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Opening Keynote Session: Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision Making

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP

Everyone has unconscious biases.They are a natural function of the human brain. Biases can have a negative impact on team performance and collaboration, decision making and problem solving. This session is designed to move participants from unconscious to conscious–in a no shame and no blame approach.

Learn the importance of building cultural competence and the practices every leader can develop to move from minimization to acceptance and full adaptation of valuing differences. 

 Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP has over 20 years of experience with five Fortune 50 and 100 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles. From 2006-2014, she was the Global head of Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR association. She is the author of the book: “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and her newly released book entitled, “The Seat: How to Get Invited to the Table When You are Over-Performing and Undervalued.”


General Session: How to Work a Room so It Works for You!

An Inter-Active Networking General Session

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Speaker: Annetta Wilson

Profitable business relationships often begin at social gatherings. When you make major mistakes from the start, you may be saying goodbye to potential business.

If you’ve ever felt awkward, uncomfortable or like a ‘fish out of water’ at networking events, this HIGHLY INTERACTIVE seminar will show you how the pros do it. There is an ‘art’ to networking that can increase the odds that you and your business benefit

Networking is NOT a race to collect the most business cards. It is NOT the time to SELL anything. Do it wrong and it could cost you contacts and business! In this highly interactive session you’ll discover easy ways to escape the person who monopolizes your time, an unusual ‘mindset’ change that gets rid of nerves and why you should NEVER ask, ‘What do you do?’

Annetta Wilson’s specialty is presentation skills, networking skills and media training for executives, entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts. She is President of Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching ( She also coaches on personal and work-related communication issues. An award-winning journalist, Annetta worked as a television news anchor, reporter, producer, talk show host, writer, marketing director and community affairs director.  



Closing Keynote: The Epic Advantage - How to Get What You Want Without Losing What You Love

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Speaker: Jerome Wade, CSP

Life is filled with endless deadlines, unreasonable demands and all-consuming dilemmas. For many, the pursuit of success and the drive to achieve can lead you to perform at an unsustainable pace - putting at risk the very things you love. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Stay at the top of your game while beating burn out and conquering fatigue. 

Learn the hidden causes of leadership fatigue and refuel your personal and professional passions.

Jerome Wade, CSP, is an author, international speaker, and executive advisor. With 25 years of C-Suite experience, Jerome is a seasoned authority in executive performance, organizational culture, and leadership development. As a serial CEO, Jerome has launched and led two not for profit organizations and two profit businesses.

Masterfully writing and speaking with authenticity, Jerome shares both the successes and failures of his entrepreneurial journey. As the global authority on Executive FatigueTM, Jerome shares his more than 25 years of experience to ensure business owners, executives, and leaders at every level stay at the top of their game to create lasting success.


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FSAE 2018 Annual Conference | July 11-13 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa