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Women in Lodging Leadership Conference

Join us for a dynamic and interactive Women in Lodging leadership conference on April 25 as women leaders from across the state and industry present important topics for professional development, leadership and career growth.

Our Women in Lodging division of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association launched in 2015 with a founding council of 6. Since that time, we have grown to nearly 200 members and have many activities and resources for our members. The mentor program has over 175 participants since its inception; we have offered dozens of seminars, professional development opportunities, philanthropic support and networking events.

Our newest feature is our NHLA WIL conference. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the morning session including several engaging and highly successful leaders.

Negotiating 101

Karen Betz

Do you ever find it difficult to negotiate? We negotiate all day whether it is in our workplace, our home life, with our kids, when making purchases, and in many other scenarios. Our Negotiating 101 segment presented by Karen Betz, Chief Customer Officer with the prestigious Dale Carnegie of Nevada company, will give attendees tips and proven strategies to negotiate successfully.


Understanding Generational Diversity

Michele KlineBaby boomers, generations X and Y, millennials… our workplace is diverse and complex. Understanding the expectations of each generation and the best ways to motivate and manage effectively will increase employee retention and job satisfaction. Michele Kline, Kline Consulting, will present historical information on generations in an entertaining and fun way while she gives us successful ideas on managing the diversity we find in our many levels of generations today.

Building your Community Reputation

Ruth Furman

Today it is critical to have a solid reputation for community support and involvement. Learn the best ways to be visible, productive and manage your time efficiently while becoming a valuable and visible member of the community while establishing professional credibility. For this conference, we will have the Las Vegas expert on community involvement and public relations, Ruth Furman with ImageWords, taking us through ideas to best serve while building an incredible and respected community reputation.

Honing your Career Marketability

Janice TanakaAt some point you will want to be marketable for a career or job change, a promotion or recognition. Learn how to present your experience, skills, accomplishments and ambitions in an assertive and effective manner. Janice Tanaka, Sr. Regional Manager Talent Development with Hilton Grand Vacations, will discuss important steps in presenting your best self for career development.

Women in Lodging Leadership Luncheon Keynote

Finley Cotrone

At noon, we will move into the dining area for some networking followed by a dynamic keynote presentation by Dr. Finley Cotrone. Finley is known for her stand-up humor and engaging style. She is a master in leadership and management development, service culture and delivery. She will share ideas on how to successfully enhance leadership skills and career success.

How to Cultivate Authentic Style

Women in Lodging Leadership ConferenceThe afternoon workshop will feature Kathleen Audet, Your Authentic Image, discussing how to use wardrobe as a resource for self-expression and how to look and be more confident. She will assist attendees in how to find the solution to dressing with ease.

Join us on April 25 for this dynamic, fast-paced, productive and fun leadership conference.


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NEW: Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation

NHLA has formed a separate entity: The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Foundation. The foundation is aligned with the goals and vision of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. The mission is to grant scholarships for education, certifications and training programs to eligible persons seeking to enter or advance within the hospitality industry in Nevada. Learn more.