By Na’Tasha Jones, NADA Marketing Manager

Our most popular leadership-focused education format is back! Learn how to take your business to the next level by attending our Distinguished Speaker Series.

Five dynamic keynote speakers will go beyond the traditional education topics to discuss key insights around Leadership, Dealership Culture, Team Building, and Personal and Business success. Check out what’s in store for this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series:

How to Focus on What Matters Most

Erik QualmanFriday, Feb 14 • 2:30pm-3:30pm
Erik Qualman, Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker

Leaders in this digital decade are made, not born. Using practical research, Qualman showcases the five habits that drive success and happiness for employees, partners and customers in today’s WiFi world. Qualman reveals new techniques (including Positing-It-Forward, Being FLAWsome and other insights) to positively impact and transform your organization.

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The Hero Effect®: Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level

Kevin BrownSaturday, Feb 15 • 10:30am-11:30am
Kevin Brown, Motivational Keynote Speaker and Author

Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Motivate your team to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!

  • Achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary” thinking and mastering the habit of excellence.
  • Own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results.
  • Create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home.

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The Shift: Building Next-Generation Enterprises for a Next-Generation Workforce

Seth MattisonSunday, Feb 16 • 10:30am-11:30am
Seth Mattison, Internationally Renowned Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison offers a fresh perspective and call to action for leadership mavericks and trailblazers at all levels to begin the work of dismantling the rigid fixed structures holding organizations back from thriving in the new world or work. Attendees of The Shift will gain:

  • Deep insights into the make-or-break challenges and roadblocks that hold leaders back from unleashing freedom inside the organization
  • Fresh perspectives on the changing landscape and management models for developing talent and driving innovation
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and a clear set of guideposts for conducting high-value, low-risk management experiments
  • A framework to guide their journey into the new world of work.

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Monday, Feb 17 • 10:30am-11:30am

Mike RobbinsThe Power of Appreciation: Inspire Success, Engagement and Perspective
Mike Robbins, Expert in Teamwork, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence; Author; Former Professional Baseball Player

Appreciation is one of the most powerful yet overlooked aspects of successfully motivating and empowering people and teams. According to the latest research in the fields of positive psychology and strengths-based leadership, when individuals and teams put more attention on what is working, instead of focusing on problems and perceived weaknesses, they thrive. Through this program, which is based on the key principles of his book Focus on the Good Stuff, Mike Robbins illustrates how appreciation impacts productivity, morale and success. This program:

  • Explains the important distinction between recognition and appreciation
  • Enhances teamwork and connection
  • Encourages a positive team culture that focuses on the good stuff, not on gossip, complaints, or negativity
  • Helps people effectively deal with adversity and stay positive in the midst of change and challenges
  • Provides tools and techniques for authentic empowerment

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Monday, Feb 17 • 1pm-2pm

Ross ShaferSuccess: It’s on You
Ross Shafer, Six-time Emmy Award-winning Comedian, Writer, Network TV Host and Best-selling Author

Too often our team members stall their own growth (and yours) until they get validation and encouragement from their leaders. Ross Shafer will inspire your team to take charge of their own assignments, even when nobody is around to guide them. They will learn to be accountable and responsible to and for themselves. Shafer will show you:

  • How to create a No Blame, No Excuses culture of accountability
  • How to manage “gray space”: making decisions when the answers aren’t black and white
  • Why it’s crucial to take personal responsibility for your own success
  • How to “ramp up” your resilience
  • How to set yourself (and your company) apart from the competition

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