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2015 Leadership Conference Schedule of Events

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Sunday, July 12


9:30 a.m.


Golf at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
Shotgun Start

Enjoy a meandering course that winds its way through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes. Experience the pleasures of a classic country-club course with a distinctive atmosphere. Tee off next to boats and canals and enjoy views of an enchanting lighthouse. Golfing here is, in the words of architect Joe Lee, “exciting, challenging, yet fun to play.”

Additional registration required; includes transportation, golf, carts with GPS, range balls, one sleeve of golf balls, breakfast sandwich with coffee and juice, box lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie, whole fruit and soda), hole prizes and team prize for 1st and 2nd place.

Rental clubs are $20 per set +tax and rental shoes are complimentary. Contact Kristi Klemens for rentals.

4 – 5:30 p.m.


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Grand Floridian Summer House Patio

Monday, July 13


7 a.m. – 12 p.m.


7 – 7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Rob Moore, NFDA President

7:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Vision for the Future
Leigh Wintz, Tecker International

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout by Office
Discuss topics related to your specific role on the board while sharing ideas that are important to your association's success.

Tuesday, July 14


7 a.m. – 12 p.m.


7 – 7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8 a.m.

Candidates Forum
Rob Moore, NFDA President; Scott Gilligan, NFDA Counsel

8 – 8:50 a.m.

Mass Fatality in America: NFDA Prepares - A Template for Your State Death Care Mass Fatality Plan
Bryant Hightower, NFDA Advocacy Committee Chair
Alysia English, Georgia Funeral Directors Association

8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

Surpassing! Leadership: Leaders Who Excel Beyond Measure
Brad Rex, Foundation Partners Group

10:20 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Customer Rules
Lee Cockerell, Disney Institute

6:30 – 10 p.m.


A Magical Evening at Epcot®

Enjoy a magical evening full of surprises you won’t experience anywhere else! The fun begins inside the main hall of the American Adventure at Epcot®, where you’ll experience the classic elegance of Colonial America and enjoy a traditional American feast.

Be sure to save room for dessert! After dinner, we’ll savor a collection of delectable delights on a private veranda overlooking the World Showcase, where you’ll be enchanted by the premier night-time spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. During the show, the fiery glow of torches and sky-piercing lasers will reflect on the lagoon while the boom of thunderous fireworks echoes atop an original music score.

Tickets are sold out! Contact an NFDA Member Services Representative at 800-228-6332 for wait list information. (child 5 & under, free; discounted rate available for child 6-16); includes transportation to and from Epcot®.

Wednesday, July 15


7 – 9:15 a.m.


7 – 7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 7:40 a.m.

Rob Moore, NFDA President

7:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Board Roles and Goals
Bob Harris, The Nonprofit Center

9:30 – 10 a.m.

Closing Remarks
Rob Moore, NFDA President

Schedule subject to change.

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