Fall Conference 2019

Tuesday, November 19 – Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
45 Hillman Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913
Room reservation deadline extended! Book your lodging by 10/24/2019

Lodging Details:
Room rates: $82 single occupancy, $109 double, triple or quad occupancy. 2 Bedroom Deluxe: $140.

Call 1-800-867-9453 to receive the conference rates. Please mention “WI-ACE, Leader #744070″ when making your reservation

Please contact the conference chairs with questions!

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Krista Morrissey
CHOICES Coaching & Consulting
“The Speed of Trust”

Leadership is rooted in trust – the level of trust others have in you and the level of trust you have in others. We all lead, regardless of our position or the arena in which we work. For all of us, the advantage is trust.

This Growth Camp assists leaders in building relationships, solving problems, resolving
conflict and assessing personal credibility through the lens of personal and professional
growth and developing trust. You work through Covey’s Trust Model beginning the journey with self-knowledge. You assess yourself on the “13 Behaviors of Trust” in Wave One – Self Trust. The journey continues through Waves Two through Five of the Trust Model as you progress to leading others.

Upon completion of The Speed of Trust Growth Camp, participants will:
▪ Possess a completed and interpreted “13 Behaviors” questionnaire.
▪ Identify the economic drivers of trust in your teams and your organization.
▪ Gauge the personal and professional impact of the “5 Waves of Trust.”
▪ Assess your level of credibility through each of the four cores of credibility.
▪ Describe the paradigm of building or restoring trust.


Nikki Kiss and Mike Trimberger
Executive Director of INSPIRE Sheboygan; District Administrator for the School District of Random Lake
“Business and Education Partnerships: The Inspire Sheboygan County Story”

Inspire Sheboygan County is a 501(c)3 with a mission to connect students to meaningful career experiences. Learn how partnerships developed between businesses and Sheboygan County K-12 school districts are now growing with the addition of post-secondary partners. The Inspire Sheboygan County team will show you how they developed a menu of career-based learning activities around educator and employer input to offer comprehensive opportunities for students. What began as a common-sense initiative to connect public schools and businesses quickly opened up to a K-16 initiative. This presentation includes an overview of the web-based interactive career planning tool (Xello) along with the integration of Inspire by Career Cruising. Come see how you can connect your initiatives to your local Inspire network.

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Katrina Kibben
CEO of Three Ears Media
“How to Write a Better Job Posting”

Job descriptions are the currency of recruiting. You should never hire without. Still, so many of us are left in the dark when it comes to the why not, how-to, and details behind the entire job creation process. In fairness it’s not like anyone else in the company was taught what to do. There was no workshop on it – until now.

This workshop covers practical and tactical advice you can use to go and write better job postings. A snapshot of what’s covered:

  • Tailoring your questions to get the right job intel
  • The difference between a job description versus a posting versus an ad
  • How to translate skills into job stories that will intrigue candidates
  • Practical advice centered in reality, not that fluffy stuff – and more

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Sara Hathaway
Director of Career and Professional Development, Ripon College
“From Technology Trends in Recruiting to Designing for Neurodiverse Populations: NACE2019 Recap for Higher Ed”


Jordan Bryant
Campus Recruiting Manager, ULINE
“Best Practices to Recruit and Retain Top Talent to WI: NACE2019 Recap for Employers”


Bryan Barts
Director of Career Services, University of Wisconsin – Stout
“International Opportunities & Impact to Career Services”

UW-Stout Career Services has been involved in the renewed interest in developing international experiences for our students and employer partners, specifically in engineering and hospitality. This has led to a collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the US Foreign Commercial Services to attend a Hospitality Summit in Osaka and Tokyo to speak to internships and their value to companies and universities. This session will include ways we have leveraged data to make strategic decisions that have led to greater collaboration with the faculty/administration, the international office, and employers.