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  • Diversity Opens Doors: Selling To Major Corporations And The Fortune 500

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/02/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Today more than ever before, companies both large and small are realizing the value of buying their ad specialty products from distributorships that embody diversity. In fact, many Fortune 500 corporations are tasked with developing business relationships with under-represented ownership groups, including women, veterans, visible minorities, LGBT and others. To get in front of these potential buyers and take advantage of the huge growth opportunity, it’s vital to have your business officially certified. During this session with Kathy Cheng, you’ll discover the tools you need to have a fair opportunity to be considered for contracts and other purchasing requirements. Plus, you’ll hear why your choice of supplier partners that exemplify diversity can help your distributorship thrive in the years to come.

    Today more than ever before, companies both large and small are realizing the value of buying their ad specialty products from distributorships that embody diversity. In fact, many Fortune 500 corporations are tasked with developing business relationships with under-represented ownership groups, including women, veterans, visible minorities, LGBT and others. To get in front of these potential buyers and take advantage of the huge growth opportunity, it’s vital to have your business officially certified. During this session with Kathy Cheng, you’ll discover the tools you need to have a fair opportunity to be considered for contracts and other purchasing requirements. Plus, you’ll hear why your choice of supplier partners that exemplify diversity can help your distributorship thrive in the years to come.

    Kathy Cheng

    President and Founder

    Kathy Cheng is President of WS & Co., one of Canada's leading full-service apparel manufacturers, and the founder of its in-stock promotional apparel line, Redwood Classics Apparel. In addition to producing past Olympic apparel programs, Cheng’s high-quality apparel can be found at upscale, internationally renowned retailers across North America. With a growing presence in Japan and Europe, WS & Co. has combated offshore competition, putting Canada on the map as a leading destination for premium apparel manufacturing. A longtime champion of North American manufacturing, in 2016 Cheng received two honours that recognized and celebrated this fact: she was selected as a Supplier Woman of Distinction by the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) and named to the MBE’s Who Rock list by Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine. The recipient of CAMSC’s 2015 Supplier of the year award, Cheng was also one of three Canadians inducted into the 2014 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. In 2013, she was named as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners. Finally, Cheng focuses on paying it forward to the next generation of Canadian designers with her role as a mentor and member of the Board of Directors for Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI).

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    1 Point

    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.

  • Navigating Coaching: The Core of Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    If you’re a new manager, the chances are good that the only things you’ve been taught how to do are: hire, dictate and fire. The truth is that being a great manager is far more than that. Great management is the art and skill of producing profitable behavior change in your people—the kind of behavior change that raises their level and the level of your staff. This session with Troy Harrison will show you how!

    If you’re a new manager, the chances are good that the only things you’ve been taught how to do are: hire, dictate and fire. The truth is that being a great manager is far more than that. Great management is the art and skill of producing profitable behavior change in your people—the kind of behavior change that raises their level and the level of your staff. This session with Troy Harrison will show you how!

    We’ll cover:

    1. Understanding your employees’ needs
    2. Why persuasion works better than dictation
    3. How to have an effective coaching meeting
    4. Following up and ensuring commitment
    5. And more!

    Troy Harrison

    Sales Manager

    Troy Harrison & Associates is owned and operated by Troy Harrison. Troy has been a top salesperson and sales manager for over fifteen years, and has turned around territories and entire sales forces. While working for a national managed services provider, he turned one of the company's worst sales forces into a two-time consecutive National Champion, with six President's Club salesperson awards and two National Champion Sales Manager awards. From there, he has worked as a “turnaround specialist," producing dramatic annual growth in sales and profitability. A track record of consistent overachievement against quota, and a thirst for selling knowledge, has produced one of America's finest sales consultants and trainers.


    In 2008, Troy authored “Sell Like You Mean It! – Outselling Your Competitors by Understanding Your Customers," which has sold over 5,000 copies nationwide and was a nominee for the 2008 Axiom Business Book of the Year Award. Troy has become a recognized leader in the sales training profession. He is sought out by leading publications such as Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Magazine, as well as high profile websites like CareerBuilder.com and the Wall Street Journal's digital network for advice and insight as to the state of the selling profession.

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    1 Point

    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.

  • SPARK Networking: Coffee N Catch Up

    Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Take a break from the workday and join us for a casual coffee and catch up! Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Take a break from the workday and join us for a casual coffee and catch up! Peer networks are even more important aspect of business, that is why we would like to invite the industry's young professionals to a video social session. Icebreakers to help young professionals get to know other industry peers and have some virtual fun at the same time. Participants are required to use their webcams to participate and a headset/mic is recommended for the best quality audio.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    President

    Stephen McFadden is president for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc and also the 2020 SPARK Work Group Chair. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Accounts Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Accounts Manager for Hit Promotional Products and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right aftergraduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Saleswith Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as theSouth East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit PromotionalProducts.

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Kacie Brinner

    Information Services Project Supervisor

    Kacie Brinner is the SAGE Information Services Project Supervisor and a member of the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022. She is a Texas transplant, retaining Californian ultra-hippie status, and a writing junkie. She hates winter and firmly believe in serendipity.

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM

    Promo Guru

    Alicia Skipper, CPIM is the PromoGuru at PromoPros. Alicia enjoys finding new and exciting products to share with our clients to help promote their messages. She joined the workgroup for SPARK in 2019 and could not be more thrilled. She has earned the designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and Certified Professional of Incentive Marketing (CPIM) in the incentive industry, and aims to show that same level enthusiasm in everything she does. Alicia is the host of the Generation SPARK Podcast, which dives deeper into SPARK Conference topics, attendee perspectives, presenter insights, and more!

    David Geiger, Esq, MAS, CIL

    General Counsel

    David Geiger, Esq.,MAS, CIL, is the General Counsel for Geiger located in Lewiston, Maine which is an industry top-10 distributor of promotional products and advertising specialty items. David is a recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned business. He joined the business in 2007, starting in manufacturing engineering services during school breaks from the University of Southern California, where he studied business administration, management, law and entrepreneurship. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he held the role of Compliance Manager until he left to pursue a degree in law. His role is to ensure Geiger’s compliance with global laws and regulations, handle corporate law-related matters, assist in drafting and negotiating complex agreements, and participate in the strategic growth of the company as part of the mergers and acquisition team.  In addition to his responsibilities at Geiger, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Maine and a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and the SPARK Work Group from 2020-2022.

    Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

    1. Please attend the session from your desktop with your webcam on and we recommend a headset with a mic for best audio quality. 

    2. Please note this is a social networking session and therefore no education credit will be given.

  • Forums For The Future: Workplace Wellness (Live Session Only)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Forums For The Future is an opportunity to connect with industry peers to discuss topics that are trending and to dive into them in a virtual small group format each month. This month's session will be led by the PPAI Professional Development Committee, and conversations will focus around workplace wellness, what resources and support to offer your staff. We encourage suppliers, distributors, business services professionals to lend their voices to the conversations. Please note this session will only be offered live and therefore, there will not be an on-demand version of this session to view. ​​

    Forums For The Future is an opportunity to connect with industry peers to discuss topics that are trending and to dive into them in a virtual small group format each month. This month's session will be led by the PPAI Professional Development Committee, and conversations will focus around workplace wellness, what resources and support to offer your staff. We encourage suppliers, distributors, business services professionals to lend their voices to the conversations. Please note this session will only be offered live and therefore, there will not be an on-demand version of this session to view.

    Austin Moody

    Business Development and Customer Experience Manager

    Austin Moody is a seven year industry veteran with a deep passion for merchandising and strategic branding solutions. Born and raised in the Midwest but always bringing a trendy insight to daily tasks, Austin is a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ who is always in the know about what's new around town. A man who wears many hats, Austin takes great pride in being a crazy dog dad and he may or may not also be an ordained minister. When Austin isn't rolling out the red carpet for his clients, he enjoys a day at the lake, a fine tequila, and watching Dateline on pizza night Friday.  

    Goals:

    • Consistently provide an 'out of the box' experience for each client

    • Bring added value to every project that lands on my desk

    • Have fun but remain authentic to who I am as a person and the values I believe in

    Dan Edge

    Director of Sales

    Dan Edge is director of sales, North America, for supplier Peerless Umbrella Co. He has worked in the promotional products industry for more than 20 years and has served on the PPAI Supplier Committee as well as through the volunteer project pool. He is an active participant in regional association activities and is part of the Promo Kitchen Mentor Program. Outside the industry, Edge has worked in retail, sales management and buying, and grew up in the family business—running a children’s day camp—assisting in all facets, including staff director, counselor and sales. He volunteers with St. James Church and local athletic organizations. Edge has coached local youth sports for more than 12 years. In his free time, Edge enjoys running and taking kickboxing classes. His latest passion is boating, and he cherishes the time with his friends and family. Edge has been married to his wife, Elaine, for 24 years. They have two children: Abby, 20, and Connor, 18. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Syracuse University.

    David Lever, MAS

    Director of Sales

    David R. Lever, MAS, is the Global Director, Sales & Business Development with OTTO International “OTTO Cap”, Inc. Ontario, CA, a global leader in promotional caps and America’s Largest Cap Source. Prior to joining OTTO Cap David was Vice President, Sales with KOR Water. David serves on PPAI’s Professional Development Committee and is a Promo Kitchen Mentor. David’s passion for giving back and sharing his worldly knowledge is a natural fit to lead a discussion on Mentoring the current and next generation of Promotional Products Leaders. David is involved in other organizations like Challenged Athletes Foundation, on the Board of Advisors for Save the Arts and Medicines Global. In his spare time David likes to spend time with his wife Lori, children Zander and Zoe being outside Cycling, Skiing, Scuba Diving and adventure traveling.

    Andy Church

    Founder

    Andy Church founded Insight Quality in 2014 after 12 years living in Shenzhen, China and working in the quality assurance testing and supply chain support industry. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas with Chinese operations in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Yiwu, and Qingdao, Insight provides companies sourcing in Asia with a well-supported team that can take care of overseas sourcing and quality inspection needs.  Whether it’s a short-term emergency or a long-term QA strategy, Andy and his team can serve as your boots on the ground and partner in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience with the ins and outs of product development, manufacturing, social accountability, and quality assurance. 

    Erika Leary, MAS

    Operational Services Manager

    Erika Leary, MAS, manages Geiger's operational service functions to ensure quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction.  Erika has experience in adapting to the needs of staff that supports them physically, emotionally, professionally and personally. Erika works closely with her staff to provide flexibility in helping them be the best version of themselves to be successful in their role while maintaining the business needs to create workplace wellness. Erika is a member of The Junior League of Portland, ME whose mission is to affect change and improve the community through developing effective volunteer leadership.  She currently chairs their Leadership Development and Member Events committee. Erika has worked for Geiger since 2014, obtaining her MAS certification with PPAI and serves on PPAI's Professional Development committee. She holds BA in International Studies and MBA degrees from the University of Southern Maine. 


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    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.

  • Sales Best Practices For New Promo Managers

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Are you a new manager in the promo industry? If so, this is the right place for you! Tony Morris will explain sales best practices when overseeing sales staff for the first time. For those that aren't overseeing sales staff, he will have some best practices for your own direct sales as well.

    Are you a new manager in the promo industry? If so, this is the right place for you! Tony Morris will explain sales best practices when overseeing sales staff for the first time. For those that aren't overseeing sales staff, he will have some best practices for your own direct sales as well.

    Tony Morris

    Author and International Speaker

    Tony Morris is the Founder of TMI Training Academy, International Sales Speaker, author of 5 books and an acclaimed sales trainer to over 26,000 sales professionals. Having been in sales from the age of 18, Tony knows sales as well as he knows life and more importantly, he knows what it takes to lead a successful business! He has the ability to translate his hands-on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy, which has made him an inspiring speaker and a powerful sales trainer to over 26,000 sales professionals.

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    1 Point

    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.

  • Creating A Change Agent Network Virtual Session Sponsored By SPARK 2020

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    The rate of change is higher today than ever before, people across all industries are finding themselves in change-saturated organizations. Add to that the pressure to achieve return on investment for projects and initiatives and it can fill overwhelming. What you need is a team to help understand how the change is perceived across the organization and industry, what people need and want to know, and where resistance to the change needs to be managed. You're also going to need to create help creating communications, coaching leaders and influencers on their next steps. This session with Carla Howard is designed for young professionals of the promo industry. Participants will network with peers while learning how to create a change agent network, why you need that network, and how to help lead change going forward. Leading change is hard—make it easier by building a change agent network!

    The rate of change is higher today than ever before, people across all industries are finding themselves in change-saturated organizations. Add to that the pressure to achieve return on investment for projects and initiatives and it can fill overwhelming. What you need is a team to help understand how the change is perceived across the organization and industry, what people need and want to know, and where resistance to the change needs to be managed. You're also going to need to create help creating communications, coaching leaders and influencers on their next steps. This session with Carla Howard is designed for young professionals of the promo industry. Participants will network with peers while learning how to create a change agent network, why you need that network, and how to help lead change going forward. Leading change is hard—make it easier by building a change agent network!

    Carla Howard

    Owner and Change Management Expert

    Carla Howard is a Keynote Speaker and a Transformational Change Leader. She is an advocate for professional women, supporting them through her work as speaker, online course creator, and mentor. Carla’s goal is to help professional women become more Influential and Promotable so they can Rise with Confidence and Grace! Carla spent 25+ years building a corporate career before stepping into her speaking, coaching, and consulting business full time in 2019. Her experience includes successfully coaching professionals on how to successfully lead change, and how to achieve their personal definition of career success. She is a results-oriented leader who values kindness, accountability, celebrating mistakes, and remembering to have fun in the workplace. Carla believes that all of us have the ability to create our dream careers while finding joy in the journey!

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    1. Please use Chrome as your browser, once you have registered do not close the session launch page. Please note the session will open in a new window, please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

    2. For those attending the live virtual session: Please use your computer webcam and computer microphone to participate in the breakout activities throughout this session.

    3. For those attending the on-demand session: please pause the session to complete each of the activities throughout the session.

    4. 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.

  • DEI Forum: Driving Change On Reciprocity Road (Live Session Only)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/22/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    In the height of this summer’s passionate call for change and equality, two women began their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys: Cindy Tsuji of Image Source and Renee Holmes of Brand Fuel. They connected during a DEI Forum. Realizing their companies are both members of Reciprocity Road, Cindy and Renee have joined forces to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. With accountability and collaboration, these women are making an impact. Join this DEI Forum to learn about what they’re working on, converse with your industry peers and be inspired on your journey!

    In the height of this summer’s passionate call for change and equality, two women began their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys: Cindy Tsuji of Image Source and Renee Holmes of Brand Fuel. They connected during a DEI Forum. Realizing their companies are both members of Reciprocity Road, Cindy and Renee have joined forces to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. With accountability and collaboration, these women are making an impact. Join this DEI Forum to learn about what they’re working on, converse with your industry peers and be inspired on your journey!

    Cindy Tsuji

    Senior Account Executive

    Cindy Tsuji has been the Senior Account Executive with Image Source. She discovered the promo industry after 20 + years of Corporate Sales. 2.5 generation Japanese American.  Born and raised in San Diego. The only Asian family in the predominantly white, upper middle-class community of Pt Loma. Proud daughter of a Seamstress and Gardener who was interned in the Poston, AZ Concentration camp for those of Japanese Ancestry. A Passionate World traveler and Endurance Athlete. Completed a half marathon on all 7 continents. (Yes, that includes Antarctica) Moved to Japan after graduating from SDSU. Stayed and travelled throughout Southeast Asia 4 years until the Kobe earthquake of 1995 changed life forever. In full self-discovery/education mode. Trying my best to be a better human.

    Renee Holmes

    Sales Coordinator

    After attending college at UNC Greensboro, Renee began her career on the supplier side of the wedding & gift Industry, designing for and repping a boutique stationery line. From there, she got into deco with a local screen printer, where she learned just exactly how much work goes into a printed t-shirt.   With customer service, sales and deco experience under her belt, she is now all promo and a Sales Coordinator with Brand Fuel.  Renee has happily agreed to lead the charge for the recently established Brand Fuel DEI Board, where she is focusing on creative ways to implement company-wide DEI education and personal accountability, and she's not scared to ruffle a few feathers along the way.

    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. 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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    1 Point

    1. Once you have registered for the session, please add the calendar reminder for the live virtual session. When you go to open the session on the event day and time, please note it will open in a new zoom window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please turn on your webcam and your computer mic since you will be in small group discussions the entire time to discuss the topic with your industry peers.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the session window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit.

  • A Macro View Of Global Markets and Economy (Live Session Only)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/21/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    All businesses have seen massive amounts of change in the economy. This session with Scott Becker, CFA will look at the global market overview. What do we have to look forward to for the rest of the year, and how can we use strategic foresight and planning to be better prepared? Please note this session will only be available in the live format and it will not be available for on-demand viewing.

    All businesses have seen massive amounts of change in the economy. This session with Scott Becker, CFA will look at the global market overview. What do we have to look forward to for the rest of the year, and how can we use strategic foresight and planning to be better prepared? Please note this session will only be available in the live format and it will not be available for on-demand viewing.

    Scott Becker, CFA

    Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio Specialists

    As head of the investment team’s portfolio specialist group, Scott is responsible for communicating investment process and strategy, macroeconomic perspectives, strategy performance, positioning, and risk attribution to clients, consultants, and other stakeholders and investors in the firm’s strategies. In addition, he provides co-portfolio managers and co-chief investment officers with analysis of portfolio activity, positioning, and risk attribution. He offers more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos in 2003, Scott worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) as an equity portfolio strategist and was the senior strategist for MLIM’s U.S. value equity portfolios. Previously, he was a senior product manager and a financial analyst with Van Kampen Funds. He received a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Illinois. In addition to being a CFA charter holder, he holds a Series 7 license.

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    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.

  • Inclusive Conversations At Expo And Beyond

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/14/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    In our incredibly diverse world, how can you reach a more diverse client base? How can you better connect with the people around you? Inclusive conversations are essential to building relationships with colleagues and potential clients. In this session with Julie Kwan, learn the keys to creating connections that bring about greater success for you in business and in life.

    In our incredibly diverse world, how can you reach a more diverse client base? How can you better connect with the people around you? Inclusive conversations are essential to building relationships with colleagues and potential clients. In this session with Julie Kwan, learn the keys to creating connections that bring about greater success for you in business and in life.

    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. 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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    1 Point

    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.

  • Forums For The Future: Adaptability (Live Session Only)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    With virtual small group discussions, Forums For The Future is an opportunity to connect with industry peers to discuss topics that are trending and to dive into them in a virtual small group format each month. This month's session will be led by the PPAI SPARK Work Group and conversations will focus around coaching for adaptability. 2020 has shown us how important it is to adapt, and this discussion will be on best practices for getting company-wide adaptability. We encourage suppliers, distributors, business services professionals to lend their voices to the conversations. Please note this session will only be offered live and therefore, there will not be an on-demand version of this session to view.

    With virtual small group discussions, Forums For The Future is an opportunity to connect with industry peers to discuss topics that are trending and to dive into them in a virtual small group format each month. This month's session will be led by the PPAI SPARK Work Group and conversations will focus around coaching for adaptability. 2020 has shown us how important it is to adapt, and this discussion will be on best practices for getting company-wide adaptability. We encourage suppliers, distributors, business services professionals to lend their voices to the conversations. Please note this session will only be offered live and therefore, there will not be an on-demand version of this session to view.

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2020. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.

    Meghan Kory

    Key Accounts Manager

    Meghan Kory is a Key Accounts Manager for Hit Promotional Products and has been a SPARK Work Group member from 2019-2021. Meghan Kory started in the industry in 2012, right aftergraduating from Georgia Southern University. My first role was Inside Saleswith Hit Promotional Products. Meghan went to Admints & Zagabor in 2014 as theSouth East Territory Manager. In 2015, Admints was acquired by Hit PromotionalProducts.

    Tosha Everhart

    Sock Boss

    Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101 and is a SPARK Work Group member from 2020-2022. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.

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    1 Point

    1. Once you have registered for the session, please add the calendar reminder since there will not be an on-demand viewing of this virtual session. When you go to open the session on the event day and time, please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please turn on your webcam and your computer mic since you will be in small group discussions the entire time to discuss the topic with your industry peers.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the session window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit.