Use Uncertainty to Your Advantage: Leadership Conference 2020

Moving into the second half of the year, we continue to see everyday life change as our nation works to regain a sense of normalcy where possible. As our country takes the necessary precautions to adapt to these uncertain times, many businesses are still trying to regain their footing. 

I know this year has been difficult for many, and this new experience has taken vast amounts of dedication and gumption to navigate through. At AED, we are always working to develop the best way to support our members, whether through webinars or conferences, and we continue to plan ahead for how to best prepare ourselves for the future. On that note, I’d like to invite you to AED’s 2020 Leadership Conference. From August 18 to 20 at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Orlando, Florida attendees will engage with industry leaders on a timely topic: Leading Through Crisis and Change.

AED has been hard at work to ensure that attendees at the Leadership Conference will have access to vital content from talented industry leaders. This conference will cover topics that will provide your business with the guidance necessary to overcome the challenges this year has brought. Let me direct your focus to a couple of the accomplished guest speakers that will be at the conference.

The keynote speaker, Shawn Rhodes, will focus on leading in crisis and change. By covering topics like the adaptability methods of industry leaders and how they use change as leverage, this presentation will supply attendees with the knowledge to maintain their edge even during tumultuous times.

Guest speaker Dirk Beveridge of UnleashWD will direct a workshop dedicated to being an effective leader during uncertain times. Participants will learn to identify opportunities for innovation in their business. This workshop aims to provide a fresh perspective on how to manage various aspects of the workplace, from focusing on core values to identifying employee needs and effective communication strategies.

There is no question that this year’s Leadership Conference will be as unique as the year we have lived through. I encourage you to attend to gain timely knowledge that is essential to both business and industry growth through this time. The Foundation strives to provide resources that will make a lasting impact on attendees, while providing businesses with the tools needed to prepare for future instances of adversity. 

More information about the 2020 Leadership Conference can be found at As always, the health and safety of AED members is our top priority, and we will take the necessary precautions to abide by CDC guidelines at the Leadership Conference. I am looking forward to seeing you all again after this unprecedented period of separation.

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