Schedule

Tuesday, January 18

6:00 PM — 9:00 PM |Board of Directors and Past Presidents' Reception and Dinner (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, January 19

10:00 AM — 2:30 PM | NALP Board of Directors' Meeting (Invitation Only)

3:00 PM — 5:00 PM | NALP Foundation Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

3:00 PM | Registration Opens

6:00 PM — 8:30 PM | Welcome Party (Dinner included)

Thursday, January 20

7:30 AM | Registration Opens

8:00 AM — 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM | Leadership Styles and Their Impact on Followers
Sean Martin, Donald & Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In this interactive and multimedia case discussion, participants will discuss the careers of Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan; two of the most dominant stars of the NBA during the 2000's. Participants need to know nothing at all about basketball, and instead will be asked to read a short case about the players and engage in a facilitated conversation about their behaviors as leaders of their respective teams and consider how different leadership styles relate to success. Participants will reflect on their own leadership style and the styles of others in their organizations, consider how to assess effectiveness, and identify the key leadership behaviors that promote high-performing teams.

10:00 AM — 12:00 PM | Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet

10:15 AM — 10:45 AM | Break


10:45 AM — 12:00 PM | Encouraging Your Employees to Have a Voice
Sean Martin, Donald & Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In this session, participants will discuss the experiences of an employee charged with helping an organization promote employee voice - or the willingness of employees to speak up with ideas and problems that can improve organizational performance. This session will reveal common concerns that lead employees to remain silent even when they have useful information to share and discuss leadership practices that can encourage voice to help identify problems early and spot opportunities for innovation. 

12:00 PM — 6:00 PM | Lunch and Afternoon on Your Own

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception (Dinner on Your Own)

Friday, January 21

7:30 AM | Registration Opens

8:00 AM — 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM | The Science of Happiness for Each of Us
Eric Karpinski, Author, Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance

Participants will experience and learn the value of positive and practical habits that will increase the amount of happiness and well-being they feel in their own lives. We will do a deep dive into two of the most powerful happiness strategies: how to reinvigorate our social connections with friends, families, and colleagues and how to rewire our brains to notice and celebrate all the good things in our lives.

10:15 AM — 10:45 AM | Break


10:45 AM — 12:00 PM | Put Happiness to Work
Eric Karpinski, Author, Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance

This game-changing part of the program shows leaders how to increase engagement by harnessing employees’ motivation for happiness. Participants will learn how to lead with positive emotions and how small changes to their meeting agendas, one-on-ones and work styles can create outsize benefits in terms of engagement, productivity, and employee well-being. We will focus on ground-breaking strategies to create stronger social connections among our teams and hardwire a culture of authentic appreciation that will create long-term sustainable engagement.

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM | Lunch on Your Own

2:00 PM — 5:00 PM | PAC Event (Ticketed event; donation suggested)

Salsa & Margarita Challenge at Aunt Chilada’s
Aunt Chilada's is a historic landmark with a personality all its own. Constructed in the 1890's from desert stone and railroad ties, the original building served as a supply depot and general store for the mercury miners passing through the Dreamy Draw. Today, Aunt Chilada's carries on that century-old tradition of heartfelt Southwestern hospitality and dishes out the finest Mexican food this side of the border. Following a brief history of their award-winning salsa and margaritas, teams will be given a variety of ingredients to create their own unique salsa and "perfect margarita". Chef Tiffany and her team will choose the winners! Don’t miss this fun outdoor event and the opportunity to contribute to NALP’s PAC! 

5:00 PM | Open Evening and Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, January 22

7:30 AM | Registration Opens

8:00 AM — 9:00 AM | Breakfast

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM | Culture Panel
Start off the last day with a panel of leaders who speak about their personal experiences with creating an impactful workplace culture. 

10:15 AM — 10:30 AM | Break

10:30 AM — 12:00 PM | Interactive Group Experiences
Small groups will be given the opportunity to engage and network with their peers while doing interactive and fun activities. 

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM | Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM — 4:00 PM | Networking by the Pool

6:00 PM — 9:00 PM | Closing Party (Dinner Included)

Have questions? Please contact our events team or call 240-547-2190.