REACH Trainer Conference in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UtahAugust 9-11, 2016

A 3-day event designed for you
—our VitalSmarts clients and trainers—
to help you do what you do even better.

REACH Out

Network with other like-minded individuals and trainers to compare challenges and find solutions. Past attendees include experts from American Express, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, U.S. Air Force, Visa, and hundreds more.

REACH Deeper

Increase your personal influence, transform your relationships, and lead a more meaningful life with BIG Ideas from our all-star cast of bestselling authors and social-science luminaries.

REACH Further

Bring home instant ROI with best practices taught in our breakout sessions and pre-conference labs. Our sessions are tailored to solve your training hurdles and workplace challenges. Find solutions to the problems you care about most!

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Speakers

Speakers

Joseph Grenny

Joseph GrennyAuthor of Crucial Conversations & Cofounder of VitalSmarts

John Medina

John MedinaAuthor of Brain Rules & Developmental Molecular Biologist

Carey Lohrenz

Carey LohrenzAuthor and First Female F-14 Tomcat Navy Pilot

Travis

Travis BradberryAuthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & Cofounder of TalentSmart

Da Hoff

Emily HoffmanVP of Development & Delivery at VitalSmarts

Stacy Nelson

Stacy NelsonSenior Master Trainer at VitalSmarts

Chase

Chase McMillanResearch & Development Manager at VitalSmarts

Vidar Top

Vidar TopPartner at VitalSmarts Norway

David

David MaxfieldAuthor of Influencer & VP of Research at VitalSmarts

Ron

Ron McMillanAuthor of Crucial Conversations & Cofounder of VitalSmarts

Steve

Steve WillisVP of Professional Services at VitalSmarts

Andy

Andy ShimbergCEO at VitalSmarts

Candace

Candace BertottiSpeaker and Senior Master Trainer

David

David NelsonSenior Master Trainer at VitalSmarts

Amy

Amy Daly-DonovanSenior Master Trainer & Owner of Daly-Donovan Consulting

JD

JD TaylorSenior Master Trainer at VitalSmarts

Salomeh

Salomeh DiazMaster Trainer & Founder of Sacred Minds Consulting

Justin

Justin HaleMaster Trainer & Online Learning Strategist

Cricket

Cricket BuchlerSpeaker & Master Trainer

Judy

Judy AlbersLearning Strategist at Intrepid Learning

Mark

Mark CarpenterOwner at Mindset Strategic Leadership


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DAY 1 Labs Pre-Conference Session (Additional Registration Required)
Learn more: Download our REACH Labs overview
Limited space available. Register early to ensure your seat at REACH Labs.
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & Introduction
9:15 – 12:30 Lab: Sharpen Your Facilitation Skills Steve Willis, Barbara Hauser, Mark Carpenter, Justin Hale, JD Taylor, Traci Chevraux, Jillian Morenz
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 Lab: Sharpen Your Facilitation Skills Steve Willis, Barbara Hauser, Mark Carpenter, Justin Hale, JD Taylor, Traci Chevraux, Jillian Morenz
DAY 2
6:15 – 7:15 Vinyasa Yoga (Additional Registration Required)
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Emily Hoffman & David Nelson
9:15 – 10:30 BIG Idea Keynotes
How to Change the World by Changing Behavior Joseph Grenny
EQ & Crucial Conversations—Strong Alone. Stronger Together. Travis Bradberry
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions
Start With Heart: The Beat Goes On! Candace Bertotti & Ilayne Geller
The Manipulation Situation: JD Taylor
Influencing Unconscious Bias: Six Sources to Create Inclusion & Equality David Maxfield
The Art of (Net)working a Room: How to Really Talk to Strangers Cricket Buchler & Wendy Arnott
Client Feature: How San Antonio Independent School District Uses Crucial Skills to Help Employees Grow or Go Toni Thompson
Becoming Better Emily Hoffman
The “I-We-It” Model: Increasing Your Influence as a Facilitator Amy Daly-Donovan
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:40 BIG Idea Keynotes
The Problem with Joseph Grenny: How Positive Stories Create Negative Results Chase McMillan
Fearless Leadership Carey Lohrenz
2:40 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Breakout Sessions
Master Trainer Guide: Crucial Conversations Mark Carpenter & Dave Angel
Reclaiming Disengaged Employees: How to Use the Influencer Approach to Improve Employee Engagement Kevin Brown & Chase McMillan
Influencing Unconscious Bias: Six Sources to Create Inclusion & Equality David Maxfield
The Art of (Net)working a Room: How to Really Talk to Strangers Cricket Buchler & Wendy Arnott
Technology: Texting Your Way to Training Success through Mobile Coaching Andrew Maxfield
Master Trainer Guide: Influencer Traci Chevraux & Doug Finton
Client Feature: Influencing Results at Discover Jennifer Crabb
4:30 – 6:30 Free Time
6:30 – 7:00 Cocktails & Networking
7:00 - 9:30 Trainer Appreciation Dinner & Awards
Entertainment Alex Boyé
DAY 3
6:15 – 7:15 Vinyasa Yoga (Additional Registration Required)
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 BIG Idea Keynotes
Brain Rules John Medina
How to Create Culture Vidar Top
Crucial Skills for a Resilient Life Emily Hoffman
10:30 – 11:00 Break & Author Book Signing
11:00 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions
Creating Mutual Purpose: Diving Deep Candace Bertotti & Ilayne Geller
Facilitation 201: It’s the Little Things that Matter Stacy Nelson & Steve Willis
The Presenting and Classroom Brains John Medina
Personality Theory Meets Behavior Training Steve Childs
Technology: Meeting the Five Moments of Need and Bite-Sized Learning Judy Albers
Crucial Skills Worldwide: Training a Global Audience Jillian Morenz & Barbara Hauser
The “I-We-It” Model: Increasing Your Influence as a Facilitator Amy Daly-Donovan
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Breakout Sessions
Master Trainer Guide: Crucial Accountability Mark Carpenter & Ashley Dittmar
Facilitation 201: It’s the Little Things that Matter Stacy Nelson & Steve Willis
Let’s Talk: How to Have a Crucial Conversation with Your Family & Friends Salomeh Diaz & Ron McMillan
Personality Theory Meets Behavior Training Steve Childs
Global + English = Globish Eric Francis
Virtual Presentations that Don’t Put People to Sleep Justin Hale & Erika Coleman
Client Feature: Crucial Conversations at Hospital Corporation of America Dave Angel & Katrina Greene
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 BIG Idea Keynotes
Breaking-Up With Bad Training: How to Design Learning People Love Judy Albers
The Breakfast of Champions Stacy Nelson
Doing vs. Being: Some Thoughts on Fundamental Human Change Joseph Grenny
Wrap Up Emily Hoffman & David Nelson
Full Agenda
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Locations

REACH pairs best-in-class content and world-renowned speakers with luxurious accommodations. Join us at The Grand America, Salt Lake City’s only AAA Five Diamond Hotel. Located ten minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, The Grand America is within walking distance of historic Temple Square, shopping and entertainment, and offers easy access to Utah’s famous mountain resorts.

VitalSmarts has reserved rooms with discounted rates at The Grand America. Premier rooms are $245 per night. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and discounted rooms are only available while the limited block lasts.

TRANSPORTATION

Driving directions and Salt Lake City transportation options are available from The Grand America website.

For travel questions, please contact Amy Baum at 1-800-449-5989 within the U.S.,
1-801-724-6324 from outside the U.S., or email us at .

CAN’T MAKE IT TO SALT LAKE CITY?
JOSEPH GRENNY AND OUR TEAM WILL COME TO YOU!

Senior Master Trainer Steve Willis will be your host for a one-day REACH Experience in Chicago and Washington D.C. featuring a live BIG Idea keynote from author Joseph Grenny and the best of the REACH main stage. You'll also get to participate in two interactive breakout sessions designed to help you improve your facilitation skills and maximize the impact of your VitalSmarts training initiatives while also rubbing shoulders with like-minded trainers in your area. See you at REACH Experience.

REACH Experience Agenda

Pricing: Register before July 1 to attend REACH Experience for $249 ($299 after July 1).

Note: REACH Chicago and REACH D.C. are specifically designed for VitalSmarts certified client trainers.

 
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Pricing

Admission to all sessions

Conference materials

Conference meals

Tuesday: breakfast, lunch
(REACH Labs Pre-Conference only)
Wednesday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thursday: breakfast, lunch

3-day Conference Registration (Includes Pre-Conference Labs):

$1,499

2-day Conference Registration

$1,099


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Frequently
Asked Questions

REGISTRATION / PRICING / CANCELLATION

Q.1    How much does it cost to attend REACH?

2-day conference pricing: $1,099 USD. $899 for early bird registrations which ends May 31.

3-day conference pricing, including 1-day preconference: $1,499 USD. $1,299 for early bird registrations which ends May 31.

Special pricing available to VitalSmarts 2015 Lives Impacted Trainers. Contact Lauren Barrus for more information at lbarrus@vitalsmarts.com 801-724-6317.

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Q.2    What is included in my registration fee?

Registration includes conference materials, as well as admission into all BIG Idea keynotes and breakout sessions. It also includes all conference meals, which are breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and dinner on Wednesday evening for those attending the 3-day event.

For those attending the 2-day event, included meals are breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and dinner on Wednesday evening.

For those attending the 1-day event, included meals are breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, attending the awards dinner that night is optional for 1-day participants.

Q.3    Does the registration fee include air transportation and hotel accommodations?

All air transportation and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

Q.4    I'd like to send more than one person from my company. Is there a group discount?

No. We do not offer group pricing at this time.

Q.5    Who should attend REACH?

REACH is designed for clients and trainers of VitalSmarts training courses. We also welcome anyone interested in learning more about VitalSmarts and our courses, or anyone interested in personal development and trainer facilitation.

Q.6    Do I have to be a VitalSmarts Certified Trainer to attend?

No, you do not have to be a VitalSmarts Certified Trainer to attend REACH. The conference will also be a valuable professional development experience for anyone interested in increasing their personal influence or changing human behavior, as well as VitalSmarts training.

Q.7    Who should attend the REACH Labs pre-conference session and what information will be covered?

REACH Labs is a pre-conference workshop where attendees will discuss ideas in small groups, work side-by-side with VitalSmarts master trainers to design influence strategies, and consult with the experts on their individual challenges. This year, REACH Labs is Facilitation Skills and will be taught by Master Trainer Steve Willis. More details coming.

Q.8    WHAT ARE THE REACH EXPERIENCE EVENTS?

The REACH experience events in Chicago and Washington D.C. are designed for those who can’t make it to the main event in Utah. A VitalSmarts master trainer will host the event and lead participants through two interactive breakout sessions as well as a broadcast of the BIG Idea sessions from the REACH main stage in Salt Lake City. It's a taste of REACH without the travel. Note: These events are specifically for VitalSmarts certified trainers.

Q.9    Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated e-mail confirming your registration.

Q.10    What types of payments are accepted for the conference fee?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Check, or PO. If paying with a Check or PO, the payment must be received at VitalSmarts on or before Monday, July 25. Please make checks payable to VitalSmarts and mail to 282 River Bend Lane, Provo, Utah, 84604, Attn: Tara McCabe.

Q.11    Is my reservation transferable?

Yes.

If you register and pay but are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to a colleague from your company until Monday, July 25. Please submit all transfer requests to tmccabe@vitalsmarts.com.

For further questions please call Tara McCabe at 1-800-765-9600 within the United States or 1-801-724-6342 from outside the United States.

Q.12    What if I have to cancel?

The following cancellation dates and fees apply:

If you cancel between March 1 and May 1, 2016, you must pay a $50 cancellation fee.

If you cancel between May 2 and June 1, 2016, you must pay a $100 cancellation fee.

If you cancel between June 2 and July 25, 2016, you must pay a $350 cancellation fee.

There will be no refund if you cancel after July 25, 2016.

Please be aware that you also need to make the necessary cancellation arrangements for hotel accommodations and/or any other services that you have contracted.

Hotel / Travel / Venue

Q.13    What is the closest airport?

Salt Lake City (SLC) Airport is 8 miles from The Grand America Hotel (about a 10 minute drive).

Q.14    How do I get from the airport to The Grand America Hotel?

Driving directions and Salt Lake City transportation options are available from The Grand America website.

For travel questions, please contact Amy Baum at 1-800-449-5989 within the U.S., 1-801-724-6324 from outside the U.S., or email us at REACHquestion@vitalsmarts.com.

Q.15    What kind of weather should I anticipate?

Salt Lake City is typically warm in mid-August (averaging high temperatures of 88 and low temperatures of 66).

Q.16    How should I dress?

Business casual attire is appropriate during the conference.

Q.17    Are discounted rates available at The Grand America Hotel?

VitalSmarts has reserved rooms with discounted rates at The Grand America. Premier rooms are $245 per night. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and discounted rooms are only available while the limited block lasts, so be sure to reserve your room early.

Other

Q.18    I have other questions that are NOT addressed here. Who can help?

For registration questions, please contact Tara McCabe 1-800-449-5989 within the United States, 1-801-724-6342 from outside the United States, or tmccabe@vitalsmarts.com.

Q.19    How do I download the REACH App?

1. Download the "Crowd Compass Directory" app. You can find this on the App Store on iOS devices and the Play Store on Android. After installing, a new icon will appear on the home screen.

2. Once you've downloaded the Crowd Compass Directory app, search for "REACH 2016" within the app.

3. Tap either Download or Install.

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