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Holiday LevelUP - SoCal Region

Holiday LevelUP - SoCal Region

Education & Holiday Luncheon

Friday, November 17, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

Event Details

Join us for a delightful and festive gathering as we come together to celebrate the holiday season with our esteemed association peers! See familiar faces and meet some new ones all while enjoying some delicious eats, lovely wine, and shared connection and conversation. Cheers to another year of the CalSAE SoCal Regional Community!


Mind the Gap - LevelUP your Communication Skills!

“Mind the Gap” is a British term used in train/tube stations to warn people of the danger should they not avoid the gap between the platform and the train.  But, gaps in our mind are something to be “minded” too! When we do not receive all of the information, we often begin filling these mental gaps with less than solid, accurate information. The result is that we find ourselves, our customers, and our colleagues at a destination far from intended: Frustration Station. During this fun and interactive session, we will identify three communication gaps we can “mind” as well as tools to prevent and/or mend them. Participants will leave better equipped to avoid communication pitfalls resulting in better interactions personally and professionally.

Content Leader

Tracy Stayton, MA, CPC, ACC, CPRP, Leadership and Development Coach and Facilitator

 Tracy is a leader, coach, speaker, traveler, big-thinker, and caring human. Her focus is on collaborating with individuals and teams to create goals, design a road map forward, and achieve positive outcomes that are measurable and sustainable. In her work, she values courage, vulnerability, curiosity, inclusion, and connection. Tracy has a diverse background across multiple professional disciplines including government, sports/entertainment, marketing, sales, and non-profit. Seizing opportunities has created unique life experiences for her such as:

  • Mickey Mouse being my boss
  • Walking arena halls on game days with some of the best NBA athletes in history
  • Sharing Aloha while coordinating high-level surf competitions 
  • Being invited to speak at Google New York 
  • Working at Ironman Hawaii and being inspired to complete 2 full Ironman competitions myself
  • Traveling to over 50 countries, half of them as a solo traveler

Utilizing these personal and professional skills, education, and experience, Tracy Stayton curates customized trainings to help individuals and teams unlock doors to potential and the plan to walk through them.

CAE Credits

As a CAE Approved Provider, this program may be applied for 1.5 credits toward your CAE professional development requirements.


November 17
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Education Session
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Holiday Luncheon

  • Members: $99
  • Non-Members: $149 

Cancellations within 3 business days will not be refunded.

Table Host Sponsorships Available

Calling Industry Partners - sign up by Oct 17, select your sponsorship option during the registration process.

Table Host
Provide holiday decor, a centerpiece (to be raffled off, min $50 value), place setting favors, and a raffle prize (min $100 value).  Each table seats 8 (including your 2 staff). The venue will provide white table linen, napkins & standard place settings, please notify CalSAE if you would like to provide your own. Member-only opportunity.

Wine Sponsor


Complimentary event/day-parking for attendees; overnight parking fee is $25 per car


The Belamar Hotel Manhattan Beach, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 
$139/night + tax for attendees
Reservation deadline: October 27

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Lindsay Poss, CMP
Director of Meetings & Events


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