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February 26-28, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn, Suffolk, Virginia

Earn up to 1.3 CEUs!

Education Sessions from 21 Speakers Include:

  • Partners in Collaboration...Partners for Success 
  • Making Personalities Work!!
  • Viking or Farmer
  • Creating Value through Innovation
  • Creating a Community of UPLIFT
  • Managing Change and Transition
  • The Fun-damentals of Innovative Partnerships
  • Unraveling the Grant Writing Conundrum: Securing Resources for the Future
  • And...Action! Ready, Set, Grow
  • Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings
  • Paradise Creek "A Sustainable Partnership"
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legends of Main Street:  A Suffolk Ghost Walk
  • Don't Be the Missing Puzzle Piece
  • The ABC's of LinkedIn
  • Manage Up the Ladder
  • Situational Leadership "I'm Ready to Build Peak Performers"

Teresa Earles, Suffolk Division of Tourism
Don't be the Missing Puzzle Piece

We all have heard the saying "Teamwork makes the Dream work!" Each team member has a role in accomplishing the goals of their agencies. This session will focus on how every team member is important and how to stay engaged.

Theresa Earles is the Tourism Development Manager for Suffolk Division of Tourism. Theresa has nearly two decades in the tourism industry, excelling in marketing, visitor services and management positions. She is a proven leader, department manager, special events coordinator and marketer. Theresa is a valued tourism professional appointed to local, regional and statewide boards. She is also an accomplished speaker, customer service trainer, graphic designer and writer.
Mike Shelah, Mike Shelah Consulting
The ABC's of LinkedIn

The ABC's of LinkedIn: In this session, you will learn how to network effectively and create the best professional relationships by using LinkedIn.  These strategies show you how to find a job faster, improve relationships with co-works, find your target customers faster and cut the sales cycle by 50%.

Emotional Intelligence

This session will assist professionals in learning how to deal with emotions creatively in the workplace. Employing our intelligence in a beneficial and productive manner.

Mike Shelah, is a self-made man! Since 1999, Mike has been a top performing sales professional in the technology industry. In 2011 Mike, began sharing his passion for LinkedIn across the state of Maryland. In 2014, hefounded "Mike Shelah Consulting" to share his message with a national audience. In last two years, Mike has been a featured guest on over 20 podcasts focused on business development and sales excellence, all talking about his favorite subject, LinkedIn.

Enjoy this blog for VRPS by Mike:   The Ten Commandments of LinkedIn
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