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 9.5 hours

Monday, July 16, 2018

3:00-6:00 p.m.                Exhibitors Arrive for Setup
3:00-6:00 p.m.                Conference Registration
6:00-9:00 p.m.                Hospitality Night at Hey Day's
                                       Sponsored by Visit Norman

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

8:00-8:45 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors 
8:45-8:55 a.m.                Welcome
8:55-10:30 a.m.              Opening Session

Becoming a PRO at Productivity
Speaker: Randy Anderson, CSP

Few skills affect the value members place on an Association Executive as their personal productivity.  From leading your team, to serving your members, to your own stress level and fulfillment…success often comes down to a person’s ability to get things done efficiently.  Personal Productivity entails several different disciplines: time management, organization, prioritization, systemizing, and the ability to get others to work with you (or work together) most effectively are all a part of this overarching skill-set.  Very few people, however, are naturally good at all these various aspects.  We develop “systems and tricks” to avoid wasting time, and constantly look for tools and strategies to accomplish more in less time.  This presentation offers participants a new way of looking at time and the way they spend it.  You’ll learn how to plan your day, reduce interruptions, gain control over the flood of communication we all battle, and understand how to prioritize your many responsibilities for maximum efficiency.  Overall, you’ll hear more than 20 practical, applicable ideas to help you increase your personal productivity…and all of them can be implemented immediately.

10:30-11:00 a.m.            Networking Break with Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding
11:00-11:50 a.m.           General Session

Messaging and Media for Issue Advocacy
Speakers: Charlie Price and Emily Lang














11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     Lunch Sponsored by the Hilton Garden Inn Lawton Ft. Sill

12:30-1:45 p.m.              General Session

Effectively Leading Through Change
Speaker: Randy Anderson, CSP

Change is one of life's most difficult and stressful challenges. It is also constant! Equipping your people to cope with and work through change will help them remain engaged and productive, even in the midst of an ever-shifting landscape. This strategy will help you prepare for and facilitate the process for yourself, for your team, and for your members...it will also help you minimize the pain change brings. By shifting your perspective of change, and learning these principles for helping others work through the process, you'll become a leader people will want to follow, and your association will be better able to thrive. 

1:45-2:00 p.m.                Networking Break with Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding
2:00-3:00 p.m.                General Session

Fabulous Flops Made by Association CEO and Senior Staff
Speaker: Tracy Petrillo, CAE

Growth as a leader includes learning from your mistakes. Join a lively conversation to openly discuss mis-steps, mistakes and headaches that all association executives face. Identify ways to conduct self-assessments of decision making and blind spots while also addressing the self-care needed to move beyond the problem. Create positive ways to take risks, accept failure and remove blame in your work culture.





3:00-3:15 p.m.                Networking Break w/ Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding 
3:15-4:15 p.m.                Concurrent Session 

Designing the Future State for Your Association's Learning Strategy
Speaker: Tracy Petrillo, CAE

This masterclass will engage CEOs and Executive Directors in a team learning approach with key staff who lead conferences, online learning, IT, marketing and member services to collaborate and develop actionable scenarios for small and large associations. Through aspects of design thinking, explore ways to break the cycle of “this is how we’ve always done things” while implementing innovations that meet members at their point and time of need. Today’s learning formats must be timely, accessible, relevant to job duties while solving problems and driving professional competencies.


3:15-4:15 p.m.                      Strategic Partners Annual Meeting

4:00-4:15 p.m.                Networking Break w/ Exhibitors and Silent Auction Bidding
4:15-5:15 p.m.                General Session

Eight Habits of the Heart - Embracing the Values that Build Strong Associations
Speaker: Clifton Taulbert

In this inspiring program, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, Clifton Taulbert, shares eight habits that hold the potential to change not only your association but your life. Strong associations are not accidental, but intentional - an ongoing process where all members matter. To be a builder of such an association, one has to ACCELERATE THE IMAGINATION while working together to ensure that a good and strong association exists. An Accelerated Imagination coupled with The Eight Habits of the Heart becomes the dynamic duo to build and maintain a good and strong association.



6:30-9:00 p.m.                Hospitality Night - Sam Noble Museum
                                       (Dinner included in event)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

8:00-9:00 a.m.               Registration and Breakfast 
9:00-10:15 a.m.             General Session

Speaker: Joe Washington, Former OU and NFL Football Player






10:15-10:45 a.m.           Networking Break with Exhibitors and Last Call of Silent Auction Bids!
10:45 a.m.-noon            General Session

Getting the Most from a Team
Speaker: Janetta Cravens

This sesion uses the psychology of leadership and group dynamics to overcome challenges of both by harnessing two skills: the power of questions (coaching) and the power of creating purpose (meaning-making) for teams. 





Noon-12:45 p.m.            Lunch
12:45-1:15 p.m.             Award Ceremony/Business Meeting
1:15 p.m.                       Conference Adjourns/ Exhibitor Tear Down
1:30-2:30 p.m.               Board of Directors Transition Meeting