Summer Leadership Conference

The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association is excited to again bring together current and future leaders within our industry. The 2024 event will again take place at the ICONA in Avalon, NJ. We hope to see you there!

June 9, 2024 - June 11, 2024
ICONA, Avalon, NJ

Conference Registration

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION $195 Per Person Event Access Includes:
  • June 9 Welcome Reception
  • June 10 Breakfast, Business Program, and Networking Reception
  • June 11 Breakfast and Business Program
Spouses/Guests are able to register separately for breakfast at $35 per day. Please note any company who markets retail petroleum products is eligible to attend the conference. Any vendor/supplier must be a PPA member and current on their 2024 membership dues in order to attend.   REGISTER NOW

Authentic Communication

June 10 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM In the past five years, research from Google, Yale, Harvard, and even Work Wisdom has illustrated that effective communication is essential to high-performing teams. During this module, participants will learn 20 concrete, artful practices to enhance meaningful communication to foster engagement and effectiveness in the workplace. Participants can use Work Wisdom's Authentic Communication Workbook to reinforce these new skills during and after this module.

From Conflict to Collaboration

June 11 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Learning to shift organizational and interpersonal conflict towards healthy collaboration is critical for leaders and teams. During this interactive workshop, Participants will learn about the five styles of constructively managing conflict, assess their predisposition, and obtain concrete tools and scripts to de-escalate conflicts. Participants will learn about the scale of stances: passive, assertive, and aggressive, and the practical uses of each posture. This session also includes Work Wisdom's original solutions to communication gaps in conflict and effective methods of giving and receiving feedback. The workshop closes with tools for exercising collaborative relationships.


Janine holds a Bachelor's degree in English Writing, and with over ten years of writing, human resources, and social work experience, she is an expert at communicating and connecting with others. Janine formerly served as a Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA, using evidence-based practices and a strengths-based model for educating her clients in professional development, educational attainment, and lifestyle wellness. She also has several years of experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to adults from over 50 countries across the globe. With an Equity-Informed Mediation (EIM) certification from Resolutions Northwest in Portland, Oregon, she is passionate about helping organizations foster equitable cultures. At Work Wisdom, Janine facilitates workshops on Authentic Communication, Culture Shaping, and Equity.
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Conference Schedule

Welcome Reception

4:00PM - 6:00PM

The Sandbar Village (Fire Pit Area)


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Seaglass Ballroom

Business Program

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Seaglass Ballroom

Networking Reception

6:00PM - 7:00PM

The Veranda


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Seaglass Ballroom & The Veranda

Joint New Generation & Political Action Committee Meeting

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Seaglass Ballroom

Business Program

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Seaglass Ballroom


Primary Event Sponsor

June 9 Welcome Reception Sponsor

June 10 Networking Reception Sponsor

June 10 Breakfast Sponsor

June 11 Breakfast Sponsor

Host Hotel Information

ICONA Avalon Starting at $329 per night (plus tax & resort fees) Book Online: Click Here Book by Phone: (609) 368-5155 using and reference the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association room block. Room cutoff date is May 7, 2024 We have the following room block in place: Nights of June 7 & 8 Starting at $429/night (discounted weekend rate) Nights of June 9–11 Starting at $319/night (discounted weekday rate) Hotel Cancellation Policy For any cancellations or changes to number of rooms, please make by May 7, 2024  in order for it to only be a $50 cancellation fee per reservation cancelled. Any cancellations or changes within those 30 days will become 100% charged deposit. BOOK HOTEL ONLINE