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National Forums Symposium 2018

2012 National Forums Symposium

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Where: New York, NY

Event URL: http://www.naiop.org/forums18

NAIOP's National Forums Symposium returns to New York City in 2018 by popular demand! Join your group and more than 700 fellow Forum members in the city synonymous with world-class real estate and cutting-edge development.

Connect with industry leaders, learn best practices from across the country and see the latest development projects you've read about at the National Forums Symposium 2018, May 1-3, 2018, in New York City.

Your fellow Forum members will be there – don't miss out.

 

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Agenda

Tuesday, May 1

Conference Registration Open

Time: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Executive Committee

Time: noon - 3 p.m.

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Open only to members of the NAIOP Executive Committee.

Research Foundation Fundraising Committee

Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Open only to members of the Research Foundation Fundraising Committee.

Research Foundation Trustees

Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Open only to members of the Research Foundation Trustees.

NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors Reception

Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Open only to members of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.

Wednesday, May 2

Conference Registration Open

Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Joint Foundation Governors and Industry Trends Task Force

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Breakfast will be served.

By invitation only.

Intention-based Communication Skills Workshop: Leading Your Team Through Change

Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is being provided as a no-cost benefit to members of any of the National Forums. See the Workshop tab for details and registration information.

NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Lunch will be served.

Open only to members of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.

Project Tour: The Transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas (First tour)

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Witness the transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas, where a comprehensive $325 million renovation is underway to convert the former Time-Life Building from a single-tenant to a multi-tenanted office building. Major elements of the renovation project include the replacement of the building’s glass curtain wall, allowing approximately 60 percent more light into the interior space, as well as restoration of the building’s landmarked lobby.

Line up in lobby at 1:45 pm.

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a wait list, please email education@naiop.org.

Project Tour: The Next Generation of Office – Convene’s Flagship HQ

Time: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Take an exclusive tour of Convene’s newest property in New York City, 101 Greenwich Street, which hosts nearly 60,000 square feet of full-service meeting, event and flexible workspace, and serves as Convene’s corporate headquarters. Experience the hospitality Convene is best known for on this tour with “surprise and delight” experiences on each of Convene’s three floors in the building, and get a firsthand look at how Convene partners with the world’s largest landlords to deliver amenities and services to tenants of Class A office buildings around the U.S. Convene’s co-founder Chris Kelly and members of the company’s real estate team will be available for questions throughout the duration of the tour.

Bus, walking tour; limited to 49 people.

Project Tour: Brooklyn Navy Yard: 217 Years of Change

Time: 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. With over 4 million square feet of space, the Yard is now home to over 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for New York City. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre, waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers. Come hear the complete story from members of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and take a tour of the facility.

Bus, walking tour; limited to 44 people.

Limited space remains. Please contact education@naiop.org to check availability.

High Line: New York’s Park in the Sky

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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Take an elevated tour of Manhattan’s West Side with a walk on the High Line, one of the city’s most popular and scenic parks. Once a historic freight line, the 1.45-mile High Line gained new life as a public park thanks to partnerships between a non-profit conservancy and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Bring your walking shoes and explore the history, architecture, art and horticulture of the High Line while enjoying some of the best views of the city. Friends of the High Line Co-Founder and Executive Director Robert Hammond and Former President of CSX Real Property Steve Crosby will share how this unique adaptive reuse project evolved and has served as a catalyst for new development in the area.

Bus, walking tour; limited to 25 people.

Limited space remains, please contact education@naiop.org to check availability.

Project Tour: Hudson Yards

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Hear from the developer, architect and engineers behind Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the United States. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and a collection of select restaurants. The urban development will include approximately 4,000 residences; The Shed, a new center for artistic invention; 14 acres of public open space; a 750-seat public school and a luxury hotel.

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a waiting list, please email education@naiop.org.

Project Tour: Roosevelt Island Grows Ivy with Cornell Tech

Time: 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Talk with the team behind Cornell University’s new talent incubator campus being developed on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. When all phases of the development have been completed, the project will span 2 million square feet and cost an estimated $2 billion. The city provided the university with $100 million in capital funding for the project to help create a tech talent stream that will fuel the growth of technology startups in New York City. The tour also includes a visit to Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park at the southern part of the island.

Bus, walking tour; limited to 20 people.

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a wait list, please email education@naiop.org.

Project Tour: The Transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas (Second tour)

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Witness the transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas, where a comprehensive $325 million renovation is underway to convert the former Time-Life Building from a single-tenant to a multi-tenanted office building. Major elements of the renovation project include the replacement of the building’s glass curtain wall, allowing approximately 60 percent more light into the interior space, as well as restoration of the building’s landmarked lobby.

Line up in lobby at 2:45pm.

Walking tour; limited to 25 people. This tour is a repeat of the one offered at 2 p.m.

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a wait list, please email education@naiop.org.

National Forums Advisory Committee

Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Welcome Reception

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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National Forums Dinners

Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Thursday, May 3

Conference Registration Open

Time: 6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All Forum Chairs and Vice Chairs

Time: 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

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Breakfast General Session with Keynote Speaker

Time: 7 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

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Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay
Senior Fellow
NewCities Foundation

Cities-as-a-Service: What Does the On-Demand Economy Mean for Real Estate?

Less than a decade ago, Uber, AirBnB and WeWork didn’t exist. Today, one is worth more on paper than Ford Motor, another more than Hyatt, and the third more than Boston Properties. Why? The short answer is that there’s an app for all that, but the truth is more complicated — how and where we live, how we move, and how we work are all being disrupted. The rise of coworking, co-living, ride-hailing and placemaking all point to new possibilities for networking, re-purposing, and more intensively utilizing what was previously just a house, a car, an office or a street. How we perceive cities, how we use them, and how we find each other within them has been transformed by our ability to connect, to summon services on demand, and to analyze and harness our increasingly sophisticated “data exhaust” (e.g. location data, likes, check-ins, taxi and Uber trips, and more).

In his talk, NewCities Foundation’s Greg Lindsay describes how cities‐as‐a‐service are changing how we live, work, move and more — and the new real estate, services and business model opportunities this creates.

National Forums Meetings

Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Lunch will be served.

Open only to members of the National Forums.

Reception hosted by The Rockefeller Group

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Off-site at Rockefeller Group: The Underground at 1221 Avenue of the Americas

(Enter the event through the lower plaza at the corner of W 49th Street and 6th Avenue.)

Sponsors

Attendees

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Name Company Title Chapter
Adachi, Maiko Heitman Senior Vice President Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Adams, Ross DWS Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Adamson, Neil ATCO Properties & Management Senior Vice President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Adler, Seth Adler Development Partner New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Adler, Joshua Adler Development Partner New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Agnew, Lewis Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc./ CORFAC International President Nashville Chapter, NAIOP
Agnew, Trent HFF Director Houston Chapter, NAIOP
Ahrens, Wes Bentall Kennedy US LP Senior Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Aiken, Clifford EXXCEL Project Management, Inc. Chief Investment Officer Central Ohio Chapter, NAIOP
Alexander, Scott BlueScope Properties Group President Central Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Alexander, Kelsea Crow Holdings Capital Acquisitions & Asset Management North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Alfonso, Layne GeoEngineers, Inc. Development Market Director Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Allen, Tracy ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC Vice President, Corporate Director of Marketing Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Al-Shihabi, Qais Prologis Investment Manager San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Alter, Harvey The Alter Group Executive Vice President Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Altman, Rivka Invesco Real Estate Associate Portfolio Manager North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Ammon, Jacob SVN | Alliance Advisor Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Anderson, Peter Pattillo Industrial Real Estate Vice President Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Anderson, Pete Becknell Industrial Executive Vice President-Investments Indiana Chapter, NAIOP
Angel, Jordan HFF Senior Director San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Antrobius, Rob Prologis Senior Vice President, Market Officer - Los Angeles SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Applebaum, Ben WPT Capital Advisors Principal, Co-Head of Investments Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Applefield, Greggory Rialto Capital Executive Director SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Arender, Allen Holladay Properties Vice President of Development Nashville Chapter, NAIOP
Arita, Jon BNSF Railway Regional Manager - Economic Development North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Armbruster, Doug IDI Logistics Senior VP & Regional Director New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Armstrong, Lawrence Ware Malcomb Chief Executive Officer SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Armstrong, Terry Elberon Development Group Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Arnold, Jill Havener Companies Vice President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Asbury, Josh Merritt Properties, LLC Project Manager Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Ashcraft, Thomas Bridge Development Partners Senior Vice President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Askew, Phillip NorthMarq Capital LLC Senior Vice President/Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Augustine, Joseph Distribution Realty Group, LLC Managing Partner Nashville Chapter, NAIOP
Averbach, Sam Oaktree Capital Management, LLC Vice President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Awalt, Carl The RMR Group Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Baird, Frank Capital Associates CEO Raleigh Durham Chapter, NAIOP
Balcom, Michael Crow Holdings Capital VP Acquisitions & JV Development - East North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Bartnik, Joanna EverWest Real Estate Investors Senior Director Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Bass, Joe Hillwood Investment Properties Senior Vice President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Bavar, Robert Bavar Properties Group LLC Vice President Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Belsick, Jody Kimley-Horn and Associates Practice Builder Southern Nevada Chapter, NAIOP
Benedetto, Scott CenterPoint Properties Senior Analyst, Investments Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Benedix, Kevin Boston Global Investors Chief Operating Officer & CFO Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Bennett, Paul Granite Properties, Inc. Director of Investments North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Bennett, Jason Prologis SVP - Capital Deployment, East Region Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Bennett, Justin Phelan Bennett Development, LLC Texas Regional Partner Houston Chapter, NAIOP
Benninghoff, Brian Buchanan Partners, LLC Partner Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Billeaud, Mark Summit Realty Ventures President Member At Large, NAIOP
Bingham, R. Agracel, Inc. President Member At Large, NAIOP
Blaesser, Brian Robinson+Cole, LLP Partner Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Blattner, Joe avenue 55 President Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Blount, David Foundry Commercial Senior Project Manager South Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Blume, Gerald Rockefeller Group General Counsel New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Boehm, Gregg Black Creek Group Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Boehm, Brian ElmTree Funds Vice President of Acquisitions Charlotte Chapter, NAIOP
Borghoff, Sabrina Martin-Harris Construction Director of Business Development Southern Nevada Chapter, NAIOP
Bowen, Mark DCT Industrial Senior Vice President Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Boylston, Kirk LWR Commercial Realty, LLC President Tampa Bay Chapter, NAIOP
Brady, Nicholas Gramercy Property Trust Vice President - Investments New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Breaux, Matthew Industrial Property Trust Senior Vice President - Market Officer Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Brockelman, Peter TD Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Director Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Broome, David Colony Financial, Inc. Director - Acquisitions North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Greg HFF Senior Director SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Andrew R&C Brown Associates CEO Silicon Valley Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Carrington USAA Real Estate Company Executive Director, Investments North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, William Granite Properties, Inc. Chief Investment Officer North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Bryant, Cybil Buzz Oates Development Project Manager Sacramento Valley Chapter, NAIOP
Bryden, Kate MRP Industrial LLC Vice President Development Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Bueno, Andre Bueno Group Principal SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Bufe, Cason Rooker VP, Development Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Bunker, Brigg Foulger-Pratt Companies President, Development Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Burdette, Britton JLL Managing Director Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Burke, Andrew Terreno Realty Corporation Executive Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Burkett, Philip Meyer Design Inc. Principal Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Burlak, Dave State Board of Administration of Florida Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Burrow, Richard Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. Senior Principal New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Burton, William Hillwood Properties Executive Vice President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Busekrus, Marty Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida Managing Director South Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Cadena, John Miner Houston Senior Vice-President Strategic Accounts and New Construction Houston Chapter, NAIOP
Cagley, Catherine Gramercy Property Trust Vice President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Campbell, John Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Director, Portfolio Management Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Cannon, Brandon Ruppert Properties Senior Associate DC|MD Chapter, NAIOP
Carrick, John Principal Real Estate Investors Managing Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Carson, Molly Ryan Companies US, Inc. Vice President of Development Arizona Chapter, NAIOP
Cattanach, Philip The Opus Group Senior Director, Real Estate Development Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Cauwels, Paul Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development Advisors LLC President New Mexico Chapter, NAIOP
Cedarleaf, Stew Fivepoint Senior Investment Manager San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Christensen, Jared The Bendetti Company Managing Director SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Chroman, Blake Sitex Group Senior Vice President New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Ciminelli, Paul Ciminelli Real Estate Corp President & Chief Executive Officer Upstate New York Chapter, NAIOP
Circ, Rene CoStar Portfolio Strategy Director of Research - Industrial Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Clark, Shawn CRG Vice President of Finance Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Clements, Judson Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Executive Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Clewlow, James CenterPoint Properties Chief Investment Officer/ Executive Vice President Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Clish, Colin Clish Development Corporation President Edmonton Chapter, NAIOP
Coetzee, Christiaan CT Realty Investors Senior Vice President, Development Inland Empire Chapter, NAIOP
Coffey, Clifton Gramercy Property Trust Senior Vice President - Eastern U.S. Investments New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Cogorno, Griffin Unire Real Estate Group, Inc. Vice President - Client Services SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Cohen, Michael Liberty Property Trust Vice President, Acquisitions Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Cohen, Brian Liberty Property Trust Vice President Development & Leasing Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP

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Registration

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If You Experience Trouble Registering Online: NAIOP is experiencing periodic server outages that may make online transaction services temporarily unavailable. For assistance, please call 703-904-7100 or email education@naiop.org.

 

Conference Registration

National Forums Member NYC Surcharge
In the city that never sleeps, our hotel and meal costs also don’t get a break. To ensure you have the same high-quality Forums experience you’ve come to expect, with access to the best restaurants, premier hotel location and groundbreaking project tours, a supplemental fee will be charged.
$150
Developing Leaders XII, XIII, and XIV Forum Members Please contact
Susan Bornt to register.
NAIOP Corporate Board Member not on a Forum
(Corporate Board Meeting Only)
Complimentary
Spouse Program $250
Spouse Forum Dinner $175

Confirmation

All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting education@naiop.org.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of Spouse Program registrations received after April 9, 2018, will be charged a fee of $35 per attendee. Cancellations received after April 23, 2018, will forfeit the registration fee and/or surcharge (if applicable). No refunds will be made for no-shows. Cancellation notices should be sent to the NAIOP Education Department education@naiop.org or faxed to (703) 674-1471.

Sponsorships

NAIOP sponsorship plans provide you with a unique opportunity to build your brand and influence key power players in commercial real estate.

Sponsorships for NAIOP’s highest level gathering are available only current NAIOP Industry Partners. You must be an Industry Partner to sponsor the National Forums Symposium.

Sponsorship Levels Benefits Exclusive Sponsor Item Investment
Platinum Top recognition throughout National Forums Symposium Yes $12,000
Gold Premium recognition throughout National Forums Symposium No $9,995

Secure your sponsorship today: Contact Christopher Ware via email or call 703-904-7100, ext. 127.

Hotel/Travel

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-581-1000

Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers travelers a unique vantage point from which to experience the colorful culture and unrivaled energy of New York City. Seamlessly access top attractions like Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Times Square during your stay at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

Hotel Reservations
The Sheraton New York Times Square is offering a discounted rate of $299 single/double, exclusive of taxes. The discounted rate will be offered until Friday, April 6, 2018, or until the room block has been filled, whichever occurs first.

  • To book a room at the Sheraton New York Times Square, use NAIOP’s direct booking website.
  • You may also book by calling the hotel directly at +1-888-627-7067 and requesting the special NAIOP rate of $299.
  • The rate will be extended for three days before and after the blocked dates, subject to availability (April 28-May 6, 2018).
  • A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least two working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to three days prior to arrival at no charge, if there is no change to the arrival and departure dates.

Transportation, Maps and Directions
Visit the Sheraton New York Times Square website for information on the local area, including maps, and local attractions.

Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): approximately 9 miles from the hotel
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): approximately 15 miles from the hotel
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): approximately 15 miles from the hotel

Railway

  • Grand Central Terminal: approximately 1.1 miles from the hotel
  • Penn Station – New York: approximately 1.2 miles from the hotel

Parking
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $60 per day through Park Serv LLC. Self-parking is not available. The valet parking entrance is located on 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. For SUV pricing, please contact the garage at 212-397-9028.

Weather
May temperatures in New York City range from an average high of 68 degrees to a low of 50 degrees.

Workshop

Intention-based Communication Skills Workshop: Leading Your Team Through Change

Wednesday, May 2
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.

Plan to arrive in New York City on Tuesday, May 1, as the workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

This workshop is being provided as a no-cost benefit to members of any of the National Forums. Select this event during your event registration.

Bring your leadership to a new pinnacle of excellence with this interactive workshop. Learn best practices to not only guide your department or company through change but to encourage team members to support and even embrace the process. Workshop participants will analyze how they can communicate their intentions clearly in order to effectively lead others.