Pittsburgh Society of 
Association Executives

March Master's Conference

  • March 17, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Regional Learning Alliance; 850 Cranberry Woods Drive; Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Registration

  • • 6” skirted table for your exhibit for entire day
    • Recognition at event and in printed materials
    • Breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch
    • Networking opportunity with local association professionals
    • One complimentary conference registration (includes all scheduled seminars)
  • • 6” skirted table for your exhibit for entire day
    • Recognition at event and in printed materials
    • Breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch
    • Networking opportunity with local association professionals
    • One complimentary conference registration (includes all scheduled seminars)
    • On screen recognition during the conference
    • Banner ad on the PSAE website in March, April and May
  • • 6” skirted table for your exhibit for entire day
    • Recognition at event and in printed materials
    • Breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch
    • Networking opportunity with local association professionals
    • One complimentary conference registration (includes all scheduled seminars)
    • On screen recognition during the conference
    • Banner ad on the PSAE website in March, April and May
    • 1/4 page ad in the PSAE annual directory

Registration is closed

Master's Conference

           
 8:30am
 Registration Opens
 
9:00am

Sweat the Small Stuff:
Smart Strategies to Elevate Engagement


If you want your Association to be a force for the future, it’s critical that you recognize and engage your members, volunteers and staff more powerfully than ever before. Legendary cultures start with a commitment to paying attention to the values that keep people connected with each other and with the greater mission.

When associations pay attention to the “little things,” they maintain stronger commitment, higher retention rate, and increased participation. With Gallup reporting that approximately 68% of the workforce is disengaged or actively disengaged, the fallout is hitting membership organizations too. This clearly is an issue you don't want to ignore.

Although most organizations understand the importance of having an engaged team, and have developed initiatives to address this, few leadership teams know how to create a culture aligned with the needs of their member population. Dealing with the reality of limited resources and tight budgets, wouldn’t it be nice to have simple strategies that won’t strain your bottom line?

Gratitude strategies – or Grategies® - focus on principle with a capital “P.” When an employee, client or volunteer feels appreciated, they are more likely to give their very best efforts, loyalty and commitment to the organization. The best part? These strategies work equally well personally.

This session is chock-full of ideas, interactions and implementable actions that attendees can put into practice immediately. “Sweat the Small Stuff” gives you the tools you need to succeed.

Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Effectively articulate and recognize accomplishments
  • Develop an engagement program based on authentic action
  • Create a foundation of trust that creates emotional connection to the organization
  • Verbalize specific feedback to acknowledge employee contributions
Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy lives her mission "to change the world, one "thank you" at a time. An award-winning speaker and best-selling author, Lisa helps her clients develop employee engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s.

  

10:15am
 Break/Exhibitor Time

10:30am

Sweat the Small Stuff:
Smart Strategies to Elevate Engagement

continued

 
11:45am
 Lunch/Exhibitor Time

12:15pm

Cybersecurity in the Workplace - It's Everyone's Responsibility

A day does not go by without a company making headlines for becoming a victim of a computer intrusion. This presentation will provide an overview of cyber threats today, improving resiliency, and the importance of working together through the InfraGard public-private partnership.

Michelle Pirtle, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
SA Pirtle has a Masters in Computer Science and her experience is centered on cyber investigations and the cyber threat landscape. Her investigative experience has included criminal and national security matters, both stateside and internationally.  SA Pirtle currently works to secure our nation’s critical infrastructures through collaborative relationships and information sharing. The cyber and physical threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure are the focal points of her outreach with industry, academia, and government. She is the FBI Coordinator for both the Pittsburgh InfraGard Members Alliance and the West Virginia InfraGard Members Alliance

1:00pm
        
       
Navigating Volatile Markets & Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning

Richard Bowler
VP and Branch Manager
Fidelity Investments

 
2:15pm
 Break/Exhibitor Time

2:30pm

Event Contract Perspectives

This lively panel discussion will focus on negotiating event contracts from the perspective of the meeting planner, the finance department and the facility.

Panelists will include:

  • Shannon Kiley (AIST Events Manager)
  • Una Kilberg (ONS Director of Meeting Services)
  • Robert Petrilli (Marcellus Shale Coalition VP of Finance, Administration & Events)
  • Randy Connolly (Omni William Penn Director of Sales)
 3:45  Post Meeting Networking              
 


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