The Premier Experience for Networking, Engagement, and Workshops focused on the Best Practices of High-Performance Organizations.

Who Should Attend? You!

Renowned for its high-caliber content and speakers, the conference offers practical insights and inspirational ideas. Think of leadership as a verb, actions for all leaders. It’s a unique platform where established and emerging leaders at all levels from diverse sectors share, learn, and grow.

The conference will focus on critical aspects of visionary leadership, customer-focused excellence, practical insights, and inspirational ideas and promises an extraordinary journey for every attendee.


Richard E. Boyatzis

Author and professor Richard Boyatzis is a world renowned expert in emotional intelligence, leadership development, and coaching. His work focuses on leadership effectiveness and change at all levels by going in-depth on the neural and hormonal processes within the leader that help or hinder performance; building more renewal than stress; cultivating and nurturing better relationships; and inspiring learning and change in oneself and others.


Jovan Glasgow

Leading the Charge: Practical Steps to Transformative Leadership

As one of this generation’s most dynamic speakers and leadership coaches, Jovan delivers personal and professional development programs designed to educate, enrich, and empower. His motto is simple but significant: “The absolute worst life to live is a half-lived one.”

Storyboard competition

The Sterling Storyboard competition captures your project’s improvement process on a single storyboard. It includes Project Selection, Root Cause Analysis, Solution Development, and Implementation and Impact.

Team Showcase

The Team Showcase Competition is the ultimate team recognition and competition where your team presents your improvement project live-on stage in front of the conference attendees! Projects will be scored against criteria for Project Selection, Problem Statement, Root Cause analysis, Final Solution, Project Implementation, Results and Presentation.

The Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award

The Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence (SMBE) Award process focuses on manufacturing performance excellence. Manufacturers are interviewed and evaluated by expert teams of individuals from the manufacturing and Sterling communities who contribute time, expertise, and diverse perspectives in company evaluations.

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Be Seen as Industry Leaders

Produce High-Caliber Leads.

Share Success Stories

Target Active Demographic.

The Annual Sterling Conference brings together all elements of a variety of business, government, industry, healthcare, education, not-for- profit, and community organizations to share, learn, and discuss best practices for improving performance excellence affecting future operations and workforces. With general sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and engagement, this conference allows attendees to learn and use proven processes to improve operations and outcomes.

Average Attendance:  450

Attendee Demographics:  C-Level Executives, Business Owners, Elected Officials, Community Stakeholders, Higher Education Professionals, Nonprofit Directors, Major Employers

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The Florida Sterling Council was formed in 1992, as a not-for-profit, public/private partnership supported by the Office of the Governor. Our extensive corps of Sterling performance excellence professionals maintains exceptionally high standards and saves organizations, as well as the state, millions of dollars annually.

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