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THRIVE 2024: Welcome!

Welcome to THRIVE Virtual 2024. Below is the event agenda, with join buttons for each session. Please click the button to enter the Zoom for that session.

Subject to change. Note: This agenda reflects the Eastern Time zone. Please make sure you schedule your afternoon according to your local time zone.

Access the session resources for THRIVE Virtual.

Click on the “Join Session” buttons below to access each of the THRIVE Virtual sessions.

This virtual event uses Zoom Meeting – while not required, ASA encourages you to turn on your camera and be seen by our THRIVE presenters and fellow attendees!

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Unstuck Yourself: Transforming Overwhelm Into Action

Presented by Corrie LoGiudice
Qualifies for 1.0 CE hour

2:45–3 p.m.

Speed Talk: Sparkle and Grit

Presented by Wendy Meadows
Qualifies for .25 CE hour

3–3:15 p.m. – Break

(Choose which breakout session you would like to attend)

3:15–4 p.m.

Option 1: Executive Breakout Session: Your Seat at the Table—A Discussion Around Joining a Board of Directors

Presented by Nichelle Maynard-Elliott, The Board Curators and Melinda Kirk, chief legal officer, GDH

During this THRIVE Virtual breakout session targeted toward emerging leaders, Young will share the four keys to making deep, intentional, connections that ensure you do more than stand out. Legacy branding gives you a framework of what to share with others to solidify lasting impact and interest that gets you closer to your goal—whether that be new friendships, collaborations, clients, or business opportunities. Walk away with a universal yet customizable framework that will allow you to confidently make connections by having conversations that deeply resonate and stick.

Qualifies for .75 CE hour.


Option 2: Emerging Leaders Breakout Session: Quit the Shoulds: Using the Five-Step Focus Method to Live a Happier, More Inspired Life

Presented by Amanda Jefferson

It’s easy to listen to a motivational speaker say things like “Trust yourself!” “Be yourself!” and “Shut out those inner voices!” You feel that warm, inspired conference glow, ready to conquer the world! And then…real life sets in, and the glow starts to fade. This session is all about keeping that glow going.

Together, we’re going to explore specifically what “shoulds” you’re holding onto, how you can begin to let them go, and how you can give that teeny tiny voice (yours!) more airtime.

Attendees will learn

  • Which responsibilities, tasks, etc., are swirling in their heads
  • How to identify which of those things genuinely light you up and which feel like things you “should” like or do
  • Tactics for making a plan for systematically deciding what gets their precious time and attention and what doesn’t, using the five-step focus method
  • Ways to say “no” easily and comfortably to those things that don’t light them up

You’ll have worksheets and templates to take away so that you keep that glow going long after!

Qualifies for .75 CE hour


Option 3: Breakout Session: Power/Speed Networking

Network with your peers in small groups to discuss takeaways from the opening keynote presentation as well as topics on the agenda for the rest of the THRIVE program.

Qualifies for .75 CE hours

4–4:10 p.m. – Break

4:10–4:25 p.m.

Speed Talk: Work Became My Identity—Then It Broke Me

Erika Diaz, creator, “Honestly Mental” podcast

Qualifies for .25 CE hours

4:25–5:25 p.m

Staffing Industry Panel Discussion: Finding Your Personal Success in Staffing

Facilitated by Amanda Riffee, executive and leadership coach, Randstad US

Panelists: Celeste Randall, national director of service and implementation, workforce solutions, Staffmark Group; Catherine Lang-Cline, founder and chief executive officer, Portfolio Creative; Kelly Boykin, founder, Growth Curve Advisors

Qualifies for .75 hour of CE.

5:25–6 P.M.

Closing Session: Be Your Own Cheerleader: Embracing Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

Neelu Kaur

Qualifies for .5 CE hours

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Sarah Senges at 703-253-2042.

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