PPAI SPARK events are designed with the next generation in mind. SPARK’s targeted education, social responsibility and networking opportunities help young professionals in the promotional products industry further their careers while engaging with, and learning from their peers.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/20/2021

    SPARK 2021 D2U will kick off with a panel discussion from the workgroup members on how to balance a hybrid world in the promotional products industry. There will also be bite-sized learning opportunities where attendees can choose from a range of topics to discuss in breakout sessions. At the end of the day, there will be a social hour to get to know your peers and build on professional relationships.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/27/2020

    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!

  • Contains 3 Product(s)

    This three part series from SPARK 2020 includes Innovation -The Future Of Your Business: Design Thinking Can Help!, Innovation Bootcamp and Getting Others On Board. These sessions all include brainstorming activities throughout the sessions. To get the most out of these sessions please pause the on-demand session, complete the activity, and the resume the session. And most importantly don't be afraid to start implementing those innovative changes!

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/29/2020

    In this 60 minute session, Dr. Vequist will describe the proven impact of using data, information and trends on strategic decision making. In addition, he will discuss common types of data that most businesses should be using and how to analyze the information in order to boost the veracity of decisions. Finally, he will cover some common heuristic models to help make strategic planning easier for busy leaders. All PPAI members are encouraged to attend this session.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    In this debut episode, you'll hear an explanation of what SPARK is, who attends and what we want to achieve with the Generation SPARK Podcast. Presenters include Stephen McFadden, CAS, Alicia Skipper, and Jody M. Shaw, CMP, PMP.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/03/2020

    Join us for this episode of Generation SPARK. Learn to manage a remote team based on each individual’s strengths and weaknesses using Predictive Index to optimize solutions. We will dive into discussions with Dr. Leah Flynn Gallant and Alicia Skipper on the topic of predictive index assessments and personality tests in the business environment and what it’s all about. This session will help to explain how to get to know your team and how to improve communication and cohesiveness even when working remote.