[APRA-NW] 2016 APRA-NW Conference

Krista A. Berg kas7686 at uw.edu
Thu Sep 1 09:24:04 PDT 2016

APRA-NW 2016 Conference

Greetings APRA-NW colleagues,
Our annual conference will be taking place on Friday, September 23 2016 at Pacific Tower in Seattle, WA<https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pacific+Tower,+1200+12th+Ave+S,+Seattle,+WA+98144/@47.5928498,-122.3179759,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54906a96bc4d6f83:0xedf4baa98b636618!8m2!3d47.5928083!4d-122.3159563>. The cost is $80 for APRA-NW members and $100 for nonmembers and you can register here<http://www.apra-nw.org/event-2326461/Registration>. If you are not yet a member, it is not too late to sign up here<http://www.apra-nw.org/page-1092814>.
The agenda, hotel information and a special opportunity for Small Shop members are detailed below.
We hope to see you there!
Theme: Strategic Communication for Working Relationships
8:30-9:00 Registration and light breakfast
9:00-9:30 Welcome!
9:30-11:00 Keynote speaker: Pam Farmer, PHD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Topic: Crucial Conversations: tools for talking when the stakes are high.
11:00-11:15 BREAK
11:15-12:00 Roundtable session #1
Table topics:

1. Research Resources.

2. Prospecting for organizations w/o a built-in constituency.

3. Crucial conversations: phrases that work.

4. Establishing norms and habits for communication with colleagues who travel.
12:00-12:45 LUNCH (boxed salads & sandwiches)
12:45-1:15 APRA-NW business meeting:
Updates re: treasury; membership; mentorship; programming.
Survey of members: future conference in Spokane, WA?
Thank-you to past board members.
1:15-2:15 Prospect Development 2016 recap session:
A series of short presentations and discussion about the APRA-International conference in Nashville, TN.
2:15-2:30 BREAK with snacks
2:30-3:15 Roundtable session #2:
Table topics:

1. Addressing ambiguous expectations.

2. Stakeholder identification and buy-in for prospect management.

3. Inclusive communication across development roles.

4. Communication cycle for prospect-portfolio review.
3:15-4:00 Group Discussions - delve into the most popular ideas of the day.

1. Audience choice - additional topics
* Roundtable topics subject to change based on facilitator availability.
4:30- 5:30 Happy Hour at Courtyard Marriott Pioneer Square.
APRA-NW has a conference hotel reserved. Rooms at Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square can be booked for $229.00 per night. To get this rate, we have to use this link and book rooms by Friday, 9/9/2016<http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=APRA-NW%20Room%20Block%20%5ESEAPS%60APRAPRA%60229.00%60USD%60false%604%609/22/16%609/23/16%609/9/16&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes>.
Small Shop Conference Drawing
We are holding a drawing to award free conference registration to two APRA-NW members who work in small shops!
If would like to sign up for the drawing, please contact Michie Spradling before 5:00 pm on Wednesday 9/7/2016:

* Email: michies at uoregon.edu

* Subject: APRA-NW Conference Drawing
Be sure to include the following information:

* Name

* Employer

* Address
If you are not yet a member, it is not too late to sign up here<http://www.apra-nw.org/page-1092814>.
Winners will be notified by email on Thursday, 9/8/2016.
Other questions
If you have any questions about the conference please feel free to email me<mailto:kas7686 at uw.edu>.
We look forward to seeing all of you on the 23rd of September!

~Krista Berg
Mentorship Chair, APRA-NW

Prospect Management Strategist
Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics
kas7686 at uw.edu<mailto:kas7686 at uw.edu>
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