ARDA WIN Advantage   ARDA-WIN Advantage Annual Meeting

    January 18-19, 2018
    University of Central Florida
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management
    9907 Universal Boulevard
    Orlando, FL


ARDA-WIN Advantage is holding its annual Orlando regional meeting on Thursday and Friday, January 18-19, 2018, at University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management (on Universal Drive in Orlando, FL). The event kicks-off Thursday evening with a networking reception, where you will have the opportunity to connect with industry peers and forge new relationships. Friday programming will offer ways to enhance both your personal and professional life.


There are three ways to register for the ARDA-WIN meeting:  

Hotel Information 

The host hotel for the WIN meeting is the Rosen Shingle Creek. Rooms are available at the discounted rate of $139 per night. To make your reservation, please use this link: Book your group rate with ARDA-WIN Advantange. If you prefer, you can contact the hotel directly at 1-866-996-6338 and mention that you are attending the ARDA-WIN meeting to receive the discounted rate. Rooms will be available until January 4, or the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

ARDA also has accommodations available at Marriott’s Grand Vista starting at $69 per night for a one bedroom unit. To make your reservation, please use this link: Book your group rate for ARDA WIN ADVANTAGE. Rooms will be available until January 10, 2018 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.  


Please note schedule is subject to change. Last updated 1/9/18.  

 Thursday, January 18   

5:00 pm-7:00 pm   
Registration Open  

5:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Networking Reception 
sponsored by First American Insurance Title Company

 Friday, January 19 
8:30 am-9:00 am 

Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 am-9:30 am 
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 am-10:30 am 

Emotional Intelligence - The Other Kind of Smart

EQ or Emotional Intelligence is frequently referred to as ‘The Other Kind of Smart.’ Researchers and business experts agree that people with high EQ are consistently the top performers in their organizations. In this session you’ll learn what EQ is, if you have it, and how you can get it!

10:30 am-10:45 am
Networking Break 
10:45 am-11:45 am 

Unconscious Biases - You’re More Biased Than You Think  

Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased. Yet, hidden or unconscious biases affect everything we do; from what we wear, to who we hire, to where we live. This session will help you to start recognizing where unconscious bias exists in yourself and your organization.    

11:45 am-12:30 pm   Cultural Intelligence - You Speak My Language  

The world is getting smaller. Everyday interactions require knowing how to best to interact with others in multi-cultural situations and engage in cross-cultural interactions appropriately. In this session you’ll learn tactics to communicate effectively in cross-cultural work situations.  

 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Lunch and Guest Speaker - Invest in Your$elf  
2:00 pm-3:00 pm  Sexual Harassment - Me Too, Maybe? 

“The Silence Breakers” have just been named Time Magazines 2017 Person of the Year for revealing their accounts of sexual harassment and assault which spurred a national “reckoning”. This session will explore the questions, “What is sexual harassment and what can I do about it?.   

 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm   Crucial Conversations - I Can’t Say THAT!   

The old saying, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” doesn’t apply in the workplace. To drive performance and get results we must address difficult, awkward topics head-on. This session will provide you with skills to effectively communicate even the toughest messages. 

4:00-4:45 pm   

Networking Break and Interactive Survey 

 Please join us for a robust discussion on the future of WIN

4:45 pm  
Closing Remarks and Meeting Wrap-up 


Champion Sponsor 

First American Logo 2017 


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