2018 ARDA West Regional 

ARDA West Regional Meeting 

October 4 - 5, 2018
The Hotel Republic San Diego
San Diego, CA

Registration | Hotel Information | Schedule | Sponsors 


Register online or download the form here and email it to ARDA or fax it to (202) 289-8544.

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Hotel Information

The ARDA West Regional Meeting will take place at the Hotel Republic in San Diego, CA. The discount room rate for the ARDA West Regional Meeting is $179 per night and will be available until September 10 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. To make your hotel reservations, please contact the Hotel Republic directly at 619-398-3100, or 800-468-3571 and mention the ARDA West Regional Meeting to obtain the discount rate. 

Please note: The ARDA room block is sold out for the evening of Wednesday, October 3. If you would like to book this night, please call the hotel directly in order to make your reservation.


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 Please note schedule is subject to change. Last updated on 8/3/2018 

Thursday, October 4 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Registration 
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Personal Enrichment Session: Energy Leadership 

Energy Leadership is a defined means of understanding how we, as leaders, use our energy to lead and influence ourselves and those around us. You may be saying, “I have energy, tell me more!” Check out the short story below that really illuminates how this works in a nutshell.

A new leadership development program was being piloted in one of the San Diego resorts of a reputable vacation ownership company. All associates of the resort could apply to be considered for an opportunity to participate. In the breakroom that afternoon, a conversation was overheard between 2 associates. Sarah was venting to John about  this new program. “Can you believe that to participate, they want us to put in a few extra hours every week for the so called development opportunity?” Why do we have to go through more hoops just to be promoted around here?? John responded to Sarah, “I can see your point, Sarah, but I’m definitely putting my application in and taking the  opportunity to further my development. Who knows where it could lead?”

This short story illustrates a key difference between anabolic and catabolic leaders. Two people, faced with the same situation, yet having two totally different reactions. What's the difference between them? In a word, ENERGY! Sarah demonstrated catabolic energy while John showcased anabolic energy.

When you think about your reaction to situations around you, do you tend to resonate more with Sarah or John? Join the Energy Leadership workshop and learn more about how it works and the benefits you can experience immediately both personally and professionally.
Natalie Hyatt, Director, Learning & Development for Sales & Marketing, Wyndham Destinations 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Welcome Reception                                                                    Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company 

 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

WIN Reception: Fundraiser for SMOV                                                     Sponsored by WIN

Friday, October 5 

8:00 am - 11:00 am



8:00 am - 9:00 am


Sponsored by RCI

8:30 am - 9:15 am 

 Welcome and ARDA Updates 

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Educational Session: Coffee with Millennials
Learning how to on-board, engage and retain millennials in your workforce.
Yash Dubel, Diamond Resorts 
Matt McGarryAccelerated Assets, LLC 
Noyan Suel, Grand Pacific Resorts 
Sharon Lo, Welk Resort 
Sponsored by Global Connections, Inc. 
10:15 am - 10:30 am 


 Refreshment Break 
 Sponsored by RCI

10:30 am - 11:15 am


Educational Session: The New Face of Timeshare Marketing
Focusing on acquiring key data analytics to optimize marketing and sales.
Sean Diehl, Breckenridge Grand Vacations 
Sponsored by Global Connections, Inc. 
 11:15 am - 12:15 am 

Educational Session: Resort Management Wrap-Up

Join us for this interactive round table session where resort professionals will hold conversations on topics such as:

  • Creating an employee culture that creates staff loyalty
  • Measuring owner, guest, exchanger and employee experience
  • Service that captivates
  • Exchange
  • Adaptability
  • Delivering on the dream
Megan Conner, Grand Pacific Resorts 
Sean Coogan, Welk Resorts 
Jon Dindo, Hyatt Residence Club 
Bob KobekCustomerCount 
Jim Moran, Western Desert Willow Resort 
Sponsored by Global Connections, Inc. 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
Lunch and Community Connect 
Sponsored by Interval International 





ARDA WIN Advantage  ARDA ROC  First American Title Insurance Company 
   Global Connections 
Interval International2012   Jani-King 
RCI  Hilton Grand Vacations March 2018 logo                                   


  • Ballard & Spahr LLP 
  • Blackwell Recovery 
  • Grand Pacific Resorts 
  • Granite State Contract Furnishings 
  • MasterCorp 
  • Vacatia 

*sponsor list as of 8/3/2018 

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