event faculty Packet
Dear 2019 Event Faculty,
We are so thrilled to have you share your business wisdom at #MamaSpringBreak Business & Adventure Retreat! Please review the following information carefully, specifically the Event Faculty Expectations. Below you’ll find details about the retreat: when, where, what to expect, what to pack, etc. Email McKell (Event Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the retreat.
#MamaSpringBreak Event Team
#MamaSpringBreak Business & Adventure Retreat has two 2019 sessions:
March 14-16, 2019
April 25-27, 2019
Per your signed agreement, you are assigned to a specific session and date. See the itinerary below for more details.
We are staying at beautiful Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, just minutes from world-famous Zion National Park.
Address: Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Twin Knolls Rd, Orderville, UT 84758
You can find more details about car directions on Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort’s website.
Unless otherwise indicated in your written agreement, you are responsible for your travel to and from the resort.
AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION
The closest airport for airline passenger service to the Zion National Park area is located in St. George, Utah (SGU). Daily flights connect to St. George from Denver and Salt Lake City, and soon from L.A. Jet and plane service is provided for United and Delta Airlines by Skywest Airlines, one of America’s finest regional air companies. If you are flying in from out of state, we highly recommend having your final flight destination be the St. George (SGU) Airport, which is 1 hour, 41 minutes (driving) from the resort.
Unless indicated in your agreement that The Mama Ladder will provide ground travel transport, you are responsible for your travel from the airport to the lodge.
Other airport options:
Las Vegas International Airport is 3 hours (driving)
Salt Lake International Airport is 4.5 approx. hours drive time
LODGE INFORMATION - Speaker accommodations
Speakers are staying in separate, but nearby, lodge from the attendees to give you privacy and time/space to prepare before you present. It is within close walking distance to The Patriarch. More details will be forthcoming.
For your information, attendees are staying in the largest luxury vacation rental at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, The Patriarch, a 6,252 square feet, 7 Bedroom / 8 Bath lodge. This is where we’ll have our workshops and speaker presentations.
To ensure everyone has their own bed, some attendees will stay in Grandma’s Cabin, located right next to The Patriarch.
You will provide your slides/presentation to The Mama Ladder by Dec. 1, 2018. This helps us include them in the Retreat Guidebook, which will be printed in January. Please email them to McKell at email@example.com.
You will speak powerfully, honestly—and with love. We see you as an expert, and expect you to come ready to really help the women who attend.
Keynote and featured speakers: You will speak for 60 minutes on your expert topic.
Workshop speakers: You will speak for 20-25 minutes on your expert topic, then oversee “implementation time” so that the attendees can GET IT DONE. (You may need to bring worksheets to help them.)
Yoga instructors: You will lead a 60-minute yoga practice.
You will not do a sales pitch during your presentation. Attendees will have your contact info in the Retreat Guidebook and can approach you.
You will help promote #MamaSpringBreak by sharing at least twice about the retreat during or after the event. (Thank you!)
Please note that all times listed below are Mountain Time Zone. The following itinerary is subject to small changes, but overall, we foresee these times being realistic.
Please plan to arrive at least TWO HOURS before your assigned speaking time.
Per your agreement, you are welcome to join us as an honorary attendee the entire day that you speak, and you may select to stay overnight either the night before or the night after you speak. (We’ll be reaching out with a survey to get your plans for which night.)
Day 1 (Thursday)
9:00 a.m. Ambassador Welcome Breakfast (Ambassadors only)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ATTENDEE ARRIVAL + ORIENTATION || Attendees arrive by 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Welcome by Crystalee Beck & Lynette Evans, cofounders of The Mama Ladder
12:00 p.m. Meet & Eat (Attendee introductions during lunch)
High Five Grant for Moms Awards Ceremony: Congrats to Winter 2019 Winner! (March Session)
1 p.m. Keynote Speaker: HEATHER BROOKER
2:30 p.m. Workshops 1 & 2
MARCH: Workshop 1 MARKETING (Stephanie Perrault) // Workshop 2 FINANCE (Kristy Pack)
APRIL: Workshop 1 OPERATIONS (Teisha Shelby-Houston) // Workshop 2 LEGAL (Ticora Davis)
4:00 p.m. Workshops 1 & 2 (swap workshops)
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Free Time
8:00 p.m. Shake What Yo’ Mama Gave Ya Dance Party!
9:30 p.m. Stargazing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (optional - hot cocoa provided) or Jacuzzi time (optional)
11:00 p.m. Lights Out
Day 2 (Friday)
7:00 am. Breakfast + pack your own lunch for hike (please wear your hiking clothes)
9:45 a.m. Leave for Zion National Park
10:45 a.m. Start hike at Angel’s Landing
1:00 p.m. Lunch + Group Picture atop Angel’s Landing
4:30 p.m. Drive back to Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
5:00 p.m. Free time // Showers
7: 00 Speaker, Crystalee Beck, "Building Your Business with Mama Power"
8:30 Free Time
9:30 p.m. (Optional) Stargazing at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (hot cocoa provided) or Jacuzzi time
11:00 p.m. Lights Out
Day 3 (Saturday)
7:00 a.m. Yoga Practice
8:00 a.m. Get ready for day / pack
9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker presentation (March: TBD // April: Heidi Swapp)
10:15 a.m. Workshops 3 & 4
MARCH: Workshop 3 OPERATIONS (Priya Nembhard) // Workshop 4 LEGAL (Christy Westerfeld)
APRIL: Workshop 3 MARKETING (Michelle Knight) // Workshop 4 FINANCE (Kristy Pack)
11:45 a.m. Workshops 3 & 4 (swap workshops)
1:00 p.m. Group Picture (professional outfits)
1:15 p.m. Farewell by Crystalee Beck + Closing Lunch
2:00 p.m. RETREAT FAREWELL || Sending attendees home to their babies, with love!
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
Note: The list below was provided to attendees, and not all items apply to all Event Faculty. Please be sure to bring anything you need for your presentation or yoga instruction, including: printed handouts, music, computer, backup presentation (zip drive, etc.). Speakers will want to wear business or business casual for your presentation; yoga instructors, come in whatever makes sense for your flow!
One professional outfit (for group picture)
Three casual outfits
Hiking boots or tennis shoes
Jacket for hike
Jammies for two nights
Bathing suit (if you want to go in the jacuzzi)
Socks + undies for three days
Your framed family picture (you’ll share this in your “Meet & Eat” intro and we’ll display them)
An item that represents your business (again, you’ll share this with the group)
Medicine, if needed
Eye care items, if needed (contacts and/or glasses)
Journal or notebook + pens or your preferred writing tool(s)
Water bottle (but you’ll also get a new shaker bottle from our sponsor, Mommi)
FOOD & DINING
The Mama Ladder will provide all meals and healthy snacks throughout the retreat. If you wish to bring some special snacks or food options, you’re welcome to. There are multiple fridges and plenty of storage.
Please note: To create an uplifting, transformational experience for all attendees, #MamaSpringBreak is a no drug and alcohol retreat. Please do not bring any alcohol to this event. We will provide coffee, tea, herbal tea, and hot cocoa options.
Also, this is a mamas-only retreat. Children, including nursing babies, are not allowed. (This is a break from our babies.) Please make arrangements for your children to be with others while you’re at this retreat.
If you have any questions about this Event Faculty Packet? Please reach out to Event Coordinator, McKell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We so look forward to seeing you in person!