Sep 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new, larger waterlife store on Hilton Head Island! West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of its newer, larger store on Hilton Head Island on Saturday September 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  We will have activities for all ages including Lowcountry boil, ice cream, vendors on site, activities for kids, prizes and giveaways and more! The store is located in the Sea Turtle Marketplace at 430 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island, SC, phone: 843-686-5111. Event hours 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Store hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Events Include: • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: 8 a.m. on featuring special guests TBA • Early Bird Mystery Gift Card Giveaway: Arrive when the doors open at 8 a.m. the first 100 customers will receive a free West Marine Gift Card valued at $5-$100 • Local Charity Giveback: 10 % of the weekend’s sales up to $5,000 will support the Coastal Discovery Museum, the Outside Foundation, Hilton Head Island Community Sailing and West Marine’s BlueFuture. BlueFuture provides funding to nonprofits dedicated to giving young people access to the water through boating, fishing, water sports, boatbuilding and the marine sciences. Learn more about your community - local charities will be on site 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Shopping Spree Giveaway: Guests can enter for chance to win a $500 West Marine Shopping Spree! Free activities run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. include: • Free Lowcountry Boil by Roy’s Place and Hilton Head Ice Cream, plus Live Music by Positive Vibration Steel Drum Band • BlueFuture Kids Zone: Activities for all ages including knot tying, coloring, puzzles and giveaways. • Vendors on Site: BoatU.S., Eagle Nest Outfitters, Garmin, Maui Jim, Navico,  Pettit Paint and more TBA.

Jan 12, 2018 8:00 AM

The SNA-SC Executive Board is proud to announce the RESCHEDULED 65th Annual State Convention to be held January 13-15, 2017 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island. This year's theme, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", will focus on the many different places a nursing career can take you. It will be a must attend event for you and your fellow nursing students! The 2017 SNA-SC Convention will include an NCLEX review and numerous breakout sessions focused on your education and future career as a registered nurse! REGISTRATION Early Registration: Through Friday, December 1, 2017 NSNA Members: $90.00 Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students: $100.00 Faculty: $90.00 **SNA-SC will honor refund requests through December 1, 2016. NO REFUNDS will be given after this date.** Late Registration: Saturday, December 2, 2017-Thursday, January 11, 2018 NSNA Members: $100.00 Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students: $110.00 Faculty: $90.00 **All sales for Late Registration Tickets are FINAL. NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tickets.** On-Site Registration: Friday, January 12, 2018-Sunday, January 14, 2018 NSNA Members: $120.00 Non-NSNA Members/Pre-Nursing Students: $130.00 Faculty: $90.00 **All sales for On-Site Registration Tickets are FINAL. NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tickets.** TICKET PURCHASE INDICATES RECEIPT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM. ACCOMMODATIONS Accomodations for 66th Annual SNA-SC Convention will be at Embassy Suites in North Charleston. ***Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence*** Book your rooms early using the link! After reserved rooms are gone, prices may vary.  http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CHSEMES-SNA-20180111/index.jhtml;jsessionid=B30XUQOYBJAIQCSQA0R222Q Convention Schedule Schedule will be posted soon Let your voice be heard...Write a Resolution. What is a Resolution? An official written position statement forming the basic policies and actions of the NSNA Evidence-based call to action Presented and adopted at the House Of Delegates at convention Why Resolutions? Opportunity to advocate for nursing students, the profession, and the community Ability to voice matters of importance to NSNA, its members, constituent associations, nursing, and health needs of the public Resolutions give students the ability to transform nursing issues into policy through political action Deadline for Resolution submission: Friday, December 1, 2017. Helpful Links: NSNA Guidelines for Planning Resolutions Writing Resolutions: Impacting the Future of Nursing Resolution Template If you have any questions or need some guidance writing resolutions, please contact Courtney Pittman at ([email protected]) School Fundraising Schools may sell fundraising items at convention by purchasing a school table. Tables are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited so purchase your table today! Deadline for school tables: Friday, December 1, 2018 We would love to hear from you! It is the goal of the SNA-SC to provide a state convention this year that meets not only our members' educational and professional needs but offers increased opportunity for networking with peers and potential employers. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please submit your them at Town Hall meetings or contact any of your SNA-SC Executive Board members by emailing them directly. Volunteers Needed Please consider volunteering for this year's convention! Volunteers are critical at the state convention to help make it a success. Please contact a board member if you'd like to volunteer this January! Stay Connected Keep checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SNA-SC.org, and the COSR email list for more information about convention as it becomes available! We are extremely excited about this event and can't wait to see you in January! Convention Happenings Below you will find many of the opportunities you can expect to experience. As preparation for the convention continues, please be aware that the details below are currently a work in progress and will be updated as soon as possible for your preparation and planning needs. The convention will host the following activities, including an exhibit hall and inspiring speakers, with more to come!

Oct 19, 2017 9:00 AM

Family Registration The 2017 SONA National Tennis Invitational presented by the Professional Tennis Registry, will be held October 19-21, 2017 on Hilton Head Island, SC.  Hosting the tournament is Special Olympics South Carolina, The Professional Tennis Registry and Van der Meer Tennis Center.  Swimming: According to Special Olympics General Rules, recreational swimming is not allowed at any event.  This includes pools and the ocean.  

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 AM

TICKETS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE *****REFUNDS WILL BE COMPLETED BY September 22, 2017***** Please contact organizer if you have any questions.       Enjoy some sun and fun for an all ladies day trip to Coligny Beach Park in Hilton Head, SC We always have a great time, lounging on the beach, eathing some great food, shopping, picking up sea shells and all other things done on the beach. The cost includes: Round trip transportation Light breakfast and snacks on the bus Soft drinks on the bus Itinerary 6:00 am Pickup North Atlanta (Perimeter Mall - near the Dunwoody Marta Station) 6:30 am Pickup South Atlanta  (Walmart at Gresham Road) 10:30 am Estimated arrival at the Beach 7:00 pm Depart the Beach 11:00 pm Arrive in Atlanta Rentals Optional Beach umbrella and chair rental is $35.00 for the day and can be ordered in advance. Please contact us for addiitional information. Coligny Beach has the following amenities: Sand Showers and dressing rooms Restrooms Outdoor Patio with tables Restaurants Mall with some great resturants  The following is PROHIBITED on all Hilton Head Island Beaches: Alcoholic liquor, beer, wine Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) Littering Indecent exposure (nudity) Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace Unauthorized vehicles Fires and Fireworks Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, conchs, starfish, etc.) and shark fishing Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft and sand-sailing Unauthorized commercial activity Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard emblems, insignias, etc. Solicitation or distribution of handouts Kites not under manual control and use of stunt kites from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Packing suggestions Cooler Beach Chair or Blanket MP3 Player or headset Sunglasses and/or sun hat Sun screen and Lip Balm Beach towels Reading materials  Travel Policy: Must be 21 years and older to attend with the group. All payments are non-refundable, but transferrable with permission Swimming and activities are at your own risk You are responsible for your own personal items, but you can leave items on the bus If the forecast shows really bad weather, we will postpone to a better day.  Payments: You must register on our Eventbrite page, but have options for payments: Pay on Eventbrite Make payments directly to PayPal (without fees) Mail payments to address provided after registration Payments at upcoming Ladies of the A Events Rules: There are no refunds for this trip, but you are able to transfer to another (female) member.  You will receive a full refund if the trip is cancelled. Trip will be postponed for weather, but you can request a refund if the new date does not work for you. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are registered and no longer able to attend.  We can try to locate someone to take your space. Learn more or contact us at: Ladies of the A - www.LadiesoftheA.com Tachia Peck call/text at (404) 663-1715   NOTE: We had to reschedule due to not meeting the minimum for trip cost. The trip will be rescheduled for a later date. If we are not able to get a full bus at that time, we will reserve a smaller bus.  Text me at 404-663-1715 if you were registered but did not receive any emails about the trip. Please let me know by Tuesday, August 29th  if you are not able to attend with the new date and need to cancel for a refund.

Nov 02, 2017 6:00 PM

Kick off your Hilton Head Concours weekend at the 2nd Annual VINTAGE AUTO FILM EXHIBITION presented by MonroneyLabels.com Celebrating cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage with an evening of high-octane, BIG-SCREEN nostalgia featuring Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.    Our automotive movie screening event starts with a red-carpet style reception, complimentary hor d'oeuvres, cash bar, and sponsor displays, plus a special automotive display.  For more information and movie trailers visit VintageAutoTV.com. When & Where:6:00 PM Thursday Nov. 2rd, 2017 at Coligny Theatre, 1 North Forest Beach Drive #I-5, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Welcome reception begins at 6:00pm with complimentary hor'derves, special automotive display, and cash bar.  Auto-centric films start at 7:00pm with movie theater concessions available through out the evening. Schedule:  6:00 PM –  Red carpet reception & automobile dislpays  7:00 PM –  Screenings begin10:00 PM –  Event concludes Special thanks to our event sponsors: Complimentary hor’derves during the reception by Magnolia Grill Catering (Richmond Hill, GA).  This event proudly produced by Popcorn Octane Productions. ###

Oct 25, 2017 4:30 PM

Lessons in Leadership, Management & Customer Service! Are you looking to create a little magic in your life?  Magical Vacation Planner and their Personal Vacation Advisors invite you to an exclusive event featuring former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lee Cockerell. WHEN: October 25, 2017 @4:30 PM WHERE: Bedford North Lawrence PAC, Bedford Indiana This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear from one of the world's best executives in the field of customer service and hospitality. There will be many lessons and inspiration for all types of businesses and industries.  Lee's Podcast:    http://blog.leecockerell.com About Lee: Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. "As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world." One of Lee's major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project. Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way, the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the board of the Production and Operations Management Society and the board of Reptilia a Canadian attractions and entertainment company. In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida where he served as Chairman of the Board. He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. which is now available in 13 languages and his latest book, The Customer Rules…The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service. Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute. Lee has received the following awards; Golden Chain Award for Outstanding leadership and business performance from the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operations Association (MUFSO). Silver Plate Award for Outstanding Operator in the foodservice industry from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Excellence In Production Operations Management and Leadership (POMS) from the Productions and Operations. Grandfather of the year from his three grandchildren, Jullian, Margot and Tristan. Lee and his wife Priscilla live in Orlando Florida. Lee's Past Clients: DoD/Federal/Gov’t Contractors · 82nd Airborne, Wake Forest University Conference · Army Corps of Engineers, New Mexico · Canaveral Port Authority · City of Altamonte Springs, Florida · Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) · Ft. Irwin National Training Center · Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg · Judge Advocate General (JAG) · Judge Advocate General (JAG), Charlottesville, VA. · Lockheed Martin · Navy SEALS Leadership Conference, Coronado, CA · Patrick Air Force Base · Secretary of the Army Leadership Conference · United States Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) · United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, · United States Army XVIII Airborne Corps Strategic Leadership Conference · United States State Department, Iraq · US Army Garrison, Venice Italy · US Army IMCOM Garrison Leaders Conference, San Antonio · US Army Material Command, Atlanta Conference · US Army Material Command, Chattanooga Conference · US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Iraq · US Patent and Trademark Office · Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC Commerical ADESA, Agriculture Retail Association, Aircraft Electronics Assn. Alcohol Control Board Association, America’s Beauty Show, American Assn of State Compensation Insurance, American Automobile Association, (AAA), American Nurses Credentialing Assn., American Nurses Credentialing Association, American University, American Zoological Assn. (AZA), AmeriCorps Amica, Canada, ARAMARK Assn. of Surface Finishers, Assoc. of Christian Schools International, Auburn University,  Bank of America, Bayside Church, Bayside Church Thrive Conference, Ben E Keith Foods, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, Better Bathrooms.com, UK, Bev Corp, BF Saul, Black and Veatch Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bluegreen Resorts, Brazil Travel News, Brazil, Brightstar Corporation, Burger King Headquarters, Burger King International Franchise Conference, Burger King US Franchise Conference, Caldwell Partners International, Canada, Calgary Coop, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Campus Management Corp, Canadian Automobile Assn. (CCA), Canaveral Port Authority, Capital Grill Restaurants, Cara Foods, Canada, Cava Grill Restaurants CAVA Grill Restaurants, Center Plate Food Servic, Central Michigan Univ., Children’s Home Society, Chilean Hotel Association, Chile, Chubb Insurance Church on the Move, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati State College, Club Concepts, Coca-Cola, Colwin Hotel Management, Company Commonwealth Financial Network, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Concorde Hotels, France, Conference, Belgium Coram, Inc, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Crown Castle International Darden, Inc., Dave’s House DHG Health, Dialysis Clinics, Inc, Disney Institute Disneyland Paris, France, Disneyland Tokyo, Japan, Disneyland, Hong Kong, District School Board Niagara, Canada, Do It Best Corp, Dreams Unlimited Travel Agency, Dundee Wealth, Canada, Dupont Eagle Home Mortgage Early, Childhood Development, Alliance East, Carolina University East, Carolina University, Eat ‘N Park Restaurants, ebay Edina Realty, Efteling Theme Park and Resort, Netherlands, Electro Federation of Canada, Eli Lilly Exeter, Finance Corp., FDN Communications, FedEx, Ferrilli Information, Group First Bank Card, First National Bank of Nebraska, FL Club Mgrs. Assn, Florida Attractions Assn., Florida Cancer Specialist, Florida Governor’s Comm. on Volunteerism, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Hospital, Foellinger Foundation, Fresh Point, Future Contact Center Summit, Galen School of Nursing, Georgia Society of CPA’s, Georgia Society, CPA’s, Get Motivated Seminars, Global Food Safety Conference, Golden Corral Restaurants, Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, Guess USA, Gulfstream Aerospace Health Tech, Hospitals Hershey Entertainment, Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Hilton Hotels, Wash. DC, Holiday Inn, Home Hardware, Canada, Honda Brazil Hospice of the Comforter, Humana Indian American Chamber of Commerce, Inova Health System, Intercontinental Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels (IHG), Intercontinental Hotels Group ( IHG), Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops, JLG Industries, Inc, John Hancock Finance, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente Ken Blanchard Companies, Kmart Australia, Kronos Leadership Oklahoma Conference, Lean Enterprise Institute, Lennar Corporation, LLC, Lens Crafter Life Insurance Council, Live Nation London Business School, UK, Longhorn Steak House Restaurants, Loyalty 360, Luxottica, Magical Vacation Planner, Manulife Financial Canada, Manulife Financial, Canada, Marriott Hotels and Resorts USA, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Masterplan Corporation, May Management Co., May Management Service, Inc., McGibbon Hotel Mgt. Co., Memorial Herman Hospital Houston, Memorial Hermann, Medical Center, Merck Meridian Health System, MESA, Microsoft, Mitsukoshi Dept. Stores, Japan, Molson Coors, Morgan Stanley, Mosaic Co., Nation’s Restaurant News, National Association of Bankruptcy Clerks, National Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Home Association, National League For Nursing, National Restaurant Assoc. Executive Marketing Grp, Ned Bank, South Africa, New Spring Church, NICE Systems, Limited, North Carolina Pubic Health Association, North Point Community Church, Oklahoma Society of CPA’s, Oklahoma State University, Oriental Land Company, Japan, Orlando Health, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Outdoor Living Products, Inc, Parker Hannifan, Petland PFW…a division of ADR Portfolio Hotels and Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Proctor & Gamble, US, Ops Proctor and Gamble USA, Proctor and Gamble, European Mgrs., Turkey, Production & Operations Management Society, Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Institute (PMI) PSI, Germany, R/Summit Food Technology Conference, Rare Hospitality International Inc, Ravago Manufacturing, Raytheon, RE/MAX Indiana, RE/MAX Minnesota, RE/MAX Realty, Minnesota, RE/MAX, Realty, Indiana, Reckitt Benckiser, UK, Regent Bank, REMAX Realty, Canada, Rich Products, RISE Real Estate, Riverside Company, Rochester Small Business Council, Rollins College Ryder Systems, Inc., SAS, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Canada, Scandinavian Parks and Resorts, Sweden, Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Sears Auto Centers Sequel-US, Siemens Medical, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Siemens USA, Sodexo, Sonic Drive-In Restaurants, South Africa, Southern States Cooperative, Southlake High School Leadership Students, Sprint/Nextel, St Paul Hospital Dallas, Staffing Industry Analysis, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, State Assn. of Veterans Homes, State of Florida Elder Affairs, State Univ. of NY (SUNY), Steiner Entertainment, Stihl Corp, Strayer Education, Inc., Suffolk County Community College, Sylvania Corporation, Taylor Equipment, Tech Data, Technical College of the Low Country, Technologico de Mexico, Mexico, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, The Hite Company, The Pittsburgh Human Resources Planning Society, The Schools Foundation, The Schools Foundation, The University of Michigan Health System, Toshiba Tourism Bureau of Portugal, Transbank, Chile, Travelers Insurance, Tyson Foods University of Central Florida, University of Maryland, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Verizon Wireless, Vesta Management, Vigor Events, Kuwait, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI), Wachovia Capital Partners, Wal-Mart Walmart Home Office, Wave Church WCBF Lean, Six Sigma Conference WCBF, UK, Webster Bank, Wells Fargo Wells Fargo, West Jet, Canada, Western Technical College, Western Technical College Public Seminar, WIN Happy Conference, Portugal, WIN World, Portugal, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Wish Marketing, Brazil, Worldwide Convention & Business Forums (WCBF), YPO Long Island NY, Zain Telecommunication

Oct 26, 2017 4:30 PM

Are you looking to create a little magic in your life?  Magical Vacation Planner and their Personal Vacation Advisors invite you to an exclusive event featuring former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lee Cockerell. WHEN: October 26, 2017 @4:30 PM WHERE: Mount Vernon Community School Corporation in Fortville, Indiana This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear from one of the world's best executives in the field of customer service and hospitality. There will be many lessons and inspiration for all types of businesses and industries.  Lee's Podcast:    http://blog.leecockerell.com About Lee: Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. "As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world." One of Lee's major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project. Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way, the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the board of the Production and Operations Management Society and the board of Reptilia a Canadian attractions and entertainment company. In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida where he served as Chairman of the Board. He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. which is now available in 13 languages and his latest book, The Customer Rules…The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service. Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute. Lee has received the following awards; Golden Chain Award for Outstanding leadership and business performance from the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operations Association (MUFSO). Silver Plate Award for Outstanding Operator in the foodservice industry from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Excellence In Production Operations Management and Leadership (POMS) from the Productions and Operations. Grandfather of the year from his three grandchildren, Jullian, Margot and Tristan. Lee and his wife Priscilla live in Orlando Florida. Lee's Past Clients: DoD/Federal/Gov’t Contractors · 82nd Airborne, Wake Forest University Conference · Army Corps of Engineers, New Mexico · Canaveral Port Authority · City of Altamonte Springs, Florida · Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) · Ft. Irwin National Training Center · Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg · Judge Advocate General (JAG) · Judge Advocate General (JAG), Charlottesville, VA. · Lockheed Martin · Navy SEALS Leadership Conference, Coronado, CA · Patrick Air Force Base · Secretary of the Army Leadership Conference · United States Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) · United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, · United States Army XVIII Airborne Corps Strategic Leadership Conference · United States State Department, Iraq · US Army Garrison, Venice Italy · US Army IMCOM Garrison Leaders Conference, San Antonio · US Army Material Command, Atlanta Conference · US Army Material Command, Chattanooga Conference · US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Iraq · US Patent and Trademark Office · Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC Commerical ADESA, Agriculture Retail Association, Aircraft Electronics Assn. Alcohol Control Board Association, America’s Beauty Show, American Assn of State Compensation Insurance, American Automobile Association, (AAA), American Nurses Credentialing Assn., American Nurses Credentialing Association, American University, American Zoological Assn. (AZA), AmeriCorps Amica, Canada, ARAMARK Assn. of Surface Finishers, Assoc. of Christian Schools International, Auburn University,  Bank of America, Bayside Church, Bayside Church Thrive Conference, Ben E Keith Foods, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, Better Bathrooms.com, UK, Bev Corp, BF Saul, Black and Veatch Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bluegreen Resorts, Brazil Travel News, Brazil, Brightstar Corporation, Burger King Headquarters, Burger King International Franchise Conference, Burger King US Franchise Conference, Caldwell Partners International, Canada, Calgary Coop, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Campus Management Corp, Canadian Automobile Assn. (CCA), Canaveral Port Authority, Capital Grill Restaurants, Cara Foods, Canada, Cava Grill Restaurants CAVA Grill Restaurants, Center Plate Food Servic, Central Michigan Univ., Children’s Home Society, Chilean Hotel Association, Chile, Chubb Insurance Church on the Move, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati State College, Club Concepts, Coca-Cola, Colwin Hotel Management, Company Commonwealth Financial Network, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Concorde Hotels, France, Conference, Belgium Coram, Inc, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Crown Castle International Darden, Inc., Dave’s House DHG Health, Dialysis Clinics, Inc, Disney Institute Disneyland Paris, France, Disneyland Tokyo, Japan, Disneyland, Hong Kong, District School Board Niagara, Canada, Do It Best Corp, Dreams Unlimited Travel Agency, Dundee Wealth, Canada, Dupont Eagle Home Mortgage Early, Childhood Development, Alliance East, Carolina University East, Carolina University, Eat ‘N Park Restaurants, ebay Edina Realty, Efteling Theme Park and Resort, Netherlands, Electro Federation of Canada, Eli Lilly Exeter, Finance Corp., FDN Communications, FedEx, Ferrilli Information, Group First Bank Card, First National Bank of Nebraska, FL Club Mgrs. Assn, Florida Attractions Assn., Florida Cancer Specialist, Florida Governor’s Comm. on Volunteerism, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Hospital, Foellinger Foundation, Fresh Point, Future Contact Center Summit, Galen School of Nursing, Georgia Society of CPA’s, Georgia Society, CPA’s, Get Motivated Seminars, Global Food Safety Conference, Golden Corral Restaurants, Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, Guess USA, Gulfstream Aerospace Health Tech, Hospitals Hershey Entertainment, Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Hilton Hotels, Wash. DC, Holiday Inn, Home Hardware, Canada, Honda Brazil Hospice of the Comforter, Humana Indian American Chamber of Commerce, Inova Health System, Intercontinental Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels (IHG), Intercontinental Hotels Group ( IHG), Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops, JLG Industries, Inc, John Hancock Finance, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente Ken Blanchard Companies, Kmart Australia, Kronos Leadership Oklahoma Conference, Lean Enterprise Institute, Lennar Corporation, LLC, Lens Crafter Life Insurance Council, Live Nation London Business School, UK, Longhorn Steak House Restaurants, Loyalty 360, Luxottica, Magical Vacation Planner, Manulife Financial Canada, Manulife Financial, Canada, Marriott Hotels and Resorts USA, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Masterplan Corporation, May Management Co., May Management Service, Inc., McGibbon Hotel Mgt. Co., Memorial Herman Hospital Houston, Memorial Hermann, Medical Center, Merck Meridian Health System, MESA, Microsoft, Mitsukoshi Dept. Stores, Japan, Molson Coors, Morgan Stanley, Mosaic Co., Nation’s Restaurant News, National Association of Bankruptcy Clerks, National Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Home Association, National League For Nursing, National Restaurant Assoc. Executive Marketing Grp, Ned Bank, South Africa, New Spring Church, NICE Systems, Limited, North Carolina Pubic Health Association, North Point Community Church, Oklahoma Society of CPA’s, Oklahoma State University, Oriental Land Company, Japan, Orlando Health, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Outdoor Living Products, Inc, Parker Hannifan, Petland PFW…a division of ADR Portfolio Hotels and Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Proctor & Gamble, US, Ops Proctor and Gamble USA, Proctor and Gamble, European Mgrs., Turkey, Production & Operations Management Society, Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Institute (PMI) PSI, Germany, R/Summit Food Technology Conference, Rare Hospitality International Inc, Ravago Manufacturing, Raytheon, RE/MAX Indiana, RE/MAX Minnesota, RE/MAX Realty, Minnesota, RE/MAX, Realty, Indiana, Reckitt Benckiser, UK, Regent Bank, REMAX Realty, Canada, Rich Products, RISE Real Estate, Riverside Company, Rochester Small Business Council, Rollins College Ryder Systems, Inc., SAS, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Canada, Scandinavian Parks and Resorts, Sweden, Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Sears Auto Centers Sequel-US, Siemens Medical, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Siemens USA, Sodexo, Sonic Drive-In Restaurants, South Africa, Southern States Cooperative, Southlake High School Leadership Students, Sprint/Nextel, St Paul Hospital Dallas, Staffing Industry Analysis, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, State Assn. of Veterans Homes, State of Florida Elder Affairs, State Univ. of NY (SUNY), Steiner Entertainment, Stihl Corp, Strayer Education, Inc., Suffolk County Community College, Sylvania Corporation, Taylor Equipment, Tech Data, Technical College of the Low Country, Technologico de Mexico, Mexico, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, The Hite Company, The Pittsburgh Human Resources Planning Society, The Schools Foundation, The Schools Foundation, The University of Michigan Health System, Toshiba Tourism Bureau of Portugal, Transbank, Chile, Travelers Insurance, Tyson Foods University of Central Florida, University of Maryland, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Verizon Wireless, Vesta Management, Vigor Events, Kuwait, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI), Wachovia Capital Partners, Wal-Mart Walmart Home Office, Wave Church WCBF Lean, Six Sigma Conference WCBF, UK, Webster Bank, Wells Fargo Wells Fargo, West Jet, Canada, Western Technical College, Western Technical College Public Seminar, WIN Happy Conference, Portugal, WIN World, Portugal, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Wish Marketing, Brazil, Worldwide Convention & Business Forums (WCBF), YPO Long Island NY, Zain Telecommunication

Mar 26, 2018 8:30 AM

Are you looking to create a little magic in your life?  Magical Vacation Planner and their Personal Vacation Advisors invite you to an exclusive event featuring former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, Lee Cockerell. WHEN: March 26, 2018 @8:30 AM WHERE: Disneyland Hotel ~ Anaheim, California This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear from one of the world's best executives in the field of customer service and hospitality. There will be many lessons and inspiration for all types of businesses and industries.  Lee's Podcast:    http://blog.leecockerell.com About Lee: Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. "As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world." One of Lee's major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project. Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way, the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the board of the Production and Operations Management Society and the board of Reptilia a Canadian attractions and entertainment company. In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida where he served as Chairman of the Board. He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. which is now available in 13 languages and his latest book, The Customer Rules…The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service. Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute. Lee has received the following awards; Golden Chain Award for Outstanding leadership and business performance from the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operations Association (MUFSO). Silver Plate Award for Outstanding Operator in the foodservice industry from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Excellence In Production Operations Management and Leadership (POMS) from the Productions and Operations. Grandfather of the year from his three grandchildren, Jullian, Margot and Tristan. Lee and his wife Priscilla live in Orlando Florida. Lee's Past Clients: DoD/Federal/Gov’t Contractors · 82nd Airborne, Wake Forest University Conference · Army Corps of Engineers, New Mexico · Canaveral Port Authority · City of Altamonte Springs, Florida · Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) · Ft. Irwin National Training Center · Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg · Judge Advocate General (JAG) · Judge Advocate General (JAG), Charlottesville, VA. · Lockheed Martin · Navy SEALS Leadership Conference, Coronado, CA · Patrick Air Force Base · Secretary of the Army Leadership Conference · United States Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) · United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, · United States Army XVIII Airborne Corps Strategic Leadership Conference · United States State Department, Iraq · US Army Garrison, Venice Italy · US Army IMCOM Garrison Leaders Conference, San Antonio · US Army Material Command, Atlanta Conference · US Army Material Command, Chattanooga Conference · US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Iraq · US Patent and Trademark Office · Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC Commerical ADESA, Agriculture Retail Association, Aircraft Electronics Assn. Alcohol Control Board Association, America’s Beauty Show, American Assn of State Compensation Insurance, American Automobile Association, (AAA), American Nurses Credentialing Assn., American Nurses Credentialing Association, American University, American Zoological Assn. (AZA), AmeriCorps Amica, Canada, ARAMARK Assn. of Surface Finishers, Assoc. of Christian Schools International, Auburn University,  Bank of America, Bayside Church, Bayside Church Thrive Conference, Ben E Keith Foods, Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group, Better Bathrooms.com, UK, Bev Corp, BF Saul, Black and Veatch Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bluegreen Resorts, Brazil Travel News, Brazil, Brightstar Corporation, Burger King Headquarters, Burger King International Franchise Conference, Burger King US Franchise Conference, Caldwell Partners International, Canada, Calgary Coop, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Calgary Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Campus Management Corp, Canadian Automobile Assn. (CCA), Canaveral Port Authority, Capital Grill Restaurants, Cara Foods, Canada, Cava Grill Restaurants CAVA Grill Restaurants, Center Plate Food Servic, Central Michigan Univ., Children’s Home Society, Chilean Hotel Association, Chile, Chubb Insurance Church on the Move, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati State College, Club Concepts, Coca-Cola, Colwin Hotel Management, Company Commonwealth Financial Network, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Concorde Hotels, France, Conference, Belgium Coram, Inc, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Crown Castle International Darden, Inc., Dave’s House DHG Health, Dialysis Clinics, Inc, Disney Institute Disneyland Paris, France, Disneyland Tokyo, Japan, Disneyland, Hong Kong, District School Board Niagara, Canada, Do It Best Corp, Dreams Unlimited Travel Agency, Dundee Wealth, Canada, Dupont Eagle Home Mortgage Early, Childhood Development, Alliance East, Carolina University East, Carolina University, Eat ‘N Park Restaurants, ebay Edina Realty, Efteling Theme Park and Resort, Netherlands, Electro Federation of Canada, Eli Lilly Exeter, Finance Corp., FDN Communications, FedEx, Ferrilli Information, Group First Bank Card, First National Bank of Nebraska, FL Club Mgrs. Assn, Florida Attractions Assn., Florida Cancer Specialist, Florida Governor’s Comm. on Volunteerism, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Hospital, Foellinger Foundation, Fresh Point, Future Contact Center Summit, Galen School of Nursing, Georgia Society of CPA’s, Georgia Society, CPA’s, Get Motivated Seminars, Global Food Safety Conference, Golden Corral Restaurants, Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce, Guess USA, Gulfstream Aerospace Health Tech, Hospitals Hershey Entertainment, Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Hilton Hotels, Wash. DC, Holiday Inn, Home Hardware, Canada, Honda Brazil Hospice of the Comforter, Humana Indian American Chamber of Commerce, Inova Health System, Intercontinental Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels (IHG), Intercontinental Hotels Group ( IHG), Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops, JLG Industries, Inc, John Hancock Finance, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente Ken Blanchard Companies, Kmart Australia, Kronos Leadership Oklahoma Conference, Lean Enterprise Institute, Lennar Corporation, LLC, Lens Crafter Life Insurance Council, Live Nation London Business School, UK, Longhorn Steak House Restaurants, Loyalty 360, Luxottica, Magical Vacation Planner, Manulife Financial Canada, Manulife Financial, Canada, Marriott Hotels and Resorts USA, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Europe, Masterplan Corporation, May Management Co., May Management Service, Inc., McGibbon Hotel Mgt. Co., Memorial Herman Hospital Houston, Memorial Hermann, Medical Center, Merck Meridian Health System, MESA, Microsoft, Mitsukoshi Dept. Stores, Japan, Molson Coors, Morgan Stanley, Mosaic Co., Nation’s Restaurant News, National Association of Bankruptcy Clerks, National Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Home Association, National League For Nursing, National Restaurant Assoc. Executive Marketing Grp, Ned Bank, South Africa, New Spring Church, NICE Systems, Limited, North Carolina Pubic Health Association, North Point Community Church, Oklahoma Society of CPA’s, Oklahoma State University, Oriental Land Company, Japan, Orlando Health, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Outdoor Living Products, Inc, Parker Hannifan, Petland PFW…a division of ADR Portfolio Hotels and Resorts, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Proctor & Gamble, US, Ops Proctor and Gamble USA, Proctor and Gamble, European Mgrs., Turkey, Production & Operations Management Society, Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Institute (PMI) PSI, Germany, R/Summit Food Technology Conference, Rare Hospitality International Inc, Ravago Manufacturing, Raytheon, RE/MAX Indiana, RE/MAX Minnesota, RE/MAX Realty, Minnesota, RE/MAX, Realty, Indiana, Reckitt Benckiser, UK, Regent Bank, REMAX Realty, Canada, Rich Products, RISE Real Estate, Riverside Company, Rochester Small Business Council, Rollins College Ryder Systems, Inc., SAS, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Canada, Scandinavian Parks and Resorts, Sweden, Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Sears Auto Centers Sequel-US, Siemens Medical, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Siemens USA, Sodexo, Sonic Drive-In Restaurants, South Africa, Southern States Cooperative, Southlake High School Leadership Students, Sprint/Nextel, St Paul Hospital Dallas, Staffing Industry Analysis, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, Standard Chartered Bank, UK, State Assn. of Veterans Homes, State of Florida Elder Affairs, State Univ. of NY (SUNY), Steiner Entertainment, Stihl Corp, Strayer Education, Inc., Suffolk County Community College, Sylvania Corporation, Taylor Equipment, Tech Data, Technical College of the Low Country, Technologico de Mexico, Mexico, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, The Hite Company, The Pittsburgh Human Resources Planning Society, The Schools Foundation, The Schools Foundation, The University of Michigan Health System, Toshiba Tourism Bureau of Portugal, Transbank, Chile, Travelers Insurance, Tyson Foods University of Central Florida, University of Maryland, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Organization, Canada, Verizon Wireless, Vesta Management, Vigor Events, Kuwait, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI), Wachovia Capital Partners, Wal-Mart Walmart Home Office, Wave Church WCBF Lean, Six Sigma Conference WCBF, UK, Webster Bank, Wells Fargo Wells Fargo, West Jet, Canada, Western Technical College, Western Technical College Public Seminar, WIN Happy Conference, Portugal, WIN World, Portugal, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Wish Marketing, Brazil, Worldwide Convention & Business Forums (WCBF), YPO Long Island NY, Zain Telecommunication