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09-05-19 Seminar Series with Lunch
Richmond Marriott Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
(804) 643-3400
Thursday, September 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Category: Events


Please note this is a Thursday meeting.


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Seminar: "Trust Based Leadership - Proven Ways to Stop Managing and Start Leading"

In this important seminar, you will learn how improved leadership skills and people-centric leadership techniques can eliminate poor communication, employee and consumer complaints, and difficult misrepresentation and legal issues related to all your leadership and customer service scenarios. We will collaborate on the important difference between managing tasks and leading people. We will also discuss leading with the intent to serve, utilizing better listening skills, understanding what clients and team members want and clarifying the needs and wants of those we serve. You don't want to miss this program!

Key Takeaways
After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how improved leadership skills can eliminate poor communication and increase trust. 
  • List the four facets of having a trust-based philosophy.
  • Understand the difference between a job, career, and calling.
  • Create a more powerful introduction - your NEW 3-step greeting.
  • Learn how to lead with the intent to serve.
  • Perform more listening and less talking.

Lunch Presentation: "Trust Based Success - Proven Ways to Stop Stressing and Start Living"

Growth and success are improved through focus on the what, how, when, and why of developing better habits and focused life and time management skills. In this presentation, attendees are sure to be reminded of the importance of trust and how it truly influences the success of an organization, the individual, and the client or clients. Associations, members, stakeholders, and organizations are better protected by the increased knowledge association staff and leaders gain as they understand that it all starts with trust and ends when there is no trust.

Content Leader

 Mark Given

Mark Given has been changing businesses and improving lives for nearly four decades. He has shared Leadership Training, Sales Mastery, and Trust Based Philosophy systems with thousands of people just like you and has worked with hundreds of business across the world. Audiences and students say that Mark's speaking and teaching delivery is timely, relevant, witty, engaging, funny, cutting edge, and a breath of fresh air.

After his education at Ohio State University and Elon College, Mark spent 20 years as CEO of a multi-state retail sales and rental company that grew to 47 locations. The next 18 years have included international speaking/teaching, volunteering and community leadership. All along the way, Mark has invested tens of thousands of hours speaking and teaching his life and business changing Trust Based Philosophy systems, leadership skills, sales and skill and personal mastery systems with companies and organizations.


8:00 a.m. - Registration
8:30-11:00 a.m. - Seminar
11:00-11:45 a.m. - Reception
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. - Luncheon/Presentation

CAE Hours Blue round CAE logo 

Seminar - 2.50
Lunch Presentation - 0.25 


The Richmond Marriott Downtown is offering a special rate of $159 plus taxes for room reservations for our attendees. Click here to book your reservation.


Full Circle Grief Center – Full Circle works to create a circle of support where children and families experiencing loss can find hope and start the healing process in a safe, trusting environment. They are always in need of supplies for programs to aid in supporting grieving families. Please bring a donation(s) for Full Circle Grief Center from their wish list. A raffle ticket will be given for each item donated. CLICK HERE or see their Amazon Wish List.

Registration Notes

  • All payments are due upon registration.
  • Payment can be made by credit card using our online registration link above or by mailing a check payable to VSAE prior to the meeting.
  • A replacement from the same organization may attend the lunch if the member is unable to attend. Please contact the office for assistance.
  • Staff & Non-Member Attendance - Staff of a member or a non-member is limited to attending 3 meetings per year.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • Pre-registrations for lunch who cancel after 5:00 on the Monday before the meeting or fail to attend will be invoiced for a fee of $14. Members are allowed one (1) free pass per year.
    • No refunds for cancellation.
    • Substitutions are allowed.

Registration Fees

Early Registration 
Ends September 2*
Late registration
Begins September 3*
On-site registration
VSAE Member
Seminar: $50
Lunch: Free**
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $14
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $35
Staff of an
Exec. member
Seminar: $50
Lunch: $25
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $30
Seminar: $60
Lunch: $40
Seminar: $90
Lunch: $50
Seminar: $100
Lunch: $55
Seminar: $100
Lunch: $55

* Please note this is a Monday, instead of the usual Tuesday deadline
** Executive non-Resident & Semi-Retired members pay $15 to attend the reception and lunch.


Contact: Pamela Flynn - [email protected] - (804) 249-2244