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2017 Annual Convention Sessions Descriptions
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Board Matters

Presented by Beth Brooks, CAE, Executive Vice President, National Association of Women in Construction

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Target Audience: Executives

Session Type: General


No matter how long you have been in your position, understanding best practices in the governance arena is vital for anyone who works with a volunteer board.  This quick one-hour  session will review policies that should be in place, a review of the nomination process, strategic planning, and board effectiveness, meetings and orientation.


Staying Power

Presented by Beth Brooks, CAE, Executive Vice President, National Association of Women in Construction

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Target Audience: Executives

Session Type: General


During this session, participants will hear some tangible and intangible advice from an Association Executive who has worked with 24 different volunteer Chairmen.  With real world examples, the points will deal with improvement and awareness of what it takes to serve as an association Executive Director….All lessons learned from observing association successes and failures.


The Day in the Life in a Nerdy Association World

Presented by Beth Z., Author, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Monday, September 25, 2017, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Target Audience:  Executives & Industry Partners

Session Type: General


During this session, learn about technology systems that streamline projects and tasks and understand how technology fits into every part of your day.  Also discover dozens of free and bargain apps and online tools that put the ideas from the conference into action.



Active Shooter Response Training and Situational Awareness

Presented by Joey Comeaux, CEO/Founder, 

CoverSix Training Academy

Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:15 a.m, - 12:15 p.m.

Target Audience:  Executives & Industry Partners

Session Type: General


The active shooter session will provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event.The session will include option based tactics as an alternative to the traditional “lockdown only” approach.


How DO They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Executives

Presented by Beth Z., Author, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Target Audience: Executives

Session Type: Breakout Session


Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional-level graphics and wow your colleagues.


Lobbying 101—The Importance of  Engagement in Advocacy

Presented by Norman Morris, CAE, RCA,  Executive Director, Louisiana REALTORS® and

Buck Vandersteen, CAE, Executive Director, Louisiana Forestry Association

Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Target Audience: Industry Partners

Session Type: Breakout Session


To demonstrate what common nonprofit advocacy is – and how effective it can be in advancing missions, improving lives, and strengthening  organizations.  Advocacy is deeply-rooted in nonprofits’ DNA; recognizing there is power in numbers; Different problems require different solutions. Whether playing offense to advance their cause or playing defense to ward off policy threats, nonprofits can use lots of different approaches to achieve their missions through advocacy. 

 

 

Building Your Brand Through Strategic Public Relations

Presented by Ann Edelman, Director of Public Relations, Zhender Communications

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 p .m.

Target Audience: Executives

Session Type: Breakout Session


Learn how to develop a non-profit plan to crisis  communications. Between the flood, hurricanes and how social media ignites, a crisis communication plan is vital to any organization.  There will be discussion why the current media landscape puts organizations at risk and what to do before, during and after a crisis concerning traditional media, public relations, social media.


How DO They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Suppliers

Presented by Beth Z., Author, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Target Audience: Industry Partners

Session Type: Breakout Session


Discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional-level graphics and wow your colleagues.

 

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