There is an old saying “never go to a conference alone” based on the challenges attendees face when they return to their workplace full of new energy and ideas, only to run headlong into a peer group that has been grinding away in their absence. Drawing inspiration from human nature and best practices from the world of communications, Andrew Barlow will walk through simple steps to manage your own expectations and bring the benefits of what you’ve learned to your home team. We’ll dive into “conventioneer best practices” including peer connections, idea inventories, priority setting, expectation management and simple metrics to keep a returning employee on task and energized with leadership support. Main points include: • Aspirational Peers: Connect Now for Future Strength • Creating Your Idea Inventory: What Really Matters? • Setting Priorities (Could Do’s vs Must Do’s) • Informing Leadership: A Simple Plan • Identifying Sensible Milestones • Sustaining Your Momentum • Returning to Recharge: See you next year!