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SoCal Region LevelUP

SoCal Region LevelUP

Education & Networking Luncheon

Friday, January 12, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)

VEA Newport Beach, A Marriott Resort & Spa

900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States

* Registration open until 1/8/24 at 11:00 PM (PST)

Event Details


Education - LevelUP Your Leadership

The Grounded Leader: Reconnecting to Your People and Purpose

Leaders have spent the last few years bouncing from one external disruptor to the next, while simultaneously carrying the emotional weight for their teams, organizations and members. With fewer staff to execute strategy, more leaders have taken their focus off of their strategic role and into that of their team. This “heads down” approach has put leaders back into task minutia and firefighting, at the unintentional expense of strategy, vision, culture, connection, team performance, and increased executive burnout. Learn how to move out of the minutia and chaos to reconnect to your needed leadership role with a three-step process to rediscover your purpose, reframe challenges, and re-engage with your people. Leave equipped with the tools needed to authentically re-connect with your teams to improve organizational culture performance and profit – while feeling more fulfilled.

Content Leader 

Stacey Kauffman, Regional Vice President, Audacy

Stacey's success in business has been built on her strategic super-strength, which enables her to connect the dots for others, whether between vision and execution, problem to solution, or people and profit. Her diverse and unique perspective comes from the hundreds of businesses Stacey has worked directly with over the last twenty years, ranging from small businesses such as a local HVAC company or medSpa, to emerging brands jumping into e-commerce, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Stacey has been a recipient of Sacramento Magazine’s “100 Notable Business Leaders and The Sacramento Business Journal's “40 Under 40." Stacey also has a deep commitment and passion for social impact and service. Her current board service includes Multiplying Good's Bay Area Chapter, Visit Sacramento and (founding board member of) She is The Music's SF Chapter. She also serves as Co-Chair of Audacy's DEI Council and holds an M.B.A. in Business Management from Indiana University Northwest and a B.A. in Public Relations from Ball State University.


January 12
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Education Program room: Marea Canvas 1 on lobby level
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking room: Marea Terrace (outdoors) on lobby level
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Luncheon room: Marea Canvas 2 on lobby level

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

Cancellations within 3 business days will not be refunded.

Sponsor this Event

Please contact Lindsay Poss, CMP, Director of Meetings & Events, if you are interested.

Additional Info
  • Attire - business casual, a portion of the event is outdoors.

  • Hotel Accommodations - VEA Newport Beach
    $299/night click here to book or call (877) 622-3056 
    Cutoff Date: 12/22/2023

  • Parking - discount valet $15/day & $25/overnight

CAE Credits

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


Lindsay Poss, CMP, Director of Meetings & Events


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