Event Information

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lancaster Marriott- Freedom Hall Ballroom 

Patrick Lencioni, Keynote Dinner Speaker

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps

Everything Else in Business”

Recognized as a true pioneer in leadership and business, Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling author and according to the Wall Street Journal “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” In 2008, he was named by Fortune magazine as “one of the new gurus you should know.“ Pat is the author of 10 books which have sold nearly 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.  A master storyteller, Lencioni inspires audiences with his combination of insight, accessibility and humor. Though each speech is customized to the unique needs of his audiences, Lencioni most frequently addresses topics ranging from organizational health and teamwork to leadership and employee engagement.

Attendee’s will be able to purchase a copy of Patrick’s newest book “The Advantage”.

Doug Lipp, Afternoon Speaker

“Lessons from Disney U-Culture, Leadership, Creativity & Service”

Doug Lipp is a distinguished consultant, business keynote speaker, eight-time business author and world authority on building esteemed organizational cultures. He helps companies see how values and culture form the essence of their business and provides clear insights on how they can build an even stronger brand. The foundation is values-based leadership, teamwork, and innovation.

Doug was catapulted, at the age of 29, to the helm of the employee training team at Disney, one of the world’s most beloved and respected institutions. Fluent in Japanese, Doug helped Disney start its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland opening team.

Today, Doug can be found inspiring audiences around the globe as a leadership speaker with his game-changing questions, animated stories, actionable content and engaging stage presence. And like Walt Disney, Doug believes that “laughter is no enemy to learning” infusing his singular style of fun and humor into every presentation.

Attendee’s will be able to purchase a copy of Doug’s newest book, “Disney U”.


2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Registration (Full Event)
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  High Center Updates (Mike Mitchell)/Afternoon Speaker (Doug Lipp)
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Registration (Evening Only)
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.  Cocktail Reception/Book Signing
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Keynote Dinner
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Program/Award Presentations
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Keynote Speaker (Patrick Lencioni)
8:30 – 8:45 p.m.  Program wrap-up

Event Details

Event: The High Center Annual Family Business Forum
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Location: Lancaster Marriott @ Penn Square, Lower Lobby/Exhibition Level, Freedom Hall Ballroom
Parking: Penn Square Garage, 38 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA  17603

Parking Directions:  Follow Duke Street into Lancaster, cross intersection at King Street and the next stop light will be the Penn Square Garage on your right.  Turn right into garage, take ticket from kiosk and bring parking ticket with you. Take 2nd floor covered walkway into the Marriott entrance from parking garage, follow signage down hallway to Upper Main Lobby for registration table to obtain your name tags for entry into the event

Additional Parking Options:

King Street Garage, 146-52 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Central Garage, 29 W. Vine St., Lancaster, PA 17603

Registration Table: Upper Lobby Level – across from Front Desk
Recommendations: Bringing cash or check, if interested in purchasing books from our speakers, $TBD.

After 5:45 pm, bars will remain open until 7:00pm, but will be a cash bar.

Complimentary parking ticket will be given at the registration table with proof of kiosk ticket from the Penn Square garage on Duke Street.

ATM machine will be available in the Main Hotel Lobby, located in the Sundry Shop to the left of the front desk.

Business Attire.

Forum Costs:

  • $175.00 Full, afternoon & evening event, Doug Lipp & Patrick Lencioni
  • $150.00 Reception, keynote dinner, Patrick Lencioni
  • $40.00 Afternoon seminar, Doug Lipp only

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2:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square