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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/29/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Through this presentation you will learn about what it means to be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind. Attendees will learn about different accommodations used by these populations and how to incorporate them to achieve communication equity. The presenters will share how procedures and guidelines can be altered to foster accessibility for meeting participants.

    Through this presentation you will learn about what it means to be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind. Attendees will learn about different accommodations used by these populations and how to incorporate them to achieve communication equity. The presenters will share how procedures and guidelines can be altered to foster accessibility for meeting participants.

    Three takeaways:

    • Gain awareness of and recognize the importance of communication equity
    • Recognize some of the barriers to participation in meetings, events, training and learn about solutions.
    • Understand how to ensure procedures and guidelines translate to effective practices resulting in communication equity

    Katie Franklin

    Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator

    NC Department of Health and Human Services

    Katie Franklin is the Hard of Hearing (HOH) Services Coordinator with the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has worked for the state of NC in different capacities for almost 15 years and has been with this Division for eight years. She is the subject matter expert for all things hearing loss and communication access as it relates to Hard of Hearing consumers. Katie is an advocate who devotes her time to improving the lives of those with hearing loss. Some accomplishments include starting a hearing loss support group, leading the Hard of Hearing workgroup which lead to the development of telehealth resources that are the first of its kind in the country, increasing free hearing screenings throughout the state, presentations to statewide audiences, Signed Governors Proclamations for Hearing Loss Awareness Month annually, provision of a professionally developed resource for Over-the-Counter Hearing aids and much more.

    David Schultz

    Regional Manager

    Wilmington Regional Center

    David Schultz is the Regional Manager at the Wilmington Regional Center, one of seven regional centers across the state, within the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (DSDHH). With a robust career spanning various roles, David previously served as a Recreational Therapist for the Independent Living Program, a collaborative initiative with the Division of Vocational Services. Prior to that, he led as the Director of Student Life at the North Carolina School for the Deaf - Morganton. His expertise includes life enrichment, leisure education, and comprehensive staff development.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/18/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Group blocks at hotels for government & military VIPs have their own set of unique requirements. In this session, we will be covering best practices for both planners and suppliers when working with high profile government customers.

    Group blocks at hotels for government & military VIPs have their own set of unique requirements.  In this session, we will be covering best practices for both planners and suppliers when working with high profile government customers.

    Megan Johnson

    Sonesta Hotels

    Megan Johnson is a Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP), serving as 2nd Vice President for the Northern Lights Chapter of SGMP.  Megan began her career as a marketing and event planner for an accounting software company based in Minneapolis in the late 1990s.  A dedicated communications, marketing, and sales professional, Megan has a robust background in hospitality and cyber security engagement that spans diverse industries and roles.  Megan has been a Group Sales Manager with The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown for over 2 years – focusing on small to midsize markets, and the government sector.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Ilissa Moregon is excited to break this glass ceiling and empower planners with all the knowledge they need to be in the driver's seat for planning and negotiating AV production. This workshop will empower you to understand what kind of equipment, staff, and set up for what your event actually needs to function properly, look great, and be cost-effective.

    Ilissa Moregon is excited to break this glass ceiling and empower planners with all the knowledge they need to be in the driver's seat for planning and negotiating AV production. This workshop will empower you to understand what kind of equipment, staff, and set up for what your event actually needs to function properly, look great, and be cost-effective.

    Ilissa Moregon

    Ilissa Moregon is an expert production manager and strategist with recognized expertise in developing and executing live/hybrid and virtual national events for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and cutting-edge market-driven programs. Her career background includes extensive experience in audio and video engineering. She is a leader in sales revenue, client retention and has been an event manager for 20 years in 100's of venues. Ilissa has the ability to take mood board ideas from concept to implementation. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session provides an overview as well as an update of the latest activities of the government's FedRooms lodging program. The speaker shares the latest government travel trends and interesting data slices about the program and a look at the vision for both the lodging program and Small Meetings Management going forward.

    This session provides an overview as well as an update of the latest activities of the government's FedRooms lodging program.  The speaker shares the latest government travel trends and interesting data slices about the program and a look at the vision for both the lodging program and Small Meetings Management going forward.

    Tom Ruesink

    Tom began his career by buying a franchise of an improvisational comedy show and bringing it to Minneapolis.  He isn't funny, he just saw a business opportunity.  Needing an actual paycheck, he started working for a Fortune 500 company and got hooked on data and analytics.  He took a job with a large Minnesota Travel Management Company when they were forming their client consulting group and headed up their analytic modeling group.  He has spent the last 20 plus years helping companies and the government negotiate and travel in more efficient ways.  For a long time, Tom was a frequent speaker in travel forums and events and in 2011 was named 1 of the top 20 most influential people in the travel industry, largely for his work with Coca-Cola developing a travel scoring system that helped drive compliant behavior.  Tom consulted with the government since 2012 and became a federal employee in October 2021 working with the City Pair Program, FedRooms, and leading the market research component of ETSNext, the booking and expense platform currently out for bid.  He's excited to be here as one of his initiatives is exploring how we can utilize technologies such as small meetings registration tools to ensure that proper procurement processes are followed.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Efficient time management is paramount for professionals working within tight deadlines. The rapid evolution of personal productivity technology, coupled with advancements in artificial intelligence, has presented an array of tools that are not only cutting-edge but also increasingly accessible.

    Efficient time management is paramount for professionals working within tight deadlines. The rapid evolution of personal productivity technology, coupled with advancements in artificial intelligence, has presented an array of tools that are not only cutting-edge but also increasingly accessible. In this session, Event Technology Specialist Yinka Freeman will guide you through the latest applications designed to save time and enhance efficiency. Key Learning Outcomes: 

    1. Explore the newest productivity apps tailored for busy professionals. 
    2. Gain valuable insights and tips on effective task organization. 
    3. Uncover the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on supercharging productivity. 

    Enjoy this insightful session to stay at the forefront of productivity technology and learn how to optimize your workflow for peak efficiency.

    Yinka Freeman

    Yinka a live, virtual, and hybrid event producer, with expertise in conceptualizing themes, preparing and managing timelines, coordinating technical aspects and logistics, and managing event staff. Her creativity and resourcefulness are crucial in organizing and hosting successful events. She loves event planning and creating experiences people will remember and something to talk about! 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/20/2024

    In this insightful webinar, event planners will delve into the intricate realm of force majeure clauses and their implications on event management. We'll explore the legal and practical dimensions of force majeure, including what constitutes a force majeure event, how to draft and interpret force majeure clauses effectively, and strategies for mitigating risks associated with unforeseeable circumstances. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how force majeure impacts contract negotiations, liability, and contingency planning in the dynamic world of event management. Through real-life case studies and expert insights, attendees will learn practical tips for navigating force majeure scenarios, maintaining business continuity, and safeguarding their events against unexpected disruptions. Whether you're a seasoned event professional or new to the industry, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to confidently tackle the challenges posed by force majeure and emerge as a resilient and adaptable event planner.

    In this insightful webinar, event planners will delve into the intricate realm of force majeure clauses and their implications on event management. We'll explore the legal and practical dimensions of force majeure, including what constitutes a force majeure event, how to draft and interpret force majeure clauses effectively, and strategies for mitigating risks associated with unforeseeable circumstances.


    Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how force majeure impacts contract negotiations, liability, and contingency planning in the dynamic world of event management. Through real-life case studies and expert insights, attendees will learn practical tips for navigating force majeure scenarios, maintaining business continuity, and safeguarding their events against unexpected disruptions.

    Whether you're a seasoned event professional or new to the industry, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to confidently tackle the challenges posed by force majeure and emerge as a resilient and adaptable event planner.

    Tyra Warner

    Chair of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts

    College of Coastal Georgia

    Tyra Warner, PhD, JD, CMP is the Chair of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts at the College of Coastal Georgia.  Her practice and research expertise are in the legal, safety, and security issues that affect meetings and events. If her name sounds familiar to you, you may have seen her interviewed in a meetings industry article on contracts, heard her speak at an industry conference, or you may have her confused with Tyra Banks. Actively involved with meetings industry associations for years, in 2022, Tyra was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Meeting Professionals International. Tyra is one of only two people in the world who has a law degree, a PhD in Hospitality, and has earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn about the laws and regulations regarding the U.S. flag and patriotic customs on how to display it. Determine the precedence of and how to incorporate other flags into displays such as international flags, state and organizational flags, and positional & personal flags. Attend this interactive session and test your flag knowledge!

    Learn about the laws and regulations regarding the U.S. flag and patriotic customs on how to display it.   Determine the precedence of and how to incorporate other flags into displays such as international flags, state and organizational flags, and positional & personal flags.  Attend this interactive session and test your flag knowledge! 

    Kathleen Ryan, CGMP

    Customer Engagement Team Lead

    Boeing

    Kathleen Ryan, CGMP, is a Boeing Customer Engagement Team Lead.  She's a retired Air Force Officer and former Chief of Protocol for the Department of the Air Force and was Aide-de-Camp to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a business owner, she was an Associate of the Protocol School of Washington where she collaborated on the development of their Protocol Officer Training Course and with Harlan Lee & Associates, she conducted protocol training for the Missile Defense and Defense Intelligence Agencies.  She is a Certified Government Meeting Professional and was selected the 2020 Sam Gilmer "Planner of the Year."

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We often learn about ethical decision making in a nice little prepackaged ethical dilemma. But unfortunately, real life doesn’t label the difficult moral questions we face every day as ethical dilemmas so we can apply all those handy decision-making skills we learned in our ethics training. It doesn’t matter how good you are at resolving ethical dilemmas if you never even realize there’s a problem that needs solved. While still fun and entertaining, The Morality Matrix is a highly educational presentation that digs deep into providing participants with the hard and soft skills required habituate ethical behavior.

    We often learn about ethical decision making in a nice little prepackaged ethical dilemma. But unfortunately, real life doesn’t label the difficult moral questions we face every day as ethical dilemmas so we can apply all those handy decision-making skills we learned in our ethics training. It doesn’t matter how good you are at resolving ethical dilemmas if you never even realize there’s a problem that needs solved. While still fun and entertaining, The Morality Matrix is a highly educational presentation that digs deep into providing participants with the hard and soft skills required habituate ethical behavior.

    Dallin Cooper

    Dallin Cooper has owned and operated businesses of all sizes for nearly a decade. Teaching the same principles of ethical leadership that led to the success of his own businesses, Dallin is the speaker for any business group, association or organization looking to develop a culture of trust. Ethics generally gets a reputation of being a boring and stuffy topic. Dallin strives to subvert that reputation by crafting speeches and trainings that don’t feel like “ethics training.” Instead, audiences will learn about how their actions impact their relationships with others as well as themselves in such a way that they yearn to behave more ethically not because of compliance, but because of the benefit that behavior brings to their lives.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Designed to provide a reminder for experienced event planners and basic insight for beginners on the (4) four basic elements of event planning: 1. Selecting the appropriate venue; 2. Negotiating pricing and contract specifics; 3. Arranging the necessary event services; 4. Planning the overall event. Participants leave with a base working knowledge of all aspects of what goes into planning a meeting or event.

    This session, recorded at the SGMP 2024 National Education Conference (NEC) is designed to provide a reminder for experienced event planners and basic insight for beginners on the (4) four basic elements of event planning:  1.  Selecting the appropriate venue; 2. Negotiating pricing and contract specifics; 3. Arranging the necessary event services; 4. Planning the overall event. Participants leave with a base working knowledge of all aspects of what goes into planning a meeting or event.  

    Linda Hampton Norris

    CEO

    Norris Conference Centers

    Linda Hampton Norris, CMP - CEO, Norris Conference Centers.  Started in Austin, Texas in 1990, with venues now in Dallas, San Antonio, Katy and 2 in Houston.   Linda has a BS in Education – Baylor; MBA - Texas State University; Masters in Human Resources/Leadership Development – University of Texas.   Since 2012 Linda has presented “Meetings Are A SNAP” workshops for State & National Associations and numerous private organizations. Linda has been involved in various non-profit organizations.  Most recent responsibilities include 2023 Chairman of the Board for the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Meeting Professionals International – Houston Area Chapter.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    With so many employees working in a virtual environment, it's easy to feel like you live at work 24/7. Your office is now in your house just steps from where you sleep and eat dinner. While the benefits of being able to put laundry in during your lunch break may feel like you've got a handle on your life, the work you do is on your phone… with you… on the weekends. It can be a constant reminder that you never really left the office to decompress.

    With so many employees working in a virtual environment, it's easy to feel like you live at work 24/7. Your office is now in your house just steps from where you sleep and eat dinner. While the benefits of being able to put laundry in during your lunch break may feel like you've got a handle on your life, the work you do is on your phone… with you… on the weekends. It can be a constant reminder that you never really left the office to decompress.


    TAKE-AWAYS:
    1. Learn tips on how to separate work and the rest of your life
    2. Get a better understanding of how your values match (or don’t match) your actions
    3. Explore the concept of creating work-life integration

    Danielle Rivenbark, CGMP

    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

    Danielle Rivenbark, CGMP, works for the NC Department of Public Instruction as the Professional Development Manager for Career and Technical Education, where she manages a team that plans and executes 70+ courses and conferences each year both virtually and in person. She also homeschools her five children in rural Eastern North Carolina. She earned her Master’s Degree from Temple University in Tourism and Hospitality Management and her CGMP in 2013. Danielle has been a member of SGMP since 2011 and has served two terms as the NC Chapter President. She currently serves as a GILMER Trustee for Education.