New Manager 3.0

Savannah Technical College’s Economic Development Department is excited to announce New Manager 3.0, one-day leadership Conference featuring keynote speaker, Ryan Hawk! Designed for all but ideal for anyone new to leadership. Coming Fall 2021 from 9am – 4pm.

Ready to register? Click here to register now.

Safety Protocols

Safety is our TOP priority! We will follow the guidelines set by the CDC in maintaining a safe environment for all conference attendees.

The maintenance team at Savannah Technical College have extra precautions in place with increased routines for cleaning and disinfecting.

The seating in the breakout and main sessions will be limited to ensure proper separation.

Food buffets will be served by the staff to ensure safety for all. No one will be allowed to serve themselves thus keeping multiple hands from touching the serving utensils.

If you are planning to attend, please understand that you are agreeing to follow all of the below guidelines:

  • Questionnaire must be signed and returned to attend
  • Temperature checks will be required daily
  • Masks are required at all times, unless eating
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be available
  • Maintain social distancing at all times
  • Limited seating to maintain social distancing
  • Signage posted through out the auditorium as reminders of safety
  • Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in dismissal from the conference

We are happy to be able to meet face-to-face and look forward to a safe and successful conference. Please help us by following all procedures set in place. Please help us to help you remain safe!

Who is This Event Recommended For?

This event is open to all but ideal for anyone new to leadership, such as:

  • New or soon-to-be promoted managers
  • Team members who go above & beyond
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners preparing for expansion
  • Experienced managers interested in a refresher and new insights
  • Teams are welcome!

Attendee Perks

All participants will receive lunch and a copy of Ryan Hawk’s book, with forward written by Gen. Stanley McCrystal, “Welcome to Management.” Welcome To Management gives the tools and strategies to minimize the steep learning curve of management and be an effective leader immediately. This book is a map that new (or experienced) managers can follow in order to be an excellent leader instead of unwittingly being a “bad boss.”

This is an unbelievable value. This event will have limited seating and will sell out FAST (only 125 seats available!).

If you are passionate about being prepared for your next role or making sure that all new managers at your company are equipped for success – join us!

The New Manager 3.0 Keynote Speaker

Featured Keynote Speaker Ryan Hawk is an author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offer structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.

Q & A Special Guest

Would you like the opportunity to have your questions answered by someone leading a successful organization? Local star and owner of the Savannah Bananas, Jesse Cole, will join a special Q&A session led by our Keynote Speaker, Ryan Hawk.

The Sessions and Sessions speakers

Learn more about the sessions and meet the presenters of the New Manager 3.0 below.

Session Title: Leading a New Generation
Presented By: Demietrius Frazier,
District Manager RH Foods

At 19 years old, Demietrius decided to learn everything he could about his industry so that one day he could have the job he desired. Today, he has that job, leading a team of hundreds of Zazby’s employees throughout the region. In this presentation, Demeitrius will explain the importance connecting and believing in your employees. Through his leadership, he has created leaders and great employees out of individuals other companies have overlooked.

Session Title: Leading from The Heart
Presented By: Dr. Ashley Morris,
Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah Tech

Dr. Morris is the Vice President for Academic Affairs Business & Professional Services at Savannah Technical College. In her role, she led the largest faculty in the college during the pandemic. She has applied creative ways of “leading from the heart” to connect with her team. She will share ways to acknowledge and embrace the diversity on your teams to create a more inclusive work environment.

Session Title: Emotional Intelligence At A Distance
Presented By: Brendan Ferrera,
CEO Employability

Brendan is the President and CEO of Employability, an organization dedicated to connecting adults with developmental disabilities with empowering work and life experiences that promote independence and self-efficacy. In his session, he will explore ways of growing your Emotional Intelligence as a leader and continuing to demonstrate that skill in a new, more remote working environment.

Session Title: Creating a Turnaround Culture
Presented By: Tammy Mims
CEO Liberty Regional

Tammy is a health care professional who is passionate about providing high quality patient outcomes. As CEO of two hospital systems, she has created turn-around cultures – moving a rural hospital from the brink of extinction to recognized excellence. In this session, she will share her best practices for building a culture that can dramatically change the outcomes of your organization.

Session Title: Providing Critical Feedback
Presented by: Jeff Grant,
HR Director, City of Savannah

Mr. Grant has extensive Human Resources experiences in multiple organizations. Through the years, he has developed proven ways to provide meaningful and constructive feedback to employees that need to improve and grow. In this session, he will share the do’s and don’ts of providing feedback – a critical function of any manager’s job.

The Agenda for New Manager 3.0 Leadership Conferene

New Manager 3.0 Agenda

9am – 12pm, Eckburg Auditorium


Keynote Address- Ryan Hawk

Interview with a Local Star- Jesse Cole

Training in the 21st Century

Leading a New Generation- Demietrius Frazier, RH Foods

Leading from The Heart – Dr. Ashley Morris

Lunch & Campus Tour

1pm – 2pm

Emotional Intelligence At A Distance- Brendan Ferrara

2pm – 3pm

Creating a Turnaround Culture- Tammy Mims

3pm – 4pm

Providing Critical Feedback- Jeff Grant

Date & Time

Coming Soon, Fall 2021 from 9am -4pm


$140, Includes Lunch & Ryan’s New Book


Registration can be completed online in just a few easy steps.

1. Complete the registration form below.

2. Provide the number of tickets you wish to purchase. Be sure to include yourself in the ticket count if you are planning to attend!

3. Click “Submit” and you will receive an email confirming your registration and details about your personalized payment link.

Join these organizations and others at this exciting event:

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
Service Emperor

About Savannah Technical College’s Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Department provides short-term continuing education classes in both the traditional and online classroom settings for the general public. Courses are available in a variety of skills and workforce development options that match local employer and industry needs.

The Department is also responsible for providing customized training solutions for businesses. Companies can choose to offer an existing course exclusively to their employees or to develop a training to their organization. To discuss your companies internal training needs, please contact Vice President of Economic Development Dr. Brent Stubbs at or by phone at 912-443-3015. To view additional continuing education courses, please visit