Jul 26

NAWIC Region 3 Leadership Training

My Saturday started out early with a long drive to Orlando for the National Association of Women in Construction, NAWIC Region 3 Annual Leadership Training Event.

A total of 97 dedicated women in the construction industry registered for the event so I knew I was in for a treat.  And as usual, NAWIC did not disappoint.

The event was designed to inspire and prepare us for our upcoming chapter roles. I am incoming President for the Greater Gainesville Chapter.  I am excited and nervous about filling this role.  The seminar did alleviate some anxiety as there was a wealth of experienced leaders willing to share tips and strategies for making the most of the year.

No NAWIC Regional event would be complete without presentations by dynamic keynote speakers.  We had the privilege of hearing from two such speakers.

Charlie Walsh is an accomplished senior level Organizational & Leadership Development professional with over 40 years of innovative achievements in the design, development, and delivery of strategic leadership and organizational development programs, leadership & management competency development, management and supervisory skills training and human resource performance improvement systems.  Charlie is founder of HOPS International, LLC, a company providing organizational and leadership development solutions to both private and public sectors.

A 30+ year marketing, sales and PR veteran of Florida’s construction and development industries, Ken Cristol specializes in providing professional marketing services to companies involved in commercial contracting and service, commercial development, architecture and other specialties. Now in its 18th year, Longwood-based Cristol Marketing Company excels in sustained high-impact publicity, branding and advertising campaigns.


In addition to all the training and inspiring speeches there was still plenty of time for networking.  I made great new contacts as well reconnecting with friends.


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