#M3 – Maximizing Millennial Minds Conference
#M3 – Maximizing Millennial Minds
June 8-9, 2016, New Orleans
The Louisiana SBDC, partnered with America’s SBDC, is hosting a professional development conference that will explore, engage and elevate millennials in the SBDC network. Our mission is to target and engage millennials in order to enhance the SBDC workforce, as well as improve the consulting process for millennial entrepreneurs. This conference will also help SBDCs develop a strategic plan to help retain millennials in the network and position them for leadership roles in the future.
The learning objectives are geared to three areas of focus: Management, Consulting and Marketing.
Breakout 1: Consulting
This session will inform and develop attendees of ways to have better relationships with millennial entrepreneurs from a banker/lender perspective and an SBDC consultant perspective.
This session is designed to help attendees better understand how to deal with millennial clients, and offer innovative tools and resources to make the counseling process easier and more efficient.
Breakout 2: Marketing
This session will inform and develop attendees to better understand the use of social media for persona building and SBDC branding in regards to legislative and stakeholder relations.
This session will debunk the social media misnomers and myths, demonstrate the value social media can bring to marketing an SBDC, and address how these networks can be used as a tool for thought leadership and executive visibility campaigns.
Breakout 3: Management
This session was created purposely to receive input in order to fully understand the ROI.
This session will have a moderator/facilitator who has climbed the SBDC ranks to help encourage a dialogue so information can be documented and reported back to SBDC Directors and Associate Directors. The information found here will have the ability to translate into a strategic plan, and can be used for training and development.
Attendees will gain information to better recruit and retain millennials, improve relationships with millennials internally and externally, and ultimately use what is learned to fill the generational gaps that exist.
This conference will also give attendees the ability to “train-the-trainer.” Each attendee will receive a certificate of completion for X hours of professional development training.
DoubleTree by Hilton
$151.00 ++ Room Rate
Hotel Group Code: LSB
When you call to make a reservation, tell them you are with the Louisiana SBDC group to ensure you get the room rate.
Wednesday, June 8
• 5 pm – Networking Social
– Sponsored by Celtic Bank –
Thursday, June 9
• 8 am – 9:55 am – Registration & Refreshments
• 8:30 am – 9:55 am – Exhibit Hall Opens /
• 10 am – 10:40 am – Opening Session
• 10:45 am – 11:30 am – Breakout Sessions (Round 1)
• 11:35 am – 12:15 pm – Breakout Sessions (Round 2)
• 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
– Sponsored by OPEX Realization Group –
• 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Breakout Sessions (Round 3)
• 2:35 pm – 3:15 pm – Breakout Sessions (Round 4)
• 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Closing Session & Remarks