CAS Level Electives

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  • 10 Tips for New Managers 

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 12/05/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Without question, managing people is one of the most challenging professional experiences. While some people are born with great management skills, others must learn them. From conducting critical conversations to providing feedback, and from documenting interactions to conducting safe terminations, this session provides some golden nuggets for professionals looking to develop new management skills or for seasoned managers who just want a refresher. Learn to recognize common management pitfalls and how to avoid them; learn new communication skills and techniques, and understand how to safely and effectively manage a diverse workforce.

    Without question, managing people is one of the most challenging professional experiences. While some people are born with great management skills, others must learn them. From conducting critical conversations to providing feedback, and from documenting interactions to conducting safe terminations, Claudia St. John provides some golden nuggets for professionals looking to develop new management skills or for seasoned managers who just want a refresher. Learn to recognize common management pitfalls and how to avoid them; learn new communication skills and techniques; and understand how to safely and effectively manage a diverse workforce.

    Claudia St John, SPHR

    President of Affinity HR Group, LLC

    Claudia St. John is President of Affinity HR Group, LLC – a national human resources consulting firm that serves as an affinity partner for PPAI members. Claudia is an HR professional with 20 years' experience in global human resources, employee benefits, management consulting and communications. She specializes in strategic planning, employee engagement, organizational development, recruitment and executive career management.

    Claudia's prior experience includes serving as senior consultant for Mercer Human Resources Consulting, the nation's top HR consulting firm, in Washington DC and Geneva Switzerland, Vice President for People for POMCO Group, Manager of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's National Labor Office and Senior Policy Associate for the AFL-CIO. She holds an undergraduate degree in employee benefits and labor relations from The American University and a master's degree in business and public administration from The George Washington University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and maintains many certifications in workplace testing.

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  • Ship Like A Pro

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 10/10/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Managing a promotional products business is time-consuming. As a PPAI Affinity Partner, Ascent Global Logistics is available to help you simplify the shipping of your promotional products. Join Shad Zimmerman, senior director of inside Sales at Ascent Global Logistics, to learn how to optimize your shipping practices.

    Managing a promotional products business is time-consuming. As a PPAI Affinity Partner, Ascent Global Logistics is available to help you simplify the shipping of your promotional products. Join Shad Zimmerman, senior director of inside Sales at Ascent Global Logistics, to learn how to optimize your shipping practices. 

    Shad Zimmerman

    Senior Director of Inside Sales

    Shad Zimmerman is the senior director of inside sales at Ascent Global Logistics. He has over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry with companies such as Roadway/YRC, A DuiePyle, FedEx and now Ascent Global Logistics.

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  • SPARK 2018: The Shifting Environment Of Sales

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 08/17/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The ever-changing nature of sales pushes our industry forward and forces salespeople and companies to evolve. Long gone are the days when product selling provided a strong bottom line. Today, effective salespeople differentiate themselves through consultative selling, adding value through increased understanding. But, if you are not looking forward, you are likely to fall behind.

    The ever-changing nature of sales pushes our industry forward and forces salespeople and companies to evolve. Long gone are the days when product selling provided a strong bottom line. Today, effective sales people differentiate themselves through consultative selling, adding value through increased understanding. But, if you are not looking forward, you are likely to fall behind. This session by Lindsey Davis, MAS, will provide strategic insight into the Shifting Environment of Sales and explore the next key sales differentiator: perspective selling; moving beyond consulting to become a trusted expert.

    Lindsey Davis, MAS

    National Sales Representative

    Lindsey Davis, MAS, is a national sales representative at Raining Rose, Inc., where she focuses her time on business development and implementation of strategic branding programs. Her love of all things promotional products started when her parents founded Solar Advertising, an early lip balm supplier, in 2003, Lindsey became President of Solar Advertising and led the company through a successful purchase by Raining Rose in 2016. She is currently serving as the immediate past president of The Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association and the president of the Regional Association Council (RAC) Board at PPAI. Lindsey has a bachelor’s degree in international business from Johnson & Wales University in Denver.

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  • SPARK 2018: Change Is The Only Constant

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/10/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Change is all around us – we are changing all the time. We change our minds. Our circumstances change. The people and world around us change. Everyone has a different threshold for change. So, when change happens, what is your response? Join Julie Kwan as she presents an approach to help you stay fully present in times of change and to take ownership of your part in that change.

    Change is all around us – we are changing all the time. We change our minds. Our circumstances change. The people and world around us change. Everyone has a different threshold for change. So, when change happens, what is your response? Join Julie Kwan as she presents an approach to help you stay fully present in times of change and to take ownership of your part in that change.

    Julie Kwan

    Diversity and Learning Engagement Manager

    Julie is the manager of diversity and learning engagement at PPAI. She has over 10 years of experience in learning and development as a program manager, instructional designer, training facilitator, and webinar producer. She is a certified facilitator in Fierce Conversations. Julie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University. Through her academic work, Julie published a case study in the textbook Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies, as well as two articles for ISPI’s online publication PerformanceXpress.

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    0.5 Points

  • The ARTS of Diversity in the Promotional Products Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/08/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    To grow your business and stay relevant with today’s culture, your strategy should include building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. What does it take to do this? It takes the ARTS of Diversity! Join Julie Kwan as she discusses strategies for Attracting, Recruiting, Training, and Sustaining (ARTS) a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    To grow your business and stay relevant with today’s culture, your strategy should include building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. What does it take to do this? It takes the ARTS of Diversity! Join Julie Kwan as she discusses strategies for Attracting, Recruiting, Training, and Sustaining (ARTS) a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Julie Kwan

    Diversity and Learning Engagement Manager

    Julie is the manager of diversity and learning engagement at PPAI. She has over 10 years of experience in learning and development as a program manager, instructional designer, training facilitator, and webinar producer. She is a certified facilitator in Fierce Conversations. Julie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University. Through her academic work, Julie published a case study in the textbook Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies, as well as two articles for ISPI’s online publication PerformanceXpress.

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    0.5 Points