Preliminary Schedule - 11.09.18

Monday - November 12, 2018

9:00 AM –  1:00 PM              Registration – Naples Welcome Center

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM            Board Meeting

 12:30 PM  –  5:00 PM           Retail Tour: Scheels Retail/Sports Store & Merchandising Concepts - Paula Taylor, (shuttles pickup at Valet Area - front of The Peppermill Hotel, promptly at 12:30 PM)


 Unlike a typical sporting goods store or department store, the Reno/Sparks Scheels is a collection of women’s, men’s, youth, specialty, sport and game shops.  Their unique brand-name concept shops are staffed with experts who are focused on their passions.  Beyond traditional retail, Special Attractions In-Store include a large Ferris Wheel, 16,000 gallon Aquariums, “try before you buy” archery range, Fudge Shop and Wildlife Mountain!  You have to see this place to believe it – join us!

(Pre Registration required - click here for Signup & details)

Cost: $20 per person

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM         Registration Open – Naples Welcome Center

            Open Evening

Tuesday - November 13, 2018

Breakfast On Your Own

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM         Registration Open – Naples Welcome Center

9:05 AM – 10:00 AM        General Session             Xs & Ox of Success

D. J. Allen, Speaker & Performance Coach, “Be a Fan of Others”

Being a leader is not about having a title – it’s about a mindset and battling human nature daily.  D.J. Allen’s presentation features a unique look at how top leaders across the nation – in business, sports and life – create positive and successful environments that bring out the very best in people.  This “Be a Fan of Others” culture leads to teams winning and individuals maximizing their potential.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM            Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM            Break Out Session       Make a Play for a Teammate

D. J. Allen, Speaker & Performance Coach, “Make a Play for a Teammate” Leadership Timeout

This Xs & Os of Success interactive presentation is a powerful professional development experience for both current and rising leaders as well as entire teams.  It uses teachings from sports – stressing “the power of team” and the role of “coaching” – to help business leaders create positive and successful environments that bring out the very best in people.  This “Make a Play for a Teammate” culture makes teams more resilient and leads to winning in everyday business and life.

This experience is designed to challenge participants professionally and personally.  Focuses include:

           - Enhancing self-awareness

           - Improving communication skills

           - Building trust among teammates

           - Inspiring to lead others

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM            Lunch        CACS Business & Legal / NACS

Opening Remarks

Shelly Schrimp, CACS, President

                                                                              Bob Walton, NACS, CEO

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM            Vendor Setup

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

                                            Mega Session – Getting from Good to Great!  Discover & Leverage your Natural          Leadership Talents

Tiffany Helley, Director of Human Resources, Douglas Stewart

           will present the Drake P3 Talent Assessment

During this highly interactive session, you will identify your communication style and gain greater awareness about the impact of your communication style on team interaction and performance.  You will gain information, when you create a personal development plan to put your natural talents to work!  In addition, you will examine individual team member’s communication style tendencies and learn “flex” strategies to enhance working relationships.  (Important Details – Pre-conference preparation: Participants will complete the Drake P3 Communication profile, included with registration value at $150 per person).

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Round Table Sessions – Get Involved! (tables will be set with topics and moderators.  20 minute conversations allowing people to choose topics they are most interested in.)

1- Motivating Your Staff & Yourself – Attitudes are contagious.  What is the culture in your workplace?  How can we encourage our staff to become self motivated, goal oriented leaders?

2- Publisher Update A chance to speak about new and exciting services, products perspectives. 

3- Strategic Dialogue – Maximizing Course Materials Affordability. Talk about the value of becoming the on campus provider for affordable learning solutions on your campus.  Who is the expert on your campus?

4- Idea Exchange – Marketing and Promotions.  What worked and what didn’t?  What events are you holding at your store?  Bring examples! 

5- Building Your Brand discussion – Talk with Rachel Byrd from Grand Canyon Lope Shops.  How to build your brand by using a social influencer/student models.

6- The New Normal/Bridging the Generation Gap – Discuss challenges and unique situations in your store.  Over/Under 35 years discussion was the most highly rated from last year’s education sessions.  Let’s continue the conversation!  We learned that we all had the same goals.  We’re just different.  What have you learned this year? 

7- Merchandising Keys to Success – A recap and discussion of the Scheel’s Tour from yesterday and how to apply fresh tactics in your space. 

8- Group Reflection & Collaboration – What did you learn at CACS?  What do you plan to take back to your campus?  (This “session” will focus on the benefit of attending CACS conference from and attendee perspective) (all attendees will be asked to rotate to this table)


4:15 PM – 4:45PM              Vendor Meeting & Vote for Nominee to Board

5:30 PM  - 6:30 PM            BREAK

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM             Sneak Peek Night w/Vendor Showcase Reception – Hor d oeuvres & drinks!  Freebies from Vendors!

                   Dinner on your own                                                                                                                 

Wednesday - November 14, 2018

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM          Registration – Naples Welcome Center

Coffee Service

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM           Trend Chat

Paula Haerr, ICBA, VP Programs & Services

Want to hear about the top hot trends in the marketplace?  Paula Haerr will share her insights into some of the leading product trends from buyers around the country.  You can also get into the act by bringing your best-selling products to show off to other attendees.  Share the success!  Whatever’s hot, bring it on for this fun and interactive session.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM            Late Vendor Setup

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM            EXPO – Trade Show

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM                EXPO Lunch

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM              Drawing for CAMEX, MEGA 2019 & and Cruise for 2 – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM             Installation & Vendor Appreciation Dinner!!

Get Excited!  Wrap Up three great days with partners and friends.  Thank our sponsors &    vendors.  Meet the new CACS Board taking us to a Mega Meeting next year!


            Travel safe, see you at the Mega 2019, October 8 - 10 next year9

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