Meeting/Event Information

Education Day

October 21, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discovery Communications
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910




8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.    Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M. Opening Remarks
Dick Nabors, CTE, BWBTA,Steven Seh, NVBTA, Heather Trusty, GBTA Certifications 

9:15 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. First Morning Session 
Security -  John Rose, Chief Operating Officer and George Taylor, Vice President Operations at iJET International, Inc.
Security Evacuations:  Get Me Out of Here

The possibility of being forced to evacuate personnel and their families as a result of a security, political or natural disaster keeps many risk managers up at night. Successful evacuations require organizations to prepare for the worst case scenario by developing and implementing plans and procedures enabling them to mitigate risk and rapidly respond to safe guard their employees, bringing everyone home alive. . Plans should be rehearsed and include decision points based on established procedural-driven triggers with detailed contingencies.. Evacuations take meticulous planning and coordination between the impacted organization and the assistance provider. We'll delve into what aspects comprise a successful evacuation, as well as best practices for putting together a plan that meets this aspect for Duty of Care responsibilities. We'll also discuss how crisis management best practices can reduce the organization’s overall risk profile and costs.

11:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. - Break

11:15 A.M. - 12: 30 P.M. Second Session 
Bridging the gap between the rising…and the retiring generations! -  Shira Harrington, Founder & President, Purposeful Hire

Have you ever wondered why people of various age groups seem to have conflicting workplace values? Every generation is influenced by both societal events and their parental upbringing, which causes differences in work ethic, life values, work-life balance expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority, to name a few. Moreover, with Millennials accustomed to a technology-driven environment and less-techno savvy Baby Boomers facing retirement, managing these disparate age groups can be a daunting task!

In this presentation, you will gain valuable insights into WHY Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millenniums think and behave the way they do, and how to create a more inclusive work environment that embraces the uniqueness of every generation.

12:30 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. Luncheon/Networking

1:45 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. - Third Session
Balancing Traveler Centricity with the Total Cost of Travel - Scott Gillespie

Scott explains why firms must adopt the Total Cost of Travel paradigm in order to truly optimize their travel programs.  The key is recognizing the significant HR-related costs of too much travel, such as lost productivity and higher turnover.  This session describes the major demographic trends affecting workforces, and the implications for managing a new generation of travelers.  Scott provides practical steps for building a traveler-centric program that won't break anyone's budget.
-Scott Gillespie

Fourth Session 2:45 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.
Road Warriors - Panel with Scott Gillespie Facilitator

Scott will moderate a session with a panel of road warriors from Discovery Communications & FINRA to gain insight into their world of travel.   

3:45 P.M. Closing Remarks


Meeting Sponsor:

BWBTA typically meets the third Wednesday of the month.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for a keynote speaker or discussion topic, please contact Dick Nabors at (703) 626-6040 or [email protected]  

Should you wish to host or sponsor a meeting, please contact Alison Parks at (202) 904-0084 or [email protected].


$150.00 Member Registration

$500.00 Monthly Meeting Sponsorship

$175.00 Non-Member Registration