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    The Margin of Excellence

    Date: January 16, 2019, 11:30am – 1:15pm
    Kelly Varner
    Toftrees Conference Center
    1 Country Club Lane
    State College, PA 16803
    $22 members/$27 guests
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    Registration and lunch begin at 11:30, meeting begins at noon.

    "The Margin of Excellence"

    When we think of a “Margin of Excellence” it usually refers to making a difference in fundraising efforts or increasing profit margins in business.  You will look at it in a whole new way as a measure of the courage it takes to make great decisions.  At the margin, at the moment of a critical decision point when the pressure is on, what will you, as a leader, manager, employee, parent, or friend do to be a positive difference maker?  Will you have the COURAGE to make the tough calls at the right moments?

    Learning Objectives

    The Attendees Will Learn …

    •     To not to be afraid to make decisions…or mistakes.

    •     To Check your ego at the door and show humility.

    •     To be willing to get your self and your people out of their comfort zones.

    •     To be problem “preventers” first, problem “solvers” second!

    •     To be willing to improvise, adapt, and overcome adversity.

    Joe Battista is a professional speaker, author, and owner of Pragmatic Passion LLC Consulting.  His first book “The Power of Pragmatic Passion” was released in September of 2018.  He is the Vice President and an Executive Coach for the National Athletic and Professional Success Academy. In 19 seasons as the head coach of Penn State Ice Hockey, his teams won 512 games and six ACHA national championships. Battista helped secure the largest gift in Penn State history ($88 million) from Terry and Kim Pegula in 2010 to establish NCAA hockey teams and construct the Pegula Ice Arena. He was named Associate Athletic Director to oversee the project. The American Hockey Coaches Association named Joe the 2014 winner of the prestigious “Lou Lamoriello Award” for his career contributions to college hockey.  Joe was a Vice President of the Buffalo Sabres and the Director of Amateur Hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  He is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Joe is a 1983 graduate of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and he resides in State College, PA with his wife Heidi and they have 3 children, Brianna (26), Jon (24), and Ryan (18).

    Approved for 1 SHRM PDC
    Pending for 1 HRCI general credits 

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