L.H. Bowden Leadership Development Conference

L.H. Bowden Leadership Development Conference

January 9, 2015

(Incoming Component Presidents Meeting January 8, 2015)

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, La.

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The L.H. Bowden Leadership Development Conference has been training LDA leaders to work effectively within the association for 47 years. Registration is free, and attendance is COMPULSORY for component officers as well as for LDA officers, directors, and committee chairs. The LDA is offering mileage reimbursement to all compulsory attendees, and hotel reimbursement (one night) for those traveling from 100 miles away or more.


7:15 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast                                 
8:00 a.m. - Introduction and  Welcome 
8:10 a.m. - LDS Update
8:20 a.m. - Speaker
10:15 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. - Key LDA Issues
10:40 a.m. - Speaker, continued 
Noon - Lunch, provided, and speaker


Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA

$139 per night for run of house, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 16%) in effect at the time of check in.
To reserve a room, call 1 (866) 469-5448 by Dec. 8, 2014. A credit card number or 1 night's advance deposit will be required to secure a room out of this block. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or 1 night's room and tax will be assessed.

Directions when in Baton Rouge or from the airport:
Take I-110 S toward Baton Rouge and merge onto I-10 E via exit 11 on the LEFT toward New Orleans. Take exit 162A for Bluebonnet Blvd/LA-1248 toward E Baton Rouge and travel 0.6 miles. Renaissance will be on the right, just past Mall of Louisiana.

Directions from New Orleans:
Take I-10 W toward Baton Rouge. Exit at 162A, Bluebonnet Blvd/LA-1248. Turn left at Bluebonnet Blvd and travel 0.7 miles. Renaissance will be on the right, just past Mall of Louisiana.


Speaker: Ryan Lowe

Course: “We’re All Selling Something…. But How Do You Get Them To Buy?” ™


Course Description: Believe it or not, we’re all in sales.   We are constantly selling something!  Whether it’s services to our patients, ideals and beliefs to our children or organizational culture and participation to our colleagues, the number one question we all have is how do we get them to buy what we are selling? In his presentation, Ryan will share relatable stories and experiences from his own career that have helped him grow from a starving salesperson to a sales executive for 2 major corporations, a sales trainer for Brian Tracy, and now, a successful professional speaker, trainer & author.  Ryan’s passionate and lighthearted delivery will help attendees learn and implement his positive and unique selling techniques that will inspire the confidence needed to achieve personal & organizational success.  His ideas are proven and will help get “them” to buy.

Course Ojectives: As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:
o    Set defined goals and have a clear vision
o    Prepare and achieve more with less time
o    Build trust and rapport instantly
o    Have a positive belief in oneself
o    Communicate effectively with team members & clients
o    Become selling experts
o    Smile at challenges and turn them into opportunities
o    Overcome fear and influence a yes answer
o    Adopt and implement a “rock star” sales attitude

Ryan C. Lowe is a professional motivational keynote speaker, sales trainer, consultant & author, whose passion is to work with organizations that want to inspire and motivate their leaders and team members with principles that will create a positive culture and mindset to achieve excellence.  Ryan’s keynote presentations are intertwined with professional and personal experiences.  Ryan also shares his core message: Success isn’t determined by background, experience, or anything else.  It’s all in your attitude.  In his seminars and in his own life, Ryan inspires people to believe in themselves, that they can and will live the life they’ve envisioned by using one major factor: a positive attitude.  He writes articles for several magazines and is author of one of the most talked about books in the market today, “Get off Your Attitude.”

As President and Chief Attitude Officer of Get off Your Attitude Seminars and Presentations, Ryan specializes in keynote presentations, sales training and consulting.  He’s had the wonderful opportunity to work with such amazing companies as Keller Williams, New York Life, University of Phoenix, American Heart Association and MetLife Financial Advisors.  In addition, Ryan’s had the honor of being keynote speaker for numerous annual association meetings in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Luncheon Speakers: Medicaid Update

Philip Hunke, D.D.S., M.S.D.
President, MCNA Insurance Company

Philip Hunke, D.D.S., M.S.D., serves as the President of MCNA Insurance Company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hunke is a distinguished Texas Pediatric Dentist and executive. Dr. Hunke is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, and served as the President and long-term board member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. As President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Hunke provided leadership for quality initiatives including the development of the national dental home guidelines. His dedication to the oral health of the children of Texas embodies MCNA's vision for high-quality care.

David L. McKeon, D.D.S.
Louisiana Executive Director, MCNA Insurance Company

David McKeon, D.D.S., serves as the Louisiana Executive Director. His experience as a clinical professor with the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Dentistry and in private practice in Louisiana has provided Dr. McKeon with a high level of technical knowledge and an innate cultural understanding that guides MCNA in meeting the oral healthcare needs of the state's Medicaid population. He is the former Director of the Dental Health Resources Dental Authorization Unit at LSU, a position in which he also served as the Dental Director for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Dr. McKeon's expertise in connection with the Louisiana Medicaid Program and the DHH ensure that MCNA is an efficient and highly responsive partner to the state.



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