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8th Annual
BRG Professional Development &
Leadership Summit




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  • $495 USD:   BRG Summit- Individual Registration & General Admission (regardless of registration, in order to gain entry to the event, you must show proof of being a corporate disability BRG leader at the registration desk on the day of the event).
  • $1,499.00 USD: Value Priced Combo Ticket, includes Disability Matters Conference/Disability BRG Summit (Regularly $1199 + $495= $1,694.00).

*Includes light breakfast and lunch



Springboard has negotiated a discounted rate of $249.00 USD, plus applicable sales (7%) and occupancy (6%) tax rates at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place.  Please book quickly as space is limited.


  • The room rate is subject to any applicable city, county, state or federal taxes that may apply at the time of room occupancy. Currently, the combined tax rate is 13%; taxes are subject to change. 
  • Cancellations are not allowed.*
  • If you shorten your stay after reservation has been secured, there are no refunds.*
  • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • All hotel reservations must come through Springboard and be made no later than Friday, March 30, 2018 to receive the discounted rate and additional negotiated amenities.*
    • Amenities included are:
      • Guestroom internet access
      • Use of the Fitness Center
      • Local Calls
      • Waived Hotel Services Fee ($12.00 value per night)
      • Overnight self-parking will be reduced to $8.00 (discounted from $16.00 per night). Should you still wish to utilize Overnight Valet Parking the rate is $24.00 plus tax, which is at your cost.
      • Group rate will be offered three (3) days pre and post, based upon availability (Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018)
      • As part of your reservations through Springboard, you will be entered into a raffle to win a Two Night Three Day Lodging Package at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place.
      • Complimentary Drink Tickets

*The hotel will hold Springboard responsible for all reservations as this is a negotiated discounted package.

TO MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION, PLEASE VISIT >> https://consultspringboard.com/disability-matters/hotel-reservations/



Purchase a ticket, register and secure a hotel room, no later than Friday, March 30,  2018 or until capacity is reached. To purchase a ticket click here >> disability-matters-ticket-purchase/.

Should you have any questions, please contact:



Show your commitment to the success of your company’s Disability Employee Resource Group by joining our amazing presenters, and your peers on Tuesday, April 24th for a one-of-a-kind experience of education and networking.

While in town, the 2018 Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards, will start the evening of Tuesday, April 24th and continuing for two days, Wednesday and Thursday, April, 25 & 26 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. If you are interested in attending please visit – events-2018_dm_na or for more information contact:



We recommend scheduling with Uber or Lyft to/from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Airport or West Palm Beach (PBI) Airport; or using local taxi service.



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BRG Summit logo

8th Annual
BRG Professional Development &
Leadership Summit


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Time Topic
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am –  8:45 am



  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC
8:45 am – 9:15 am

Lightning Round: Bring Your Challenge


Description: Participants will be given a three-minute window to present a challenge for the group to consider throughout the day.  Possible solutions will be presented at the close of the Summit.  Participants who want to have the opportunity to present their challenge will need to email their request to ivette@consultspringboard.com no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Session:  Our People, Our Values, Our Brand 


Description: You work in the technology industry, yet your website is not accessible to people with disabilities.  Videos on the website are not captioned.  None of the images used in company collateral includes someone with a visible disability. The health plan does not include Autism-specific benefits.  The employee who uses a wheelchair cannot access all areas of the building without assistance. Things like this impact the company’s brand and in some cases, your own. How do you as an individual member or Disability BRG leader reconcile this?  What do you do when your personal values and/or your BRG’s values are out of alignment with the companies?  Is it your BRG’s role to ensure alignment?

10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 am – Noon

Session:  Passion vs. Purpose


Description: Disability BRG leaders almost always refer to their BRG work as “my passion” and their other work (profession) as “my day job”, often stating how they wish the two were one in the same.  How can we better align these two for maximum impact both personally and professionally?  What can we do to show our employers how better alignment between the two can actually be better for the company?

Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH (Optional Working-Lunch Topic:  Aligning with your company’s other BRG’s… When in your BRG’s development is the best time to do this? And how?)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm BRG Award of Excellence Presentation
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Session: The World As We Know It


Description: Consider what’s going on in the world – A President who publicly makes fun of people with disabilities. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) taking a very public stand on movies portraying people with disabilities using non-disabled actors.  Industry Conferences not always accessible for all attendees.

Does your company take a stand on these issues? Should they? If so, how and what is the impact to your BRG members?  Does your BRG take a stand and what if your constituency doesn’t agree with the company’s position?  Is alignment on such issues needed?

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Session:  Individual, Industry, and Innovation


Description: Companies today are all looking for innovative ideas that will lead to increased productivity, sales of its products and services, brand recognition, etc.  At the same time, they are looking for innovative ideas that will reduce risk, financial losses, etc.  These ideas can come from one individual or an entire group.  It could be company-specific or something that has broader industry impact.  How does your BRG promote such innovative thinking, relative to individuals with disabilities?  Are there opportunities to align with disability BRG’s outside your company?

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Lightning Round: Innovation for Success


Description: This session will begin with participants being given a three-minute window to present a solution to a specific challenge posed at the opening of the Summit. It will be followed by participants who want to share a final innovation or success story.  These success presenters will also be given three minutes to share and will need to email their request to present to ivette@consultspringboard.com no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-up / Next-Steps 




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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM EST


Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
122 Soundings Avenue,
Jupiter, Florida 33477
(T): 561-273-6600
(F): 561-273-6669