Conference Location
475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103

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Keynote Speaker
We are extremely excited to announce our Keynote Speaker: Six-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker and Founder of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation... Jackie Joyner-Kersee!
Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee is a retired American track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time. She is on the board of directors for USA Track & Field, the national governing body of the sport.
Don't miss out!
Register by October 1st . We look forward to seeing you there.
Conference Speakers
Please welcome the 2022 SEA conference Speakers!
Steve Preston
President & CEO of Goodwill Industries International
John Nadeau
President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest FLorida
Donn Githens
President & CEo of Goodwill Manasota
David Rey
CEO & President of Goodwill Industries of North Florida
Martin Scaglione
Chief Mission Officer, Goodwill Industries International
Jeriah Ebling
Director of Resource Development, Goodwill Industries International
Rick Hill
Vice President of Member COnsulting Services, Goodwill Industries International
Ceri Danheux
Chief Information and Technology Officer, Goodwill Industries International
Carolyn Johnson
Senior Vice President of Mission Services & Development, Goodwill Industries of Southwest FLorida
Debra Donatto
Director of Communications and MArketing, Goodwill Industries of Southwest florida
Jamie Dunn
Senior Director of Information and Technology, Goodwill Industries of Southwest florida
Mike McGarvey
Senior DIrector of Operations, Goodwill Industries of SOuthwest Florida
Ashley Price-Swick
Director of Development, Goodwill Industries of SOuthwest FLorida
Karen Mathis
A-STEP Program Manager, Goodwill Industries of North Florida
JIM WILLIAMS, CAP, CDE, CHFC 
Vice President for Fund Development,
Goodwill Industries- Suncoast
Emily Carter
Vice President of Development, Goodwill Industries of North Georgia
Scottie Leblanc
 Vice President of Mission Services, Goodwill Southeastern Louisiana, Inc. 
Sonya N. Francis
Senior Director, Mission Engagement and Impact, GII
Jay Shukla
Technical Sales Manager at Supro Info Tech
Deb Betsch
Chief Talent Officer 
Goodwill Industries International
Don't miss out!
Register by October 1st . We look forward to seeing you there.
Schedule
*Schedule subject to change  
*Please note that all registered guests will be permitted to accompany conference attendees to all conference activities including our luncheon with Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Guest must register for pre-conference if they wish to join attendees.
Monday, October 17th
Pre Conference Excursion
8am to 9am Pre-Conference Registration
9am to 3:45pm Behind the Scenes Kings Highway Store and Community Resource Center Excursion, Blue Boutique, and Shopping and Dining in Downtown Fort Myers!
Journey with us and see why we love living in Southwest Florida and being a part of Goodwill SWFL!
  • Take a motor coach up to beautiful Charlotte County where you will visit one of Goodwill SWFL’s larger Community Resource Centers that features their affiliation with Hodges University
  •  Hear from Hodges University President, Dr. John Meyer, how Goodwill and Hodges are teaming up to transform lives by enhancing mobility through post-secondary.
  • Dive into Goodwill Southwest Florida’s new store model and learn how our store presentation and central production process have improved retail sales.
  • Take a break in between your journey into Goodwill and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of SWFL divine restaurants
  • Explore the heart of Downtown Fort Myers historic River district and behind the scenes of our beloved Goodwill Blue Boutique
  • Shop in the historically adored shops that surround downtown fort Myers
Monday, October 17th
Welcome Reception
9am to 6pm Registration

6pm to 9pm Vegas Night Meet and Greet Welcome Reception

Stroll with us in your best beach cocktail attire for a night down by the SEA filled with delicious food stations, beautiful bubbles, networking, and poker tables! Play the best game for a chance to win some wonderful raffle baskets, careful not to become a fish out of water! 
Tuesday, October 18th
Conference Day One
7:30am to 8:20am Welcome!
Come enjoy a delicious wake-up with Goodwill SWFL CEO, John Nadeau, as he is joined by Goodwill International and SEA Representatives to welcome you all to this year’s SEA conference!
 
8:30am to 5:15pm Session Tracks
 
Mission
8:30am to 9:45am The Opportunity Accelerator (OA): 
Carolyn Johnson, Scottie LeBlanc, Sonya N. Francis
The OA is a holistic workforce development and career success delivery system created with and for persons served, local Goodwill organizations, employers, and other partners. What are the opportunities? What are the challenges? Discover how Mission leaders from Cohort-1 of the OA Fellowship are planning to implement the OA framework to standardize mission services and how one Goodwill has already fully integrated the OA. Hear GII’s vision for the OA and how they will continue to build on input from Cohort -1 with Cohorts 2 and 3. 


9:45am to 10:00am Break


10:00am to 11:15am Educational & Workforce Development
David Rey, Karen Mathis, Kristin Carter
 Goodwill of North Florida presents their educational and workforce development programs targeting populations often disenfranchised from higher education


11:15am to 12pm Vendor Showcase


12pm to 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Experience the influence of Mrs. Joyner-Kersee and how her experiences relate to the Missions behind Goodwill


1:45pm to 3:45pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Bonita Springs
Journey through our Community Resource Center located in our Bonita Springs store and learn about the service we provide with support from a local university, Hodges. 


3:45pm to 5:15pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Egret’s Crossing
Engulf yourself in Goodwill SWFL new store model and learn how our store presentation and central production process have improved retail sales.
 
Fund Development
8:30am to 9:45am Panel Discussion : 
Feat Emily, Ashley Price-Swick, Jim Williams, and moderated by Jeriah Ebling 
Panelists will discuss best practices, strategies, and challenges for raising funding for mission. 


 9:45am to 10:00am Break


10:00am to 11:15am Building a fundable program workshop
Feat Emily Carter, Ashley Price-Swick, Jeriah Ebling, and Jim Williams
 Learn how legacy giving is building a stronger future for mission services.

11:15am to 12pm Vendor showcase


12pm to 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Experience the influence of Mrs. Joyner-Kersee and how her experiences relate to the Missions behind Goodwill


1:45pm to 3:45pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Bonita Springs
Journey through our Community Resource Center located in our Bonita Springs store and learn about the service we provide with support from a local university, Hodges. 


3:45pm to 5:15pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Egret’s Crossing
Engulf yourself in Goodwill SWFL new store model and learn how our store presentation and central production process have improved retail sales.
 
I.T./Marketing
8:30am to 9:45am Loyalty Programs: 
Debra Donatto and Jamie Dunn
 Learn how to strengthen sales and brand awareness with a customer and employee rewards program.


9:45am to 10:00am Break


10:00am to 11:15am Supro Systems:
 Jamie Dunn and Jay Shukla
 Supro and Goodwill of Southwest Florida have teamed up to develop a Management Information System that is customized to the wide array of needs inherent in managing a Goodwill Agency.


11:15am to 12pm Vendor Showcase


12pm to 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Experience the influence of Mrs. Joyner-Kersee and how her experiences relate to the Missions behind Goodwill


1:45pm to 3:45pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Egret's Crossing
Engulf yourself Goodwill SWFL new store model and learn how our store presentation and central production process have improved retail sales.


3:45pm to 5:15pm Behind the Scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Bonita Springs
Journey through our Community Resource Center located in our Bonita Springs store and learn about the service we provide with support from a local university, Hodges. 

Retail
8:30am to 9:45am Central Production: John Nadeau and Mike McGarvey
 Learn how Goodwill Southwest Florida has significantly improved its sales performance and store presentations by implementing a Central Production textile program.


9:45am to 10:00am Break


10:00am to 11:15am The River Method: 
Donn Githens
 Learn how Goodwill Manasota uses the “River Method” process to move donations through the system from intake, to production, to the shelf.


11:15am to 12pm Vendor Showcase


12pm to 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Experience the influence of Mrs. Joyner-Kersee and how her experiences relate to the Missions behind Goodwill
 

1:45pm to 3:45pm Behind the scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Egret's Crossing
Engulf yourself Goodwill SWFL new store model and learn how our store presentation and central production process have improved retail sales.


3:45pm to 5:15pm Behind the scenes of Goodwill of Southwest Florida store: Bonita Springs
Journey through our Community Resource Center located in our Bonita Springs store and learn about the service we provide with support from a local university, Hodges. 

 6:30pm Dine Arounds - More information to follow
Accompany our generous Sponsors for a night on the town at the wonderful Mercado Shops. Pick the brain of a fellow professional while joining them at one of six dinning locations. 
*Transportation will be provided to Mercado. Individuals are responsible for further transportations after the final Mercado drop-off



Wednesday, October 19th
Conference Day Two
7:30am to 8:30am SEA CEO Business Meeting and Breakfast

9am to 10am Vendor Showcase


10:15am to 12pm G.I.I Townhall and Panel Discussion 
Steve Preston, G.I.I. President, will update the group on current G.I.I. initiatives joined by G.I.I. leaders, Martin ScaglioneJeriah EdlingRick Hill, and Ceri Danheux 

Don't miss out!
Register by October 1st . We look forward to seeing you there.
Sponsors
From all representatives of the Goodwill Southeastern Association , Thank You to our Sponsors!
Things to do in Southwest Florida
If you wish, you have the opportunity to spend a few extra days in the beautiful state of Florida before or after the conference. Below are a few highlights of things to do in sunny South West Florida!
Goodwill blue Boutique in Downtown Fort Myers
Located at 2285 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
The new upscale boutique, rebranded as blue: A Goodwill Boutique, is located in the Historic area of Downtown Fort Myers at the corner of First and Jackson. This Boutique is one of many Goodwill Stores in Southwest Florida! It offers gently used designer brands, new goods and home décor with the addition of a fine art gallery and an expansive book department.
Naples Zoo
Located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd N, Naples, FL 34102 
Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet much more than a walk-through zoo. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable institution also features a full day of fun activities. The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a fascinating history.
In this tropical setting, you can take delight at seeing many of your favorite animals like lions, giraffes, monkeys, pythons, and bears. In addition, you'll also discover feature exhibits and an array of more rarely seen creatures like a giant anteater.
Combining conservation and recreation, Naples Zoo offers fun for every generation. You'll also discover a number of ways to get involved in helping animals. The zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is an institutional member of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.


5th Avenue South
Located at 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102 
Discover the crown Jewel of Naples. 5th Avenue South is an irresistible mix of glamour and laid-back ease. Historic and modern architecture blend together here in eclectic sophistication, while tropical blooms and lush greenery grace the pedestrian-friendly promenades, and each storefront is filled with wonderful finds and delights.
One of the nation’s most exclusive addresses, 5th Avenue South stretches from Tamiami Trail to the Gulf of Mexico in Old Naples, and is home to upscale fashion and jewelry, spas, one-of-a-kind gifts, artwork, home décor, fine dining, and entertainment – everything that our discerning residents and visitors have come to expect of Naples.


Mercato Shops
Located at 9110 Mercato Dr, Naples, FL, 34108
Anchored by Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack and Silverspot Cinema, a 12-screen premier-style theater, Mercato offers 12 notable restaurants, over 20 upscale retailers and luxury residential condominiums. Mercato hosts a vibrant year-round event calendar with most events free and open to the public. Our monthly events include "Mercato Nights Music Series", on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy live music for the entire family in every genre. "Movies on the Lawn" are on the third Tuesday of every month at Dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs & enjoy a free film on the lawn. "Cars & Coffee 239" is on the third Sunday of every month from 9-11am. Join us for the largest, most diverse gathering of cars and car enthusiasts in Southwest Florida plus live music and great coffee! All privately owned vehicles are welcome. Space is available on a first-come first-served basis. Head to our website or Facebook to get more information on all events & promotions! 
Naples Beach/ Lovers Key/ Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island is world renowned for its abundance of pastel colored seashells and the "Sanibel Stoop". You can test your mettle on the golf courses in the area and fishing and boating are unequalled. There are twenty-five miles of bike paths for you to explore the island. Shopping on Sanibel Island is an exhilarating experience with so many unusual items to purchase. Restaurants offer Floridian flair of foods and choose from casual to fine dining. Our island restaurants await you. Sanibel Island is home to world famous J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge its 6,000 acres of mangrove jungles and wetlands encompass a large portion of the island, it is home to dozens of endangered species, see manatees, alligators, raccoons, tropical birds and much more. You can explore the refuge by car, foot, bicycle, kayak or guided tram. An experience the whole family will enjoy.



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