NOVEMBER 11-14, 2017

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Located near the breathtaking Cascade Mountain range, just 15 miles south of Bend, Sunriver Resort offers a unique Oregon vacation experience for all ages.


A unique Northwest vacation destination for all seasons that creates togetherness and memories among families and groups, Sunriver Resort provides unmatched activities and experiences in a serene, natural setting.

DAVE MITCHELL, National Conference Keynote Speaker


Memories. Opportunities. Relationships. Education.

These are the pillars that support RCRA and what you can expect from attending our National Conference.


The Key to More Success and Happiness

What is the single most important factor to being a more effective leader, having more success, experiencing more happiness?  Simple.  It is the ability to develop more effective relationships.  One of Dave’s most requested programs; “The Power of Understanding People” provides the tools to understand each participant’s own unique communication style and develop the competencies necessary to build stronger and more effective relationships with others.  This info-filled, energizing and award winning training event provides an ideal combination of strong content, laugh-out-loud humor and audience interaction.  In December 2013, the book of the same name was released and was immediately named Best Business Book of the Month by Amazon.  Previous clients have credited The Power of Understanding People with more sales, more teamwork and a more effective organizational culture.


About Dave Mitchell

Since founding the Leadership Difference in 1995, over 350,000 people have attended Dave’s “enter-TRAIN-ment” seminars on topics that include leadership, customer service, selling skills, and personal performance enhancement. He has a M.Ed. in Global Human Resources Development and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois.   Additionally, Dave is designated as a Certified Advanced Wine Sommelier by the International Wine Guild and is a founding owner of Pambrun Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley wine region.  In 2013, Dave was named Best Speaker of the Year at the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in Las Vegas. In 2015, Meetings and Conventions Magazine named Dave one of the Best Speakers of the Year.


Dave is the author of two books.  Live and Learn or Die Stupid! focusing on personal contentment and performance excellence.  His second book, The Power of Understanding People, was released in December 2013 and was immediately named Editor’s Choice Best Business Book of the Month by Amazon.


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