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Monday, October 23 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summit Welcome & Opening General Session LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Opening remarks for Workforce Professional Development Summit & What to expect for the future of Workforce.

Keynote presentation with Josh Davies:

Seven Secrets to Become the Leader You Never Thought You Could Be

With constant change increasing the pressure placed on all of us, how can you adapt to meet the needs of your customers and yourself? How do you deal with the difficulty of doing more with fewer resources?  How do you stop spending your days putting out fires? Simple: stop letting your title or organizational structure keep you from being a leader.

In this spirited and interactive session, you will learn seven secrets that great leaders apply to make great results happen.  Find out how you can apply these same secrets to your job – no matter what you do. Josh Davies, CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, will share strategies, specific tactics, and case studies to help everyone develop the secret behaviors that drive leadership. Discover how to awaken the leader within you!

By the end of the session, attendees will learn:

  • Why leadership is important for everyone
  • How modern leaders influence and inspire for results
  • Seven daily tactics that will improve performance and deliver results


Kimberly L. Bodine

Executive Director, CareerSource Gulf Coast
Kimberly L Bodine has been the Executive Director for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, now doing business as CareerSource Gulf Coast, since it was incorporated in Florida in 1996. Prior to that she was in the private sector in retail management for ten years, and then began her career in workforce as a case manager in 1992. Mrs. Bodine has twenty one years experience in implementing and managing workforce programs. Mrs. Bodine is active in workforce, education and economic development organizations as well as area chambers of commerce. She is a member of the Small Business Incubator Board of Bay County, and Past Chair of the Bay, Gulf, Franklin Healthy Start Coalition. Mrs. Bodine has also been honored by the Florida Economic Development Council as the Richard L. McLaughlin Volunteer of the year award winner, and has participated in several task forces/working groups at the state level related to workforce and economic development. Mrs. Bodine holds a... Read More →
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Josh Davies

CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development
Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as an executive, speaker, and trainer, he has delivered results around the country. He has given keynotes and training workshops to a wide variety of organizatio... Read More →
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Rod Duckworth

Chancellor of Career and Adult Education, Florida Department of Education
Rod Duckworth, joined the Florida Department of Education as the Chancellor for the Division of Career and Adult Education in March 2012. | Mr. Duckworth has extensive state and national experience in career and technical education having most recently served as the Interim D... Read More →
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Elizabeth Miller

Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida
Elizabeth Miller joined the Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Bureau in February of this year. Mrs. Miller comes to the department after working in the financial industry business in Tallahassee for the past 30 years. She has previously managed several projects working... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Cypress Ballroom Hyatt Regency, 1st Floor

Attendees (499)