2012 MOVE Conference

Inaugural Florida MOVE Conference Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mission: The Men of Vision and Excellence Conference’s mission is to create an environment that invites young men, professionals, and mentors to come together and engage in dialogue about important issues and topics.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
2600 Tiburon Drive Naples, Florida 34109 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian complete the FLDC MOVE Conference Release Form in addition to registering above and email the form to Ameerah Mukayed at ameerah.mukayed@floridadiversitycouncil.org.

Target Audience:

  • High school, college, and young professional males. All parents are welcome to attend.

MOVE was developed to address the needs of high school, college, and young professional males. The event will explore various issues that young men face in contemporary society – completing and excelling in high school and college; preparing for and excelling in the workplace; branding oneself; and becoming leaders in the community.


  • To encourage high school males to discuss the obstacles they face to remain and excel in school, as well as seek higher education
  • To encourage college males to complete their academic careers and position themselves to become leaders within the workplace and community
  • To address the need for young professionals to brand and market themselves in a strategic manner while leveraging key relationships through networking and mentorship

Program Components:

  • “Straight Talk”
  • Time Management
  • Setting Goals
  • STEM –Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Balancing Work and School
  • Communication Skills – Verbal & Written
  • Networking & Relationship Building
  • First Impressions
  • Staying Healthy

Keynote Speaker:
Dennis Kennedy
Founder & CEO
National Diversity Council

  • 8:30-9:30am – Continental Breakfast & Registration
  • 9:30-10:00am – Opening Remarks & Announcements
  • 10:00-10:15 – Transition to Breakouts
  • 10:15-11:15 – Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15-11:30 – Transition to Main Room
  • 11:30-12:30 – Lunch Buffet
  • 12:30-1:00 – Keynote Speaker
  • 1:00-1:15– Keynote Q&A
  • 1:15-2:15 – Executive Panel Session
  • 2:15-3:00 – Closing Remarks & Recognition of
  • 3:00-4:00 – Post-Event Reception & Networking Session
  • 3:00-4:00- Post- Event Networking Session & Raffle Give-Aways

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