Summit 2022 General Sessions

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General Sessions

Just like in years past, the 2022 AED Summit will be home to a litany of insightful General Sessions for our attendees to take part in. Want to see what sessions will be available in Orlando in January? Check out our most current lineup below!


Jason O. Harris
Empowering No Fail Trust™ for Leaders.

Trust is the most critical tool that every leader needs to implement in order to lead an organization that can deliver on its brand promise. Lieutenant Colonel Jason Harris created the “7 Steps to No Fail Trust™” as a way to empower executives and employees to create an environment of mutual trust, responsibility and productivity that allows organizations to thrive and exceed goals.
This leadership framework is based on a proven strategy that, by trusting your employees, you empower them to make the right decisions for your organization without requiring senior-level micromanagement. This ultimately leads to higher productivity and achievement. Lt. Col. Harris shares countless examples of how No Fail Trust™ was implemented throughout his military and civilian career to great effect, and the steps your leaders can take today to do the same.

Key takeaways include:
• Leadership understanding how to empower their people.
• Leaders understanding how to create actionable steps to create and build successful teams.
• Team members understanding how to foster trust among the team.
• Learning techniques that allow organizations to react successfully to everchanging and often unexpected conditions and challenges.

Ed Wallace
Building Relationships That Last in a Hybrid World

Everyone knows that the strength of their relationships is critical to achieving their goals each year. The challenge is how to transform in person, ad hoc relationship-building approaches that most people use into a simple, repeatable process for turning acquaintances into respected advisor relationships in both live and virtual situations. All attendees will receive digital copies of Business Relationships That Last.

Based on Ed Wallace's critically acclaimed book, Business Relationships That Last, participants will learn:

- How to create competitor-proof virtual relationships
- Ways to apply the key relational capital concepts in real situations
- To uncover needs with strong discovery and qualifying questions
- How to establish a digital presence
- Approaches to create impactful value statements
- How to translate your benefits into the language of the customer

Daniel Burrus
The Anticipatory Organization: A Proven Model To Predict Change & Create Extraordinary Results

Based on decades of research and experience applying his Hard Trend methodology to leading companies worldwide, Daniel has identified the missing competency: Anticipation.

With his Anticipatory Organization Model, Burrus enables business leaders to separate Hard Trends from Soft Trends. When you learn to analyze and perceive trends this way, it is possible to tap into what Burrus calls Everyday Innovation, solving challenges faster, and recognizing previously invisible opportunities.

Mastering these capabilities will position your organization to be the disruptor instead of being the disrupted — thus creating competitive advantage and reducing risk.

Mike Pence
Dinner and a Conversation with Mike Pence

Attendees can expect to hear from the former Speaker on Wednesday evening as a part of the conclusion of the event. As has been the tradition in year’s past, former Vice President Pence will be joined on stage by AED President and CEO Brian P. McGuire for questions and discussion upon completion of the events closing dinner.

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