GEC Early Session Workshops are “sponsored” workshops and are open to all registered GEC Attendees, as well as, to the general public at no charge. Does not include admission to the main conference, CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.
ES1. GEC Student Scholarship Finalists Poster Presentations – 9:30 a.m., JICC Room 3
Join our six GEC2019 Student Scholarship Finalists as they present and discuss their award winning research. Conference participant voting will open immediately after these presentations to help define our winners, with the GEC Student Scholarship Awards presentation at the Thursday evening reception.
ES3. Offshore Wind & Brownfield Synergies: Emerging Opportunities – 9:30 a.m., JICC Ben Porter Room
The U.S. has a vast offshore wind energy resource. This immense resource is starting to be realized as a source clean and reliable electricity. It is projected that offshore wind energy sector will represent billions of dollars in investment and infrastructure over the next 25 years. Harnessing America’s offshore wind resources will stimulate ports, transportation corridors, and coastal communities. Revitalizing those areas will require significant capital investment. Ramboll and Holland & Knight will lead an interactive discussion covering the dynamic and growing offshore wind energy sector and its clear implications and opportunities for repurposing and redevelopment of brownfields from the development, permitting, technical, and legal perspectives.
Moderator: Lawrence Malizzi, PG, Ramboll
Speakers: David Lis, Ramboll; Mark Kalpin, Holland & Knight; Stephen R. Collins, Environmental Liability Transfer, Inc.
ES4. Coastal Corridor Revitalization: Public-Private Partnerships – 9 a.m., JICC Room 4/5
US Highway 17 Coastal and Rural Sustainable Economic Development Round Table will identify both community success stories and challenges for Coastal and Rural Sustainable Economic Development, managing environmental sensitivity and special considerations to local governments and rural communities. One special consideration is creating economic development opportunities that include smaller rural communities in the overall US Highway 17 Corridor Revitalization planning. Other timely topics include resiliency planning, and environmental considerations in coastal planning. This will be a two-part session that addresses land use and environmental considerations in one session and economic opportunities in another.
Moderator: Representative Lynn Smith, GA House of Representatives
Speakers: Shana Jones and Saralyn H. Stafford, Carl Vinson Institute, Univ of GA; Katherine Moore, GA Conservancy; Doug Hayman, GA DNR Coastal Resources Division; Jessica Brown, University of GA Marine Extension; Nick Deffley, City of Savannah; Travis Stegall, City of Brunswick; Reggie Taylor and Gregory Dale, USDA Southern Regional Innovation Center; Todd Boatman, Mobile District US Army Corps of Engineers; Bill Burns, National Park Service (invited); Allen Burns, GA Coastal Regional Commission (invited); Lynda Grijalva, Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission (invited)
GEC Executive Leadership Series
Registration in the Executive Leadership Series Experience includes an invitation to the GEC Executive Leadership Experience Reception(s) to network with other Leadership Executives. To register for your GEC Executive Leadership Experience, please contact dmook@CentergyGroup.com. (All activities are conducted outside of the GEC main agenda.)
ES5. GEC Executive Leadership Series: Millionaire in Flip Flops with Sue Cooper – 6:30 a.m., beachside behind the JICC
Join Sue Cooper, owner of Lazy Dog Adventures and author of Millionaire in Flip Flops, on the beach for an inspiring sunrise workshop dedicated to YOU! With talks on business, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, fitness, health and developing an anything is possible attitude. Learn the core foundation behind a successful (also known as happy) life and walk away with actionable strategies that will help you thrive in today’s ever-changing world. During this sunrise workshop, you will realize how connecting with each other, nature and your own true playfulness quickly refreshes you. Learn how to “revive” and “align” your deepest desires with your everyday life, while also enjoying the beauty of the beach on Jekyll Island, GA.
ES6. GEC Executive Leadership Series: Preparing the Next Generation: How You Can Join the Academy with Philip Seagraves, PhD – 7:45 a.m., JICC Room 1/2
Your experience is one of the most valuable elements you have to offer to your firm, your clients, the market. Even your mistakes help define you and guide your daily decisions. Aspiring students need to hear from you and frequently say their favorite professors are part-time adjuncts who are successful business people. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching in a university setting without a PhD. Discover options ranging from guest speaking to roles such as full time lecturer.
ES7. GEC Executive Leadership Series: Leadership For A Changing Workforce: Environmental Factors That Lead Business Success with Craig DiVizzio – 9 a.m., JICC Room 1/2
It is undeniable, a reality that we can no longer ignore; America’s Workforce is Changing! All the generational differences, the Xs, the Ys, the Millennials, the tried and true Baby Boomers, all seeking fulfillment, TOGETHER, in our places of business. For leaders, this change can be confusing and unsettling, wrought with fear and frustration about how to run a successful business with this new generation of workers that we know so little about. But… does it all make more sense than we may think? The truth may be that these generational changes, this offspring, these new and unfamiliar employees, are showing up at just the right time, with the right skills, to meet the current and evolving demands of our 21st-century businesses. Challenging? Yes. But isn’t every revolution of change? Impossible? No! Meet me here to better understand how to coalesce these dynamic cultural differences in human behavior and effectively incorporate necessary environmental factors to ensure your business success.
ES8. GEC Executive Leadership Series: Servant Leadership with Tim Echols – 10:15 a.m., JICC Room 1/2
GEC regular Tim Echols draws from his experience as a public official and non-profit leader to share principles from the popular concept of servant leadership. Echols believes leadership is first and foremost about serving others and solving problems. He talks about consistency, instilling vision, reconciliation, and the importance of feedback.
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