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Annual Meeting 2016: Conference Schedule

Sunday, May 22, 2016

11:30 pm - 4:30 pm Leadership Forum: Use of Self: Strengthening Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
(additional event, registration fee required)

As a leader, you are expected to inspire trust and provide stability, hope, and compassion to your customers and staff. This requires a professional presence that makes use of wide range of competencies, tools and techniques. 


Professional presence is about use of self with intent, in other words, emotional intelligence (EQ). Emotional intelligence allows you to be aware of yourself and others, and to selectively use that awareness to effectively manage yourself and your relationships. 


Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the process of noticing your own internal experience and paying attention to the reactions and responses of others.  Unlike IQ  and personality traits, emotional intelligence can be learned, enhanced and improved. By building self-awareness and self-management, and recognizing your own motivators, you are better able to relate to and influence others through social awareness (empathy) and relationship management skills. 


This session is designed to strengthen your emotional intelligence and help you better understand its relevance to and impact on customer service and organizational effectiveness. As a result of this session, you will be better able to communicate effectively and support the working relationships that are essential to operational success.



The session will address the following topics:

  • What is emotional intelligence (EQ)?
  • Why is EQ sometimes more important than IQ?
  • What are the key components of emotional intelligence?
  • What are strategies for applying and strengthening emotional intelligence?
  • What is your plan for raising your EQ?

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Conference Registration Open
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Raffle Drop Off
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm New Attendee Orientation
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Host Event at the Lonesome Dove

Food will be served from 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Monday, May 23, 2016

7:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference Registration & Raffle Open
9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome to San Antonio/Opening Session

State Senator José Menéndez 

9:30 am - 10:30 am

General Session with Keynote: Martha Johnson, former Administrator of the General Services Administration

The Resilient Manager

We face complexity, high standards, and unnerving risk in our jobs - and the future of our work promises even more. How do we cope and thrive with such demands on us? Martha Johnson, former GSA Administrator and author of two books on leadership, lays out personal strategies, professional competencies, and common sense actions to build your resilience. Her material combines lessons from leaders who have experienced organizational crisis with her own personal stories and the insights to be gained from the current literature on resilience.

10:30 am - 11:00 pm Morning Break and Book Signing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm E&I Stockholders Meeting with Lunch (E&I Members Only)
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)

3:45 pm - 4:45 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wear Your School Colors Day - show your spirit by wearing your school colors!

Student Day - students will join us to learn more about careers in higher education procurement 
7:00 am - 8:30 am Fun Run/Walk - Registration from 6:15am to 6:30am.
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am - 2:00 pm Raffle Open
7:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Lucas Daniel Boyce, Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the NBA's Orlando Magic

Living Proof: You Are Built for Something More

Living Proof 
details Lucas’ journey to overcome significant obstacles to achieve three once-in-a-lifetime goals. Personal history or external conditions outside of our control don’t have to determine our future trajectory, success and/or fulfillment. While some may view past and present conditions as an eternal harness and cause for inaction or paralysis, Lucas shares why our obstacles and limitations become irrelevant when we understand our life purpose and are willing to reach for something more. It doesn’t matter at what station of life we find ourselves, we are built for something more. We are meant to succeed. Lucas is Living Proof of this and shares his view on what it takes to overcome, stand up, and stand out.

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Break and Book Signing
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Community Service Project - Benefiting Soldiers' Angels - Create 200 box lunches for veterans

Soldiers’ Angels provides box lunches for VA Medical Center case workers. These lunches are designed to allow VA case workers the opportunity to provide a meal to homeless or low income veterans, who may not otherwise know where they will get their next meal. Box lunches are also distributed to homeless veterans at VA stand-downs, which are full day, full service events for homeless veterans.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm E&I Member/Supplier Mixer (Invitation event. E&I Members and E&I Suppliers only)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am General Session with Keynotes: Point Counterpoint with Donna Brazile and Cal Thomas with book signing to immediately follow

Let your voice be heard! At the conclusion of our Wednesday keynote debate between Donna Brazile and Cal Thomas, you will have the opportunity to ask your political questions about the election, congress, and the politics of higher education. Add your opinion to our lively debate!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  Awards Recognition and Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Click to view Session Detail)


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