April 3 & 4, 2019
Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown
250 Market Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
Wednesday, April 3
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Reception – A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Johnstown’s Women Making Community Collaboration Succeed
Lisa M. Rager, Executive Director, Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Melissa Radovanic, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Crown American Hotels
Amy Bradley, President/CEO of the Cambria Regional Chamber
Entertainment by The Jill Gontkovic Trio
Thursday, April 4
8:30 – 9:15 am - Let’s Connect to Your Foundation!
Angela Merendino, creator of Red Brick Yoga, is passionate about her yoga journey and wants to share this love for yoga with everyone who shows up. She knows firsthand the amazing benefits that yoga and mindfulness can have on your health, happiness and well-being. Lead a fuller life and make empowered choices through present-moment-awareness.
Angela Merendino, Red Brick Yoga
9:15 – 10:15 am - How My Career Found Me
Panelists share personal and professional challenges and successes as they became leaders in their workplaces and communities.
Deborah Brown, Braddock Borough Manager
Marita Garrett, Mayor of Wilkinsburg
Autumn Heckathorn, Manager, Western Butler County Authority
Dr. Audrey J. Murrell, PhD, Professor & Associate Dean of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh
10:15 – 10:30 am - Break
10:30 – 11:15 am - Leading with Your Strengths
The most successful, high-performing teams and organizations have one thing in common – their employees are fully engaged and willingly follow their leaders to achieve great things. But what are employees really looking for in a leader? Is it possible to be the “perfect leader” and possess every quality that your employees are looking for in a leader? Using the framework of the Clifton StrengthsFinder program and decades of research by the Gallup organization, we will discuss how to break the cycle of chasing after your weaknesses. Instead, let’s focus on your strengths! When you lead with your strengths, and recognize (and leverage!) the strengths of your team members, you can provide leadership that is uniquely your own style and lead your team to new heights.
Liesel Gross, CEO, Lehigh County Authority
11:15 am – 12:00 pm - One Person Can Make a Difference
Every day we have a chance to make a difference in this world. One person, one group, one effort, can change a life forever. It's in our hands to make this happen. We can move mountains when we all push in the same direction.
Tammy Barbin, Executive Director of Development, University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown
12:00 - 2:00 pm - Keynote/Lunch - Living Authentically
Jennifer will be speaking about how living life on purpose will help achieve your dreams and goals. She will also have signed copies of her newly released book, “Unapologetically Authentic,” available for purchase.
Jennifer L. Schwartz-Flack, M. Ed, LPC, RMT