ARDA WIN Conference and Events
ARDA WIN Winter Conference 2023
February 1-2 | JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa | Orlando, Florida
The WIN Meeting is sold out. We regret that we are unable to accept additional registrations at this time, and cannot accept on-site registrations. To be added to the waitlist, please email email@example.com. Thank you.
The JW Marriott Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort and Spa is the host hotel for the ARDA WIN Winter Conference. At this time, the ARDA room block is sold out. To make a reservation at the prevailing hotel rate, you may book directly on the hotel website.
5:00pm - 7:00pm Registration
5:30pm - 7:30pm Reception
Sponsored by First American Title Insurance, The Official ARDA VIP Experience Partner
8:00am - 4:00pm Registration
8:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am Opening Remarks and ARDA Update, Jason Gamel. President & CEO, ARDA
9:30am - 10:00am Opening Remarks and Welcome Session with WIN Chair Fiona Downing and Vice Chair Laurie Hansen
10:00am - 11:00am General Session: Women of Influence and Impact in Central Florida
A conversation with a group of Orlando leaders who will bring their unique perspectives on women and work while sharing their journey to leadership, challenges along the way, and advice for young women hoping to do the same.
Moderator: Kelly Cohen, Managing Partner, The Southern Group
Speakers: Michelle Maikisch, Incoming Executive Director, Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX)
Kathy Ramsberger, President & CEO, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Beverly Seay, Entrepreneurial Modeling and Simulation Defense Industry Senior Executive, UCF Board of Trustees
11:00am - 11:15am Networking and Refreshment Break
11:15am - 11:45am Keynote Speaker Conversation featuring Sam DePoy, SVP Global Public Policy, ARDA:
Fiona Downing, Senior Managing Director, Panorama, RCI and Travel + Leisure Clubs, and ARDA WIN Chair, will interview Sam DePoy, ARDA’s SVP of Global Public Policy. Ms. Depoy is a leading star in Washington, DC’s inner lobbying circles. She will tell the story of how she got where she is, what it takes to make it in lobbying and public policy, and will give an insider’s take on DC politics.
11:45 am - 1:00pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Former Congresswoman Val Demings
Former Congresswoman Val Demings will address our group from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Please visit the lunch buffet beginning at 11:45 am and spend the beginning of our lunch hour visiting with friends before our esteemed guest speaks.
1:15pm - 2:15pm General Session: Quiet Quitting: Is it Real? Are Employees Disengaged and What Can Employers Do About it?
There’s a buzz about “quiet quitting” taking over social media, but what does it mean, and what can employers do to overturn the trend? Leaders in our industry will help us understand the root causes of disengagement and identify opportunities to increase employee engagement.
Moderator: Kimberly Marshall, Chief Human Resources Officer, Travel + Leisure Co.
Speakers: Leigh Ann Nieman, Director, Member Experience, Disney Vacation Club
Denise Haeggberg, SVP, Global Talent Management, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Nigel Lobo, COO, Grand Pacific Resorts
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm General Session: Women Lifting Women: Women in Leadership Training
Susan Apgood and Anjali Varma. Susan and Anjali are professors at the American University Kogod School of Business, where they developed and instruct the award-winning course Women in Organizational Leadership. Both women are entrepreneurs, seasoned marketers, and business coaches that specialize in women’s leadership.
While leadership is key to organizational success, women are not always equally represented. Women tend to rise to middle management and then halt being promoted, with even fewer representing on boards and as members of the C-suite. This workshop highlights the severity of gender inequality in the workplace, the negative implications for business, the challenges and barriers that women leaders face and offers tools that can be integrated immediately to overcome these barriers while proposing strategies on how men can serve as allies and provides recommendations on how organizations can support women leaders to make lasting change.
Participants will better understand the obstacles facing women leaders, including the double bind, the confidence gap, and challenges related to negotiation and communication. Participants will also learn about descriptive and prescriptive bias and strategies to overcome these common challenges. The presentation will create a safe space for open and honest dialogue about these critical issues.
4:00pm - 4:30pm Closing Remarks and Meeting Wrap Up
We appreciate our Underwriters who provide the necessary support
Thank you to all our underwriters who generously support ARDA-WIN!
ARDA-WIN is a committee within ARDA that aims to advocate, educate and connect members by fostering personal and professional growth through a core focus on education and networking. ARDA-WIN hosts a WIN Wednesday Happy Hour on the third Wednesday of most months, an annual WIN Winter Conference in Orlando each year, and an educational luncheon at the ARDA Spring Conference each year. ARDA-WIN is an open group, and all ARDA Members are invited to attend committee meetings hosted at the Fall and Spring Conferences. Members and non-members are invited to attend happy hours, conferences, and other events. If you’d like to be added to the WIN Wednesday list, please email Laurie.Hansen@intervalintl.com.