SIG Summit 2018

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11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Registration and Lunch

Introduction by Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

Keynote by Julius Rhodes: Resiliency and Emotional Intelligence – The Power Within You

Julius Rhodes, SPHR

This keynote session will kick off the 2018 SIG Summit with a focus on increasing your understanding of the nature of resiliency and related factors, the cores aspects associated with resiliency and emotional intelligence, and how resiliency impacts you personally and professionally.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Public Policy & Advocacy Round-up


Kristin Hellquist, CAE, MS, Director of Advocacy & Practice Affairs, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Jeanne Tuerk, Manager, Government Affairs, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Ann Weber, Director Government Affairs, Society of Actuaries

Come hear from the SIG leaders/members about the important issues recently discussed like measuring advocacy activities, PAC compliance pearls, marketing and social media strategies. We are looking to hear from you what you would like to share and what you want to know about best practices for the future.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Effectively Represent Your Association to Any Audience

Presenters: Beth Schlesinger and Sara L. Conley

This session will focus on how to best represent your organization when speaking with members, at conferences, or to the media.

Educational Programs – Engage Volunteers to Set the Stage

Speaker: Kim Corcoran, CMP, President, Meetings Michigan

The best way to gain membership loyalty and to ensure a "return on experience" is to get your members active and engaged. During this session, the speaker will take attendees through a variety of encounters during the program development process. Be ready to explore ideas that can be implemented in your organization!

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Marketing for Meetings: Tips & Tricks for Better Engagement

Adrianne Glowski, Director of Marketing, Radiological Society of North America
Lisa Mikita, Meeting Manager, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Aleta Harris, Senior Manager, Meetings, Exhibits & Travel, AHIMA

Learn about ideas that have helped associations attract and engage attendees (and sponsors) along with the marketing tools and strategies that have made the process more effective and successful.

How to Leverage New Technologies for Fundraising

Presenter: Rupa Brosseau, Director, FAER, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Asking for money is never an easy job. It requires a unique blend of marketing and knowing your audience. Learn how FAER is utilizing tech tools to reach our audience to make fundraising easier.

Certification: Why you Should Consider it Early in your Career!

Speaker: Jo Santos

Calling all YP’s! Learn how earning certifications early in your career can help advance your career and education. This session will cover different types of credentialing programs essential in taking your career to the next level.

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM

General Assembly, Closing Remarks

04:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Closing Reception

Join us for a networking reception with your fellow attendees and speakers!