Posted by: Idioma Extra | October 25, 2010

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World Leadership & Innovation Conference In Costa Rica


Corporate executives, human resources professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the globe will converge in Costa Rica for a series of creative business seminars, educational symposiums, training and certification programs, closing with a week-long learning vacation retreat held at various popular vacation locations throughout Costa Rica.

Conference Director Rosemary Rein believes that Costa Rica is the ideal location for a conference dedicated to creative leadership and innovation. “When a small Central American country, roughly the size of West Virginia steps onto the world stage as a global leader in happiness, health, literacy and ecological conservation, the rest of the world should sit up and take notice,” says Rein. “We selected Costa Rica as the site of our 2011 World Leadership and Innovation Conference to show global business executives that leadership is not a consequence of big budgets and unlimited resources.

Leadership is achieved through a commitment to innovative, creative thinking…that can be learned, mastered and shared. What better place to offer a creative leadership conference than in the country recognized for innovative leadership in so many critical areas? Costa Rica was the natural choice!” says Rein.

In January, the majority of North America and Europe will be experiencing the deep chill of winter. Participants in the 2011 World Leadership & Innovation Conference will be able to enjoy the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, while engaging in valuable creative leadership training offered by renowned authors and global business leaders.

Conference Overview:
January 18, 2011: Leadership & Innovation Conference: “2020 Vision: Seeing the Future First.” This one day conference held at the Hotel InterContinental in San Jose, Costa Rica, will be delivered in English and Spanish and will highlight Best Practices in Branding, Leadership, Exceptional Customer Service and Innovation. Presenters at the Leadership and Innovation Conference include:

Dr. Kobus Neethling, President of the South Africa Creativity Foundation and author of more than 80 books on applied creativity, including “Am I Clever or Am I Stupid?”

Tim Hurson: Author of “Think Better–An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking”

Patrick Goodness: CEO of The Goodness Company; Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations and contributing author of “Achieving Customer Mindshare through Advertising.”

Whitney Ferré: Author of the “The Artist Within” and Arts Advisor to the 10th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial

Harry Vardis: Author of “How to Harvest Your Best Ideas”.

The 2011 World Leadership & Innovation Conference can also be attended from around the world via webcast and features a global faculty of business authors and best practice leaders from around the globe.

January 18-20, 2011: NBI (Neethling Brain Institute) Whole Brain Practitioner Training & Certification: Offered for the first time in the Americas, this training session will offer NBI Whole Brain Practitioner Certification. Once certified as an NBI Coach, you will be able to deliver and coach the revolutionary NBIÒ on-line thinking instrument assessments for employees and clients. With training in NBIÒ Whole Brain Thinking, you will be able to coach improved performance, communication and leadership.

January 22- 29, 2011: Creativity & Mastermind Safari & Learning Vacation Retreat: Work with Expert Authors and Internationally Recognized Coaches in Creative Thinking, Strategic Planning, Branding & Marketing, Leadership and Health and Wellness in this week long creative mastermind retreat program. Tour the natural beauty of Costa Rica, and be inspired every day as this tropical paradise becomes your classroom. Travel from the rainforest to the sea…you’ll see it all. In this learning vacation program and retreat, you’ll learn how to apply creative problem solving and leadership theory to your unique personal and/or business goals. Daily workshops in Marketing, Branding, Whole Brain Relationships, Creativity and Health and Wellness are held in stunning tropical locations that have made Costa Rica famous. Come face to face with an active volcano, zip line above the rainforest canopy as you let go of what’s holding you back in business and life, swim with the dolphins in warm pacific waters and return home with a dynamic new outlook on life and business. Program includes lodging, gourmet meals, workshops, nature tours and private coaching. The 7 day creative safari is delivered in English and serves as a dual track/intensive business English Immersion for those professionals wishing to improve their Business English Conversation.

For more information about this conference, please visit the conference web site at

Word of the day
Pronunciation: \kən-ˈvərj\
Origin: Late Latin convergere, from Latin com-vergere to bend, incline — more at wrench
First Known Use: 1691
1: to tend or move toward one point or one another: come together: meet <converging paths>
2: to come together and unite in a common interest or focus
3: to approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit <the series converges>

More Vocabulary
Branding: n. the promoting of a product or service by identifying it with a particular brand
Chill: n. a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold
Consequence: n. something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions
Entrepreneur: n. one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
Harvest: v. to accumulate a store of
Literacy: n. the quality or state of being literate
Mastermind: n. a person who supplies the directing or creative intelligence for a project
Overview: n. a general survey
Revolutionary: adj. constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change
Symposium: n. a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics

Love those Phrasal Verbs!
Sit up: (Informal ) to become interested or astonished

  • We all sat up when the holiday was announced.





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