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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • SPARK 2020: Innovation, Design Thinking, And Getting Others On Board Series

    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!

  • Why Strategy Is Better With Data Presented

    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.

  • SPARK 2018: Hustle Lifestyle

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/24/2018

    Join Robbie Goldsmith for this 30-minute session, during which he will share how he hustled his way through his ‘20s, and built two companies worth over $1 million dollars by employing 10 Millennials. In this session, attendees will learn how to start from zero, how to manage Millennials, and how to work smarter.

  • SPARK 2018: The Shifting Environment Of Sales

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/17/2018

    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.

  • SPARK 2018: Change Is The Only Constant

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/10/2018

    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.

  • SPARK 2018: Be The Culture Change You Wish To See

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/08/2018

    In this short session, Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS will explain through case studies how to help push the industry through company culture change for the next generation.