Friday is chill and casual, allowing each of us to arrive, get settled, and meet the other guests. On Saturday, we will focus on business development and integrating work and life. We'll enjoy breakfast and lunch together. We’ve set aside the late afternoon and evening for family time and a nice dinner with your partner. On Sunday, our sessions focus on family-specific topics.

Don’t forget that part of your registration fee includes a photo shoot (need new head shots? Want a fun family photo? We’ve got you covered!). Check the schedule for photo shoot time slots and let us know which one you want.

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Friday, 7/22/16

AFTERNOON


 3:00 - 5:30PM

CHECK-IN

Hotel & Retreat check-in Receive retreat materials

3:45-5:45PM

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (Biz)

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an expert. During this time you can ask direct questions, request feedback, brainstorm or dig into details about a topic on your list. Whether it's about work, life or somewhere in-between, this time is all about you. Come prepared to lead and listen. Each session will run 20 minutes. 

5:00 - 5:45pm

MINI PHOTO SESSION (Fam)

Book your complimentary mini family photo session or headshot during this time. 
 

EVENING


6:00-8:30pm

DINNER

Join us for a casual welcome dinner for the whole family. There will be a brief welcome and retreat overview.


Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

MORNING


6:00am

EMBRACE THE DAY (PERSONAL)

Start the day off right with a walk, hike, time on the driving range or yoga class.

 
7:00 - 7:30am

MINI PHOTO SESSION

Book your complimentary mini family photo session or headshot during this time. 

 

7:00 - 8:00am

BREAKFAST & CHILDCARE CHECK-IN

Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast for the entire family.  (Retreat officially begins at 8am.)
 

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (BIZ)

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an expert. During this time you can ask direct questions, request feedback, brainstorm or dig into details about a topic on your list. Whether it's about work, life or somewhere in-between, this time is all about you. Come prepared to lead and listen.

Each session will run 20 minutes. 

 

8:00 - 8:30am

RETREAT KICK-OFF: MAYOR ROTHSCHILD


Retreat kick-off with the Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild, and overview of the day ahead.

 

 

8:30 - 9:45am

Be Better. a biz STRATEGY & PLANNING workshop (Biz)

Better businesses start and end with what you sell. The most valuable piece of a business is its offerings"-the things (tangible or intangible) that it sells. As business owners, it's easy to get so caught up in running our businesses that we forget to focus on improving the things that keep us in business – our products and services.

During this session, attendees will focus on their moneymaker. They will review their company's existing offerings, evaluate their relevance, take a look at how the business is operating, think through all of their touch points, identify issues and create a customized roadmap that will make their business better over the next year.

By: Amber Anderson, Kayson

10:00 - 11:00am

Run Better. Leadership Development

Everything starts with you. Great businesses are built on the foundation of strong leaders. During this session, attendees will gain tools that will help them make their businesses better from the inside out. You'll identify your leadership principles, learn how to find & retain compatible staff and gain tips that will help you build a culture that works for you, your family and your employees. Whether you're a solopreneur looking to grow or a business owner with a sizable staff, this session is designed to help you lead better.

By: Evelyn Gaskin, Leadership Excellence Development Academy 

11:15 - 12:15pm

MARKETING Trends: Getting Social (biz)

Where are they? And what the hell is Snapchat? This session covers the various aspects of marketing and shares the latest developments in the always moving, very progressive, world of social media. During this session, attendees will learn techniques for finding, engaging and converting their target market and gain insights on if and how social media can be used to help them do it. 

By: Nailah Blades, Wylie & Co

AFTERNOON


12:30 - 1:30pm

LUNCH

A healthy lunch for the entire family. 

 
2:00 - 3:00pm

Communicate better. the ins & outs of Content Marketing (BIz)

You've likely heard the hype around content marketing, but there's more to it than all the buzz. During this session, attendees will learn what content marketing is and its value to businesses, how it works, who it's for and what a content plan looks like. You'll walk away with a better understanding of the resources you need to create and scale a content marketing program so you can decide if it's the right fit for your business. 

By: Stephanie Conner, Active Voice Communications

3:00 - 3:15pm

SNACK
 

 
3:15 - 4:15pm

CROWDSOURCING W/EXPERTS

Ask. MORE. Learn. MORE. Grow. MORE.

This crowdsourcing session brings all retreat participants together to bring up burning issues, share their own discoveries, learn from the group and gain ideas. Facilitators will lead this dynamic discussion designed to help each attendee resolve challenges on personal, professional and family topics.
 

 

4:30 - 5:30pm

When work meets life (FAMILY)

A candid conversation about navigating the intersection of work and life. Panelists (entrepreneurs AND their partners) will share their stories, focusing on the challenges of building healthy families, businesses, and selves. They will talk about their failures and successes implementing new approaches to relationships, scheduling, delegating, boundaries, childcare, travel, and more, offering suggestions and advice to the group.

The group will begin work on a manifesto defining work/life integration and its goals for health of family, self, and work and setting forth the MORE Movement's values.

Moderated by: Joy Bennett, Joy Bennett Consulting

Evening


6:00 - 6:30pm

MINI PHOTO SHOOT

Book your complimentary mini family photo session or headshot during this time. 

 
6:00-7:00p

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS (BIZ)

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an expert. During this time you can ask direct questions, request feedback, brainstorm or dig into details about a topic on your list. Whether it's about work, life or somewhere in-between, this time is all about you. Come prepared to lead and listen. Each session will run 20 minutes. 
 

 
6:00-8:30pm

FAMILY TIME OR DATE NIGHT (FAMILY) Dinner

Want to spend time together as a family? Join in on a few family friendly activities. Prefer to relax and connect with your spouse/partner? Take advantage of onsite childcare and go off alone. The night is yours. Enjoy!
 


Sunday, July 24th, 2016

MORNING


6:00am

EMBRACE THE DAY (Personal)

Start the day off right with a walk, hike, time on the driving range or yoga class.

 

 

7:00 - 8:00am

BREAKFAST & CHILDCARE CHECK-IN 

Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast for the entire family.

 

 
7:30 - 8:00am

MINI PHOTO SESSION

Book your complimentary mini family photo session or headshot during this time. 

8:00 - 9:00am

Learn how to Grow together. a PARTNER SESSION (FAMILY))

Most couples learned limiting definitions of gender roles and how to love a partner from our parents. We are strongly influenced by negative messages proclaiming that relationships are hard work and rarely last, and by fantasy stories about what life "should" be like. Our expectations of adulthood and family life were forged in the fire of these contradictory messages. Then we fell in love, filled with hope, maybe even married... and that's when we discover the truth. We aren't prepared.

Very few of us have the tools we need to grow with our partners as each of us continues to become who we are. We aren't equipped to face hardship as a team, to build a relationship and a family that will last no matter what. We flounder and flail as we grasp for something, anything, that will give us some stability and direction. When one or both of the partners in a relationship is also a business owner, the challenges increase. Maybe the roles we learned as children don't fit. Or work begins to take over everything (even your own self-care), and we don't know how to handle it, to reign it in, to regain control.

This session is designed for attendees and their spouses who want better tools and techniques to navigate these challenges together. During this hour, we will learn how to support each other and grow together. 

By: Lynda Bishop
 

9:15-10:15am

Scaling Up - Biz + Family (Family)

Build a better family. This session is designed for entrepreneurial couples who desire more out of their family lives. You'll reflect on how far you've come, evaluate lessons learned and build a path that will help ensure you're able to "scale up" your family along side your business. The session is for attendees and their partners.  

By: Jay Feitlinger

AFTERNOON


10:30-11:30am

 CROWDSOURCING W/EXPERTS (BIZ)

Ask. MORE. Learn. MORE. Grow. MORE.

This crowdsourcing session brings all retreat participants together to bring up burning issues, share their own discoveries, learn from the group and gain ideas. Facilitators will lead this dynamic discussion designed to help each attendee resolve challenges on personal, professional and family topics.

ONE ON ONE SESSIONS

Sign up for a one-on-one session with an expert. During this time you can ask direct questions, request feedback, brainstorm or dig into details about a topic on your list. Whether it's about work, life or somewhere in-between, this time is all about you. Come prepared to lead and listen.

Each session will run 20 minutes. 

 
11:30 - 12:00pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Final gathering. Say goodbye to new friends. Make plans to follow through on some of the goals you set throughout the weekend. Grab a sacked lunch.

 

 

*Conference schedule subject to change