Aspire (v.) [əˈspī(ə)r]: to direct one’s hopes or ambitions toward achieving something.

It takes focus and determination. Once you achieve that goal, you want to be prepared for success immediately. That’s what
Aspire Leadership conference is all about.

Aspire Leadership is designed to prepare and equip administrative professionals who aspires to excel at people management or executive level support.

Whether you are seeking a new role or you already have a role managing people or providing executive level support, Aspire Leadership will challenge and change your mindset and focus on the critical competencies needed to succeed.

This two-and-a-half-day conference is a journey that allows all attendees to experience some sessions together and some concurrently for greater community and specialized learning.

Aspire Leadership is a life-changing opportunity for your career journey and includes:

Two-and-a-half days (either in-person or virtually) with executive coaches/trainers committed to your success

Small group learning cohorts for individualized learning

Real-world practice workshops for deeper learning and immediate implementation

Pre- and post- conference content and virtual sessions to help maximize your time at the conference

An accountability partner to enhance the learning long after the conference ends

Aspire Leadership

Learner Outcomes for Aspire Group Sessions

Leadership is easy to recognize and harder to attain. Aspire Leadership highlights the competencies needed for everyone to be a great leader…

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Learner Outcomes for People Management

The skills, competencies, and mindsets needed to manage people are much different than what’s needed to succeed on your own…

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Learner Outcomes for Executive Level Support

Partnering and support at the executive level requires negotiation, diplomacy, initiative, and confidence…

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Dates and Schedule:

September 24, 2023

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception

September 25 – 26, 2023

8:30 – 4:30 p.m. Conference Sessions

September 27, 2022

8:30 – 12:30 p.m. Conference Sessions

Spaces are very limited in both attendance options to ensure an optimized experience for all, so register today!

In-PERSON

Early Bird Rates:

Nov 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023

Members: $1899
Non-members: $2199

Regular Rates:

June 1, 2023 – Sep 23, 2023

Members: $2049
Non-members: $2349

What’s included?

All materials and training sessions

Refreshments at Meet & Greet September 24

Breakfast and Lunch September 25 & 26

Breakfast September 27

17.5 CAP Recertification Points

virtual

Early Bird Rates:

Nov 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023

Members: $1599
Non-members: $1899

Regular Rates:

June 1, 2023 – Sep 23, 2023

Members: $1749
Non-members: $2049

What’s included?

All materials and training sessions

Food delivery gift card for lunch September 25 & 26

17.5 CAP Recertification Points

PRESENTERS

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

PCC

Danielle N. Adams-Wiltshire, PCC, is a certified professional ICF-accredited coach, TED fellows coach, facilitator, trainer, restorative practice trainer, and public speaker.  Her areas of concentration in her coaching practice are business, career and professional development, personal improvement, relationship management, and leadership. Her most notable clients are members of the financial services, entertainment, nonprofit, higher education, hospitality, government, and management industries.

Sabrina Smith

Founder & CEO of Progeny1

Sabrina Smith is a passionate and “edutaining” (think educating + entertaining) leader, performance coach, speaker, trainer, and corporate facilitator. With over 20 years of leadership and training experience, a Master’s Coaching Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and additional learning courses along the way, Sabrina has found that people perform best when they have the knowledge, tools, and support to accomplish their goals.

Sabrina Smith

Travel and Location

We’re headed to the desert, so let the fun begin! With wide open-skies and wide-open spaces, bountiful opportunities await you.

Whatever your passion is while traveling, Tucson has something for everyone. Delicious cuisine, locally owned shops, painting, arts & culture, scenic parks, museums and more.

Gather your group, pick your favorite activities (or two!) and get ready to smile, all while enriching your career at the IAAP 2023 Aspire Leadership conference in Tucson, Arizona!

Join us for a dynamic leadership session, and when you’re not in session, we encourage you to enjoy the local eateries, coffee shops, and nearby attractions.

Not sure exactly what will tickle your fancy? No worries! Browse through the resources we’ve listed below and start planning your trip now. We are so excited to see you there!

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Tucson
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85718
(520) 577-5861
Room Rate: $189/night + tax

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Learner Outcomes for Aspire Group Sessions
Leadership is easy to recognize and harder to attain. Aspire Leadership highlights the competencies needed for everyone to be a great leader with or without a formal title.

Positioning Yourself to Succeed

  • Learn how to navigate office politics and build strategic relationships to enhance your value
  • Discover how to understand your organization’s “bigger picture” and where you fit, both now and in the future
  • Enhance your professional presence and position yourself as a leader

Transitioning to a New Role

  • Practice having confidence while living in the uncomfortable
  • Learn how to set new boundaries and expectations with former peers and new colleagues
  • Understand your learning style to optimize onboarding
  • Learn how to identify skill gaps and map your personal development plan

Self-Awareness as a Superpower

  • Discover how emotional intelligence (EQ) positively impacts you and those around you
  • Learn how to create and craft inclusive workspaces
  • Discover your default communication style and learn how to flex into other communication styles when the moment requires
  • Learn how to flex your leadership style to what the moment requires
Aspire Leadership: People Management
The skills, competencies, and mindsets needed to manage people are much different than what’s needed to succeed on your own. Aspire Leadership: People Management offers specialized content to help you be your best self and equip you to help others be and do their best.

Delegating and Coaching

  • Create accountability and shared responsibility within your team for increased effectiveness
  • Distinguish between coaching and mentoring and why it matters
  • Learn how to delegate with intention and vision

Investing in Your Team Members

  • Learn how to identify skills gaps within yourself and others and how to map a development plan
  • How to have crucial conversations for the benefit of both the team member and organization
  • Explore how to build trust from a position of authority
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Aspire Leadership: Executive Level Support
Partnering and support at the executive level requires negotiation, diplomacy, initiative, and confidence. Aspire Leadership: Executive Level Support provides a learning experience unique to the executive role to quickly build a trusting, productive partnership with an executive.

Designing and Owning Your Executive Partnership

  • Learn how to create and build trust
  • Embody your executive’s brand without losing your own
  • Discover how to have crucial conversations while navigating office politics
  • Use feedback to enhance your competency and presence

Forecasting and Taking Initiative

  • Learn your organization’s rhythm and use it to forecast needs and potential challenges before they arise
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions on behalf of your executive
  • Learn how to present solutions alongside challenges to enhance your partnership value
  • Learn how to effectively share your diverse perspective with your executive to problem solve and increase morale
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Danielle Adams
Danielle N. Adams-Wiltshire, PCC, is a certified professional ICF-accredited coach, TED fellows coach, facilitator, trainer, restorative practice trainer, and public speaker. 

Her areas of concentration in her coaching practice are business, career and professional development, personal improvement, relationship management, and leadership. Her most notable clients are members of the financial services, entertainment, nonprofit, higher education, hospitality, government, and management industries.

With more than 15 years’ experience in retail banking, serving in multiple service, sales, business development, and leadership roles, Danielle has had uniquely valuable experiences across numerous areas of corporate influence.  A passionate advocate and a supporter of organizations that promote the economic independence and empowerment of women, youth and underrepresented members of her community, Danielle helps govern several nonprofit organizations.

Sabrina Smith
Sabrina Smith is a passionate and “edutaining” (think educating + entertaining) leader, performance coach, speaker, trainer, and corporate facilitator.

With over 20 years of leadership and training experience, a Master’s Coaching Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and additional learning courses along the way, Sabrina has found that people perform best when they have the knowledge, tools, and support to accomplish their goals. Sabrina has shared her expertise with large corporations such as U.S. Cellular Corporation, AT&T/DIRECTV, Commonwealth Edison, Equifax, and Ameritech.

She believes that the fortified strengths of unique individuals are core ingredients for corporate success, and her facilitative style emulates a collaborative leadership approach that thrives most when she’s empowering people to achieve their goals. Sabrina’s personal growth journey has taught her that when you foster an environment of transparency and trust, you transform minds; and transformed minds, transform performance.