2018 Conference

The Leadership + Talent Development Summit

January 17th-19th   *   Marriott Liberty Station- San Diego, CA.

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Our annual conference returns to sunny San Diego, California on January 23rd-25th, 2018! Join us for world class presentations from hand-picked experts, on a variety of important topics vital to your coaching success.

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Your 2018 conference pass includes breakfast, lunch, morning & afternoon snacks on both days PLUS our meet and greet registration/mixer the night before the conference which includes appetizers and a no-host bar as well as a hosted dinner on day 1. You’ll also receive a complimentary gift bag.

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Our annual conference is quickly gaining a reputation as the #1 conference for coaches and trainers who use our numerous assessments.

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2018 Conference
Pre-registration at $495.00 per person ($495.00 credit toward any of our 5 certification programs). After July 1st, $495.00 per person ($395.00 credit toward any of our 5 certification programs). After Jan 1st, $495.00 per person ($295.00 credit toward any of our 5 certification programs). Includes conference, meals, breaks, sessions.

Step 1: Purchase Your Conference Pass

Your 2-day Conference pass is only $495 and includes a $395 credit
towards any of our assessment certifications. Ordering your pass online
is easy and secure! Would you like to bring your spouse/guest?
These discounted passes are only $345.

Step 2: Place Your Hotel Reservations

Click the button to the right to book a room directly
through the hotel.



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"Leadership is not about managing tasks - it’s about developing people."


Yet developing people can’t be a “one size fits all” approach. All levels of management must recognize the unique differences between each employee, how they perform best and how to motivate them.

That’s what the Leadership+Talent Development Summit 2018 (LTDS 2018) is all about.

When leaders make talent development a priority, not only do they attract and retain top talent, but it helps shape entire company cultures. Leadership and talent development must be linked to lead to high-performing teams.

LTDS 2018 features world class presentations from hand-picked experts in management, sales, coaching and other topics vital to developing your most important resources – your people and your clients.


Join coaches and trainers from around the world, in sunny
San Diego, for this spectacular knowledge building event!

You're invited! Our 4th Annual Conference will be held in sunny San Diego this year, Wednesday January 17th – Friday January 19th, 2018. Join fellow business coaches, consultants and corporate trainers from around the globe as we host presentations from world-class business and assessment trainers!

We've secured special room rates for all of our attendees at the conveniently located Courtyard Marriott in Liberty Station, where the conference will be held.  The Courtyard Marriott is located within walking distance of San Diego's famous Liberty Station-- a sprawling outdoor mall with restaurants, cafes and shopping. Hotel amenities include well-appointed rooms, free WiFi, gym, pool, Starbucks café, mini-store and complimentary breakfasts. Your pass will also grant you complimentary breakfast and lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks. You will also be treated to a meet and greet mixer on Wednesday evening to kick off the conference.

Why would anyone want to miss this?!


Conference Schedule:

Wednesday January 17th: 6:30 – 8:30pm Meet and Greet Registration/Mixer (hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres)

Day 1 Schedule: Thursday, January 18th, 2018 (Subject to Change)

6:30am -7:30am: Rick Barrera: Sunrise Session- Our Exponential Future

6:45am-8:00am: Breakfast
8:00am-8:30am: Welcome & Announcements (What’s up and coming attractions)
8:30am -10:00am: Jeffrey Gitomer - Double Your Practice Using Two Simple Techniques 
10:00am-10:30am: Break (networking and snacks)
10:30am -11:30am: Lee Smith - You Can’t Fix Your Culture without Fixing Management
11:35am –12:05pm: Breakout Sessions
             * Terri McCormick - IPO and DISC: Preparing Appian, a high growth technology company, for success in the future with Assessments 24x7
            * Jo SpurrierIntroducing the NEW PGI Team Assessment
12:05pm-1:05pm: Lunch
1:10pm-2:10pm: Merrick Rosenberg - What if Everything You Know About DISC Training is Wrong?
2:15pm-2:45pm: Breakout Sessions
            * Dr. Koerner - Benchmarking DISC & Motivators
            * Deb Calvert - The One-Two Punch for a TKO Victory in Employee Engagement
2:50pm-3:20pm: Break (networking and catered snacks)
3:25pm-4:55pm: Steve Sisler - Motivation, the Brain, and Behavioral Modification
5:00pm-5:30pm: Breakout Sessions
            * Jennifer VoitleinWhat’s new with our Core Assessments & Certifications?
            * Ulrik LorkUsing the DISC Collaboration Report
5:30pm Day 1 Close
6:00pm +: Liberty Station Dine-Around (dinner on your own or with other attendees)


Day 2 Schedule: Friday, January 19th, 2018 (Subject to Change)

6:45am-8:00am: Breakfast

7:15am-7:45am: Rich & Barbara Meiss: Sunrise Session- Biblical DISC™ Assessment
8:00am-8:15am: Welcome & Announcements
8:15am -8:45am: Breakout Sessions
            * Lee Smith of SalesFuel on Teamkeeper
            * Will PembleUsing DISC to power the GIG economy
8:50am-9:50am: Ford Saeks - Your Digital Footprint Needs New Shoes
9:55am-10:25am: Break (networking and snacks)
10:30am-12:00pm: Brian Tracy - Maximize Your Potential-Double Your Income in 2018
12:05pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:05pm-2:05pm: Gerhard Gschwandtner - The Mindset in the Age of Digital Transformation
2:10pm-2:40pm: Breakout Sessions
           * Audrey Strong - The Top 5 Unbreakable Laws of Public Relations Every Leader Needs to Know
           * Mark Snow - DISC Benchmarking Primer: Increasing Your Profit by Reducing Client Turnover                           
2:45pm-3:15pm: Break (networking and snacks)
3:20pm - 3:50pm: Breakout Sessions 
            * Matt Dickson & Jared Moore - How to Market & Sell Assessments
            * Doug Sandler - Podcasting: Building Your Brand and Your Bottom Line
3:55pm - 4:30pm: Breakout Sessions 
            * Roundtable Topics (My best ideas...and how I will use them)
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Q&A, Awards, Thank You & Close hosted by Tony Alessandra


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