Get excited for our award-winning keynote speakers. Their session information and biographies are below!
Thursday, May 10, 10:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Leadership in a Distracted World | Cam Marston | President & Owner, Generational Insights
Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational characteristics and differences on the workplace and the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Join Cam to learn how to lead in today’s loud, cluttered, and busy world. Amid the countless attempts made each day by outside influencers to get our attention and distract us from our goals, what must we do to gain the attention and respect of those around us? What must we do to maintain our own focus and our team’s focus? Cam explains how our society has formed generations whose communication styles and priorities vary greatly and how leaders must work differently with each group to stay focused on achieving our goals.
Friday, May 11, 9–10:30 a.m.
The Global Outlook | Katty Kay | Lead Anchor, BBC World News America
Based in Washington, D.C., Katty Kay covers the full gamut of American and global affairs–reporting on U.S. elections, the White House, Congress, Wall Street, global economies, and world trouble spots. Katty explains how the world we live in is changing at lightning speed—it’s a world where many of the fastest growing economies are in Africa; where 300 million micro-bloggers challenge the supremacy of the Chinese state; and where one-third of the population of the Middle East is under thirty. Understanding the competing economic and political trends of this world is essential for any business or organization, anywhere. Drawing on her experiences reporting from five different continents, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe, Katty offers insights on where the world is heading and what the future holds.
Saturday, May 12, 9–10 a.m
BONUS General Session: How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers
Finding volunteers, motivating them, directing them, and maintaining their interest in both volunteering and the community can be a challenge for any community association manager. Learn how to understand volunteers, pinpoint what motivates them, and how a community association can thrive by building a platform for future success in volunteer development.
Kathy Gonzales, CMCA, Orange County Regional Chapter, Santa Ana, CA
Steve Swafford, Leadership Outfitters, Inc., Santa Monica, CA