the way you work, define goals to prioritize what is most important and shift your mind from reactive to intentional with easy brain hacks.

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).

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
Battling Burnout
Danielle Ezell

Track(s): Elevate Your Team




Room 208B
Zero Stakes Creativity
Shannon Lockwood

Track(s): Elevate Your Mindset





Room 209AB
DISC Workshop: Using your Strengths to Rise
Dale Wilsher, PCC, CPLC, CCSP

Track(s): Elevate Your Influence




Room 301B
Surviving Imposter Syndrome
Tammy Overholt

Track(s): Elevate Your Future





Room 301C
How Brands Can Survive in the Complex, Crazy World of Digital Marketing
Mike Koehler

Track(s): Elevate Your Business





Room 301D
Consultative Selling
Tiffany English

Track(s): Elevate Your Sales

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