Keynote Speakers

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Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, CPA, president & CEO, SHRM
Thursday, November 16 3:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. EDT

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Begin your Volunteer Leaders’ Summit experience and prepare for three days of inspiration, learning and fun. As SHRM’s Annual Business Meeting, in this session SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson will report on the state of our Society.

Karin Hurt, Author and International Keynote Speaker
Friday, November 17 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. EDT

Seven Ways to Turn Your Volunteers into Brand Ambassadors


Great commercials, strong PR, a brilliant social media strategy all warrant effort when building your chapter’s, state council’s as well as your company's brand. But there's no better PR than an army of loyal volunteers and employees living and breathing your brand. You know the type – individuals with enthusiasm bursting from their veins –  talking up your services with their friends and colleagues at every work event, family gathering, and sporting event they attend. "No, I'm telling you this works, I've seen it from the inside! This product has changed my life! Let me show you." Or  "I'm so sorry you had that experience, it's not usually like that." Yes, you can define your brand and advertise it. But don't overlook the power of your volunteers as brand ambassadors. Our best people want to be part of the inner circle. To build business sustainability and strengthen your competitive advantage, increase ownership by treating your volunteers as owners of your brand. In this high-energy program, you'll learn seven ways to get both your volunteers and members advocating for your brand. The added bonus is that these can also be used for your employees!

Simon T. Bailey, founder and CEO, Simon T. Bailey, International
Saturday, November 18 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. EDT

Brilliant Living

Welcome to the “new normal” where there are never enough hours in the day to do everything you want to do. It’s time to stop waiting around for something to happen and take control of your brilliant future. Consider this your nudge, your push, your invitation to show up in a big way! Now is the time to make something happen. It’s time to take action.  There are eight core areas of life that one must constantly evaluate to live a brilliant life. Brilliant Living teaches you how to make something happen instead of playing it safe. You have a choice to make. Be average or be brilliant. Which one are you? Will you dare to be brilliant?