Much of the information is left over from 2023. We are in the process of updating it for 2024 and cannot wait for you to join us!

Pre-Sessions (Thursday)

Scroll through each pre-session to see which one you’d like to attend*. 

*Additional fee required!

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Business: "The Conflict Management Mindset: Shifting Challenging Confrontations into Learning” Conversations

8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

You asked for it and she’s coming back! Dr. Debra Dupree, our 2022 Keynote Speaker, is returning on demand for a full-day pre-conference workshop designed to get you at the top of your game!

The Pre-Conference 6-hour Workshop provides opportunities for participants to dive deep into the behavioral aspects of ‘impact, influence and persuasion’ to guide members of ‘90 Minds’ in the strategic development of their ‘influencer’ status and ‘leadership’ of emerging opportunities.

Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • Embrace a ‘mindset’ for constructive conflict analysis and management of differences, disagreements and misunderstandings.
  • Identify the ‘business problem’ by understanding the source, types, and intensity of conflict for effective ‘problem solving’ of the challenge(s) at hand and those laying ahead.
  • Develop skills for mindset awareness, strategic listening for needs and concerns, and communication strategies for managing relationships in those challenging, and sometimes confrontational, times.
  • Buy time for managing self and others by understanding basic brain science and how to make it work for YOU.
  • Understand the ‘emotional dimensions’ underlying effective decision-making to foster collaborative working relations and improving your leadership presence. Again, you asked for it.

We’re making sure it happens! Be there and take your ‘influencer’ skills to a new level for emerging changes ahead!


Technology: Basics of Scripting

8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by Alnoor Cassim, this full-day session is an introductory class covering basic concepts of scripting in Sage 100. It is generally designed but not limited to the more technically oriented consultant in your organization who has a working knowledge or better of Custom Office / Customizer but brand new to or just recently introduced to Visual Basic (VB) Scripting. It is also valuable for those wanting to identify if a customer’s need for a programming modification can be done with Scripting instead. After covering part of the morning on concepts, the rest of the day will be spent doing scripting labs and activities.

In the morning we will cover concepts such as Business Objects, UI Objects, User Defined Scripts (UDS) / Event scripts, Button scripts, UI scripts, and Business Object Interface (BOI). We will also cover the very important list of supported script events for Business and UI scripts noting many examples of which events to use based on the customer’s requirements. We will then dive into coding basic scripts as class lab activities.

** You are required to bring a laptop computer with you in order to participate in the class labs and activities where most of the day will be spent.

Prior to class start, the instructor will email you with instructions on how to setup your laptop which will include installing Sage 100 with demonstration data. It will include using the Customizer Import Wizard to import a provided file, as a quick easy way to auto-create UDFs and UDTs on your system.

The instructions will also include links to download the course material and supplemental material to your laptop. This will include installing an advanced text editor such as the free Notepad++. This material will also be provided at the beginning of class if you have not already downloaded the material. (edited)