Saturday Workshops

11:00AMRoom 130
Rodney W. Jacobs
Rodney W. Jacobs

Assistant Director for the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel

Behind the Title: Conversations with Company Leaders

Join us for the important conversation across various industries with these company leaders! This panel provides entry-level and mid-level professionals real world insight and perspective on how to build and achieve a career path that leads them to the highest levels of an organization or their career field. For young professionals hear from these professionals in unique fields and consider new career opportunities.
  • Connie Kinnard, Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development at GMCVB
  • Chad Musgrove, Vice President, Hunt Real Estate Capital
  • Rodney W. Jacobs, Jr., Assistant Director for the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel
  • Lewis Leville, Social Media Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
11:00AMRom 124
Metris Bates-Cooley
Metris Bates-Cooley


Legacy Building Strategies for Successful Family Business Planning

During this workshop get tips on:
  • Legacy building planning for your family’s future.
  • Strategies for Successful Family Business Planning.
  • Define business succession planning and its role in your company.
  • Lay the groundwork to develop a succession plan.
  • Create a plan, assign roles, and execute the plan.
11:00AMRoom 126
Steve Messam
Steve Messam

Professional Development Expert

Day Job to Dream Job

Most busy professionals struggle to manage their day jobs with their dream jobs (side hustles). This workshop will help busy professionals balance their day jobs with their dream jobs using a 15-hour Side Hustler’s Workweek framework, until their dreams become their jobs.
  • Identify Your Gifts
  • Discover Your Passions
  • Determine Your Solutions
  • Develop Your 15-Hour Side Hustler Workweek Strategy
11:00AMRoom 128
Rebecca Beliard
Rebecca Beliard


Shoot Your Shot in the Professional Arena, Pt. II

During this workshop, Rebecca Beliard, Esq. provides you career winning pointers on how to effectively take chances and build and maintain professional relationships. Receive practical and step-by-step ways to shoot your shot for career and business success.  
2:15PMRoom 124
Tiffany Ellis
Tiffany Ellis

Leadership and Professional Branding Expert

Branding Your Passion

Branding Your Passion is an in-depth discussion around what makes up your personal brand in professional settings, how your brand impacts your career progression and ways to begin creating professional opportunities that align with your career aspirations.  After attending this course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify their current reputation (brand)
  • Identify ways to manage perceptions
  • Measure their success
  • Action plan for continued improvement/acceleration
2:15PMRoom 126
Dr. Debeka Bennett
Dr. Debeka Bennett

Counseling Psychologist

I’m Black & Prayed Up, I Don’t Need Therapy

The workshop will focus on discussing the importance of mental health, the significance it plays on the overall quality of life, the benefits of attending to mental health, ways to seek help, and how to do more of what currently works. The audience will learn how to make the mental shift and accept help when needed, understand symptoms of mental health illness, be provided strategies to help manage daily stressors, and given resources to seek mental health treatment when needed.
2:15PMRoom 130
Shawn Brown
Shawn Brown

Founder at Hartbrown & Associates

Power of Technology: Developing Your Skills Into a High Paying Career in Cloud Technology

This workshop will provide awareness to career development options, roles and skills in technology that could boot your care. To make Black Professionals aware of technology skills, careers and roles that are paying 100k that are available. WORKSHOP AGENDA
  • The myths & facts of the cloud
  • Why is it important?
  • Available job opportunities
  • How to negotiate a high paying salary
  • Session demo
  • Success testimonals
  • Q&A
  • Shawn Brown, HartBrown & Associates 
  • Jamila Brown, Cloud TechAcademy
  • Cameron Hairston, Cloud TechAcademy