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Business Behind The Magic - At the Disneyland Resort
Sponsored by Kohl Advisory Group
When Walt Disney unveiled Disneyland® Park to the public more than half a century ago, he established new and lasting standards for Theme Parks, Resorts, and family entertainment. Behind-the-scenes, he was also introducing new rules for business.
In addition to creating a magical environment for Guests, Walt was keenly focused on mastering the art of business. In the end, he determined that creativity/innovation, leadership excellence, quality service, brand loyalty, and selection, training and engagement were the five key principles that would forge an invaluable formula for success. Not only have these time-tested business lessons helped establish Disney as one of the world’s leading brands, but thousands of organizations around the world have also adapted these principles in their own pursuit of excellence.
Intriguing and unforgettable, this unique experience affords you a first-hand view of the invaluable business philosophies of Walt Disney himself. As you witness the day-to-day operation of his first Theme Park, you’ll gain insights into more than 90 years of business principles that can be easily adapted and implemented in your own organization... and inspire your team to new heights. Separate fee applies and limited space available.
Sponsored by MoneyGram
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Sponsored by ProfitStars
It's Our Ship - Putting the Leadership Roadmap to Work
Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group
Mike Abrashoff, Former Commander of USS Benfold and Author of It's Your Ship
For organizations that want to get serious about improving performance, this presentation delivers examples of the Leadership Roadmap in action. Abrashoff brings to life stories of how the principles that led the transformation of the USS Benfold have been put into action at companies and organizations looking to harness the power of their most important asset – their people. He shows real leaders achieving dramatic results as they work to address their most pressing people challenges: collaboration, commitment, cohesion, accountability, engagement, rapid and continual innovation and diversity in the workforce. In example after example, the lessons from the Benfold clearly translate across all kinds of organizations – corporations, small business, non-profits and government. Abrashoff shows audiences, by example, how to use their new leadership toolkit. It's Our Ship goes deep into the how-to of creating a culture where everyone takes ownership and responsibility for taking performance to the next level.