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CAS Level Electives

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  • SPARK 2019 Conference

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    Join us for the SPARK Conference July 17-19, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina! SPARK is the industry's conference designed by young professionals for young professionals in the promotional products industry. SPARK delivers education and networking opportunities for 80 practitioners who are at the beginning stages of their careers in the promotional products industry. The conference’s programming focused on creating an educational event that has a positive impact on attendees, getting them to think creatively and helping them network and learn from their peers.

    Join us for the SPARK Conference July 17-19, 2019! SPARK is original conference designed by young professionals for young professionals in the promotional products industry.  SPARK delivers education and networking opportunities for 80 practitioners who are at the beginning stages of their careers in the promotional products industry. Delivering a unique take on education in the industry, SPARK moves through different locations throughout the host city, giving attendees a feel for Charlotte, showcasing presentations in fresh environments and creating opportunities to network and collaborate. The conference’s programming focused on creating an educational event that has a positive impact on attendees, getting them to think creatively and helping them network and learn from their peers. For more information beyond registration, please check out our event site.

    To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org

    Who may attend this event?

    To be eligible to attend any PPAI event, you must be a PPAI Member or Associate, meaning you own or are employed by a company that manufactures, imports or resell promotional products. 

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    5 Points will be added to your transcript after the SPARK Conference has been completed. 

    The 2019 program begins Wednesday July 17-Friday July 19, 2019. There will be a post-event option to stay for the community service event to donate your time and give back to the local community. 

    In order to accommodate as many companies and diverse ideas as possible, there will be a maximum of three attendees per company. Please email Jody if you would like to wait list additional staff members. 

    Member price - $495

    Nonmember price - $645

    Privacy By registering for the conference you agree to have your basic information published on the official attendee list and to have your photo taken at the event. Please contact PPAI should you wish to be removed.

    Questions Regarding Registration Please call Jody Mello at 972-258-3026

    Questions Regarding Membership Please call 888-I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) or e-mail PPAI Membership.

    Does my registration fee include hotel room?

    Hotel rooms are not included. Attendees are responsible for hotel rooms in addition to their SPARK registration fee. A reduced hotel room rate will be available for attendees, the rate will be updated in the near future.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to June 16, 2019 and are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Refunds will not be granted after June 16, 2019 nor will they be given for no-shows.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to Friday, June 14, 2019 and are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the cancellation. Refunds will not be granted after June 14th nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to Jody Mello.

    For the agenda, hotel registration and sponsor list, please check out our event site

  • The Skill Set Of The Future

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 03/13/2019 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    The business world grows more competitive every day. To stay in demand in this tough environment, you need to perform at a level higher than ever before. You must achieve better results (and do so quickly), instantly recover from missteps and garner the confidence to thrive in times of uncertainty. To do this, you need a modern-day skill set that gives you an edge over competitors and helps you efficiently reach your goals. In addition to perfecting the hard skills you need for your industry, you must also focus on developing trust and engagement—two components lacking in many business interactions today. Join Paul Krasnow to learn the seven best practices that are necessary for success.

    The business world grows more competitive every day. To stay in demand in this tough environment, you need to perform at a level higher than ever before. You must achieve better results (and do so quickly), instantly recover from missteps and garner the confidence to thrive in times of uncertainty. To do this, you need a modern-day skill set that gives you an edge over competitors and helps you efficiently reach your goals. In addition to perfecting the hard skills you need for your industry, you must also focus on developing trust and engagement—two components lacking in many business interactions today. Join Paul Krasnow to learn the seven best practices that are necessary for success.

    Paul Krasnow

    Financial Representative - Northwestern Mutual

    Paul Krasnow is a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he has been a top producer for 40 years. He is known for providing innovative solutions for his clients’ personal and business needs. Paul has been named a Top 20 Agent 18 times and a Top 10 Western Regional Agent 25 times. Early in his career, Paul suffered a financially devastating bankruptcy with a line of clothing stores he owned, but went on to join Northwestern Mutual, where he has created an impressive block of business and a strong network of clients, many of whom have become lifelong friends. Paul enjoys teaching others about the mindset of resilience and the skill set it takes to prosper in any environment. He has published articles for insurance publications both locally and nationally and has served on a variety of boards. Paul regularly speaks for multiple life associations in the U.S. and has given seminars for law firms and CPA firms in the Southern California area. His book The Success Code: A Guide For Achieving Your Personal Best In Business And Life” can be found on Amazon.

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    1 Point

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Best of Expo 2019: In Brands We Trust

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 03/08/2019 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    It’s no secret that having a great brand can give can give you a competitive edge when promoting your business in the marketplace. The real question is, how do distributors really build brands that are memorable, marketable and profitable? Join Johnny Campbell to discuss the four most profitable brand-building strategies that top distributors are using to attract the best clients and dominate their marketplace.

    It’s no secret that having a great brand can give can give you a competitive edge when promoting your business in the marketplace. The real question is, how do distributors really build brands that are memorable, marketable and profitable? Join Johnny Campbell to discuss the four most profitable brand-building strategies that top distributors are using to attract the best clients and dominate their marketplace.

    Johnny Campbell, DTM, AS

    Promotional Product Profits

    Johnny Campbell is a keynote speaker and author and founder of Promotional Product Profits, an organization that helps people turn their personal challenges into breakthroughs and their products and services into profits. Campbell gained his expertise in the insurance industry, where he worked as a corporate trainer and participated in leading hundreds of people through massive organizational changes. He is the past president of the National Speaker Association for the state of Illinois, and is an Accredited Speaker, a designation presented by Toastmasters International for excellence in public speaking. It is held by only Less than 100 professional speakers in the world.

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    .5 Credit

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Courage To Change: An Enhanced Approach To PPAI’s Governance Structure

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 02/06/2019

    Market disruption, constant change and uncertainty challenge PPAI members and the promotional products industry. PPAI counts on its volunteer leaders, their diverse experiences and expertise to help us be nimble and succeed. To enhance its governance model and tap into the strengths of PPAI’s membership, new initiatives will be deployed in 2019 to expand the pool of leadership candidates and improve member experiences. In this webinar presented by Cathi Hight and Paul Bellantone, CAE, you’ll explore: 1. PPAI’s investment in strategic foresight and how it benefits members. 2. Four governance changes PPAI is deploying in 2019, why it matters and how it impacts you. 3. New leadership opportunities for PPAI members.

    Market disruption, constant change and uncertainty challenge PPAI members and the promotional products industry. PPAI counts on its volunteer leaders, their diverse experiences and expertise to help us be nimble and succeed. To enhance its governance model and tap into the strengths of PPAI’s membership, new initiatives will be deployed in 2019 to expand the pool of leadership candidates and improve member experiences.

    In this webinar presented by Cathi Hight and Paul Bellantone, CAE, you’ll explore: 
    1. PPAI’s investment in strategic foresight and how it benefits members.
    2. Four governance changes PPAI is deploying in 2019, why it matters and how it impacts you.
    3. New leadership opportunities for PPAI members.

    Cathi Hight

    President - Hight Performance Group

    Cathi Hight is a Kaizen consultant and the president of Hight Performance Group based in Austin, Texas. Considered an industry thought leader, she is the developer of The Member Retention Kit and A New Approach to Tiered Membership. Cathi helps associations manage constant change, meet the expectations of their members and effectively communicate the value of membership.

    With more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement, Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes and improving customer experiences, which bring about “good change” for internal and external customers alike.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul is the president and chief executive officer of PPAI, the not-for-profit association for more than 15,000 member companies of the $21 billion promotional products industry. He is committed to the advancement of the promotional products industry through visibility, viability and credibility. Paul is focused on delivering compelling member value and responsible for successfully executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners.

    Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

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  • Best of Expo 2019: Safe Conversations: Dialogue That Transforms Workplace Culture

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Employee conflict is a reality in the workplace. When working relationships are strained, organizations experience lowered productivity, employee under performance and negative workplace culture. While conflict is inevitable, when workplaces engage in “safe conversations”—transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues—concerns are identified, behaviors are addressed, and a positive workplace culture is established. Join Lorie Reichel-Howe to learn how to equip managers to foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within their teams by learning skills to safely talk about issues that hinder the success of the people they lead.

    Employee conflict is a reality in the workplace. When working relationships are strained, organizations experience lowered productivity, employee under performance and negative workplace culture. While conflict is inevitable, when workplaces engage in “safe conversations”—transformative dialogue that uncovers hidden workplace issues—concerns are identified, behaviors are addressed, and a positive workplace culture is established. Join Lorie Reichel-Howe to learn how to equip managers to foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within their teams by learning skills to safely talk about issues that hinder the success of the people they lead.

    Lorie Reichel-Howe

    Founder - Conversations in the Workplace

    Lorie Reichel-Howe is founder of Conversations in the Workplace. She equips managers and teams to have “safe conversations” – transformative dialogues that uncover hidden workplace issues. These conversations foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration within the organization. With over 20 years of experience in communications and relationship management, training and development, Lorie is passionate about supporting organizations in creating a culture where people love where they work and with whom they work. Lorie is a professional mediator and conflict coach. Lorie mediates small claims and civil harassment cases at the Santa Clara Superior Court and provides community mediation for the Santa Clara Department of Human Relations. 

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    1 Credit

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.