Summit Schedule

Pre Summit – Tuesday August 28th, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Enjoy some good food and good company around the fire. This is a chance for you to casually make connections before diving into the work ahead.

Wednesday August 29th, 2018

7:30 –  8:30 am

Breakfast & Registration

Grab some food and all the information you’ll need for a successful Summit!

Choose one session before lunch:

8:30 – 11:00 am

Presidents’ Forum

This session is designed specifically for Presidents looking to better lead their organization. From succession planning to re-structuring, we’ll tackle some of the biggest challenges unique to your position.

8:30 – 11:00 am

Seeing is Believing Tours

Experience how Professional Management has impacted other small businesses. In this session you’ll have the opportunity to see how professionally managing a business has impacted growth, strategy, and employee retention.

11:00 – 12:30 pm

Lunch

Take a break, enjoy some good food, and if you missed morning registration, grab the information you need for a successful Summit.

12:30 – 12:45 pm

Aileron State of the Community

What does it mean to be a part of the Aileron community? Join us to learn a bit about our past, present, and future.

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Keynote: Recession Proof Your Business

Customized products, 24-hour customer service, overnight free shipping, texting, and more. Real time responsiveness is now standard, distance has disappeared, and change is constant. In this session we’ll explore how to profit in the current economy while staying authentic.

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Break

Choose one breakout:

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Breakout: Building Your Professional Management Journey

Where do you want to go next? As a business leader, we realize there’s no book to run a successful business or team. In this session, we’ll give you a tool and guide you through a process to creating your own roadmap.

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Breakout: Mapping Out Success

Whether you’re in sales, operations, or accounting it’s easy to get stuck. In this session we’ll work backwards from your daily desired outcomes and map out a system that ensures you get where you need to go.

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Breakout: Creating a Vision & Mission Statement You’ll Use

Does your mission guide your daily activity? Does your vision impact your strategic planning? If not, that’s OK—in fact it’s the majority of business leaders. In this session we’ll work on making your vision and mission real, relevant, and authentic.

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Break

Choose one breakout:

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Breakout: Building Your Professional Management Journey

Where do you want to go next? As a business leader, we realize there’s no book to run a successful business or team. In this session, we’ll give you a tool and guide you through a process to creating your own roadmap.

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Breakout: Mapping Out Success

Whether you’re in sales, operations, or accounting it’s easy to get stuck. In this session we’ll work backwards from your daily desired outcomes and map out a system that ensures you get where you need to go.

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Breakout: Creating a Vision & Mission Statement You’ll Use

Does your mission guide your daily activity? Does your vision impact your strategic planning? If not, that’s OK—in fact it’s the majority of business leaders. In this session we’ll work on making your vision and mission real, relevant, and authentic.

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Appreciation Reception

You and a guest are invited to Aileron’s Annual Appreciation Reception to celebrate the community of individuals who do their part in creating sustainable and professionally managed companies which raise the quality of life in America. In between networking, refreshments, food, and conversation, Aileron’s Founder, Clay Mathile, and President, Joni Fedders, will honor those who contribute their time, talent, and treasure to fuel Aileron’s mission

Day 2 – Thursday August 30th, 2018

7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

Grab some food and connect with other attendees before kicking off day 2

8:30 – 8:35 am

Welcome Back

Get energized, inspired, and ready for the day ahead.

8:35 – 10:00 am

Keynote: Living Your Best Life with Kelly Crace

What goal have you set that fizzles out a few months later? How many resolutions— personally and professionally—haven’t survived past January? Why does this happen? In this session, you’ll learn about the purest form of motivation to transform your life in and out of the office.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break

Choose one breakout:

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Breakout: How To Create A Great Company Culture

What happens when your well-meaning employees are acting contrary to the best interests of the company? How do you fix behaviors that don’t benefit the business? In this session, you’ll wok on creating a more aligned culture in your organization.

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Breakout: The Power of a Conversation

Conversations can help others feel seen, heard, and valued. It’s time you consistently use the power of communication to deliver great business results. This session will help you shift conversations so the dialogue becomes more constructive, clear, and helpful.

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Breakout: Building Your Professional Management Journey

Where do you want to go next? As a business leader, we realize there’s no book to run a successful business or team. In this session, we’ll give you a tool and guide you through a process to creating your own roadmap.

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Take a break, connect with others, and enjoy some good food.

Choose one breakout:

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout: How To Create A Great Company Culture

What happens when your well-meaning employees are acting contrary to the best interests of the company? How do you fix behaviors that don’t benefit the business? In this session, you’ll wok on creating a more aligned culture in your organization.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout: The Power of a Conversation

Conversations can help others feel seen, heard, and valued. It’s time you consistently use the power of communication to deliver great business results. This session will help you shift conversations so the dialogue becomes more constructive, clear, and helpful.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout: Building Your Professional Management Journey

Where do you want to go next? As a business leader, we realize there’s no book to run a successful business or team. In this session, we’ll give you a tool and guide you through a process to creating your own roadmap.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Keynote: Attract & Retain Great Employees

Hovering at 3.9%, unemployment is at the lowest it’s been since 2000. In a candidate driven market, how do you attract and keep top performers? In this session we’ll explore how to solve your people’s problems to solve your “people problem.”

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Join us in a final conversation about staying connected and practicing what you’ve learned once you return to the office.