2023 Spring Educational Conference

2023 Spring Educational Conference
MLA 2023 Spring Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Beach Club

The Ritz Beach Club features dining, a tiki bar, pool, private cabanas and beach activities.  Hop on the provided shuttle from the hotel for a quick ride.

Book your spa appointment online here. Or call 941-309-2090.

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is 4 miles from The Ritz.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 65 miles from The Ritz.
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
 is 48 miles from The Ritz.

Click here for directions.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr
Sarasota, FL  34236
(941) 309-2000

Hotel Reservations
MLA has a special room rate of $429.00+ (13% tax) for standard guest view rooms.   The room block will be held until March 23 or until the room block fills, whichever occurs first.  Book your room online here.

A reduced daily resort fee of $30 includes:

  • Complimentary WiFi and enhanced Internet speed at the hotel, The Beach Club and The Golf Club
  • One complimentary fitness class daily
  • Two-hour bicycle rental at the hotel
  • Umbrellas and chairs at The Beach Club
  • Use of masks, fins, and body boards at The Beach Club
  • Access to driving range and golf practice area
  • Use of kayaks, paddleboards and life vests at the hotel
  • Use of fishing poles at the hotel
4/17/2023 1:00 PM - 4/19/2023 10:00 AM
1111 Ritz Carlton Dr Sarasota, FL 34236



Monday, 17 April 2023

"Improving Your Likeability, Improve Your Communication" Tools and Takeways: " Your face, body, and voice are tools. They can connect you or disconnect you. " When they disconnect you, you've put up walls that people can't get past. " When they connect you, you can be personable, engaging, helpful ... likable.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM

Dinner at The Beach Club. Enjoy dinner overlooking the Gulf at the Ritz Beach Club. Transportation departs from the Ritz front driveway from 6:15pm through 6:45pm.
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM

Tuesday, 18 April 2023

Full breakfast buffet on Tuesday morning.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Don Rheem Speaker, Author, & CEO of E3 Solutions Don Rheem shares a grounded and empirically validated methodology to get employees more engaged and better positioned for success targeted at the bottom line. Rheem and his team at E3 Solutions show business leaders how to create the workplace conditions that trigger hard-wired motivators that improve employee performance. These intrinsic drivers of human behavior increase engagement in ways that improve productivity, team alignment, morale, and retention.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
9:30 AM

Join MLA for a relaxing sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy dining onboard with outstanding views. The air-conditioned salons and open air outside deck will provide you with best way to enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the 96' cruise vessel. Every seat has a view of the water, perfect for sightseeing!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

Board meeting on Wednesday morning, open to all members.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

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