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Upcoming Events

“Dates to Remember”

Upcoming ISA Events – November 2020 thru November 2021

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November/December “Like Size” Zoom Meetings

Select your applicable group from the following to register:

12/2/2020, 12:00-1:30pm EDT – Up to $2.5M

12/11/2020, 1:00-2:30pm EDT – $5-11M

Virtual C-Level Forum

February 11, 2021

Forum Pre-Work/Prep: By separate email, you will receive pertinent details including instructions about how to prepare for the Forum no later than January 12th, so watch your email in-box. Preparation and submission of your “Issue Prep” form by the stated deadline is very important. All participants forms are compiled and packages are emailed one week prior to the session. This allows the facilitators time to review the issues and prepare to lead the discussions. Additionally, a separate Zoom invitation will be sent to access your C-Level Forum session on February 11th.

C-Level Forum Virtual “Happy Hour”: When we have our C-Levels “live”, the networking and connections begin the night before over dinner. While the dinner is optional, it has been a very popular and informative part of the C-Level Forum programs. Due to our current situation and health concerns, we will have a Zoom “Happy Hour” to provide an opportunity for networking on Wednesday, February 10th , 6:30pm eastern. A Zoom invitation will be sent for you to participate!

Questions? Contact Nina Bull at nbull@isaconnection.org or 240-970-7098.

2021 Virtual Leadership Summit

March 24-26, 2021

For event flyer, click here.  More details about the 2021 event including schedule and sessions will be forthcoming in November.

Virtual C-Level Forum

May 20, 2021

Forum Pre-Work/Prep: By separate email, you will receive pertinent details including instructions about how to prepare for the Forum no later than April 12th, so watch your email in-box. Preparation and submission of your “Issue Prep” form by the stated deadline is very important. All participants forms are compiled and packages are emailed one week prior to the session. This allows the facilitators time to review the issues and prepare to lead the discussions. Additionally, a separate Zoom invitation will be sent to access your C-Level Forum session on May 20th.

C-Level Forum Virtual “Happy Hour”: When we have our C-Levels “live”, the networking and connections begin the night before over dinner. While the dinner is optional, it has been a very popular and informative part of the C-Level Forum programs. Due to our current situation and health concerns, we will have a Zoom “Happy Hour” to provide an opportunity for networking on Wednesday, May 19th, 6:30pm eastern. A Zoom invitation will be sent for you to participate

Questions? Contact Nina Bull at nbull@isaconnection.org or 240-970-7098.

Virtual C-Level Forum

August 19, 2021

Forum Pre-Work/Prep: By separate email, you will receive pertinent details including instructions about how to prepare for the Forum no later than July 15th, so watch your email in-box. Preparation and submission of your “Issue Prep” form by the stated deadline is very important. All participants forms are compiled and packages are emailed one week prior to the session. This allows the facilitators time to review the issues and prepare to lead the discussions. Additionally, a separate Zoom invitation will be sent to access your C-Level Forum session on August 19th.

C-Level Forum Virtual “Happy Hour”: When we have our C-Levels “live”, the networking and connections begin the night before over dinner. While the dinner is optional, it has been a very popular and informative part of the C-Level Forum programs. Due to our current situation and health concerns, we will have a Zoom “Happy Hour” to provide an opportunity for networking on Wednesday, August 18th , 6:30pm eastern. A Zoom invitation will be sent for you to participate!

Questions? Contact Nina Bull at nbull@isaconnection.org or 240-970-7098.

ISA’s 2022 Annual Business Retreat

More details about the event will be posted by late August/early September 2021.

Hotel Info:  ISA special room rate – $416/night plus taxes (includes guest room internet). Marriott “passkey” reservation link will be provided will promotional materials in the Fall of 2021.

Questions?  Contact Lois at 703-730-2838 or ldonovan@isaconnection.org.

“Live” C-Level Forum

November 4, 2021

Forum Pre-Work/Prep: By separate email, you will receive pertinent details including instructions about how to prepare for the Forum no later than October 4th, so watch your email in-box. Preparation and submission of your “Issue Prep” form by the stated deadline is very important. All participants forms are compiled and packages are emailed one week prior to the session. This allows the facilitators time to review the issues and prepare to lead the discussions.

C-Level Forum “Optional” Dinner: Some of the best conversations take place over dinner. The dinner will take place at the Hyatt Tysons. A separate email will be sent for you to sign up for the optional dinner.

Questions? Contact Nina Bull at nbull@isaconnection.org or 240-970-7098.

Location: Rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency located at 7901 Tysons One Place, Tysons Corner, VA at a negotiated rate of $275/night. To make reservations call 703-893-1234 and state you are with the ISA C-Level Forum meeting. A URL reservation link will be provided in Q2 2021.

Transportation Information The Hyatt Regency Tysons is located approximately 15 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and approximately 17 miles from Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).

Questions? Contact Nina Bull at nbull@isaconnection.org or 240-970-7098.

Past Events

Creating ISA’s Future

11/10/2020 – ISA Zoom Meeting – 1:00-3:00pm EDT

C-Level Forum

October 28, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm eastern – Welcome Zoom (Virtual “Happy Hour”)

October 29, 2020, 11:00am-6:00pm eastern – “Virtual Sessions”

Webinar – “We did it! We Went Digital and Here’s What We Learned!”

Presenters:  Panel of ISA Members

10/9/2020 – 1:00-2:30pm EDT

September “Like Size” Zoom Meetings

Select your applicable group from the following to register:

9/16/2020, 12:00-1:30pm EDT – Up to $2.5M

9/17/2020, 1:00-2:30pm EDT – $5-$11M

9/18/2020, 12:00-1:30pm EDT – $11-$25M

9/18/2020, 1:00-2:00pm EDT – $26-$100M+

9/25/2020, 12:00-1:30pm EDT – $2.5-$4.9M

Webinar – Learning & Development in the COVID Era

Presenters:  Josh Bersin

8/27/2020 – 1:00-2:30pm EDT

Webinar – Personality Tune-up: Maintenance & Upgrades for The Road Ahead

Presenters:  Nate Regier

8/20/2020 – 1:30-3:00pm EDT

C-Level Forum

July 13, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm eastern – Welcome Zoom (Virtual “Happy Hour”)

July 14, 2020, 11:00am-6:00pm eastern – “Virtual Sessions”

Webinar – The Art of Online Facilitation for Virtual Presenters

Presenters:  PowerSpeaking / Cindy Huggett

6/19/2020 – 1:00-2:15pm EDT

ISA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Business Retreat

6/8-6/12/2020

View the draft Schedule At-A-Glance

Session Descriptions

ISA Webinar — Distance Learning Innovation

4/23/2020

ISA Connects – Let’s Talk Managing Business thru COVID-19

ISA Connects — Let’s Talk Managing Business thru COVID-19

3/19/2020

ISA Connects – Let’s Talk Managing Business thru COVID-19

ISA’s Webinar Series: Being a Published Thought Leader

January 24, 2020 01:00 PM EST

When: January 24, 2020, 1PM-2:00PM Eastern

Webinar Details: At a time when people are inundated by digital media, book publishing and authorship are more meaningful than ever. Professionals who want to express their unique market position publish books to make their mark on the world. Speakers, consultants, and subject-matter experts report getting higher-paid and more engaging work when they publish books that align with the work they do. But what does it take to publish professionally and successfully? How can thought leaders publish books that reach a wide audience and do justice to their mandate and message? In this webinar, book publishing experts Trena White and Jesse Finkelstein will offer valuable insight about today’s publishing landscape and shed light on the best options for writing and launching great books.

Why attend the webinar?

You will learn:

• Best practices for developing your book concept, drafting an outline, and writing your manuscript;

• How to find a publisher that’s a good fit for you;

• The costs and timelines involved;

• Book marketing techniques that really work.

Who should attend this webinar?
Thought leaders, speakers, subject-matter experts, innovators, and business leaders who wish to amplify their message, broaden their platform, and increase their business leads.

For more information:

Contact: Lois Donovan
Phone: 703-730-2838
Email:  ldonovan@isaconnection.org

ISA’s Webinar Series: Creating Podcasts

November 15, 2019 01:00 PM EST

When: November 15, 2019, 1PM-2:00PM Eastern

Webinar Details: Have you ever been curious about podcasting, and whether it can help grow your business and thought leadership? Edison Research’s “Infinite Dial Study” found that 73 million people in the United States listened to podcasts monthly in 2018, and 48 million listened weekly. That’s more than watch NFL Sunday Night Football! Podcasting is a platform which training organizations can use to support learning transfer and utilize to create a learning community. Podcasting also bolsters our thought leadership and reputation. For some it can even be a revenue generator. So, how do you get started?

Why Attend the Webinar: Join Amy Glass, Vice President and Senior Facilitator at BRODY Pro, and Carrie Hartman, communications professional specializing in radio and podcasting production, in a lively conversation about what you need to know to plan, execute, distribute and market your podcast.

Who should attend this webinar?
If you want to get started in the podcast world, you will find this webinar both interesting and helpful.

For more information:

Contact: Lois Donovan
Phone: 703-730-2838
Email:  ldonovan@isaconnection.org

ISA October 2019 C-Level Forum

Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:00 AM

ISA’s 2019 Fall C-Level Forum will be held on October 30, 2019 in Tysons Corner, VA at the Hyatt Regency Tysons. For a description of the C-Level Forum and details about the event read more.

Registration closes on September 18, 2019.

Hotel information:  Reserve your hotel room no later than 10/7/2019. Call 703-893-1234 to make room reservations or make reservations online. ISA’s room block is limited, so make reservations early to ensure you get the special rate of $259/night.

Questions? Contact Lois Donovan (703-730-2838/ldonovan@isaconnection.org)

ISA’s Webinar Series: Generationally Savvy Selling

August 23, 2019 01:00 PM EST

When: August 23, 2019, 1PM-2:00PM Eastern

Webinar Details:

The first rule of selling — “Know your customer” — is as true today as it ever was. Unfortunately, following that rule is harder than ever before. Why?

The market you’re selling to is no longer a homogenous mass. One sales approach or message won’t work for all. Instead, your market is divided up among the generations — and each generation has its own wants and demands.

With FIVE DISTINCT GENERATIONS playing active roles as buyers, knowing how to sell now can be difficult. What engages one generation may repel others.

You needn’t be all things to all people. However, you have to recognize the underlying Generational CODES™ that pave the way to “YES!”

Why attend the webinar?

In this webinar presentation, generational expert Anna Liotta shows you how to get agreement and close the sale, even when you’re pitching to more than one generation! Among other things, Anna will teach you how to:

  • Uncover biases in your selling system that unintentionally turn your prospects off;
  • Frame your offers so they get past the generational attention filters;
  • Choose the digital channels that each generation favors most;
  • Hit the triggers that deepen respect for you and your offerings; and
  • Discover the way your prospects like to be sold to.

Who should attend this webinar?
Sales professionals, managers of multi-generational teams, high potential team members and recruiters.

For more information:

Contact: Lois Donovan
Phone: 703-730-2838
Email:  ldonovan@isaconnection.org

ISA July 2019 C-Level Forum

Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:00 AM

ISA’s 2019 Summer C-Level Forum will be held on July 18, 2019 in Nashville, TN. ISA member Integrity Solutions will host the C-Level at their office which is located at 1801 West End Avenue, Suite 530, Nashville, TN 37203.

Register for the C-Level Forum using the button below –registration closes on June 10, 2019.

Hotel information:  Reserve your hotel room at the Hutton Hotel no later than June 17th. Call the Reservations Department at 615-340-9333; identify yourself as being with the “ISA Group”.  ISA’s room block is limited, so make reservations early to ensure you get the special rate of $209/night.

Optional Networking Dinner: Join us on July 17th at 6:30pm where the networking begins over dinner at the Hutton Hotel. Separate dinner invitations will be emailed to registrants after June 15th.

Questions?  Contact Lois Donovan (703-730-2838 / ldonovan@isaconnection.org).

ISA’s Webinar Series: The Good Fight

June 7, 2019 01:00 PM EST

When:  June 7, 2019, 1PM-2:00PM Eastern

Webinar Details: Business today is more competitive than ever. Getting ahead and staying ahead requires you to make tough calls, face hard choices, and to work through conflict. But no matter how much you invest in difficult conversation training, productive conflict is still rare. Why? Because productive conflict is about more than the right skill set. It requires the right mindset and the right processes, neither of which come naturally. In this webinar, Liane will walk through a process for creating productive conflict on teams—the  kind of conflict that will improve results and enhance engagement.

Why attend the webinar?

You will walk away from the session being able to do the following:
  • Identify the costs (in lost productivity, reduced engagement, and heightened stress) of avoiding the difficult issues.
  • Reframe people’s perception about conflict so that their natural conflict aversion doesn’t turn into conflict avoidance or worse, passive-aggressiveness.
  • Use a simple exercise to systematize and normalize the tensions in your business.

Who should attend this webinar?
If you have to work with other people, particularly on cross-functional teams or in matrix organizations, this session is for you.

For more information:

Contact: Lois Donovan
Phone: 703-730-2838
Email:  ldonovan@isaconnection.org