DATES: MARCH 3-5, 2020  PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI and Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar
Venue: The Fabulous Eden Roc and Nobu Hotels, Miami Beach, Florida

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140   Questions:  Call or e-mail Paul Jason at 425-449-3000  or   Visit for complete information, registration,   hotel accommodations, conference updates, etc. 
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Open Night Reception Tuesday March 3, 2020 5pm-7pm   Conference Sessions:  Wednesday and Thursday March 4th and 5th 8:30am to 5pm.

Continental Breakfasts, Luncheons and Receptions Wednesday and Thursday March 3rd and 4th 

PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI  And Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar

Wednesday, March 4th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 
Wednesday, March 4th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch 
, March 4th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception
Thursday March 5th  9:000 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions
Thursday March 5th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch
Thursday March 5th, 1:30 to 5:00 pm:   (WILL) Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership   - Sponsored by IGT   


Thursday March 5th, 5:00 pm: Closing night Reception
ALL Smart-Tech delegates are invited to attend the WILL Seminar 




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**Extra Special SEMINAR Event –

WILL (Women's Initiative in Lottery)

1:30 to 4:30 pm. on Thursday March 5, 2020

You are invited to attend the most exciting Event and Reception- Everyone is invited to attend the Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership afternoon Session at the Eden Roc Hotel, Miami, Florida  at 1:30pm 2nd Floor Ballroom - Wear your SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI BADGE to be automatically registered for this event.   TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT follow the link CLICK HERE go to the bottom of the page you will see the button to register.

Moderated by WILL Chairperson Rebecca Hargrove, President & CEO Tennessee Lottery & President of the World Lottery Association.  Sponsored by  IGT

Please join us for this fabulous WILL Seminar and the Networking reception that follows WILL session.     

Ø 4:30 pm:  Reception in the Spa Terrace 

WILL:  Humanizing the FUTURE of Work

 AWE (Advancing Workplace Excellence) creates immersive learning experiences to evolve the human side of work and leadership.  Recognizing the challenges people and organizations are experiencing, AWE leverages its team’s deep knowledge and expertise to design experiences that raise awareness, reduce bias and develop more conscious people who are centered on the expansive qualities of inclusiveness and connectedness. AWE empowers people to have the confidence to be courageous and the vulnerability to be human as they navigate the evolving workplace. Through understanding and strengthening key competencies, the AWE experience elevates and illuminates’ people-centric leadership approaches and cultivating a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.

 For the upcoming PGRI Smart Tech conference on March 5, 2020, AWE will produce an engaging, insightful and interactive half-day workshop in alignment with WILL’s mission to advance women into top positions of lottery management, leadership and responsibility. The session will include a keynote presentation incorporating engaging stories, interactive workshop content, table discussions, exercises and panel discussion.

Topic of Focus: Self-Promotion with Confidence and Ease

According to the latest research, women who proactively promote their achievements are more satisfied with their careers, project more confidence and advance further than women who were less focused on calling attention to their successes. While many women may struggle with trumpeting their accomplishments, an aversion to self-promotion can handicap credibility, career satisfaction, and the path to advancement. To be effective means being ready to self-promote in a way that is both authentic and relevant. It’s also knowing when to self-promote, what messages to communicate, and how to strengthen messages with intention. In this session, we explore common barriers to self-advocacy, are introduced to strategies to self-promoting in a strategic context, and most importantly, how to do it with balance, confidence and ease. 

About Lisa Bergeron (Facilitator)

An accomplished business leader, Lisa Bergeron is the Founding Partner and Chief Visionary Officer of AWE, Advancing Workplace Excellence. Lisa is a trusted advisor and partner, who provides clients with insightful guidance to uncover business needs and envision solutions to realize their ambitions for growth, development, and exceptional business performance. 

Lisa leads AWE’s vision for humanizing the future of work. She brings a unique blend of strategic vision, business savvy, and depth of experience to steer AWE’s course into the future. An architect of relationships and connections, Lisa is a catalyst, progressive, and innovative thinker who creates pathways to explore, expand, and thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.

Started 17 years ago, AWE is a women and minority owned business with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and building a human centered workforce for the future. Programs are designed to establish connections, share relevant researched-based insights, and create a trusted space to explore concepts, new perspectives, and build on and expand skills.

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