Conference Location
475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103

Naples Grande Beach Resort invites you to experience our unmatched level of genuine guest service and attention to every detail of your stay. Explore our warm beach property and indulge in an inclusive getaway full of leisure, activities and incredible nearby sights.

Luxury reimagined. Paradise rediscovered.

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 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
Vice President for Fund Development,
Goodwill Industries- Suncoast
Kristin Carter
Goodwill Industries of North FLorida
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
Goodwil Industries
Don't miss out!
Register by October 1st . We look forward to seeing you there.
*Schedule subject to change  
Monday, October 17th
Pre Conference
7am to 9am Pre-Conference Registration

9am to 12:15pm Tour of Kings Highway Store and Community Resource Center. Followed by Lunch.

12:15pm to 2:15pm Tour Blue Boutique and Shopping in Downtown Fort Myers

2:15pm to 3pm Return to Naples Grande Hotel
Monday, October 17th
Welcome Reception
4pm to 6pm Pre-Registration

6pm to 9pm Vegas Night Meet and Greet Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 18th
Conference Day One
7:30am to 8:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks

8:30am to 9:45am Sessions Track 1

Mission: The Opportunity Accelerator (OA)Carolyn Johnson, GII Leadership, and members of the Cohort 1 fellowship 
Learn what the OA is all about, the concepts and the practical applications for agencies.

Retail Operations: 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.

I.T./Marketing: Loyalty Programs: 
Debra Donatto 
Learn how to strengthen sales and brand awareness with a customer and employee rewards program.

Fund Development: Funding for Mission:
 Feat TBD 
Learn how different Goodwill’s have begun to build and grow their philanthropic departments.

9:45am to 10am Break

10am to 11:15am Sessions Track 2

 Mission: 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.

Retail Operations: 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.

I.T.: 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.

Fund Development: Planned Giving:
 Feat TBD
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

1:45pm to 5pm Tour of Goodwill of Southwest Florida stores Egret's Crossing and Bonita Springs

6pm to 10pm Dine Arounds - More information to follow 
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.
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
Florida is best known for its beach tans and sandy shores. While there are multiple beachs to visit during your trip, a few highlighted ones are lovers key, Naples, and Sanibdel. Sanibel Island is world renowned for its abundance of pastel colored seashells and the "Sanibel Stoop". Lovers Key State Park is a 712-acre Florida State Park located on Lover's Key and three other barrier islands—Black Island, Inner and Long Key. It is at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, between Big Carlos Pass and New Pass and 10.5 miles west of Interstate 75 on exit 116. Naples beach is located directly behind your hotel. Its calm and peacful shores make it a perfect place to relax!

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